Sunday & Saturday Markets
Load in is between 7:15 am and 9 am.
Load in is from the entrance by the Blackcomb admin building, exiting from the Chateau Whistler end.
Keep put on your 4 way flashers and keep your speed below 5 km/h.
Maintain a clear lane for other vehicles at all times.
VEHICLES MUST BE OUT OF THE MARKET AREA BY 9:15 AM
Vendors park their vehicles in the day lots.
The parking in the Blackcomb Administration lot is not open to vendors. Vendors who abuse this will lose their market privileges.
Parking along Blackcomb Way and behind the day lodge is also for market customers. Please ensure this stays available for them to access the market.
The market starts at 11 and runs until 4. All merchants must be loaded in by 10 am.
All merchants are required to be open on time and remain until closing.
The access gates will be closed during market hours.
There is no access to the market via the admin gate at any time after 9 am.
Load out is from 5 pm on. There are no vehicles permitted in the stroll before then.
Load out is accessed from the gate at the Blackcomb Admin end of the stroll only.
Vendors must not line up for load out in the Blackcomb Admin parking lot under any circumstances.
Vendors should line up on the far side (facing south) of Blackcomb Way while waiting for the gate to open at 5pm.
The gate is sometimes opened by Blackcomb staff for operations access. This is not an invitation to enter the market early. Access for market vendors is only permitted when the gate is opened by the market manager at 5 pm on Sundays and 8 pm on Wednesdays.
Wednesday afternoons are very busy on the stroll and we must be hyper vigilant with regards to the safety of pedestrians. For this reason, we have different procedures for loading in on Wednesdays.
Vendors who are waiting to load in on Wednesday afternoons must line up along the far side of Blackcomb Way (facing south). There is no lining up, or waiting in a parking stall, in the Blackcomb Admin parking lot.
There are 3 separate loading times for Wednesday markets. You will be assigned a time based on your set up and stall location. This information will be confirmed weekly in your Wednesday Afternoon Market email.
If loading in with your vehicle, you are asked to pull into the assigned space, unload your vehicle and then wait to be escorted out of the stroll with in 15 minutes.
Please do not set up tents before the 2nd load in has loaded out. This is a tight space and we need to keep it clear and safe for pedestrians.
You will be escorted out of the stroll at the same time as the rest of your group. Please do not move your vehicle before this.
Wednesday vendors are encouraged to “hand bomb” their set up in from the drop off zone behind the day lodge.
Please remember that the owners of the property we use give us the area clean and tidy and we are expected to return it in the same condition. Bring your own garbage or recycling containers and pack them out with you. All food vendors must use a canvas floor cover to mitigate staining from food / production waste. Do not use the containers along the stroll for your food waste. This is bear country and we do not tolerate improper disposal of food waste.