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For a dose of culture, consider checking out the Audain Art Museum. This art museum, which opened in 2016, features nearly 200 works of British Columbian art, including First Nations masks and pieces by artists like Emily Carr and E.J. Hughes.Temporary exhibits about everything from Mexican modernists to geishas are also occasionally offered.
According to previous travelers, the Audain Art Museum is an "interesting" and "fabulous" museum. Many were especially impressed with the property's First Nations and Carr collections. The building's small size makes it easy to peruse the museum's exhibits, but for additional insight about the displayed items, several visitors recommend downloading the free Audain Art Museum smartphone app (available in the iTunes App Store) or joining one of the complimentary, hour-long guided tours offered during museum hours.
The easiest way to get to the museum is to walk from Whistler Village, but the Nos. 3 and 4 buses also stop outside the property, and free parking is available nearby. Tickets cost 18 Canadian dollars (less than $14.50) per person; children 16 and younger get in for free. The museum is open Wednesday through Monday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., with extended hours offered on Thursdays and Fridays (starting Nov. 16). Food and drinks are not sold on-site, but locally made pottery, jewelry and more can be purchased at the museum's gift shop. To learn more about the Audain Art Museum, visit the property's website.
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