The Audain Art Museum site is located on Blackcomb Way adjacent to Whistler Village. Designed by Patkau Architects, the 56,000 square foot building is Canada’s newest Class A art museum and one of Western Canada’s largest.
Officially opened on March 12, 2016, the museum houses a large portion of the personal art collection that Michael Audain and his wife Yoshiko Karasawa have amassed over the past 40 years. Their world-class Northwest Coast art collection is on permanent display, plus there are galleries for temporary exhibitions of Canadian and international art. Open year-round, the museum is an attraction for Whistler’s 10,000 residents and the 2.7 million annual visitors to the four-season mountain resort.