Whistler Public Library

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Key Info

4329 Main St.

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Sightseeing, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.8scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 3.5Atmosphere

Fashioned like a wilderness mountain lodge, the Whistler Public Library building fits in perfectly in this ski town. The 12,000-square-foot facility sits between the largest park in Whistler Village and the town's popular pedestrian walkway, the Village Stroll. The library houses more than 49,000 items, ranging from classic fiction and nonfiction works and best-selling books to audiobooks and movies. The venue welcomes more than 250,000 visitors a year thanks to its location and availability to tourists and permanent and seasonal residents. Its Reading Room floods with sunlight and offers ample space to cozy up with a good book. The Whistler library also plays host to a slew of events, such as film screenings, toddler story time, guest lectures and writing workshops.

Recent visitors raved about the varied materials and amenities available here, as well as the property's helpful staff. Families were especially impressed with the library's free kids activities and recommend visiting on a rainy day or when you're wanting a break from the area's ski slopes.

The Whistler Public Library is situated in downtown Whistler within walking distance of the Audain Art Museum, the Valley Trail and Whistler Blackcomb's Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola. Street parking and an underground parking garage are available on or near the property, but the easiest way to reach the library is on foot. The building – which is free to visit – is open Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on events, programs and works available, visit the Whistler Public Library website.

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