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Fun Activities in Whistler, BC

by | Jan 28, 2015 | Canada, City Guides, Lifestyle & Tips

Looking for the perfect year-round retreat? Whistler is a scenic wonderland nestled in the spectacular Coast Mountains just two hours north of Vancouver. During the winter, Whistler’s two majestic mountains offer world-famous skiing and snowboarding. Come summer, visitors enjoy swimming, hiking, golfing, and biking in the gorgeous alpine setting. A vibrant Village offers the best shopping, restaurants, and bars just steps away from the ski lifts.

Hit the Slopes

Explore the largest ski area in North America, with over 200 marked runs, 37 lifts, 16 alpine bowls and three glaciers. Hop on the record-breaking Peak 2 Peak Gondola connecting Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains for stunning 360-degree views of the mountain vista.
If you need gear, look to the Village’s top-notch shops for rentals and tune-ups.
Whistler is family-friendly too, featuring trails for all skill-levels and fun lessons with the Whistler Kids program. Looking for adventure? Try cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, snowmobiling, or heli-skiing and cat-skiing. Ski-in/ski-out access to the Village makes it easy to grab a quick bite between runs or end your day on the mountain with a leisurely après-ski drink.

Play in the Snow

Whistler is truly a snow-bunny’s paradise. From dog sledding to sleigh rides to ice skating, there are plenty of winter activities for the whole family. Try Whistler Blackcomb’s Tube Park for exhilarating tube rides.

Soak Up the Sun

Whether kayaking on one of the crystal-clear lakes or hiking rugged backcountry to magical waterfalls, summer in Whistler is not to be missed. Golfers can work on their game at one of four championship golf courses, while Whistler Mountain Bike Park, the largest in North America, attracts adrenaline-junkies with its gravity-defying trails.

Stroll through the Village

At the base of the mountains lies Whistler Village, a central gathering place for locals and visitors alike, with a stellar selection of restaurants, bars, and boutiques. In the summer, stop by the weekly Farmers’ Market or catch a free outdoor concert in Olympic Plaza.

Get the Olympic Experience

As host of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Whistler is home to world-class competition venues now open to the public. Experience the thrill of bobsleigh at the Whistler Sliding Centre, or ski like an Olympian at Whistler Olympic Park.

Zipline through the Forest

Experience high-flying adventure through Whistler’s stunning creeks and majestic old-growth forests. Year-round guided tours teach visitors about local ecology and wildlife while ensuring a fun and safe journey through the trees.

Relax at the Spa

Need to decompress after a long day on the slopes? Treat yourself at The Scandinave Spa, where the majestic scenery creates a one-of-a-kind experience. The soothing outdoor baths and waterfalls are open year-round, so you can enjoy the tranquil setting under a summer sun or amidst the glittering snow. Rejuvenate with a massage followed by a drink at the café.
Whether you are looking for a relaxing retreat, an exhilarating adventure, or family fun, Whistler has something for everyone. Make the most of winter on the slopes, or wait until summer to tackle the mountains on foot. No matter the season, Whistler’s breathtaking natural beauty and charming Village life is sure to keep you coming back.

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