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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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