Whistler Has Heart Project & Display
To thank our community and essential workers for their strength, support and kindness to one another; the Whistler Has Heart Project has asked local artists and residents to paint one hundred wooden hearts. The painted hearts will be featured at different locations throughout the valley and will create a vibrant, heart-felt display of hope and joy.
Hearts will be displayed on certain days at different Parks in Whistler between the hours of 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Upcoming Whistler Has Heart display locations:
- Tuesday, February 23 - Multi-use Valley Trail section near Nicklaus North Golf Club
- Wednesday, February 24 - Whistler Olympic Plaza
- Thursday, February 25 - Rebagliati Park
- Friday, February 26 - Site Line Bridge near the Olympic Rings
- Saturday, February 27 - Between Nita Lake and Alpha Lake on the Valley Trail
You can also get involved at home! Download the Whistler Has Heart sign, print it out and decorate the heart with a message of hope and support to one another and thanks to our healthcare workers. Post your decorated hearts in your window for everyone to see.
Don’t forget to share photos and video content of your hearts by tagging Facebook: @rmowhistler Instagram: @rmwhistler Hashtag: #mywhistler so that we can share the love.
Please consider donating to The Whistler Health Care Foundation to show your support and appreciation.
Experience Whistler at Home | Music & Art
Even though live art and music are not permitted, the RMOW is supporting local artists and musicians through the Experience Whistler at Home initiative.
Local artists will be painting wooden trees from their home and creating short videos to share this experience with the Whistler community. Local musicians will also provide a small piece of original music for the social media videos. It’s a perfect collaboration and provides a small work opportunity for artists and musicians that would normally be hired for our winter animation program.
The painted trees will eventually be displayed in the coming months. Keep an eye on RMOW social media channels for the weekly videos. Please share the videos, if you can, to show your support for Whistler’s local artists and musicians.
Explore & Experience Whistler (formerly Family Après)
The RMOW winter animation program is on hold due to the Public Health Officer restrictions on gathering that came into effect November 19, 2020 at midnight and will be kept in place until further notice.
Once restrictions are lifted, the usual Family Après program will be replaced with the new Explore and Experience Whistler program that was safely tested this past summer. It included live & local music, local art project and wellness activities.
Local performers, artists and entertainers wishing to be involved in the Explore & Experience program, please complete the following application:
Whistler Olympic Plaza Snow Zone
The snow zone at Whistler Olympic Plaza is for winter play, open to the public for tobogganing, sliding and other winter fun.
Open daily with additional lights added this season for evening play.
Rebagliati Park Snow Zone - New this year!
The RMOW has created a second Snow Zone at Rebagliati Park. The fun space will include a mini sliding area, ambient lighting, picnic tables and a larger-than-life, woodland animal, light feature.
Whistler Holiday Experience
The Whistler Holiday Experience is a family fun zone that is available to the public during the December holidays. Kids can enjoy a number of activities including mini-putt, tables games, bouncy castles, crafts and video games and more. Parents can retreat to the Conference Centre lounge for a relaxing coffee or hot cocoa while the kids play. We look forward to bringing the experience back in 2021.
Celebrate New Year's Eve in Whistler Village
New Years Eve celebrations in Whistler typically includes outdoor and indoor fun for all. In previous years, the base of Whistler Mountain was lit up with a special edition of the Fire and Ice show. We look forward to the return of this spectacular display of ski and snowboard skills as Whistler's best skiers and riders jump and flip through a blazing ring of fire accompanied by fire spinners followed by fireworks display.