Florence Petersen Park

Florence Petersen Park photo by Mike Crane

Nestled in the serenity behind the Whistler Public Library, Florence Petersen Park is an ideal location for family, social and community events.

This park is part of the Cultural Connector, a route that connects six significant cultural destinations in the Village. It was named after Florence Petersen, Whistler’s longest-tenured resident who founded the Whistler Museum and Archives. She was awarded both Citizen of the Year and the Freedom of the Municipality.


This park is located in Whistler Village behind (north of) the Whistler Public Library and Whistler Museum and Archives between Main Street and Northlands Boulevard.

Facilities and activities

  • natural forest
  • lawn areas
  • picnic tables
  • public art 
  • places of quiet contemplation


  • 2 Accessible picnic tables
  • Accessible pathways
  • There are accessible washroom facilities within the Whistler Public Library and the Whistler Museum and Archives adjacent to the park
  • 1 accessible parking space beneath the Whistler Public Library

Rental information

This park is suitable for family, social and community events.  Available for booking from May 15 – October 15 (excluding holiday long weekends).

  • Capacity: 100
  • Depending on the nature of your event COVID-19 restrictions may still apply as per the orders of the Provincial Health Officer. 



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