Whistler Museums and Art Galleries | Things to Do

Take a break from the outdoor fun to check out some of these great indoor to-dos in Whistler. You can not only warm up in these culture-filled spots, but you can also learn more about your vacation destination and the people that live there.

Whistler Museum

Whistler museum

- Mike Crane

With entry by donation, the Whistler Museum gives you the unique opportunity to get a glimpse into the transformation of mountain life in Whistler, from its humble beginnings in the 50’s as a quaint summer fishing resort with few year-round residents, to the tourism and adventure mecca that it has become today.

The suggested donation is $5, and the museum is open 7-days per week, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and is open late on Thursday evenings until 9 p.m.

Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre

Whistler is not all skiing and adrenaline; there is also a whole lot of culture and interesting First Nations history to inspire you and enrich your soul. This incredible place is a celebration of the respectful partnership between the Squamish and Lil’Wat Nations and their commitment to preserving, growing and sharing their traditional cultures in an ever-developing community.

View archival photographs, take part in interactive exhibits and the hourly guided tour, have lunch at the café and browse the gift shop for the full cultural experience.

Entry ranges from $5 for a child and $18 for an adult, to $42 for a family pass, and the center is open Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Audain Art Museum

Audain Art Museum

- Justa Jeskova

The Audain Art Museum was opened to the public on March 12, 2016, after construction of the uniquely styled building began in August 2013. A beautiful piece of architecture and art in itself, the building houses a permanent collection of nearly 200 works of art by internationally renowned BC artists and including one of the world’s most impressive collections of Northwest Coast First Nations masks. You will go for a taste of Canadian and BC culture, and find yourself in awe of not only the artwork but the tranquil surroundings too.

Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, except Tuesdays, children under 16 years old are free and adults will pay an entry fee of $18 plus tax.

Audain Art Museum

- Justa Jeskova

Other Art Galleries to visit

Crystal Lodge Art Gallery

Whistler Contemporary Gallery

Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler

The Plaza Galleries

Fathom Stone Art Gallery

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