Kids in Whistler

From healthy outdoor activities to chilled arts and crafts time, there are plenty things to keep kids entertained around Whistler no matter what time of year you visit. View our tips and start planning a holiday the family will never forget.

Outdoor Fun

Fresh air, sunshine, snow and swimming! Whistler resort offers outdoor activities throughout the year which are both kid- and family-friendly. Take a look through the summer and winter activities to see what you and your kids would like to try together.

Indoor Activities

For a change of pace or when the weather calls for a break having options for indoor fun is important. There's a host of great ideas on our Indoor Activities page for ways to keep the kids entertained within four walls. (Note that many of the outdoor activities in Whistler go ahead rain, snow or shine. So pack a good set of snow or waterproof gear for everyone and you will be able to get outside and explore no matter what the weather is doing.)


From the free summer Concert Series and the Whistler Children's Festival in summer to the Holiday Experience and Family Après in winter, there is always something going on to entertain your little ones. The Event Calendar is the best resource to find family friendly events on during your stay.

Scavenger Hunts

The Whistler Visitor Centre creates scavenger hunts for different seasons. It's a great way to get kids active and interacting with the environment. Drop into the Whistler Visitor Centre for a copy or download them here:

Exploring the Winter Wonderland

Snow days provides endless entertainment for kids. Wrap them in snow jackets and spend hours discovering the simple joys of making snow angels, snowmen and snowballs and catching snowflakes. Whistler Olympic Plaza is a great place to visit, with a Snow Zone for play and sliding, a firepit, ice skating and plenty of coffee shops nearby when you need to warm up. Winter nights are the best time to wander the Village, taking in the sparkling light displays which change every year.

The Holiday Experience

Each year during the holiday season the Whistler Conference Centre transforms into a huge indoor playground complete with games, crafts, bouncy castles and more. There's no cost for admission, and parents will be glad to know there's a cafe inside where they can chat while kids burn off energy.

Winter Events

The following are a small selection of large family-friendly events that happen over winter, but there's something happening every day with plenty of smaller events during the holiday season. Check out the Event Calendar in season for more.

Family Adventure Zone

The Adventure Zone at the base of Blackcomb Mountain is packed with fun for kids big and small with mini-golf, climbing walls and a mini-luge just to start. Enjoy a few activities, stop for lunch on a sunny patio, then try a few more. Prepare for some exhausted kids at the end of the day!

Hours and Dates of Operation

To be determined for 2016. The Family Adventure Zone normally opens from June until September.

More Information


Tickets are available at the ticket window at the base of Blackcomb Mountain.


  • Westcoaster Luge
  • Little Mountain Golf Centre
  • Kiss the Sky Bungy Trampolines
  • Spin Cycle Human Gyroscope ride
  • Spider Web climbing structure
  • Balloon Slide & Castle
  • Batter Up! Batting Cage
  • Trapezy
  • Glitter Tattoos
  • Amaze'n Maze
  • Spider Web
  • Rope Zone
  • Hot Wheelz Electric Go-Karts

Minimum weight and height requirements and completion of a Liability Release may be required for some activities. Children under 18 may require the signature of a parent or legal guardian.


Kids can get active, parents can enjoy a quiet coffee and a chat on the sideline. There are playgrounds scattered throughout Whistler including:

  • A large playground in Whistler Olympic Plaza
  • A beautiful playground by the Whistler Creekside shops
  • Playgrounds at Whistler's parks
  • Indoor play areas at Myrtle Phillip School are available on a seasonal basis - contact the Whistler Visitor Centre for details

Mini Golf

The Riverside Greens Putting Course is open from mid-May to mid-October, this professionally-designed 18-hole putting course is fun for the whole family while being challenging enough for the avid golfer. Putter rentals for adults and children are available at the pro shop. Located at the Riverside RV Resort and Campground, 3 km north of Whistler Village.

Disc Golf

Think golf, played with frisbees. There are two disc golf courses in Whistler. One is located at Whistler RV Park and Campground and the other stretches from Spruce Grove Park to Lost Lake Park. The Lost Lake course is a combination of wooded and open terrain with lots of challenging elevation changes. Don’t forget the bug spray!

Summer Events

The following are a small selection of large family-friendly events that happen over summer, but there's something happening every day. Check out the Event Calendar in season for more.

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Sightseeing on Blackcomb Mountain

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