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Whistler Olympic Plaza picture in Whistler
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Part of what makes Whistler such a popular place to visit is the sense of community – and Whistler Village is where it all comes together. Located at the foot of Whistler Blackcomb and home to dozens of lodging choices, the village is a place where visitors and locals alike come to meet and mingle. Pedestrians can saunter along the Village Stroll, which is lined with ski and snowboard shops, or pop in to one of the many restaurants and bars in the area. Another main draw of Whistler Village is Whistler Olympic Plaza, where Olympic and Paralympic mementos sit on display and a playground and art installations pay tribute to the 2010 Winter Games. During the winter, the plaza makes way for an outdoor public ice skating rink; during the summer, the area plays host to a free outdoor concert series.

No matter the season, the Whistler Village calendar is full of activities that captivate everyone. Past visitors were especially impressed with the village's plaza, adding that its relaxed atmosphere makes it a great place to people-watch or have a picnic during the warmer months.

Whistler Village is free to visit 24 hours a day, but prices at and hours for the area's boutiques and eateries vary by locale. If you are staying downtown or plan on checking out nearby sights like the Audain Art Museum and the Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre, you can walk to the property. Limited street parking is also available on-site. Visit the Tourism Whistler's Whistler Village page to learn more.

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#1 Whistler Blackcomb In Whistler, this is the main event. Hordes of skiers and snowboarders flock to Whistler Blackcomb every year and for good reason – its slopes stretch across more than 8,100 ... Read more » Ben Girardi / Getty Images

#2 Whistler Village Part of what makes Whistler such a popular place to visit is the sense of community – and Whistler Village is where it all comes together. Located at the foot of ... Read more » stockstudioX / Getty Images

#3 Valley Trail If you're interested in exploring your surroundings but don't want to trek to Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, consider visiting the Valley Trail. This paved, pedestrian-only pathway stretches more ... Read more » AlbertPego / Getty Images

#4 Whistler Sliding Centre Situated on Whistler Blackcomb near Whistler Village, the Whistler Sliding Centre is home to the 2010 Winter Olympics' bobsled, luge and skeleton tracks. Entry to this Olympic venue is free ... Read more » Dmytro Aksonov / Getty Images

#5 Lost Lake Park Just northeast of Whistler Village, Lost Lake Park is an ideal spot for those looking for nearby cross-country skiing in the winter or hiking trails and a beach in the ... Read more » stockstudioX / Getty Images

#6 Brandywine Falls Provincial Park Although Whistler is best known for its ski slopes, once the weather warms up, this winter sports haven offers multiple opportunities to get outdoors and explore nature. And one of ... Read more » Basic Elements Photography / Getty Images

#7 Whistler Train Wreck One of Whistler's most unique hiking areas is Whistler Train Wreck. As its name implies, this nearly 3-mile-long trail is best known for its train cars, which were moved to ... Read more » JohnCrux / Getty Images

#8 Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre This cultural center pays tribute to the region's two First Nations native tribes, the Squamish and Lil'wat nations. Through artwork and interactive exhibits, the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural ... Read more » Mike Crane / Tourism Whistler

#9 Alexander Falls Pack a picnic and head to Alexander Falls if you want to admire Mother Nature in all her glory. This 141-foot-tall natural landmark northwest of Whistler (about a 15-mile drive ... Read more » Pgiam / Getty Images

#10 Audain Art Museum 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 ... Read more » A.Davey / Getty Images

#11 Whistler Public Library 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 ... Read more » Maciek Lulko / Flickr

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Skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels love shredding powder on Whistler Blackcomb's slopes. Ben Girardi / Getty Images

At the base of Whistler Blackcomb lies Whistler Village, where the bulk of the town's shops, restaurants and best hotels reside. stockstudioX / Getty Images

The paved Valley Trail weaves its way through Whistler, making it easy to bike to must-see sights like Lost Lake Park and Whistler Village. AlbertPego / Getty Images

If you love high speeds and fast rides, sign up to go on the bobsled or skeleton at the Whistler Sliding Centre. Your guides will teach you all you need to know, and you'll get to experience whizzing down the icy track and whipping around curves like an Olympian. Dmytro Aksonov / Getty Images

Lost Lake Park offers miles of cross-country skiing in the winter and plenty of picnic tables and grills for visitors to enjoy in the summer. Sun-seekers can lie on the beach or rent a canoe. stockstudioX / Getty Images

The focal point of Brandywine Falls Provincial Park is undoubtedly its waterfall, which features a 230-foot drop. Basic Elements Photography / Getty Images

If you're keen on hiking while staying in Whistler, consider checking out Whistler Train Wreck. This site's trail has been dotted with colorful train cars since they were moved here in 1956. JohnCrux / Getty Images

The First Nations-focused Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre is one of Whistler's best places to learn about the region's First Nations tribes: the Squamish and the Lil'wat. Mike Crane / Tourism Whistler

Alexander Falls is a stunning 141-foot-waterfall northwest of Whistler. There's an observation deck and plenty of picnic tables nearby, so pack a lunch and enjoy this natural sight. Pgiam / Getty Images

The Audain Art Museum is home to almost 200 works by First Nations residents and iconic British Columbian artists like Emily Carr and E.J. Hughes. A.Davey / Getty Images

At the Whistler Public Library, travelers of all ages can read books, attend guest lectures and more. Maciek Lulko / Flickr

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