Can I buy tickets at the door?
Yes, although several events sell out, so we recommend buying tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets are available online or select Reading Event tickets are available from Armchair Books in Whistler. (Cash only if purchased through Armchair books.)
Is there a ticket box office?
The ticket box office is held at the actual venue of each event, prior to each event.
What sessions does the Festival Pass include?
The Festival Pass includes access to all reading events and workshops*. When there are concurrent events you must choose one event. Note: The 2019 Festival Pass does not include Workshop #1.
What sessions does the Reading Pass include?
The Reading Pass includes access to all reading events. When there are concurrent events you must choose one event.
Does the ticket include accommodation?
Our host hotel Fairmont Chateau Whistler offers “Bed and Book” Packages which include accommodation and a Festival or Reading pass. Check out the Accommodation page for more details.
Can I come late to the event?
If you are late our volunteers will help you find a seat when there is an appropriate break in the presentation.
Should I print my ticket and bring my receipt?
You can either print your ticket or display it on your smart phone.
Where can I buy tickets if I don’t have a computer? Or don’t want to buy them online?
Whistler Writers Festival tickets for select reading events only are available at Armchair Books (cash only for purchases at Armchair). Otherwise you can buy tickets at the door if the event is not sold out.
What should I wear?
This is Whistler, so dress casually, comfortably, or go fancy! Anything goes. If you are attending a workshop you may wish to bring a sweater as it can be cool in mid-October.
Are there other things to do in Whistler while we’re there?
Absolutely! Check out the Whistler.com website for all the activities you can do in Whistler.
Where do I park?
For free parking in the daytime, go to Lot 4 or 5. It’s a short walk to the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler Public Library, Maury Young Arts Centre or Audain Art Museum. All of these venues will be hosting some 2019 festival events. Lots 1 – 3 have pay parking during the day, and Lots 4 & 5 have free parking. Lots 1 – 5 have free parking after 5pm. The Fairmont Chateau and Whistler Public Library have pay parking.
Are there transportation options from Vancouver or the YVR Airport to Whistler?
The Whistler Connection shuttle from YVR is a flexible service which can serve any flight landing between 8am and 8pm.
A guaranteed maximum wait time of 2 hours from checking with their airport rep applies – if you wait longer then you ride for free!
All private vehicles are available 24 hours and include door-to-door service in the fare.
At the end of your visit, we strongly advise departing Whistler at least 5 hours prior to an international/US flight and at least 4 hours prior to a domestic flight.
We can guarantee seats available provided you book AT LEAST 72 HOURS PRIOR TO TRAVEL. Last minute bookings will be subject to availability so book early to avoid missing out.
Where can I eat?
Whistler has many eateries in the Upper Village and in the Village. In the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, you’ll find Portobello’s for casual dining and grab-and-go meals, and the Wildflower for fine dining. We recommend restaurant Pasta Lupino and The Grocery Store in the Village.