Audain Art Museum
Explore the artwork of British Columbia from the 18th century to the present day at Audain Art Museum. Head to Whistler to see the museum's permanent collection of works from some of Canada’s most celebrated artists, including First Nations artists, as well as visiting exhibitions from around the world.
The Audain Art Museum spans 56,000 square feet (5,203 square meters) and houses the private art collection of philanthropist Michael Audain. Walk through the permanent collection of more than 200 works, spread over seven galleries, to see a collection of old First Nations masks, works by Emily Carr, and pieces by noted Canadian artists E. J. Hughes, Jack Shadbolt, and Stan Douglas. Additionally, take in visiting exhibitions from Canada and the world.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Audain Art Museum is ideal for art lovers.
Admission tickets can be booked ahead for convenience.
The museum offers free admission to those 18 and under.
Docent-led tours are available from Wednesday to Sunday.
The museum gift shop offers original works from local artists.
The museum is wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
The Audain Art Museum is located in Whistler Village. From Vancouver, it’s about a 75-mile (121-kilometer) drive along Highway 99 (Sea to Sky Highway). Shuttle service is also available between Whistler Village and Vancouver and Vancouver International Airport.
When to Get There
The Audain Art Museum is open daily except for Tuesday, with extended hours on Friday. Guided tours take around an hour. Bring the family to Family Studio Sundays, which include special programs for kids.
Arts and Culture in Whistler
Whistler may be known for outdoor recreation, but it's home to a growing arts and culture scene too. In addition to Audain Art Museum, visitors can explore Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center, Whistler Museum, Maury Young Arts Center, and a number of art galleries, including Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery and Mark Richards Gallery, all within walking distance of Audain Art Museum.
- Whistler Village
- Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center (SLCC)
- Whistler-Blackcomb Mountains
- Peak 2 Peak Gondola
- Whistler Mountain Bike Park
- Fairmont Chateau Whistler
- FireRock Lounge
- Fitzsimmons Creek
- Green Lake
- Alexander Falls
- Cheakamus River
- Callaghan Valley
- Whistler Olympic Park
- Brandywine Falls
- Callaghan Lake Provincial Park