Summer Sightseeing

Explore and learn about the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, legacy venues, athletes and their stories on a self-guided tour of the Whistler Sliding Centre and Whistler Olympic Park.

Whistler Sliding Centre

Whether you are visiting in the summer or winter, there is no entrance fee during non-event times to access the Whistler Sliding Centre.

Learn about the Whistler Sliding Centre:

Go on our new self-guided interpretive walk and learn about the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the athletes and their stories! Pick up a map from the sign at the entrance to the venue and find out where you can stand on the Olympic podium, take a photo in an Olympic sled and walk around Thunderbird Corner to the finish dock. Please be aware that areas around the track can be steep and slippery, so appropriate footwear is advised, and keep an eye out for bears in summer. Dogs must be on leash at all times.

Try Summer Bobsleigh!

While you are at the Whistler Sliding Centre, try Summer Bobsleigh! The thrilling activity is offered five days a week (closed Tuesday/Wednesday) from June 27 to September 6, 2015, cost for 1 bobsleigh ride with a pilot is $89 + tax per person, ask for our family discounts! All it takes is a bobsleigh equipped with wheels, a trained pilot and four enthusiastic passengers. Going through 10 corners, including the famous Thunderbird Corner, your “Rolling Thunder” team will reach speeds of up to 80 km/hr. But don’t worry, you’ll be provided with a safety orientation. Summer bobsleigh runs rain or shine, so it’s the perfect addition to your time in Whistler.

Wildlife/Bear Aware & Safety:

Do not disturb wildlife, stay away if you encounter a Bear & do not feed Wildlife! Read more important information on wildlife/bear interactions at the Sliding Centre and general safety advise here.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SUMMER bOBSLEIGH HERE

Whistler Olympic Park

Whistler Olympic Park is open daily from winter opening to closing day (late November until early April) and in July and August in summer (2015: June 27 until September 6, 10:00am-4:30pm daily), click here for full opening hours.

Make sure you have a look at the Olympic cross-country stadium, the biathlon range or the majestic ski jumps. You will gain an appreciation for this outstanding setting and why it was chosen to host the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games competitions in ski jumping, Nordic combined, cross-country skiing and biathlon as well as the 2010 Paralympic Games cross-country skiing and biathlon competitions. More than one third of all Olympic Medals were awarded at Whistler Olympic Park. The Park also features impressive First Nations art, created in the lead-up to the 2010 Games. Today the art legacy consists of five official Olympic pieces and two others that were added afterwards for a total of seven carvings and tapestries.

Visiting in Summer:

If you are visiting in summer, you will have the unique opportunity to give Summer Biathlon a shot at the Olympic biathlon range, offered by our friendly guest services team. The range will be operated for public summer biathlon daily from June 27 until September 6, 2015. Or feel free to bring your bike, rollerblades or rollerskis to explore our extensive six kilometre paved trail system. Don't forget to fuel up at our Snack Shack at the biathlon range and get some souvenirs. Please be aware that some paths are gravel with loose rocks, so appropriate footwear is advised, and keep an eye out for bears in summer. Summer sightseeing admission to the Park (June 27 until September 6) is $5 per vehicle, included in this is a $5 coupon for the Biathlon Experience. The vehicle access fee helps us maintain the venue for the benefit of local, national and international Nordic athletes for summer and winter training. Free park entry for 2014-15 season pass holders & non-motorized vehicles. Please note that the Park closes and gates locked every day at 4:30 pm. Dogs must be on leash at all times.

Wildlife/Bear Aware & Safety:

Do not disturb wildlife, stay away if you encounter a Bear & do not feed Wildlife! Read more important information on wildlife/bear interactions at Whistler Olympic Park and general safety advise here.

More information about summer activities here

Visiting in Winter:

Whistler Olympic Park is now closed, the last day of operation in the 2014/2015 season was March 15. Winter sightseeing admission to the Park is $5 per vehicle on Wednesdays after 3pm, $10 per vehicle mid-week and $15 per vehicle on weekends, to be paid at the Park entrance/gatehouse. While exploring the venue, please do not step on the cross-country tracks and only walk on the side of the trails. Please be aware that areas can be slippery, so appropriate footwear is advised. Dogs are only allowed in the parking lots (not in the ski stadiums, the adjacent trails and public buildings) and have to be on leash at all times. After your tour, stop by the Day Lodge to warm up with a bowl of chili and a hot chocolate – it might just give you the fuel you need to try snowshoeing or cross-country skiing afterwards!  If visiting on weekends or Wednesday nights; give biathlon a shot at the Olympic biathlon range.  No skiing or snowshoeing required.  Check with guest services for timing and availability.