Tips you might be afraid to ask…but are so important….when in Whistler BC

Recently I had some comments that I should include a few tips on things people never think to ask – until they need the information when walking through the village in Whistler… Here you have a few in no particular order…

#1. Where do you find public bathrooms?

I believe during the Olympic period you will find more than enough outhouse style bathrooms…but if you are in the village there are a few places you could go…no pun intended.

I have often used Maurice Young Millennium Place located near the Brew House Pub. Just up the stroll from there near Rogers Chocolates on the same side are two public washrooms and you can see the signs from the village stroll pointing them out. The Carleton Lodge has bathrooms down in the basement and the TELUS Conference Centre also has a few bathrooms.

Every coffee shop and restaurant has them – but not all of them are functioning…I find that unusual and wrong.

I know when I volunteered for years at the Olympic Bid office – as we called it – people came in thinking we had a washroom – funny thing was we never had any running water there.

All the parks have public facilities and of course Meadow Park Sports Center  have a washroom or two.

Whistler/Blackcomb provide tons of toilets for the skiers…and they also have handicapped bathrooms on the hill.

#2. The Library….In January of 2008 Whistler opened its doors to a new public Library located conveniently near the village center at 4329 Main Street. The library also has bathrooms.

Holiday Closures

The library will be closed:

  • New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2009
  • Easter Weekend, April 10, 12, & 13, 2009
  • Victoria Day, May 18, 2009
  • Canada Day, July 1, 2009
  • BC Day, August 3, 2009
  • Labour Day, September 7, 2009
  • Thanksgiving Day, October 12, 2009
  • Remembrance Day, November 11, 2009
  • Christmas Holiday, December 25 & 26, 2009
  • New Year’s Day, January 1, 2010

#3. I find picking up a local paper “The Question” or “The Pique News Magazine” to be very handy – they both can be found in racks throughout the village and on the outskirts at a variety of places. It probably is best to go on-line and read up on the local events – before you go… Both papers talk about local issues, whats going on, and of course the letters to the editor are a must read…. The Pique News Magazine The Question

#4. Last but certainly not least are Whistler’s Churches…something near and dear to my heart….

Whistler Skiers Chapel 1966

The Whistler Village Church – located in Maurice Young Millennium Place (My Place) has a service the 2nd Sunday of every month 10am.

Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church is located at the bottom of Lorimer Road along the Valley trail. Service is Saturday 5pm – Sunday 9am – Tuesday 8am – Wednesday 7pm

Whistler Community Church Chapel services 10 am and they also have gatherings in the evenings 7pm at the Library.

Church on the Mountain hold an Apres service at Maurice Young Millennium Place 4:30pm They have other gatherings so be sure to check their website out. 

Here is a good article talking a little about church service during the 2010 Olympic games



  1. 1

    Looking forward to more posts – blog looks great!

  2. 2
    Bebe Miller Says:

    Look at you!!!!! Congrats baby, it looks great!!! Alright, can you post info about getting event tickets…especially high jump!

  3. 3
    Guy D'Andrea Says:

    Nice blog.
    I don’t know where you find the time!
    Great idea. Great reading. You make me want visit.
    My question is – What is the best season to fall in love, in Whistler?
    From chilly Toronto where i’m just about to go and see the Olympic Flame-I’m emotional and so excited.

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