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Why Whistler

Why Whistler

Whistler is Canada’s premier four-season, mountain destination – where unparalleled experience meets innovative meeting and event solutions. Once your group arrives in Whistler, transportation logistics are a thing of the past thanks to Whistler’s pedestrian village. Planners will appreciate the added convenience of Whistler’s campus-like setting, with the Whistler Conference Centre, a plethora of restaurants, activities and off-site venues all just a short walk from your hotel room.

Whistler's winters provide reliable snow for skiing and snowboarding while golf, mountain biking and hiking fill the warmer months. Festivals, spas, restaurants and bars combined with endless outdoor activities, make Whistler the ultimate place to energize and invigorate your group.

Leverage the power of a remarkable location for your next gathering and bring your team to an environment where fresh thinking comes naturally.

Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler Value

Why choose Whistler to host your next convention, meeting or event?

  • American Visitors Save Approximately 25% - 30%* - Your dollar goes further in Whistler with a favourable US exchange rate.
  • 5% GST Rebate - Get up to 5% savings on meetings goods and services. Visit the Canada Revenue Agency website for details.
  • Discounted Air Travel - Domestic and U.S. meetings receive special discounted rates on air travel. Click here for more details.
  • Canada’s Premier Sustainable Destination – Feel good about hosting your meeting in Whistler, thanks to our APEX/ASTM certification.
  • Bountiful Amenities - Whistler can accommodate groups of all sizes, interests and budgets. Groups can choose from over 200 accommodation options, 170 eateries and an expansive itinerary of wilderness and team-building activities.
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Unique Locations

Take your event high atop a remote glacier peak, beside First Nations elders or beneath a canopy of ancient cedars and that’s just the start. Drive home a corporate message, celebrate a group achievement, kick off a new year or reward a group for surpassing their goals in Whistler, where fresh air meets fresh ideas.

Lakeside Parks

Our enchanting lakeside parks are memorable locations for special events. Our lakes are secluded and tucked away into cedar forests but offer magnificent mountain views. What’s unique is that our village pathways lead to our lakes enabling an easy quick walk to most hotels, resorts and the village.

Whistler Conference Centre

The Whistler Conference Centre is the signature group venue of Whistler. With a total capacity of 65,000 square feet, the building regularly hosts special events, conferences, and group meetings throughout the year. We offer full catering services along with special green meeting planning.

Whistler Mountain Roundhouse Lodge

The Roundhouse Lodge is located at a spectacular 6,069ft/1,850m above sea level at the top of Whistler Mountain. No group program in Whistler is complete without an unforgettable day or evening event at the Roundhouse Lodge.

Whistler Olympic Park

Whistler Olympic Venues

Whistler Sliding Centre

In the beautiful Fitzsimmons valley on the southeast slope of Blackcomb Mountain, just minutes from Whistler Village and was the site of the bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton competitions for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. This high performance sliding sports venue is now a legacy that offers exciting and unique experiences for groups to enjoy year round.

Whistler Olympic Park

In the heart of the Callahan Valley is where you’ll discover the Whistler Olympic Park Day Lodge – one of the best event zip codes in the valley. The claim to fame is that the cross-country, ski jumping and biathlon Olympic events happened here.

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Arts and Culture Venues

Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre (SLCC)

The Award Winning Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler is a unique Aboriginal Cultural Centre with a dramatic evening atmosphere. Distinctive private parties and various corporate events, large or intimate, the Cultural Centre is built to host, foster partnerships and celebrate in style. Making the centre a one of a kind experience that will leave your guests with lasting memories.

Audain Art Museum

The Audain Art Museum, designed by internationally-acclaimed Patkau Architects, features an outstanding permanent boutique collection of historical and contemporary Northwest Coast art, complimented with changing world-class temporary exhibitions. Its reception hall and galleries provide the perfect location for gatherings of all sizes, where guests will enjoy the surrounding artwork set amidst a stunning natural environment.

Whistler Museum

Add cultural cachet to your next gathering by hosting at the Whistler Museum. Perfect for medium-sized presentations and receptions, a night at the museum can add a unique and enriching dimension to your groups Whistler visit.

Maury Young Arts Centre

Located in the centre of the village, the Maury Young Arts Centre is a hub for arts and culture and home to the Whistler Arts Council. The fully-accessible facility can easily accommodate any function, from an intimate reception to a themed celebration. Wilhelmsen Hall, is a state of the art theatre with fixed stadium seating for up to 238 people, ideal for showing Music, Film, Dance, Drama and Lecture Presentations.

Whistler Library

The library opened the doors of its spectacular permanent home in 2008 and serves as a community hub for both locals and visitors. Meeting space is available for up to 50 people in the Community Room, with more if you’re including the Fireplace Lounge and North Wing. Welcome to Whistler's Living Room!

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Green With Envy

As sustainability within the meetings and events industry continues to grow in importance, Whistler remains at the epi-centre of green initiatives. This is made especially apprent with Whistler achieving APEX/ASTM sustainability certification in four areas; the first Canadian destination to recieve this prestigious designation.

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Testimonials

Rochelle Winterton, Executive Director - BC Lacrosse Association - Oct 2017

“On behalf of the BCLA Staff, Executive and Membership, I would like to thank you and all of the staff at the Whistler Conference Centre for the exceptional service in providing our meeting and hospitality needs for our Annual General Meeting… seamless as always.”

As usual, we had the pleasure of the first-class service that we’ve come to expect from the WCC Management and Staff. To top it off, once again people were saying that the banquet meal was the best ever! That happens every single year!

A special thanks to you for always having your calm personality on hand to comfort me; and to Chef Neil for being part of our entertainment. I believe that the Master Baker contest was the best game we’ve ever had!

April Taylor - Taylor & Associates

“Planning a 1000 delegate conference in Whistler was made so easy, both from the proposal side as well as the actual planning side, thanks to Tourism Whistler and their staff.

They truly provide a one-stop shop and can handle any request, large or small, in an immediate way. From ground transportation to hotels, the Conference Centre and various activities, restaurant recommendations and gifts, the whole Tourism Whistler family work together to make the client’s experience effortless and extremely enjoyable.

I am just starting to enter the final phases of our spring conference and am already looking forward to the next opportunity to book Whistler. Tourism Whistler proves that working together reaps rewards well beyond the expected!“

Curtis O’Nyon - Sussex Consulting

“Whistler was a fantastic destination for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Annual Conference. We had our largest turnout ever (nearly 3000 delegates, spouses and exhibitors) as people were definitely attracted to this unique destination.”

The Conference Centre and hotels were great to work with and delivered on all of our expectations and requests. The village itself offers great restaurants, a vibrant nightlife and an abundance of activities ranging from Zip-lining to kicking back on one of the numerous patios.”

All-in-all it was a first class experience, starting with the easy transfer from the airport to the village, right through the mountain -top reception. Thanks to Whistler tourism for all the help you folks know how to do it right.“