Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova
As the world seems to have suddenly been turned upside down, people are adjusting to a new way of life of practising social distancing and mastering the art of staying home. And although now is not the time to be visiting Whistler in person, there are still ways you can enjoy its beauty and character from the comfort of your own home.
Here are some ways you can experience Whistler from afar.
Art and Music
The Audain Art Museum
Art buffs can enjoy scrolling through the Audain Art Museum’s permanent collection online. This collection is comprised of almost 200 pieces of art including Northwest Coast First Nations masks, many pieces by Emily Carr, and other art and photography from internationally renowned artists from British Columbia.
Also be sure to check out their Instagram account for daily “Flashlight Tours” hosted by Director & Chief Curator, Dr. Curtis Collins.
The Whistler Museum
Dig into Whistler’s rich history by exploring the Whistler Museum’s virtual tours. This extensive catalogue features photos and videos of Whistler’s early pioneers, natural history and more.
Virtual Paint Nights
Join in on an interactive paint night with Whistler contemporary Andrea Mueller.
We have some amazingly creative folks in Whistler! Over the past few days, a number of local musicians have been hosting live performances through Facebook Live video. Although no definitive performance schedule has been posted, keep an eye out on the Arts Whistler social media accounts for updates and post reshares from local musicians.
Also, be sure to check in on the Arts Whistler website for updates on local virtual art resources including online workshops, tutorials, tours, galleries and films.
Nature and the Outdoors
One of the main attractions of Whistler is its natural beauty. Thankfully, there are some awesome ways to transport yourself there virtually.
Altus Mountain Guides based out of Whistler has opened up free access to the online prerequisite for their AST-1 course.
A number of Whistler yoga studios, fitness studios and personal trainers are now offering online classes for you to enjoy from home.
A number of local Whistler shops offer online shopping so you can have your favourite goods delivered right to your door!
We truly hope to welcome you back to our beautiful mountain town in the near future.