Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Before the Audain Art Museum opened in 2016, art lovers often visited Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont to immerse themselves in the Coast Mountain aesthetic. One hundred artists, including more than a dozen Inuit artists, exhibit their work here. A stroll through the Mountain Galleries, after time spent amid the remarkable Whistler scenery, can reveal things you couldn't see yourself: Dizzying artistic interpretations of the region include photorealistic paintings of hemlock forests, close-up portraits of imaginatively colored bears, and a nearly abstract drawing of a rock peeking above high tide in the Howe Sound. The collective frequently hosts artists-in-residence and rotates visiting exhibitions.