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
- 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.