With a Wildfire Smoke Advisory in place for Whistler, Pemberton and the surrounding areas it’s good to have some inside options to keep everyone entertained…
The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) was built to “Preserve our cultures and share them with others” http://slcc.ca/visit/about-us/, this impressive building not only documents and celebrates the local culture and history but provides tours, activities and the Thunderbird Cafe, if you’ve never tired Bannock, this is your chance!
The Library: If your childhood memory of the library is musty books and stern librarians, think again! “With over 12,000 square feet of floor area and almost double the shelf space, the new Whistler Public Library is expanding its programs and collections to meet the increasing demands of 21st-century library users.” The Whistler Library offers a quiet modern and airy space to relax, read a book/journal/magazine, watch a movie, go online (they have free WIFI), join a reading club, participate in kids programs, hear guest authors, or just enjoy the view over Florence Peterson Park. The kids area is a fantastic resource, check it out for yourself!
The Whistler Museum has a mission to “To collect, preserve, document and interpret the natural and human history of mountain life – with an emphasis on Whistler – and to provide a forum in which to present an innovative range of exhibitions and education programs to enrich the lives of residents and guests.” Lose yourself in the history of this unique town and learn about the early pioneers and the individuals and events that have shaped the town we enjoy today.
Artwalk: While some might associate Whistler with sports the town has a burgeoning arts scene for people of all ages to enjoy. Whistler Arts Council has developed the Art Walk, an annual “series of pop-up galleries in Whistler village for two months.
Jump around at Bounce! Let’s admit it, bouncing on a tramploine is fun, a whole lot of fun. Bounce is an indoor trampoline facility in Function Junction at the South end of Whistler and it’s huge! If you are looking to burn off some energy indoors this is the place to be.
Meadow Park Sports Centre: “Meadow Park Sports Centre is Whistler’s community hub for sports, leisure and more!”, providing visitors with an indoor ice rink, swimming pool (and kids pool), hot tub, steam room,sauna, exercise gym, squash courts, exercise studios with drop in classes. Buy an all day drop in pass and enjoy a day of fun and fitness!