Things To Do in Whistler

Things To Do in Whistler

Whether you're in Whistler on a budget or just looking for how to make the most of your time here, check out our list of things to do or sample itineraries for creating a truly memorable holiday.

10 Things To Do In The Winter

10 Things To Do In The Summer

10 Things To Do In The Spring

  • Enjoy the sunshine as you hit the slopes for spring skiing
  • Hop on a bike and rip it up in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park
  • Get ready for summer sandals and shorts with a pedicure or body scrub at one of Whistler's many spas
  • Breathe in the fresh spring air of Whistler's backcountry on a guided ATV tour
  • Take part in dine in Whistler and enjoy special savings and menus at Whistler's award-winning restaurants
  • Shop 'til you drop at the more than 200 retail stores in Whistler
  • Fly through Whistler's forest canopy on a zipline adventure
  • Practice your swing at Whistler's driving range
  • Explore one of Whistler's many hikes, either solo or guided

10 Things To Do When It's Raining

  • Check out Whistler's eclectic art galleries on a self-guided tour
  • Learn about Whistler's First Nations culture at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre located in the Upper Village
  • Play a few rounds of tennis at the Whistler Racquet Club; they have three full-sized indoor courts and offer lessons, camps and coaching
  • Chill out at the Whistler Public Library with your laptop (they have free wireless internet) or a good book
  • Pamper yourself with a relaxing massage or facial at one of Whistler's famous spas
  • Buy a big bag of popcorn and catch a flick at Whistler's Village 8 cinemas
  • Go swimming, ice skating and weight lifting all under one roof at Meadow Park Sports Centre
  • Look for that perfect new outfit or sports gear at one of Whistler's 200 shops
  • Dig into fondue, a Whistler favourite, at one of Whistler's award-winning restaurants

25 Things To Do Under $25

  • Sip a grande mochachino on the patio of one of the local coffee shops and pass time people-watching
  • Hop on Whistler's local transit and spend time exploring the resort
  • Take a brewery tour and sample some local suds
  • Lose yourself in a good book at the Whistler Public Library
  • Go for a stroll or ride on the Valley Trail       around Whistler
  • Take a walk through the Interpretive Forest and learn about Whistler's flora
  • Head to the Core for a drop-in indoor climbing session
  • See Whistler in a whole new way with the Valley of Dreams Walking Tour offered my Whistler Museum. Admission is by donation and leaves from the Visitor Centre
  • Stretch your tired muscles at a FREE yoga class at lululemon
  • Chocolate fondue for two? You bet - hit the Mallard Lounge at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler
  • Hike up Rainbow Trail to the waterfalls
  • Hear some local musical talent at a Village club
  • Shop for unique local jewellery at the Whistler Farmers' Market
  • Spend an afternoon at Rainbow Park sunning and swimming in Alta Lake.
  • Spend the afternoon playing in the indoor water park at Meadow Park Sports Centre
  • Love! Play a game of outdoor tennis at the Whistler Tennis Club
  • Explore Whistler's First Nations culture with a tour of the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
  • Pick up some food from the Farmers' Market and go have a picnic at Lost Lake
  • Hit a bucket of balls at the driving range
  • Browse the stacks at Armchair Books - you'll find lots of titles on local history, cuisine and nature.
  • Explore the 2010 Olympic venues with a ski jumping tour or try shooting a biathlon rifle at Whistler Olympic Park
  • Practice your pirouettes at the Meadow Park indoor ice skating rink
  • Have a cold beer on a hot day on the Longhorn or GLC patio and watch the mountain bikers fly down Whistler Mountain
  • Spend an afternoon browsing all of the local art galleries
  • Enjoy lunch or dinner at El Furniture Warehouse where all food is $4.95El Furniture

10 Things To Do With The Kids

  • Try indoor rock climbing. Kids are naturals at it
  • Fly high through the trees and across Fitzsimmons Creek on a zipline
  • Have a sandcastle-building competition at the beach.
  • Hug an ancient cedar tree - see how many family members it takes to encircle it
  • Bounce in a bouncy castle or swing from the trapeze in the Adventure Zone
  • Slide down all the runs, from green to black diamond, at the Tube Park
  • Take part in a Whistler Kids Ski Camp
  • Go crazy in the Great Glass Elevator Candy Shop - but don't spoil your dinner
  • Eat a yummy hot dog slathered in cheese from Zog's Dogs
  • Careen down A-line or Angry Pirate at the Mountain Bike Park

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