Whistler is a wonderful family destination year round. In the winter, the Whistler Blackcomb Mountain is considered one of the world's great ski resorts (and hosted the 2010 Olympics). The ski season here generally continues until the end of April and during some years may even extend into May. In Spring and Summer, there's hiking, mountain biking, river tubing, nature walks (including "bear safaris") glacier skiing and more. Whistler Village, at the base of the mountain has lots of family friendly restaurants and tons of shopping.