Kids in Whistler

From healthy outdoor activities to chill arts and crafts time, there are plenty of things to keep kids entertained around Whistler no matter what time of year you visit. View our tips and start planning a holiday your 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.)


Events

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 is now closed. Please check back closer to Summer 2020 for dates of operation.

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 luge ride, 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!

Hours and Dates of Operation

Mid-June to Early September* Open Close
Sunday to Thursday 10 AM 6 PM
Friday to Saturday 10 AM 8 PM

More Information

Tickets

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

Activities

  • Westcoaster Slide
  • Mario and Friends Mini Golf
  • Kiss the Sky Bungee Trampolines
  • Water Rollerz
  • Nintendo Gaming Zone
  • Hot Wheelz Electric Go Carts
  • Spin Cycle Human Gyroscope
  • Spyder Web
  • Mighty Jump Airbag
  • Balloon Slide & Bouncy Castle
  • Glitter Tattoos
  • Rope Zone

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.


Playgrounds

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


Mini Golf

A miniature golf course, open from mid-May to mid-October, features a ten-hole traditional course that is fun for the whole family. Rates are $3.50 per child, $5.50 per adult or $12 for a family pass (2 adults and 2 children). Putters are available from the resort office directly across from the course which is located at 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.

Summer Camps

There’s an enormous range of children’s summer camps in Whistler from classic outdoor activities like biking, skiing and snowboarding (yes, even in summer) to arts and music.

Insider's Guide: Whistler Summer Camps for Kids

Kids Perks in Whistler

Whistler welcomes families and kids with great perks to keep everyone smiling, from special room amenities and transportation deals to savings on rental equipment and lift passes. Right now you can find the best value on winter when you book by November 15.

Accommodation

Crystal Lodge & Suites
  • Games room with Xbox
Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside
  • Kids' robes
  • Family games
  • Free après-ski hot chocolate and cookies
Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre
  • Daily complimentary breakfast
  • Kids’ robes
  • Family games
  • Free après-ski hot chocolate and cookies
Adara Hotel
  • Free après cookies
  • PlayStation at the front desk
Legends
  • Movie and Games Room
Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel
  • Cinema
  • Family après in the lobby
  • Candy and Hot Chocolate Station
  • iPads in the room
  • Sock Monkey toys in room
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
  • Kids under 5 eat free
  • Free kids robes
  • Fairmont kids gift upon check-in
  • Daily Christmas-themed activities for kids from December 14, 2019 – January 4, 2020

Ski and Snowboard Rentals

Black Tie Ski Rental Delivery
  • Free Kids Development Rental with paying Adult Performance or Premium package of equal length (helmet not included)
Spicy Sports
  • Kids rent free with every paid adult rental
Spirit Bear Ski Delivery
  • Kids rent free with every paid adult rental
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Fall in Whistler

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