Whistler is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, and with good reason. Located in the beautiful mountains of British Columbia, Canada, Whistler offers a wide range of activities for families to enjoy. From skiing and snowboarding in the winter to hiking and biking in the summer, there's always something fun to do in Whistler. Here are five of our favorite activities to do with kids in Whistler:
Skiing and Snowboarding
Whistler is known for its world-class ski and snowboard terrain, making it the perfect destination for families who love winter sports. The resort offers a variety of slopes for all skill levels, including beginner-friendly areas and challenging black diamond runs. Kids will love taking ski or snowboard lessons from the resort's professional instructors, and families can enjoy après-ski activities like ice skating, tubing, and sleigh rides. Be sure to suit the kids up in Therms Kids Ski Coats & Children's Snow Pants! All items in our Snowrider Ski Collection are insulated and carefully lined. Seam-sealed to prevent leaks and keep protected in the wet weather. Our Snowrider Overalls are designed to stay up all day with elasticated and adjustable straps.
Zip-lining is a thrilling activity that's sure to be a hit with kids of all ages. Whistler offers a variety of zip-line tours, including the Sasquatch Zip-line, which is the longest zip-line in North America. Kids will love soaring over the treetops and taking in the stunning mountain views. Most zip-line tours have age and weight restrictions, so be sure to check ahead of time.
Whistler is home to some of the best mountain biking trails in the world, with over 200 kilometers of trails to explore. Families can rent bikes and helmets from the resort and take a leisurely ride through the valley, or tackle more challenging trails like the Whistler Bike Park. Kids can take lessons from the resort's instructors, or families can opt for a guided tour of the trails. Dress the kids in or Splash Pants to be prepared for the ride!
Whistler is home to a large population of black bears, and kids will love the opportunity to see them up close. The resort offers bear viewing tours, which take families on a guided tour of the bears' habitat. Kids will learn about bear behavior and habitat conservation while watching the bears forage for food and play in the wilderness. Come prepared for changeable weather in our All-Weather Hoodie, to keep the kids toastie warm and dry!
Peak 2 Peak Gondola
The Peak 2 Peak Gondola is a must-see attraction in Whistler, offering stunning views of the mountains and valleys below. Families can ride the gondola to the top of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Kids will love the glass-bottomed gondolas, which give them a unique perspective on the world below.
Whistler is the perfect destination for families looking to spend time in the great outdoors. With a wide range of activities for all ages, there's always something fun to do in this beautiful mountain resort. Whether you're skiing down the slopes, ziplining over the treetops, or taking in the stunning views from the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, Whistler is sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.