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Whistler Kids Activities

Whistler may be the ultimate destination for adrenaline junkies and thrill seekers, but it’s also an amazing place for families. Check out Summit Lodge & Spa’s Top Ten Whistler kids activities, festival and Must-Dos While in Whistler.

Awards: In 2011, Whistler Blackcomb was Rated No. 5 in the “Top 10 Family Friendly Resort” Category in Ski Magazine!

Top Ten Children’s Activities in Whistler:

1)      Adventure Zone  – Located at the base of Blackcomb, this amazing play area includes:

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

2)      Meadow Park Sports Centre & Water Park 

  • Located North of the village, just before Alpine Meadows, Meadow Park is Whistler’s primary recreation centre. Meadow Park has an ice rink, a pool with hot tub, sauna and steam room, as well as exercise and sporting facilities. There are many classes and programs running throughout the year. The adjacent park offers a scenic view of the mountains alongside a baseball diamond, picnic benches, jungle gym, splash pad, and the River of Golden Dreams.

3)      Bounce – Whistler’s Indoor Trampoline Park

  • Located in Function Junction, Bounce is an extravaganza of fun. Really intended for kids 8 and older, this acrobatic activity is one way to ensure the kiddies burn some energy – especially great after a long drive! Be sure to call ahead (604-938-4567) as the park does rent out the entire facility for birthday parties and private functions.

4)      Olympic Plaza Playground 

  • “A legacy of the  2010 Winter Games, Whistler Olympic Plaza is a state-of-the-art outdoor performance facility and community space with a park and playground set against one of Whistler’s most dramatic backdrops.”

5)      The Adventure Group Whistler

  • The Adventure Group (TAG) Whistler offers a plethora of exhilarating activities for the entire family, including immersive (and adrenaline-inducing) nature tours for every season, treetop adventures and ziplining, and a soon-to-be-launched forested lightshow experience.

6)      Whistler Library

  • The Whistler Library provides a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and frequent kid-friendly events related to reading, arts, and learning. Check out the Events page on their website to see which events they are currently running.

7)      Village Festivals & Entertainment

  • The Whistler Children’s Festival happens every July in the Olympic Plaza. This year the festival runs from July 6-8th.
  • Another great ongoing event is the Whistler Farmer’s Market – located in the upper village, the market opens every Sunday during the summer months. Find fresh popcorn, maple syrup treats and homemade crafts and jewelry.
  • Every major event in the village is associated with family friendly entertainment.

8)      Beaches & Lakes

  • Whistler is home to several amazing lakes and beaches. If you want to just kick back and take in some sun, while you let the kids splash and build sand castles – then Whistler has it all. Take in breathtaking views from some beautiful scenic Whistler beaches – many have a playground and other kid friendly amenities.

9)      Whistler Theatre

  • Always a good night out – Whistler’s only movie theatre, Village 8 Cinema is sure to please if your in the mood for the latest blockbuster.
  • If culture is what you’re after, then check out Maury Young Arts Centre for Canada’s best musicians, comedians and children’s performers.

10)   Alpine Hiking & Sightseeing

  • If there’s one thing you want to do while in Whistler during the summer months, it’s go up the mountain. You haven’t truly experienced Whistler until you’ve seen it from up high. The PEAK 2 PEAK  Gondola is the highest lift of its kind and can take you from the top of Whistler Mountain to the Top of Blackcomb. Read More about Alpine Hiking Here.

March Family Month

There is always so much to do in Whistler for families. During the month of March, Whistler pays special attention to families visiting our little mountain ski resort town. With so many deals and special offers focused on families, Whistler is the ideal vacation spot for Easter and Spring Break.

Whistler March Family Month Special Offers:


Summit Lodge & Spa March Deals

40% OFF on our Tuesday Sale – All bookings made for 3 nights of more on a Tuesday qualify for 40% OFF any room type, subject to availability, blackout dates may apply. Cannot be combined with other offers.

50% OFF Parking for bookings made through our Summit Lodge website by typing the code ‘PARK10’ in your reservation comments.

Whistler Resort Activities

Free Admission for Children at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre – Complimentary child admission per paid adult admission. Valid for children 12 years old and under.

