Things to do in Whistler
Here is our Top 10 things to do in Whistler
One or the other. Both? See first hand why Whistler Blackcomb is rated the number one ski resort in North America.
2. Take A Ski Or Snowboard Lesson
A few hours with the pros can do wonders for the confidence and the skills. One lesson could change your holiday.
3. Find A Keepsake
There’s a Made In Whistler memento that will suit you to a tee, from beer to chocolate. Pack little pieces of Whistler home in your suitcase.
4. Peak 2 Peak Gondola
You have to experience it to believe it. While the PEAK 2 PEAK takes skiers and boarders from Whistler Mountain to Blackcomb Mountain, and back, it’s also a sightseeing experience in itself. Wait for the glass-bottom gondola and feel what it’s like to float high above the forest. You can boast about all the world records you’ve broken too.
If you’re not heading home in your ski boots at 10 p.m. it’s not an après. Find a patio, get settled under a heater, order beer and nachos, and relive your day.
6. Skinny Ski
It’s not all about downhill here. There’s a huge wonderful network of cross-country trails both close to the village at Lost Lake Park, and south of town at the Olympic legacy venue in the Callaghan Valley
7. Embrace Powder
Once you get it, and you will get it, you’ll know what all the fuss is about. Find it. Ski it. Revel in it.
8. Walk The Trail
That’s the Valley trail connecting Whistler’s parks, forests and neighbourhoods.
9. Get Loose
Indulge in a massage after a hard day of skiing or riding. It’s the best recipe for getting those muscles ready… to do it all over again.
10. Go Beyond
Get into our backcountry! Whether it’s on your own steam skinning up the mountain or racing uphill on a snowmobile or chasing through the forest by dogseld, don’t miss out on the chance to soak in the vast surrounding beauty of the Coast Mountains.
Our Top Ten Family
1. Tube Park
Fancy tobogganing on Blackcomb Mountain with a special conveyor lift to take you to the top and a spot for hot chocolate at the bottom, this is tobogganing in style. There are multiple lanes to test your grit… or is it your grip? Hold on tight.
2. Outdoor Skating Rink
There’s no better way to glide on ice than outdoors in the heart of the village at Whistler Olympic Plaza. You can go during the day or under the blanket of a starry night. And to top it off — it’s free! Rental skates are $5.
They’re legendary at the Crystal Hut. Just follow the smell up the chairlift. Your kids will thank you for it.
4. Fire And Ice
Every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at the base of Whistler Mountain. This show mixes sizzling ski and snowboard action with stone cold nerves of steel, as the skiers and riders launch themselves through a burning ring of fire. And there’s fireworks.
5. Magic Castle
A magical pit-stop on the way down Blackcomb Mountain.
6. Tree Fort
Over on Whistler Mountain, a tree fort fuels the kids and give parents a momentary respite.
7. Snap It
There’s no better place to get the most up to date family photo. Use the pros. Or, showcase your own talents. The point is: stop and snap. Hang it at home or work while you plot your return.
8. Kids Après Too
Kids are allowed in mountain bars until 8 p.m. — Dusty’s, GLC, and Merlin’s. And restaurants are fair game. So order up those Shirley Temples!
9. Bromley Baseboarding
Another way of getting down the mountain! Check out this new family-fun activity at Whistler Olympic Park.
10. Sweeten Up
Brighten up their day with a trip to the Great Glass Elevator Candy Shop. And for those bigger kids missing their candy from home, there’s imported British treats too.