Activities in Whistler

Bear and Wildlife Viewing

Address Whistler Way, Whistler, British Columbia, CANADA V0N 1B4 Map, Tel 1.866.218.9684 Call, Reservations Book well in advance Website

During the summer, join an experienced guide on a jeep and walking safari to view bears in their natural habitat. You'll learn about the local ecosystem, visit a bear den, and learn about local wildlife and plants. While there are no age restrictions, you should contact whistler reservations and understand the specifics of the tour and suitability for your child. more

Blackcomb Base Adventure Zone

Address Whistler Way, Whistler, British Columbia, CANADA V0N 1B4 Map, Tel 1-888-403-4727 Call, Website

During the summer, the Blackcomb Base Adventure Zone has a variety of fun activities for kids and families. There is a miniature golf center, a Luge (ages 4 and up), a climbing wall (gear available on site), bungee trampolines (20 lbs and up), a maze, a trapeze, a gyroscope, and a space ball, a climbing web, and a bouncy jumping castle. There are also horeseback rides. more

Blackcomb Helicopter Tour

Address 9960 Heliport Road, Whistler Map, Tel 1-888-403-4727 Call, Location Whistler Municipal Heliport Website

Kids ages 3 and up can enjoy a helicopter ride over Blackcomb mountain. Rides range from 25-40 minutes and some include a glacier landing more

Expressions Art Studio

Address 4338 Main Street, Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4 Map, Tel 604-932-2822 Call, Cost About $30 per person Website

Ready for a break from the weather? Come inside and try your hand at a variety of different crafts, from clay sculpting to ceramics painting, glass fusing and painting. Be sure to ask how long each activity will take to be completed (e.g. for painted ceramics, when will your completed item be fired and ready for pick up.) Ours were ready the following morning, and most items can be mailed in a pinch. Suitable for kids of all ages. more

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides

Address Whistler Way, Whistler, British Columbia, CANADA V0N 1B4 Map, Tel 1.866.218.9684 Call, Website

Kids ages 3 and up will enjoy a sleigh ride (with parents) through quiet, unspoiled areas of Whistler mountain. Rides last 40 minutes, and kids are expected to remain seated, so consider bringing along some quiet toys or come prepared to entertain your child as you ride. Hot chocolate and warm blankets are provided. more

Meadow Park Sports Centre

Address 4325 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, B.C. V0N 1B4 Map, Tel 604-935-7529 Call, Hours 6am-10pm Daily Website

This public facility is a great place to unwind after a day in the snow! Entrance prices are very reasonable, and there are a wide variety of activities, including a kids pool, a lap pool, an indoor skating rink, a gym and two squash courts. The kids pool is the best I've ever seen with zero depth entry, a whirlpool, tons of toys, a rope swing, spray fountains and more. more

Nannies On Call

Tel 604-734-1766 Call, Phone (Toll Free) 1-877-214-2828 Website

Nannies On Call provides on site Nanny services 24 hours a day. For example, you can have a nanny come to your hotel room to watch your children. All Nannies are over 20 years of age and hold a current First Aid/CPR certification. They have also been screened and subjected to a background check. The company is licensed, bonded, and insured. Reserve in advance. more

Peak 2 Peak Gondola

Address Whistler Mountain, Whistler, BC V0N, Canada Map, Website

Even if you don't ski, it's worth getting a pass to ride the Peak 2 Peak Gondola. The gondola spans the 4.4-kilometres between the Whistler and Blackcomb peaks and travels 436 metres above the valley floor! The views are absolutely breathtaking, and the ride is amazingly smooth even on a windy day. If you would like to ride in one of the two glass bottomed cars, watch for the special waiting area at the head of the line. more

Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

Address 4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B0, Canada Map, Tel (604) 964-0990 Call, Website

Take a break from the snow to learn about the two aboriginal tribes who live in this area. There's a hands on area for kids, a short video about the tribes, and even a real longhouse to explore. In addition to artifacts reconstructions of traditional houses, the centre hosts demonstrations of traditional skills and other activities. Call ahead for schedules. more

Tube Park

Address Whistler Way, Whistler, British Columbia, CANADA V0N 1B4 Map, Website

This is my son's favorite activity in Whistler, It's a great way for kids who aren't skiing yet to have fun in the snow, and a fun way to unwind when you're too tired to ski another run. The Whistler Tube Park has eight different lanes with runs of varying difficulty and a mini-tube area for kids over 36" tall (about 3 years old). Kids must be able to ride in their own tube, not an adult lap, but the tubes have handles that you can hold onto. more