Kids 7 to 14 years old Zipline for FREE with Wildplay
– Zoom Ziplines – Kids must be accompanied by a regular priced adult. Valid for children aged 7 to 14 years. Must mention March Family Month. Not valid in combination with any other offer.

Kids are FREE for all activities with The Adventure Group – Family & Cruiser Snowmobiling Tours, Natural Mystic Snowshoeing Tour, Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride (not including fondue). Must mention March Family Month. Valid for children 12 years old and under on applicable tours. Youth must be accompanied by a paying adult and must meet the minimum age and size requirements on chosen tour. Not valid with any other offer.

Children receive 50% off Dog Sledding with Whistler Sled Dog Company – Each child must be accompanied by an adult for discount. Valid on Soo Valley Mush for 2 adults and 1 Child per sled.

$119 for a Family Day Pass and Rentals at Whistler Olympic Park – Offer valid for Nordic ski product only. Call 1.604.964.2455 to book.

25% off Family and Group Rate at the Whistler Museum – For a family or group of 4-6 people. Regular price is $20. Call 1.604.932.2019 to book.

20% off all Youth Ziptrek Ecotours – Youth must be accompanied by a regular priced adult. Valid for youths aged 6 to 14 years. Not valid on Mammoth tour, PEAK 2 PEAK Combo offers or in combination with any other offer.

Whistler Resort Dining

Kids Eat Free at Araxi Restaurant – Offer valid when you dine before 6:30 PM. Children must be 12 and under. One free kid’s meal with the purchase of one adult entrée. Kid’s meal must be ordered from Kid’s Menu. Does not include beverages. 4222 Village Square, 604.932.4540

Kids Eat Free at Boston Pizza
– Offer valid when you dine before 6:30 PM. Children must be 12 and under. One free kid’s meal with the purchase of one adult entrée. Kid’s meal must be ordered from Kid’s Menu. Does not include beverages. 2010 Innsbruck Drive, 604.932.7070

Kids Eat Free at Elephant & Castle – Offer valid when you dine before 6:30 PM. Children must be 12 and under. One free kid’s meal with the purchase of one adult entrée. Kid’s meal must be ordered from Kid’s Menu. Does not include beverages. 19-4308 Main Street, 604.962.0330

Whistler Tasting Tours – Offer valid for 50% off of wine pairings for Hidden Gems and Finer Things dinner tours. Guest must mention offer when booking tour. In the Village, 604.902.8687

Whistler Resort Childcare

Babysitting Whistler – Offer valid for a special rate of $16 per hour for babysitting. Must quote March Family Month. Offer valid for one to two children and each additional child is at $2 per hour, per child. 604.902.BABY

Nannies On Call – Offer valid for 50% off of booking fee. Must mention March Family Month. Regular booking fee is $30. Nannies rates are $13 per hour. 604.932.7070

Baby’s on the Go – Complimentary box of toys with any Mountain Baby Package. Must mention March Family Month. 604.905.0002

Whistler Ice Skating

Whistler Ice Skating

Located right in the heart of Whistler, and a mere stones throw from Summit Lodge & Spa, is the a beautiful brand new outdoor skating rink. The Resort Municipality of Whistler has transformed the Great Lawn of the Whistler Olympic Plaza into a beautiful outdoor ice rink, complete with disco ball and music. Surrounded by the iconic Olympic rings, an outdoor fireplace and epic views of the mountains, this is a definite must-do while in Whistler.

The new ice rink offers an inner covered area as well as, an outer ice track for those who like a bit of speed.

March Events:

  • Full Moon Skate: March 8 from 6 p.m. – 12 a.m. Starting at 9 p.m., the first 20 skaters who arrive wearing ALL white receive free rentals!
  • Extended Daytime Hours: Rental concession open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on March 17, 18, 24, 25.


Free Outdoor Skating†
Daily from 11 AM to 5 PM & 6 PM to 9 PM*
Rental skates available for $5 from 11 AM to 2 PM & 6 PM to 9 PM
Optional helmets are complimentary

†Exceptions on holidays or when Olympic Plaza is booked for private functions.

*Rink closed from 5 to 6 PM for ice maintenance.