Audain Art Museum

The Audain Art Museum is a transformative experience for appreciating the art of British Columbia. Located in Whistler Village, this iconic building houses a permanent collection of artworks, as well as unique and evolving exhibitions from Canada and around the world.

Permanent Collection

The Museum contains a permanent collection of the province’s most celebrated artists. Highlights include hereditary Haida Chief James Hart’s The Dance Screen (The Scream Too), an exceptional collection of historical and contemporary Indigenous masks, the largest permanent display of paintings by Emily Carr, and key examples of the Vancouver photo conceptualism movement.

Two significant works by nationally recognized artists have recently been acquired by the museum. Emily Carr's Survival and Lawren Harris' Mountain Sketch LXXVII (Consolation Lake) are now on display. The collection also 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.


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 Exhibition

Manabu Ikeda: Flowers from the Wreckage

Date: June 24 – October 9, 2023
Description: Manabu Ikeda seeks inspiration from his surroundings to bring attention and awe to viewers, as a way of sending warnings about the painful reality of environmental disasters. Central to his practice are metaphors of human grief and undeniable aspects of life that are often beyond society’s control, including the fundamental forces of Mother Nature. The artist’s emotional engagement with the impact of natural and human-caused disasters led him to produce Rebirth, his most significant work to date. This large-scale drawing depicts a collision of humankind, nature, and an environmental disaster, while emphasizing an ensuing regeneration. This is Ikeda’s first major solo exhibition in North America featuring over fifty works from national and international public, private and corporate collections.

Upcoming Special Exhibition

Karin Bubaš: Garden of Shadows

Date: September 23, 2023 – January 29, 2024
Description: Karin Bubaš’s practice has been diverse, concerned with both the natural and built environment. Her subjects have ranged from the banal and mundane to the outright sublime. Her ongoing Studies in Landscapes and Wardrobe series depicts carefully styled, solitary female figures set within idyllic and apocalyptic landscapes. The works reference the depiction of women in art and cinema and Hollywood feature films, particularly the films of Michelangelo Antonioni and Alfred Hitchcock, as well as the tradition of the sublime in 19th century landscape painting. Karin Bubaš: Garden of Shadows is a mix of old and new work, centered around the tension between the summer and winter season. Monochromatic photographs taken in cold arctic conditions (such as icebergs in Iceland, frozen waterfalls and snow-covered forests) are juxtaposed against the bright hues of summer, with fields of dahlias, sunflowers and rose gardens. There is also a series of still-life flower studies inspired by the paintings Manet made on his death bed.


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 11 AM - 6 PM Saturday 11 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday Closed Sunday 11 AM – 6 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 11 AM – 6 PM    
Friday 11 AM – 6 PM    

Special Hours and Holidays

Date Hours
Sept 4 (Labour Day) 11 AM - 6 PM
Sept 8 11 AM - 5 PM
Sept 9 11 AM - 4 PM
Sept 16 11 AM - 4 PM
Sept 23 11 AM - 5 PM
Sept 30 11 AM - 5 PM
Oct 2 11 AM - 5 PM
Oct 9 (Thanksgiving) 11 AM - 6 PM
Oct 14 11 AM - 4 PM

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 is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays and the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre is closed on Mondays. Passes are not dated and can be used at any time.

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.

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*Hours of operation and admission prices subject to change.

First header image art credit: works by Bill Reid and Rebecca Belmore. Second header image art credit: Xwalacktun. Art information: He-yay meymuy (Big Flood), 2014 - 2015, aluminum with LED lights, Audain Art Museum Collection, purchased with funds from the Audain Foundation.

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