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Kids in Whistler

Need ideas for a family holiday? There are heaps of thing to do around Whistler - sit down with the kids and take a look at these ideas.

Outdoor Activities

Many of the activities on offer in Whistler are kid friendly or can be tailored to suit groups of kids and adults. Rental skis, bikes and water craft mean that you can strike out and explore to your heart's content. Take a look through the summer and winter activities to see what you and your kids would like to try together.

Indoor Activities

Sometimes weather or energy levels may mean you want to take time out indoors. 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 activities in Whistler go ahead rain or shine. So pack a good set of waterproof gear for everyone (snow gear in winter), and you will be able to get outside and explore no matter what the weather is doing.

Events for Kids

From the Summer Concert Series and Whistler Children's Festival in summer to the Holiday Experience and Famly Après in winter and street entertainment throughout the year, there is always something going on to entertain tiny people. Be sure to take a look at the Event Calendar to see what's on during your stay.

Summer Fun with the Family Adventure Zone

If hiking, biking or exploring doesn't tire the kids out, don't worry! The Adventure Zone at the base of Blackcomb Mountain is packed with fun for kids big and small with mini-golf, pony rides and climbing walls just the 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!

June 16 to September 3, 2014* Open Close
Sunday to Thursday 10 AM 6 PM
Friday to Saturday 10 AM 8 PM

Activities include:

Blackcomb Adventure Zone Activities

  • Westcoaster Luge
  • Little Mountain Golf Centre
  • Kiss the Sky Bungy Trampolines
  • Blackcomb Trail Rides
  • Spin Cycle Human Gyroscope ride
  • Spider Web climbing structure
  • Balloon Slide & Castle
  • Batter Up! Batting Cage
  • Trapezy
  • Balloon Slide & Castle
  • 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.

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

Need more suggestions? Here's a couple of ideas to help your planning:

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:


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!


Playgrounds

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
  • Special indoor playgrounds are set up over Christmas and New Year's in The Whistler Conference Centre
  • Indoor play areas at Myrtle Phillip School are available on a seasonal basis - contact the Whistler Visitor Centre for details
All Winter Family Apres Event

Family Après in
Whistler Olympic Plaza

A free outdoor event featuring family-friendly winter activities with a Canadian twist - toboganning, hot drinks, street hockey and more.

Whistler Book Early Kids Free Offers

Kids Rent Ski & Snowboard Equipment
For FREE

Available to kids 12 yrs & under
One free child per paying adult

Whistler Book Early Offers

4-Night/3-Day Stay & Ski Packages
From $138 per person, per night

Valid for arrivals from Jan 4-Feb 6, 2015

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