Whistler is a place that people come to have fun, and connect with nature. It's reflected in the smiles everywhere, and the authentic and happy people you meet. What better place is there to make a memorable vacation?
Easy to Get Around
Everything you need is close at hand which means less planning, more fun time. Stay in the Village or Creekside and you will find the pedestrian-only strolls go right to the ski lifts at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, passing shops and other amenities. In-resort transit options mean it's easy to get from point A to B with all the kids, without the need to bring a car – kids 12 and under ride for free on the BC Transit System.
Plenty of Options
Every family has different needs. There is a huge range of accommodation to suit all size groups and budgets – self-cater or don't lift a finger the entire time. There are indoor and outdoor activities to suit all ages and interests including accessible options. Eating out is made easy with more than 100 restaurants catering to all tastes. Plus there are camps, childcare and babysitting services if you need some quality time alone.
Insider’s Guide: Multi-Generational Travel in Whistler
A busy events calendar means there is always something happening around Whistler and if you get stuck for ideas, there are helpful people in places like the Whistler Visitor Centre to help you out.
Fresh air, sunshine, snow and swimming! Whistler offers an endless number of 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.
Snow days provide endless entertainment for all. Discover the simple joy of making a snow angel and catching snowflakes on your tongue. 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.
Each year during the holiday season the Whistler Conference Centre transforms into a huge indoor, winter wonderland complete with entertainers, crafts, a holiday maze 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.
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.)
The longer summer days mean you can pack in even more adventure! Play in the mountains with the family and see how much you can tick off your bucket lists.
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 bouncy castle, just for starters. 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!
The Adventure Zone is currently closed but will reopen for the Summer 2024 season. Please check back in the spring for updates.
Tickets are available at the ticket window at the base of Blackcomb Mountain.
- NEW: STACYC Bike Track
- Kiss the Sky Bungee Trampolines
- Water Rollerz
- Magic Climbing Wall
- Spin Cycle Human Gyroscope
- Bouncy Castle
- Glitter Tattoos
- Rope Zone Ropes Course
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 coffee and a chat on the sideline. There are playgrounds scattered throughout Whistler including:
Think golf, played with frisbees. There are tw0 disc golf courses in Whistler. An 18-hole course is located at Whistler RV Park and Campground with discs available at the main office. The Whistler Disc Golf Course is 27 holes and stretches from Spruce Grove Park to Lost Lake Park. It's a combination of wooded and open terrain with lots of challenging elevation changes. Bring your own discs or rent some in the Village. Don’t forget the bug spray!
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:
From the free Summer Concert Series and the Whistler Children's Festival in summer to Whistler Wintersphere and Afterglow in winter, there is always something going on to entertain young kids and teens.
Here's a selection of upcoming, family-friendly events in Whistler. Be sure to check the main events calendar for a full listing of what's on during your stay.