Creekside Gondola Open for Bike Park Access, Sightseeing and Dining
July 2016: Continuing from the successful launch in 2015, intermediate and advanced riders can upload to Raven’s Nest and enter the Garbanzo Zone trails from Whistler Creekside. Riders can be able to download on the Creekside Gondola or ride out to Creekside on the expert level Dusty’s Downhill or BC’s Trail. Additional trails are being added over the summer.
New for 2016, sightseeing is also available. Visitors looking for a unique sightseeing experience can now upload the Whistler Creekside Gondola to enjoy gorgeous views south of the village. The Raven’s Nest restaurant offers a full dining service offering delicious vegetarian and vegan meals along with coffee, beer and a sunny patio with spectacular views.
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About the Museum
The Audain Art Museum opened to the public March 12, 2016. This museum, located on Blackcomb Way steps from the Village, houses a portion of the extensive art collection of Michael Audain, a home builder based in Vancouver.
Artworks at the Audain Art Museum
The Museum will contain a permanent collection of the art of British Columbia including an outstanding collection of nineteenth century Northwest Coast masks, one of Canada’s strongest Emily Carr collections, a selection of Vancouver’s celebrated photo-based art plus a gallery devoted to West Coast artist Edward J. Hughes.
The collection will include The Crazy Stair, a painting by Emily Carr which recently sold at auction for a record breaking $3.3 million. This price was the highest ever paid for an Emily Carr at auction, the highest for a work by a Canadian woman artist and the fourth most expensive work at an art auction in Canada.
In addition to the works from British Columbia the Museum will also accommodate temporary exhibitions from leading museums around the world, creating an ever-changing display to delight locals and visitors alike.
SKI Magazine readers rank Whistler Blackcomb #1 in North America - again!
September 22, 2016: Whistler is on top of the world with today's announcement that the resort has received the number one spot in the annual SKI Magazine readers’ survey for the second year in a row.
The annual survey of more than 20,000 magazine readers reviews the top 50 resorts in North America, examining nearly every aspect of the mountains. Those readers of SKI Magazine have ranked Whistler as the number one overall ski destination in North America for the third time in four years.
Whistler Blackcomb, in addition to being named number one in North America, also earned top spot in the areas of variety of terrain and terrain parks and additional kudos in the categories of lifts.
Off the slopes Whistler resort was given top spot in categories of après and off-hill activities as well as additional recognition in lodging, scenery, overall satisfaction, service, dining and kid-friendly categories.
A huge thank-you is due to everyone who put Whistler first, it's a great honour. We hope to see you here this winter!
Whistler Receives 2015 TripAdvisor®
Travelers' Choice Award
Top 10 Destinations in Canada
Whistler has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Destinations in Canada by TripAdvisor®. TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site*. With over 225 million traveler reviews and opinions covering 4.9 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions.
The prestigious Travelers’ Choice Award recognizes the very best of travel around
the world. It is based on the reviews and opinions of millions of travelers and helps other travelers choose
the right destination for their perfect trip. Only the top 1% of destinations, properties and attractions on
TripAdvisor wins this award each year.
Tourism Whistler Recognized for Best Deals with Travelzoo Award
February 17, 2015: Travelzoo Inc. a global Internet media company recently recognized Tourism Whistler with the an award for the Best Deals from a Destination Marketing Organization – Canada.
Travelzoo Deal Experts select the award winners, using a five-point evaluation system that takes into account the quality, reliability, consistency, competitiveness and broad appeal. Winners in the Excellence Award category must also receive a positive rating from 95% of Travelzoo members who experienced a deal with the company.
It's a great honour to receive this award, and another great reason to choose Whistler.com when booking your summer or winter vacation.
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PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola in 2015 Edition of the Guinness World Records Book
February 19, 2015: Guinness Records has recognized the iconic PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola in the 2015 edition of their popular book. The gondola was recognized as holder of two records:
- Highest cable car above ground
- Longest unsupported span between two cable car towers
Since its opening in 2008, the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola has inspired guests from across the globe to glide 436 metres above Whistler’s valley floor, suspended between two towers at the record breaking distance of 3.024 km apart.
Summer and winter the lift transports people between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains in only 11 minutes, enabling guests of all ages and levels of mobility to access a unique alpine experience.
Over 2 million people have visited to ride the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola since its opening in 2008, for sightseeing and hiking visits. In winter skiers and snowboarders can ride the lift as many times as they wish during the day to access terrain on either mountain.