Whistler Olympic Park
Posted: Thursday, September 08, 2011
The Whistler Olympic Park is situated 16km southwest of Whistler Village, in the beautiful Callaghan Valley. The park hosted the Nordic events for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The Whistler Olympic Park is the first Olympic Nordic venue to include all three traditional Nordic sport stadiums in one site: cross-country, ski jumping and biathlon. The park is a legacy of the Olympic Games and is now a place to enjoy both summer and winter.
From early June to September 18th visitors to the park can enjoy a number of great family friendly activities including ski jump tours, self-guided interpretive tours, experience biathlon, horseback riding tours, hiking and bicycle rentals. There are some amazing hiking and mountain bike trails including a 17km round-trip trail to stunning Madeley Lake.
Facilities at the Whistler Olympic Park include the Visitors Centre and Brandywine Restaurant. Visitors can enjoy the view of the surrounding mountains and glaciers from the beautiful visitor centre and expansive deck. There is also a gift shop where you can purchase Whistler Olympic Park gifts and souvenirs.
The Brandywine Restaurant at the Whistler Olympic Park is operated by the legendary Whistler restaurant and catering company, the Bearfoot Bistro. Visitors can enjoy natural and delicious food such as homemade soups, fresh sandwiches, healthy & hearty salads, Pemberton all natural beef & pork hot dogs and baked goods and snacks to name a few. The Brandywine Restaurant is open daily during the summer months. It is open on the weekends in September up to the 18th.
During the winter season the Whistler Olympic Park offers over 90 km of trails for classic and skate skiing and over 20 km of wilderness snowshoe trails. Equipment rentals for cross-country classic skis, cross-country skate skis, Chariot child carriers with ski attachment, toboggans and snowshoe equipment are available at the lodge.
Lessons are available for both adults and children. This is a great way to learn if you are new to cross country skiing or snowshoeing or if you simply want to enhance your existing skills. Friendly and professionally certified instructors are available to share their passion and experience with you.
If you are visiting Whistler this summer or winter or both - make sure you visit the Whistler Olympic Park for a great day out!
For more information please visit the Whistler Olympic Park website.
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