Audain Art Museum


The Audain Art Museum is Whistler's newest cultural hot spot. Located in the Village, this iconic building houses a permanent collection of artworks from British Columbia, and hosts exhibitions from leading museums around the world.

Fall Lodging from $135 per night* + Free Cultural Passes

Book your stay for 2+ nights with an arrival date between September 1 – November 30, 2021, enter the promo code FALLARTS at checkout and receive 2 free Whistler Cultural Passes valued at $60.

Book online or call 1.800.944.7853 and your Whistler Cultural Passes and your Whistler Cultural Passes will be added to your cart with pick up instructions in your confirmation document. Hurry – this offer is valid for a limited time, and only at Whistler.com.

Please note that the Audain Art Museum and the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre are closed Monday to Wednesday. Passes are not dated and can be used at any time.

*This offer is valid with minimum two night stays between September 1 – November 30, 2021 only. You must use the promo code FALLARTS to receive the offer. Two free passes provided per booking with additional passes available for purchase. Advertised rate is before tax, based on two adults sharing a room for two nights, and is based on availability and subject to change. Please note that bookings are transacted in Canadian Dollars.


Whistler Cultural Pass – $30 per person

The Whistler Cultural Pass provides access to the Audain Art Museum as well as the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre at a reduced price. Save up to 20% when you purchase tickets as a dual admission pass.

Please note that the Audain Art Museum and the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre are closed on Monday to Wednesday. Passes are not dated and can be used at any time.

The museum displays up to three temporary exhibitions a year, creating an ever-changing display to delight locals and visitors alike. Including both historical and contemporary art, they produce their own exhibitions and showcase art from leading art institutions around the world to complement their permanent collection.

Current Micro-Exhibition

Reece Terris: Like a Bridge

Date: September 9 – October 17, 2021
Description: Reece Terris is a Vancouver based artist, who is known for his sculpture, performance, installation and photographic works that explore an integration of distinctive concepts and compositions at mundane locations. His works often bring forward qualities of a place, as well as functionalities of an object, as they relate to North American built environment, social history, politics, real-estate development and economic activities. Through his work, Reece creates a hybrid space of design, form, and function that crosses boundaries between conventionally accepted ideas. Terris' latest work is a wooden bridge linking his home to the house next door. The framed arch sculpture is made of 2 x 4 lumber measuring 37 feet long and 36 feet high.

Permanent Collection

The Museum contains a permanent collection of nearly 200 works of art from coastal British Columbia, including an outstanding collection of nineteenth century Northwest Coast masks, one of Canada’s strongest Emily Carr collections, as well as art by notable post-war modernists such as E.J. Hughes, Gordon Smith and Jack Shadbolt.

The collection includes The Crazy Stair, a painting by Emily Carr which 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 female artist and the fourth most expensive work at an art auction in Canada.

Admission

Adult: $20
Senior: $18
Young Adult (19 to 25): $10
Youth & Children (18 and under): Free
Members: Free

When to Visit

Weekdays Hours Weekends Hours
Monday Closed Saturday 11 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday Closed Sunday 11 AM – 6 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 11 AM – 6 PM    
Friday 11 AM – 6 PM    


Gift Shop

The Audain Art Museum Shop features a wide selection of handmade jewellery, pottery, wood work and homeware from British Columbia artists, as well as artist prints and collector books from the Audain's permanent collection and temporary exhibits.

Where is the Audain Art Museum?

The Audain Art Museum is located at 4350 Blackcomb Way. Parking is available in the day lots.


View Map of Audain Art Museum


Whistler Cultural Pass

The Whistler Cultural Pass provides access to the Audain Art Museum as well as the Squamish Lil' Wat Cultural Centre at a reduced price. Save up to 20% when you purchase tickets as a dual admission pass.

Please note that the Audain Art Gallery and Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre are closed from Monday to Wednesday. Passes are not dated and can be used at any time.

*Hours of operation and admission prices subject to change.

Credit for art depicted in header image is as follows. Left: Gordon Smith, Pachino 43 (detail), 2009, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, Audain Art Museum Collection, Gift of Michael Audain and Yoshiko Karasawa. Right: Gordon Smith, Pond (detail), 1995, acrylic on canvas, Audain Art Museum Collection, Gift of Sonny and Florence Leong. Photography: Darby Magill.

Audain Art Museum Entrance

How to Get the Most from a
Visit to the Audain Art Museum

This world-class art museum in Whistler is just five minutes from ski lifts and trails – get the most from your visit to this stunning cultural venue.

Painting workshop at Audain Art Museum in Whistler

Moments of Inspiration:
A Whistler Arts Itinerary

Prepare to be surprised and delighted when you uncover our creative side, where art is woven into everyday life and you're invited to join the fun.

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Photos of the Audain Art Museum