Spectating & Sightseeing
Explore the Whistler Sliding Centre's history and legacy from the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, learn about the sliding sports and watch our athletes slide. Whether you are visiting in the summer or winter, there is no entrance fee to access the venue and watch sliding (except during select major or third party events).
We are open for free sightseeing year-round. Grab a map at Guest Services and take our free self-guided interpretive tour to learn about our venue and operations!
Current access hours (September 6 to October 12, 2022): Mondays through Fridays, 9:30am to 4:30 pm (closed on stat holidays)
- Our summer season ended on September 4. Sightseeing hours until the start of the on-ice season/October 13, 2022 are Mondays through Fridays, 9:30am to 4:30 pm (closed on stat holidays).
- From October 13 onwards, free sightseeing and spectating is available during scheduled sliding times!
- Access to the Guest Services building with washrooms and a small shop with snacks and merchandise is available from 9:00am to 6:30pm on sliding days.
Grab a map at Guest Services and take the free self-guided interpretive tour!
Sightseeing/Spectating During On-Ice Season:
We are open for sightseeing and spectating during our on-ice season from mid October to late March. Our Guest Services building is open to public on sliding days (check for hours and weekly track schedule closer during the season). The public areas along the track are stroller/wheelchair friendly (snow dependent).
During your visit, please stay out of the track at all times/do not climb or lean over the railings, do not use flash photography as that distracts the athletes, and make sure you keep dogs on leash at all times! You can find more safety information below. Please choose footwear according to weather/winter conditions as walkways may be slippery. Note that in certain weather conditions, the shades along the track need to be closed to protect the ice, however the track crew always tries to open some for spectating in the public areas.
Do not miss the unique chance to experience luge, bobsleigh and skeleton up close and watch sliding athletes train on our track - the only active sliding facility in Canada! Spectating is possible from the public areas along the track (please follow the signs to the viewing areas).
Sightseeing / Self guided tour
Make sure to pick up our venue map (available at Guest Services and in our outdoor racks), and check out the self-guided interpretive tour, that leads you along the track and the final/inner loop! You will learn about the history and operation of the Whistler Sliding Centre, our sports, programs and athletes. Stand on the podium, see the Olympic rings, take a photo in a bobsleigh and walk around the famous Thunderbird Corner to the finish dock!
Safety & Wildlife Awareness:
- Stay out of the sliding track at all times, do not climb on railings around the track, do not lean into the track, do not drop/throw items into the track.
- Flash photography of athletes in track is not permitted.
- Be aware that areas around the track can be steep and slippery, so appropriate footwear is advised
- Dogs must be on leash at all times!
- 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.
Try our activities and support our athletes!
While you are at the Whistler Sliding Centre, try Passenger Bobsleigh, Public Skeleton (winter months, December until March) or Summer Bobsleigh (June/July until September), or sign your child up for one of our youth programs! With your participation in our programs you will not only experience a unique adrenaline rush, but you will also help our sliding athletes, because the revenue generated through public sliding goes directly to the sport and helps keeping training costs for athletes low. All public programs run rain, snow or shine, so it’s the perfect addition to your time in Whistler!
Whistler Sliding Centre
4910 Glacier Lane
Whistler BC V8E 0C2