Woman and children encircling a large tree on the Ancient Cedars Trail in Whistler.

(Destination BC/Kevin Arnold photo)

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Whistler Family Activities

Whistler is all about adventure in the mountains and exploration in the valley. There are endless options for families to experience Whistler. 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.

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Paddling, Hiking and Beaches

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.

(Kevin Arnold photo)

Whistler Hiking for Families

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.
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Whistler Blackcomb - PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola

Spanning the distance between Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains, the world record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola is a breathtaking, 4.4 km (2.7 mi) journey to infinite possibilities. It redefines the Whistler summer experience by creating limitless new...
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Biking in Whistler

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.

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Blackcomb Family Adventure Zone

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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Britannia Mine Museum

Faces just seem to light up once the Britannia Mine Museum's underground train pulls out. Our underground guided tour introduces you to the joys, noise and stories of BC mining history and pioneers.

Go ahead and explore. Within the moder...

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Whistler Children's Festival

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.
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Ziptrek Ecotours

Experience the exhilaration of flying along steel ziplines, suspended high above Fitzsimmons Creek between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Ziptrek combines extraordinary adventure with environmental education. Ten ziplines on three different tou...
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Backroads Whistler

The River of Golden Dreams is a flat water, oxbow river that winds it's way from Alta to Green Lake in Whistler. No rapids, just some ripple, but the twists & turns will keep you wondering what's around the next corner. Beaver, beaver dams & lodge...
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Canadian Wilderness Adventures

We have a passion for all things adventurous!

Explore Whistler's spectacular Blackcomb Mountain & the beautiful Callaghan Valley by ATV, Jeep 4x4, off road buggy, canoe or horseback. Enjoy world-famous mountain top dining at the Crystal ...

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Places to Eat

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Avalanche Pizza

Lat: 50.1156041096733
Lon: -122.955618228558
Pizza, Fast Food
84 reviews
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Cow's Whistler

Lat: 50.1171093
Lon: -122.9558402
Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
153 reviews
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Splitz Grill

Lat: 50.1183998050744
Lon: -122.957669956645
Burgers, Diners
171 reviews
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The Old Spaghetti Factory

Lat: 50.11436
Lon: -122.9561
119 reviews
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Places to Stay

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Blackcomb Lodge by Whistler Premier Resorts

The Blackcomb Lodge could not be closer to the fun & excitement of Whistler Village. Restaurants, shops, cinemas & art galleries surround the hotel. The Village Gondola is a brief 2 minute walk through the pedestrian village. All rooms feature 42"...
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Coast Blackcomb Suites at Whistler

Relax in comfort with breathtaking views. This beautiful slope side property is located on Blackcomb Mountain with immediate access to hiking, biking, skiing & golf. Ideal for families & groups as every suite offers more space than a traditional h...
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The Aspens on Blackcomb by ResortQuest Whistler

This private enclave is surrounded by beautiful forests with sweeping views of the Rockies. The Aspens are well situated for hassle-free access to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

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Getting Here and Around

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Getting to Whistler

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.

Pacific Coach Lines

Pacific Coach offers daily, scheduled bus service from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) or Downtown Vancouver to Whistler Village. We also offer seasonal sightseeing tours from Vancouver to Victoria, packages, group and charter services inclu...
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West Coast Sightseeing

WESTCOAST Sightseeing is a Vancouver based, Gray Line affiliated sightseeing operator offering tours, Hop-On, Hop-Off, ski transfers between Vancouver & Whistler, and charter services.

Guided Tours offer a personalized experience with a p...

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Whistler Air

See the beauty that British Columbia has to offer from a bird's eye view. Travel between Whistler and Vancouver or Victoria, or take a tour from each of our locations. Whistler Village, coastal islands, ancient glaciers, high alpine lakes, we have...
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