Arts & Culture

From First Nations culture to the latest in contemporary art, music and more - Whistler's arts and culture scene runs deep.

Whistler Children’s Art Festival – The Kid in Us

The Whistler Children's Art Festival celebrates it's 29th year in town, making it the oldest kid ever. Get ready for a weekend of performances, crafts, laughs and a few dads dressed up in pink bird costumes...

Beethoven Comes to Whistler (for free.)

This summer 65 highly trained musicians will perform some of the most appreciated music in human history over two nights of free, outdoor concerts in one of the most scenic venues in the country. Whistler Presents: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. You don't want to miss this.

Summer is an Art (and your kids are Picasso)

No one does summer as well as a kid. That sense of freedom, unplanned adventure and the soothing bliss that goes with two months off school is what the warm months are all about. Here are a ton of great ways to keep your kids stoked in Whistler this summer. And parents can relive a bit of that childhood freedom as well.

Canada Day in Whistler

Whistler is a town custom built to host a party and Canada Day is, country-wide, our nation's biggest party weekend of the Summer. How does Whistler kick out the jams and celebrate the red maple leaf? Read on...

Just Point and Shoot – Photography in Whistler

Whistler boasts some of Canada's most beautiful landscapes and colourful characters so it's not surprise the place is a photography hotspot. The Insider talks to some key players in the Whistler Photography scene to learn so history, look to the future, and find out some of their fave spots for snapping pics.

Whistler is Bear Country. Be Smart.

As summer rolls in The Insider reminds everyone to be Bear Aware. But check out this great footage of our local black bears courtesy of Brian Hockenstein Cinema.

Whistler Street Entertainment – Live Art

Throughout the summer Whistler Village hosts free street entertainment, music and live art performances. For a behind the scenes glimpse The Insider asked local painter Andrea Mueller to keep a journal of her very first live art painting session.

Accessible Whistler – Life Rolls On

Whistler is an active, fast-moving town but that doesn't mean people with disabilities have to miss out on any of the fun. Guest blogger Norm DePlume reveals exactly how we roll up here in the mountains.

Whistler Triathlon – Multi-Sport Days of Spring

How does skiing in the morning then paddleboarding in the afternoon then a round of twilight golf sound? Or what about snowmobiling, bike park and some disc golf? Spring in Whistler is all about the multi-sport day so check out what the locals are doing to enjoy the sun.

Mountain Meals – Whistler Loves Poutine

Whistler is a fine-dining hotspot but this week we give a little love one of the less-appreciated mountain meals — the Quebecois classic Poutine.

Whistler Patio Awards – Après-Ski Edition

The arrival of Spring in Whistler means many great things but mostly it means the start of patio season. Here's an Insider's guide to the best sun-seeking, beer-swilling, people-watching patios in town.
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