Whistler Olympic Park to open for Summer Season this Saturday, June 28th

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Whistler, BC: Breathtaking landscape and Olympic legacy – not only in winter! This weekend Whistler Olympic Park opens its doors for the summer season. From June 28th until August 31st, visitors will be able to enjoy the Park’s beauty, learn about the site’s Olympic history and even try Olympic sports first-hand by shooting a rifle at the famous biathlon range.

Whistler Olympic Park will be open daily from 10:00am until 4:30pm, park entry per vehicle is $5 Cdn (tax included, free park entry for 2013-2015 season pass holders and non-motorized vehicles). The Park entry fee includes one $5 coupon which can be redeemed towards the activity “Experience Biathlon” (price $10 incl. tax/person). Experience Biathlon is offered daily and is suitable for everybody ages eight & up, participants learn about the Olympic sport and get to feel like an Olympian by shooting a traditional biathlon rifle. Visitors can also explore the Olympic venue on a self-guided interpretive tour and tick off all the photo opportunities on the way, from the clock countdown to PyeongChang 2018 to the impressive ski jumps, the Olympic rings in the cross-country and biathlon stadiums and the stunning First Nations art pieces located in the Park. To fuel up, visitors can rest at the snack shack in the biathlon stadium, also souvenir merchandise is available here. For more information on opening hours and activities go to www.whistlerolympicpark.com

Furthermore, Whistler Olympic Park is offering something special for children this summer: Organized jointly with Whistler Sports Academy, there will be four Olympic summer day camps staged at the Park (July 21-25, July 28-August 1, August 11-15 and August 18-22). Campers ages 8-15 will experience the thrill of Olympic winter and summer sports like biathlon, ski jumping, luge and archery. In addition to Olympic sports, other fun outdoor activities and games will be part of the 5-day programs (more information is available here or on www.whistlersportsacademy.com).