We're currently in uncertain times and with that comes great responsibility. Many of us are choosing to practice social distancing but that doesn't mean life has to come to a complete halt. After all, we're in a place that can be enjoyed from up-close and from a far. Take a deep breathe and look outside, the mountains are calling. Here is a list of things to do while in Whistler that helps recharge the soul while maintaining social distancing measures.
In 1956, a train derailed in the woods surrounding Whistler. Fast forward to present day, and the remaining train cars have been turned into a part of Whistler's historical and cultural identity. The hike to get to the train wreck crosses a suspension bridge and takes you through a stunning forest to the train cars now covered in the artwork of graffiti artists. For hike details, click here.
You don't have to go very far to enjoy culture in the mountains. Scroll through the Audain Art Museum's permanent collection from the comfort of your current lodgings. The collection takes viewers through the history of art from Coastal British Columbia. Artist's including Brian Jungen show the province through their own eyes. The website allows for an interactive and explanatory experience. To view, click here.
Whistler has a lengthy and colourful history. After all, what would you expect from a landscape that caught the eye of fur traders and made them linger a little longer? Read all about Whistler's beginnings, clothing styles, and living life to the fullest on the Whistler Museum's website. You can also check out their virtual exhibit here!
Spring has sprung and if you listen carefully, you can here the sound of birds chirping. Download a bird watching app and explore the lakes, forests, and valley identifying local birds that have just returned from their winter vacation abroad!
As we mentioned, we're in uncharted territory. One thing that remains true, is that we can get through it together but not too close! Make sure to allow yourself to be drenched in sunshine, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and lay eyes on ski hill, hugging us. When this is over, we'll be even more grateful for Whistler and what it entails. If you need something to look forward to, reach out to speak to one of our locals about your summer or fall vacation in Whistler.