The 10 Most Instagrammable Places In Whistler Village
Whistler is one of the most beautiful places in all of Canada, if not the world.
We’ve all seen the jaw-dropping photos taken throughout Whistler of daredevil bikers and fearless skiers. While there are countless photo opportunities up the mountains there are just as many to be had when taking a walk around the village.
Follow our guide and you’ll have amazing shots begging to be uploaded to Instagram for all your followers. So grab your phone, post a pic and get those likes on Instagram!
The Olympic Rings
The Olympic Rings, which can be found at Olympic Plaza at the north end of the Village Stroll, have become synonymous with Whistler. Erected for the Winter Olympic Games in 2010, the Olympic Rings are now the setting for one of the most Instagrammable places in Whistler. There’s even a stone plinth there to help you get the perfect shot! Gather your friends together, snap a pic, and watch those likes roll in!
The Ice Rink
Right beside the Olympic Rings is our next stop on our Instagram tour of Whistler. The ice rink at Olympic Plaza is for kids and adults of all ages. Show off with a graceful pirouette, or be proud of the fact that you can actually stand up straight, for a few seconds at least! Make sure you come by at night-time and watch the ice be beautifully lit up. The perfect Instagram post!
Walking towards to the Whistler gondola you’ll come across a smorgasbord of Instagram-ready pictures at Sightlines Bridge. From hand-crafted metal sculptures, dazzling Christmas lights and even a bobsled. No wonder the place is one of the most Instagrammable spots in Whistler.
Fun Fact: The current bobsled coach at the Whistler Sliding Center, Pat Brown, is the real-life coach from the movie ‘Cool Runnings’!
A Timeless Circle
Making your way over to Blackcomb Way you’ll come across some fantastic public First Nations art by Susan Point. Susan is a Coast Salish artist from Musqueam, a First Nation in Vancouver. Her piece ‘A Timeless Circle’ is a bronze sculpture that reflects the community’s experience of the Olympic Games. A perfect Instagram post to express your creative side.
Audain Art Museum
Crossing Blackcomb Way you’ll discover the Audain Art Museum. Opened in March 2016, the museum hosts a vast amount of First Nation’s art, with a lot of it coming from the Audain’s family private collection. While the art inside is incredible, the building itself is worthy of its own Instagram post. The angular, modern building, clad in metal and wood is a sight to behold.
Whistler Village Gate Bridge
A picture of Whistler Village Gate Bridgeover Village Gate Boulevard is a must for your Instagram feed. The bridge is a great place to pose with Whistler mountain in the background. And at night-time, the Christmas lights set the perfect scene for a winter wonderland shot.
Base Of Whistler Mountain
This is the starting point of countless fantastic days on the mountain and the background for so many Instagrammable pics. Check out the gondolas whirring through the station, full of people with smiles across their faces. Or watch skiers or bikers come zipping down the mountain. This is one of the best places in Whistler to soak up all the excitement and views. Your Instagram post is sure to be full of beaming smiles and jaw-dropping mountains!
Dubh Linn Gate
After a long afternoon of snapping Instagram pics around Whistler, you’ll be in need of some refreshments. Order a cottage pie and a pint of Guinness and nab a seat around the firepit on the Dubh Linn Gate patio. The patio is right at the base of Whistler mountain and the fire makes an ideal backdrop for that perfect Instagram post of your pint of Guinness.
A short stroll away from the Dubh Linn Gate and hidden away from all the hustle and bustle of the village is The Upper Village. The Upper Village has some fairytale winter mountain views that are sure to make all your Instagram followers jealous.
Fitzsimmons Creek Bridge
This covered, wooden bridge crosses over the ice-blue glacier water of Fitzsimmons Creek and will bring you back to Whistler Village from Upper Village. When night-time comes, the bridge is lit up with vibrant coloured lights. The contrast between the light and dark makes this bridge one of Whistler’s most Instragramable places.