Legacies of the 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games

22 Stops
Duration: 04:00:00
Distance: 33200

The Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games were the first Games held in British Columbia and the realisation of fifty years of dreaming in Whistler. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is proud to have been the Host Mountain Resort of the Games, co-hosting competitions, ceremonies and celebrations held over 27 days in February and March 2010.

Explore the lasting legacies, both physical and intangible, that the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games brought to Whistler and discover how the Games were experienced in Whistler.

This tour is brought to you in partnership with the Resort Municipality of Whistler and the Whistler Museum & Archives.

Know Before You Go

  • You can do this tour all-year round, although it's good to check what's happening at Whistler Olympic Park if you're venturing that far.
  • This tour begins in Skiers Plaza in Whistler Village at the base of Whistler Mountain. To find the starting point of the tour, click the Start Tour button below, and then press on the map icon at the bottom of the screen to see the start location. Activate the notification setting as this will help guide you as you head around the route. The Skiers Plaza is located right at the base of the Whistler Gondola and Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola. If driving, the closest place to park your vehicle is Day Lots 1-2 or the underground parking at the Pan Pacific Mountainside. The Whistler village transit bus loop is right there and all local transit busses will drop off here.
  • The Whistler Village section of this tour can be done on foot. For the Creekside section, you can opt to take the bus, ride a bike or walk the valley trail, or drive and park in the Creekside underground parkade. Please be aware that this year (2022) there is construction happening at the base of the mountain, so some of your views might be hindered. Whistler Olympic Park in the Callaghan Valley, is open to the public in the winter months. Here you will have access to wonderful x-country ski and snowshoeing trails. For access, you need to buy a trail pass at the entrance to the park. In the summer, it's usually open but this year (2022) it's closed due to construction projects unless you're on a guided sightseeing tour.
  • Please be prepared for the weather on this tour.
  • Don’t forget to bring your camera, a water bottle, and wet/warm weather gear; remember to pack out what you pack in.
  • On this tour, washrooms can be found at Village Gate (near the Inukshuk), Whistler Olympic Plaza, PassivHaus and in Creekside, next to the BC Liquor Store.
  • Downloading this tour will take a small amount of data – consider downloading while connected to a wifi network to avoid data charges.
  • Bears are a beloved part of Whistler's environment and culture, and we want to keep them safe. Before your tour, please ensure you are familiar with Bear Smart tips (such as keeping a safe distance and not crowding) in case of an encounter along your route
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