A legacy of the 2010 Winter Games, Whistler Olympic Plaza is a state-of-the-art outdoor performance facility and community space with a park and playground set against one of Whistler's most dramatic backdrops.
Address: 4144 Village Stroll (Road access from 4365 Blackcomb Way), Whistler BC
Whistler Olympic Plaza is in the heart of Whistler Village, adjacent to the Olympic Rings.
Whistler Presents: Explore & Experience Program
Due to COVID-19, we have had to change how we gather at Whistler Olympic Plaza. You can check out the safe activities being offered at Olympic Plaza and within the valley: Whistler Presents schedule.
Visiting Whistler Olympic Plaza in the summer
- Whistler Parks are closed from dusk to dawn.
- Dogs must be leashed at all times.
- Smoking and consumption of alcohol are not permitted.
- No temporary structures permitted (tents, suntents, umbrellas) on the Great Lawn.
- No drones (UAV) permitted due to proximity to Medical Helipad.
- Camping and campfires are not permitted.
- Slacklining and hammocks are not permitted using trees.
- Due to COVID-19, please physical distance (2 metres) and limit your group size.
- Please use waste and recycling receptacles.
- Please respect other park users and park neighbours.
- Obey all rules and posted signs in all parks.
Whistler Bike Valet
The free Bike Valet service will be available at Whistler Olympic Plaza on Saturdays and Saturdays during the summer. Health and safety measures will be in place to ensure that our staff and visitors can utilize the bike valet with confidence.
Saturday: Noon to 8 p.m. & Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Skating at Whistler Olympic Plaza
Each winter Whistler Olympic Plaza is transformed to an outdoor skating rink with the most spectacular view. Adjacent to the outdoor rink, a Snow Zone is created, where families can frolick and slide. Skating at Whistler Olympic Plaza
For 27 days during the 2010 Winter Games, Whistler Olympic Plaza was the site for nightly medal ceremonies. Reminders of those days are reflected in its design.
The Olympic rings and Paralympic Agitos that graced the entrance to Medals Plaza during the Games are a favourite spot for photos.
Just beyond the Olympic rings, eight aluminum panels commemorate every athlete who participated in the 2010 Winter Games. A special memorial for Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili is a reminder of the commitment, spirit, and passion displayed by amateur athletes. The original Olympic cauldron, lit to signify the opening of the XXI Winter Games, has also found a permanent home in the plaza.
The Four Host First Nations’ participation in the 2010 Winter Games was essential to its success. The Olympic Lightning Figure was created to honour the Olympic legacy, the families of the area, and the legend of lightning snakes, which is depicted in the pole carving design. The lightning snakes brought skills and tools to the Squamish and Lil'wat people to allow them to flourish in their traditional territory.
Whistler Olympic Plaza: The Story of a Lasting Legacy
The Whistler Cenotaph has been relocated from the fire hall to north side of Whistler Olympic Plaza, at the base of the four large flag poles.
The Cenotaph relocation project was initiated by a citizens group and the Rotary Club of Whistler. The project’s objective was to better accommodate Remembrance Day ceremonies and improve the visibility of the cenotaph on a year-round basis.
The legacy of the Paralympics is seen in the network of low-grade (less than five per cent) ramps, and raised viewing areas for performances. The 4,000 square-metre inclusive playground meets the needs of children with disabilities (or children with parents with disabilities) to allow side-by-side play with friends, families, and caregivers. The area also has accessible washrooms that are located in a freestanding building beside the inclusive playground.