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Olympic Park

Visit the site where a third of all Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games were awarded

Located 20 minutes north of Squamish in the Callaghan Valley, Whistler Olympic Park is an active centre for world-class competitors and recreationists alike, offering a range of activities including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, biathlon, ski jumping and tobogganing in the winter and electric-assist mountain biking, biathlon, hiking, and disc golf in the summer.

Home to the fastest ice track in the world, the Sliding Centre was the host of the bobsleigh, skeleton and luge competitions during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Now, the centre is a destination for competitions, recruiting camps, ongoing youth programs and adventurous recreational visitors.

Winter Activities

Cross Country Skiing

Whether it is your first time or you are an avid skier, get inspired by Whistler Olympic Park's glorious history and its breathtaking views and strap on cross-country skis! A day ticket or season pass provides access to close to 90 kilometres of trails for all abilities, ages and even some for dogs. Lessons and rentals are available in the Day Lodge.

Biathlon

Ski fast, shoot straight. The exhilaration of cross-country skiing combined with the marksmanship of target shooting, that’s what the Olympic sport of biathlon is all about. Experience it for yourself with one of our unique biathlon lessons!

Snowshoeing

A wonderful introduction to winter, snowshoeing is an activity that is suitable for the whole family, from children to grandparents! Over 40 kilometres of marked snowshoe trails, including dog-friendly options, weave between beautiful views and Olympic monuments. New for 2019/2020 snowshoe tours are available daily. Find out more information here

Tobogganing

The whole family will be giggling after a day of tobogganing at Whistler Olympic Park. Bring your own sled and helmet or borrow them, toboggan rentals are free with park admission. Bring marshmallows and warm up by the bonfire lit on weekends, holidays and Wednesday evenings!

Summer Activities

Olympic Biathlon Tours

Feel like an Olympian with this hands-on 90-minute introduction tour to biathlon! On a walking tour, you will learn about the park, take aim and shoot a 22 calibre rifle in a mini walking/running biathlon race at the Olympic shooting range.

Electric Assist Mountain Biking Tours and Rentals

This two-hour guided bike tour will take you to Olympic monuments and breathtaking viewpoints. You will stop at the biathlon range to test your marksmanship, shooting at the Olympic targets. 2-hour rentals for self-guided exploration in the park are also available.

Hiking

Challenge yourself with the “Ski Jump Scrambler” and hike up the Olympic ski jumps, bottom to top! For a different pace, take a meandering hike to the “Top of the World” Lookout, or try one of the other diverse hiking routes.

Disc Golf and Games

Challenge your friends and family to a game of disc golf! Weave through forest and ski trails as you perfect your throw into the baskets. Least throws wins the game! Additional backyard games are available at the park.

Sightseeing and Exhibit

Explore Whistler Olympic Park's history and legacy from the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games! When you are visiting, learn about the games by reading the interpretive signage and exploring the new exhibit. Take a photo as you visit the Olympic cross-country stadium, the biathlon range, the majestic ski jumps and, of course, the Olympic Rings. 

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