Whistler Core Climbing and Fitness Center

Address 4010 Whistler Way, Whistler, British Columbia, CANADA V0N 1B4 Map, Tel 604 905 7625 Call, Website

Core, located near the grocery store in Whistler Village, has an indoor playground where kids three and up can climb and slide regardless of the weather. There are also a variety of books, a chalkboard and other indoor entertainment. Kids five and up can also take rock climbing classes and enjoy kid friendly climbing courses. A supervised day camp and evening program are available for ages four and up. more

Whistler Kids Ski Lessons

Address Whistler Way, Whistler, British Columbia, CANADA V0N 1B4 Map, Tel 1.866.218.9690 Call, Reservations Advance Reservations Strongly Recommended Website

Whistler's kids ski program is excellent. The program strives to hire instructors who truly enjoy working with kids, and don't consider this a stepping stone to some other career. Kids ages 3-12 can have either private or group lessons. For younger children, the group lessons are more camp-like with a story, snack, lunch and lots of snow play. As the kids get older (and develop longer attention spans) they spend more time on ski-skills. more

Whistler Mountain Bike Park

Address Whistler Way, Whistler, British Columbia, CANADA V0N 1B4 Map, Website

From roughly mid-May to mid-October, a portion of whistler mountain is converted into a huge dirt bike park. More than 200 kilometers of trails are made available to bikers of varying skill levels. more

Whistler Outdoor Ice Rink

Address Whistler Olympic Plaza, Whistler BC Map, Cost Ice skating is free, and rental skates cost $5 Website

Whistler's new ice rink, located right in Whistler village is a great place to try skating for the first time. The rink is outdoor, but it's sheltered from the elements. You can wheel your stroller right out onto the ice if you'd like, or borrow a (free) double bladed strap on skate for a toddler. Older kids and parents can rent skates at $5 each, and get started by holding on to a special ice skating chair that will help you keep your balance. Once you get your skating legs, a fun race track winds its way around outside and through the snow. more

Whistler Public Library

Address 4329 Main Street, Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4 Map, Tel 604.935.8433 Call, Hours Mon–Sat 11am–7pm; Sun 11am–4pm Website

The Whistler Public Library is housed in a beautiful new building and has a very nice children's collection. There are lots of quiet areas where you can cuddle up with a book. There's also a teen lounge with its own teen collection. Regular children's story hours are housed in a quiet room, call or check the website for details. more

Winter Dog Sledding

Address Whistler Way, Whistler, British Columbia, CANADA V0N 1B4 Map, Tel 1-888-403-4727 Call, Website

Two hour dog sledding tours are available for accompanied kids ages four and up. Participants will learn how to harness and handle a dog team and drive your own sled. This is not a kid specific activity, so call ahead and talk to an agent to determine whether the trip is suitable for your child. more

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Babysitting Whistler

Tel 1888 906 2229 Call, Website

We have used this service many times. Every time the babysitter is fantastic, outgoing and energetic. They love to do activities with my children, now they beg for us to go out so they can have a babysitter!! 604 902 BABY more

Orkidz Art Studio

Address #3-1020 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC Canada Map, Tel 1604 902 0423 Call, Website

Orkidz is a unique studio to create art & crafts project for kids from age 2 to 15 years old. The environment Orkidz has created is a "never wrong" approach in a nurturing setting. The projects are very creative and the kids will have a great time. There are programs for all ages. The studio has a very "homelike" appeal and the back yard setting allows for a "zenlike" setting to create beautiful projects. more

Whistler Sliding Centre

Address 4910 Glacier Lane, Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4 Map, Tel 604.402.1401 Call, Hours Contact venue for tours, visiting hours, and seasonal closures Website

Sit back and watch training luge and bobsled athletes whiz by as they train for competitions. more

Wild Play Element Park (Whistler)

Address 16 Mile Creek, FSR, Whistler, BC V0N 1B8 Map, Tel 1-888-297-2222 Call, Ages 7+ Website

If you have a child who craves the physical challenge not found in most playgrounds, WildPlay might be a great adventure. It is located about 10 minutes from Whistler Village, in the midst of a the Cougar Mountain ceder forest. Kids are guided through challenging courses that can include ziplines, rope swings, bungy jumps and more. Picnic grounds are available if you want to turn this in to a half day outing. more