Whistler is all about big mountains and fun stuff for families to experience. Ride a gondola between high peaks, paddle the River of Golden Dreams, or try a treetop canopy walk – and then go for ice cream as you stroll your day away in Whistler Village.
Head out on the River of Golden Dreams – it’s smooth paddling all the way. Hiking?... Read more Start with the hour-long Alpine Walk from Rendezvous Lodge. For more of a challenge, make the hour-long trek (or two hour roundtrip) to see wildflowers on the Lakeside Loop trail. And who knew Whistler had sandy beaches? Bike or rollerblade along the Valley Trail to Rainbow Park on Alta Lake; have a barbecue, go swimming (it’s not that cold!) or play beach volleyball.
For high alpine scenery without the climb, ride the Whistler Gondola for a ramble on the Whistler Summit Interpretive Walk or the Peak Express Traverse. Both are easy, family friendly walks, complete with snow peaks and wildflower meadows.
Summer means trading in skis for a bike in Whistler. To get a taste of the town’s gravity... Read more addiction, strap on a helmet and check out the flowing downhill runs and adrenaline-inducing drops, features and natural lines at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, home to more than 50 lift-accessed runs. If you’d rather earn your descent, ride some of the 200km/124 mi of trails surrounding Whistler Village. For something mellower, pedal the paved and level Valley Trail as it winds past parks and lakes. Or try the indoor Air Dome to watch budding bikers work on stunts and wipe out in a pit full of foam cubes.
Try the bungy trampoline, the luge ride or the Spin Cycle Human Gyroscope (a huge spinning ball like the one NASA has used to train astronauts). The Blackcomb Family Adventure Zone has all this and tons more.
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For two days each summer, tents, balloons and circus acts transform the Whistler Olympic Plaza into a kids’ wonderland with music, theatre, creative workshops, roving characters, storytellers and more.
With amazing skiing and snowboarding in the winter, mountai...
The 90-minute trip on the Sea-to-Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistle is one of the most scenic... Read more drives in the province. Coaches and narrated tours run frequently from Vancouver and the Vancouver International Airport directly to Whistler Village. Or you can take the train: the Rocky Mountaineer’s Whistler Sea to Sky Climb leaves daily from May to September. Floatplanes are another option: Harbour Air can whisk you from downtown Vancouver to Whistler’s Green Lake in about 30 minutes. Even better, combine the train and plane for an unforgettable round trip. Once in Whistler, it’s easy to get around by foot, bus or bike.
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