Whistler Olympic Park
Whistler Olympic Park is open daily from winter opening to closing day and for July and August in summer (click here for 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 Winter:
Whistler Olympic Park is now cloased, the last day of operation in the 2014/2015 season was March 15. Sightseeing admission to the Park during the winter 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.
Visiting in Summer:
If you are visiting in the summer, give biathlon a shot at the Olympic biathlon range, offered by our friendly guest services team. Or feel free to bring your rollerblades or rollerskis to explore our extensive six kilometre paved trail system or bring your bike and go for a ride. 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. Protect our bears by staying away and, most importantly, do not offer them food of any kind! Dogs have to be on leash at all times.