Cross-country skiing at Whistler Olympic Park

Cross-Country Skiing at Whistler Olympic Park

Located just 20 minutes south of the Village in the beautiful Callaghan Valley, Whistler Olympic Park has cross-country skiing and snowshoeing for the entire family – even the dog. There is gear for rent, oodles of terrain to explore and a big day lodge for warming up. Make sure to get a family selfie in front of the Olympic Rings.

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Bubly Tube Park in Whistler


No skills or experience are needed to ride the bubly™ Tube Park at Whistler Blackcomb, meaning the whole crew can slide together. It’s open into the evenings under lights for a bit of after-dinner fun. Anyone want to race?

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The Holiday Experience Whistler

Whistler Wintersphere

The Whistler Conference Centre transforms into a free, kid-friendly zone over the holiday period. Parents can chill out with a coffee in the lounge while kids expend energy with a signature maze, games and crafts. Insider Tip: Santa might make an appearance!

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Family Skiing Whistler Mountain

Family Ski Day

Take a day to explore the green and blue trails on either mountain. Find the hidden Treefort on Whistler or the Magic Castle on Blackcomb where everyone can kick off their skis for a while and romp around. If energy levels dip, head into any on-mountain restaurant for a warm-up and bite to eat.

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Whistler Insider: Best Ski Runs for Little Ones

Family Skiing Whistler Mountain

Find the Perfect Base Camp

Hotels are fun, but when you're travelling with the whole clan, that feeling of home is hard to beat and condos provide plenty of room for the family to spread out. Choose extra services like full housekeeping, 24-hour front desks, slopeside locations and amenitites like pools and fitness rooms to put the icing on the cake.

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Teenagers in Whistler

Teen Time

Looking for fun activities for your teen in Whistler? There’s a bunch of stuff to keep them entertained around town, most just a short walk from your accommodation. There's special teen-only ski and snowboard groups, pirate ships to escape, skating under the stars at night and teen-friendly après spots.

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Whistler Olympic Plaza Ice Skating

Whistler Olympic Plaza

It’s the ultimate hangout spot for families, surrounded with sparkling lights with plenty to keep all ages entertained. Ice skating, sliding on snow, a fire pit and coffee shops nearby for refreshments make it the perfect place to spend a while (and get some great holiday pictures).

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Kids Play in the Snow

Get Out and Play

Some of the best fun you can have in snow doesn’t cost a dime and is as fun for the young as the young at heart. Go sledding at the Snow Zone adjacent to the skating rink at Whistler Olympic Plaza, make snow angels and create your very own family of snowmen. It never gets old.

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Have fun at Escape Whistler escape rooms

Indoor Adventures

Playing in the snow is awesome fun, but if there’s a need for a change of pace or a break from the weather the indoor activities in town have you covered. Tackle challenging puzzles and obstacles together in order to escape your selected scenario at Escape!, Whistler’s newest indoor adventure. Chill out with a visit to the Audain Art Museum or Whistler Museum, or burn off excess energy with indoor ice skating at the Meadow Park Sports Centre arena.

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Babysitters and Childcare Whistler

Bonus Family Tip: Childcare

Fact: The best family vacations are those where everyone gets to play together AND gets the space they need. Childcare is there for the nights when Mom and Dad need a little quality time together or days when perfect powder beckons parents to the slopes.

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Ziplining through the forest in Whistler Canada

Off the Slopes Activities
in Whistler

There are a lot of outdoor and indoor activities in Whistler that happen off the slopes. Here's how you can soar, scale and soak it all in.

People enjoying a free, self-guided tour along the Cultural Connector in Whistler

Free Self-Guided Tours
in Whistler

Download our free Go Whistler Tours app to adventure more deeply in Whistler. Experience everything from Olympic venues and craft beer to art and nature walks.

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Book your next winter trip now with savings of up to 40% on lodging and up to 65% on lift tickets with the Whistler Blackcomb Day Pass.