TAKE IN SOME APRÈS ART
Those with a love of both on-mountain recreation and art can now visit the
renowned Audain Art Museum two days a week after wrapping up their regular
recreational (or work) activity. Audain Après Hours came about in response to
feedback from those who found it difficult to get in to see the museum’s amazing
permanent collection and visiting special exhibitions during regular opening
hours, says Justine Nichol, the museum’s marketing and communications
manager. The museum, which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays,
Wednesdays, Saturday and Sundays (closed Tuesdays), is now open Thursdays
and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. — largely so resort guests can enjoy a full day
of outdoor fun and still have time to rub shoulders with the works of Emily Carr
and other incredible artists featured at the museum. “This way you can ski, visit
the museum and then go for dinner in the Village,” Nichol says.
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LACE UP YOUR SKATES
Looking for that perfect après-ski or after-dinner activity for the whole family? Even if
you’re a complete novice, ice skating outdoors among the twinkling lights of Whistler
Village is a magical and memorable experience for the young and young-at-heart. With
the Olympic Rings at Whistler Olympic Plaza serving as the backdrop for the partly
covered rink, it is the perfect place for young ones to skate with parents — or for Mom
and Dad to enjoy a warm drink while snapping pictures of the kids at play. Skating is free,
and skates can be rented for $6. Helmets are also available free of charge.
Several cafés and eateries, where you can pick up a treat, a warm drink or a light meal, are
adjacent to the plaza. When conditions are good, skating runs seven days a week.
Visit whistler.ca. When it’s too warm or rainy for the outdoor rink to stay open, guests
can enjoy ice skating, swimming and many other activities at Meadow Park Sports Centre.
There is a drop-in fee to use the municipal pool, ice rink and other facilities.
Visit whistler.ca/recreation or call 604-935-7529 (PLAY), ext. 3.
TAKE IN A LIVE SHOW
Whistler Village offers more than just après-ski. It is a great place to take in
live music or a theatre production as well. Many of the same clubs that excel at
serving up drinks and appies to wrap up your day or skiing or snowboarding also
host musicians, often featuring local artists, and local and visiting DJs so you can
dance away your cares until the wee hours. Visit whistler.com/nightlife.
If you’re looking for more of a concert or live theatre experience, Maury Young
Arts Centre, near Whistler Olympic Plaza, has a season-long schedule of events
organized by Arts Whistler that includes much-loved musical performers, live
theatre productions and comedy. Visit artswhistler.com/arts-whistler-live.