2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
For Whistler, the 2010 Olympic Winter Games was the realization of a dream nearly as old as Whistler, and the basis for early development.
Working alongside the Host City of Vancouver, and together with the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) and our partners, Whistler had the privilege and responsibility of being Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
During those two extraordinary months, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) together with its partners engaged the world, inspired the nation, galvanized the community and affirmed its belief in the power of a dream.
As a small and diverse community of passionate people, Whistler was committed to making Canada proud. We wanted to see Canadian athletes on the podium, but we also wanted to celebrate as a global community. Whistler embraced the 2010 Olympic Winter Games as a community, inspired by the excellence of the athletes, the commitment of the volunteers and the amazing spirit in the hearts and minds of Canadians from coat-to-coast.
In a community of adventure seekers and sports enthusiasts, co-hosting the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games was part of a dream that inspired the creation of Whistler. Hosting the Games was a once in a lifetime opportunity that surpassed every expression of what it might or could be.
Whistler's Games journey - as outlined a series of three report, Living the Dream, Delivering the Dream and Investing in the Dream, was realized through the power of partnership, the spirit of collaboration and the ability of the games to rally individuals, organizations and the community to help create a defining moment in Canada's history.
2010 Games Experience Self-Guided Tour
From state-of-the-art sporting venues that hosted nail-biting events to boisterous crowds celebrating in the heart of Whistler, locals and travelers from around the globe came together to revel in the magic of winter sport. Pop stars rocked the crowd night after night, performers entertained in the streets and local artists played amid big name acts at medals ceremonies. Although the Games may be over, the magic and legacies it brought to this small mountain town will last for generations to come.
Relive the moments and create your own 2010 Games Experience and visit these main points of interest.