Olympic Sightseeing

Explore and learn about the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, legacy venues, athletes and their stories on a self-guided tour of the Whistler Sliding Centre and Whistler Olympic Park.

Whistler Sliding Centre

Access / Opening Hours / Contacts:

Sightseeing access to the Whistler Sliding Centre's public areas daily from 9am until 5pm. Site access is not permitted outside these hours. Whether you are visiting in the summer or winter, there is no entrance fee during non-event times to access the Whistler Sliding Centre. There are eight information panels in the public areas with information about the history and operation of the Whistler Sliding Centre, our sports and the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Pick up a map from the sign at the entrance to the venue or at Guest Services and find out where you can stand on the Olympic podium, take a photo in an Olympic sled and walk around Thunderbird Corner to the finish dock. Please be aware that areas around the track can be steep and slippery, so appropriate footwear is advised, and keep an eye out for bears in summer. Dogs must be on leash at all times.

Contact information:

  • General information 604-964-0040; 
  • On-site Emergency 604-966-7792 (dial 911 after hours)

Try Bobsleigh, Skeleton or Summer Bobsleigh and help our athletes!

While you are at the Whistler Sliding Centre, try Bobsleigh, Skeleton (winter months, December until March) or Summer Bobsleigh (June/July until September)! With your participation in our public programs you will not only experience a unique adrenaline rush, but you will also help our sliding athletes, because the revenue generated through public sliding goes directly to the sport and helps keeping training costs for athletes low. All public programs run rain, snow or shine, so it’s the perfect addition to your time in Whistler!

Wildlife/Bear Aware & Safety:

Do not disturb wildlife, stay away if you encounter a Bear & do not feed Wildlife! Read more important information on wildlife/bear interactions at the Sliding Centre and general safety advise here.

Whistler Olympic Park

Whistler Olympic Park is now CLOSED for the winter season 2016/2017. It will reopen for the summer season on June 24 and will be open 7 days a week from 10:00am - 4:30pm daily until early September. The winter season will recommence late November until early April. Click here for full opening hours.

When you are visiting, make sure you have a look at the Olympic cross-country stadium, the biathlon range or the majestic ski jumps. You will gain an appreciation for this outstanding setting and why it was chosen to host the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games competitions in cross-country, biathlon, ski jumping and Nordic combined as well as the 2010 Paralympic Games cross-country skiing and biathlon competitions. More than one third of all Olympic Medals were awarded at Whistler Olympic Park. The Park also features impressive First Nations art, created in the lead-up to the 2010 Games. Today the art legacy consists of five official Olympic pieces and two others that were added afterwards for a total of seven carvings and tapestries.

Try our Activities and help our athletes!

While you are at Whistler Olympic Park, try Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Biathlon, Baseboarding, Tobogganing or Ski Jumping and help us grow sport through your participation! All revenue generated through our recreational programs goes directly to sport and helps keeping training costs for athletes low. In the summer, we offer Summer Biathlon, Fat Biking Rentals and Olympic Sightseeing.

Wildlife/Bear Aware & Safety:

Do not disturb wildlife, stay away if you encounter a Bear & do not feed Wildlife! Read more important information on wildlife/bear interactions at Whistler Olympic Park and general safety advise here.

Download Summer Trail Map