The Local’s List: January 2020

The Local’s List: January 2020

Your guide to what’s up, what’s new, and what’s on in Whistler for the month of January. 

We’re kicking off the new year with a sense of unbridled adventure. January sees Whistler in full, winter swing with skiing and snowboarding, snowmobile tours to backcountry cabins, ziplines at night, XC skiing and snowshoe exploration, ice skating under the stars and so, so much more. Here’s how we’re starting 2020 in Whistler. . .

Getting Outdoors

You’ll find us:

More ways to get outside this month.

Exploring Arts & Culture

You’ll find us:

  • Checking out the State of the Art pop-up in Creekside before it closes on January 4, with a special reception from 7 – 11 PM
  • With other Star Wars fans at the Arts Whistler Live! Love in Alderaan Places show, a comedic and cheeky burlesque performance on January 18 at the Maury Young Arts Centre
  • Joining renowned panelists at the Audain for a “Deep Dive into Emily Carr” on January 11 from 3 – 5 PM
  • Watching the BC Premiere of Black Rhino Creative’s docu-series Red Chef Revival on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
  • Heading to the Garibaldi Lift Company (GLC) for some comic relief on January 21 – 23 for the Snowed In Comedy Tour

More arts and culture-based activities.

Having Family Fun

You’ll find us:

  • Wowing the kids in the forest. Vallea Lumina is a magical, multimedia experience where images are projected onto the trees to tell a story about stardust. The new, winter tours start at 6 PM
  • Going a little nuts with local kids entertainer, Ira Pettle who will be dancing up a storm with Bart the Bear and Ravon the Raven at the base of Blackcomb Mountain every Thursday at 3:15 PM
  • Checking out the Audain Art Museum’s Family Studio Sundays for some hands-on fun – the theme for January is “architecture”. Did you know that kids aged 16 and under are free all year-round?

More family-friendly and festive activities.

Eating and Drinking

You’ll find us:

  • Sampling cocktails at the Four Seasons who are adding new editions to their “Spirit of the Mountain Sensory Cocktail Program” this month. They’re also bringing a little taste of India to their après with a new platter developed by Chef Sajish Kumar
  • Grabbing a yummy (and healthy) smoothie from the new, locally-owned and operated Hundo-P bar next to the Whistler Grocery Store
  • Making dinner easier. The team behind Hunter Gather and Whistler Cooks have just launched “Fridge Full“, a program that delivers pre-made meals and groceries to your door
  • Merging the cultural and the culinary at the First Nations Winter Feasts at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, which are back on Thursdays and Sundays starting at 5:15 PM
  • Working through our round-up of some of Whistler’s comfort food eateries – don’t read it if you’re hungry!

Enjoying the Village Vibe

You’ll find us:

  • At the base of Whistler Mountain every Sunday until March 29 with Whistler Blackcomb’s Fire & Ice Show starting at 7 PM – it’s free!
  • With the energy, events and rainbow colours of the Whistler Pride and Ski Festival happening January 26 – February 2
  • At the Olympic Plaza with Family Après. It switches days this month from Mondays and Thursdays to Mondays and Wednesdays on January 6, timing is still the same from 3 – 6 PM

More on Village shopping, dining and arts and culture.

Don’t Forget . . .

Events this Month

More events in Whistler this month.

Plan your trip on and come play with us!