Whistler Art Galleries & MuseumsThe recently constructed Audain Art Museum is a marvel to see, both inside and out.  Meticulously designed, the building is a work of art on its own.  The irregular design, raised up into the trees with a set of strategically placed beams causes the building to jut out from the forest at a marvelously unusual way.  Depending on where you approach the museum from the outside will give you a radically different, yet always stunning view. 

  • Location: Village North between Lot 4 and Lot 3
  • Hours: 10am-5pm(closed Tuesday)
  • Address: 4350 Blackcomb Way
  • Phone: (604) 962-0413
  • Online: audainartmuseum.com
  • Parking: Free parking in Lot 4 just an 1 minute walk away

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Framed by Blackcomb and Whistler mountain as well as a remarkably lush forest.  From Lot 4(free parking) the museum appears to be a life-sized pirate ship plunging into the forest.  Having the museum elevated is not for looks as you might expect, but rather to keep the building safely above the floodplain.  The Fitzsimmons River that runs adjacent to the museum has the potential to burst its banks, though this risk is deemed to be somewhat unlikely.

Another consideration in design is to not cut any of the forest to accommodate construction.  It is amazing to consider that only one tree was removed to make room for this large building.  This was made a little easier by the fact that the building sits on what previously was the impound lot for Whistler Towing.  Once inside the museum, the design continues to be stunning.  The long entryway flanked by floor to ceiling windows and above you, long cedar beams create a beautiful, open-air feeling.  The natural wood features along with the wall of windows makes you feel like you are, at least partly outside in the forest.  Though the building is very functional and inviting, it definitely no expense was spared in creating an architectural theme that looks and feels amazing.

In terms of location, the Audain Art Museum couldn’t be more convenient.  Located almost directly in the middle of Whistler Village, in a quiet forest nestled between Lot 4 and Lot 3.  If you are driving there, you are likely to park in the free parking offered at Lot 4.  Lots 3,2 and 1 are metered parking as they get progressively closer to the gondolas and chairlifts.  As you drive into Lot 4 you will immediately see the dark, ominous structure at the far end of the lot extending up and out of the forest.

The museum’s galleries are quite varied and far reaching.  From the cherished Canadian artist, Emily Carr who’s 1928 painting The Crazy Stair sold at auction in 2013 for $3,393,000. This price was not only the highest ever paid at auction for an Emily Carr but also the fourth most expensive ever sold at an art auction in Canada. More Whistler art galleries and museums...

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