Header Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova
*** Kindly note that we no longer have a partnership with Xplorie offering the free activities. Stay tuned for new offerings in the near future. ***
Teenager Approved Summer Activities
Here at Harmony Whistler we know the challenges you may face while travelling with teenagers. We have rounded up the best of the best activities and dining recommendations that Whistler has to offer to keep you and your teens active and engaged during your summer vacation!
Now that BC has entered phase 3, Harmony Whistler Vacations will be here for you so that you and your family can feel at home in the mountains.
Soar through the beautiful back country landscape with a wide network of lines. If the jaw dropping views and rush of adrenaline aren’t enough for you, how about beating your friends whilst you’re at it? Well then Superfly are perfect for you! They’ve designed four side-by-side ziplines located in stunning mountain wilderness.
Highlighted by two of Canada’s longest ziplines at over a kilometre long, up to 600ft high and speeds up to 100kmph make sure this is an experience you’ll never forget!
Experience spectacular panoramic views of Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains as you cross treetop suspension bridges and sky high viewing platforms that connect the ziplines in the old-growth rainforest. Ziptrek offer a self guided tour with guides at each line so you can enjoy at your own pace.
Kayak or Paddle Boarding
Whistler Eco Tours
Whistler Eco Tours has been bringing people back to nature since 2001. Experience the local flora, fauna, and geology of Whistler while gliding on top of the water. A visit to Whistler would not be complete without a paddle down the River of Golden Dreams!
Kindly note that the River of Golden Dreams is not available as part of the free activities.
Local Tip: Did you know when you book with us, Enjoy one free adult one hour Stand Up Paddle Board or Single Kayak rental per unit, per paid night stay. Reservation required. Non-cumulative and non-transferable. Unused admissions expire daily.
INDOOR CLIMBING GYM
From easy kid-friendly routes to crack climbing, steep overhangs or tricky slab climbing, The Core is the place to learn and get stronger for the outdoors. Equipment rentals and retail sales available. New to climbing? The Core even offer guided sessions with one of their professionals, teaching you everything you need to know.
Welcome to Whistler’s original escape room facility! A live escape room is a real-life gaming experience where groups are placed inside a themed room. Your group will be presented with puzzles, riddles, and clues which you must work together to solve within 45 minutes in order to “Escape” from the situation you are in. How far you make it will depend on your group’s ability to solve the challenges laid out for you. But don’t waste time…you only have 45 minutes to Escape!
Conveniently located beside the Day Parking Lots with lights that stay on until 1am, the Whistler Skatepark reopened in 2016 after being completely renovated. It is the second largest skate park in Canada and includes rails, steps, lips, a snake bowl, a quarter-pipe, a bowl, a spine, and a central pyramid. There are a few picnic tables closer to the creek that are perfect spots to sit and watch your teens.
With over 70 trails ranging from beginner to expert, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park is the number one lift-accessed bike park in the world. It is the perfect activity to send your teenagers to do while you sit on one of the many patios at the bottom.
A friendly reminder that the Whistler Mountain Bike Park requires your nose & mouth to be covered in all lineups, indoor spaces and lifts. Don’t forget your masks!
Local Tip: Whistler is world renowned for its downhill mountain bike park but there is so much more! Beyond the bike park you can meander along the Valley trail network to one of our many lakes or explore one of the many xc trails. We are certain that there is something for you!
Enjoy one free adult four hour Trail Bike rental or one free adult twenty-four hour Valley Bike rental per unit, per paid night stay. Reservation required. Non-cumulative and non-transferable. Unused admissions expire daily.
One of the most extreme things to do in Whistler providing an exhilarating, adrenaline filled rush that no other activity can compare to. Whistler Bungee gives thrill seekers an unforgettable experience by jumping 160ft (50 meters) over the glacial fed Cheakamus River.
WHITE WATER RAFTING
The Adventure Group
White water rafting is one of the most exciting and energetic activities you can do on holiday and The Adventure Group in Whistler offers everything you could want!
Whether you’re looking a softer, family fun trip or to get as wet as possible over big rapids next to stunning waterfalls and glaciers Whistler has it available for you.
For over 20 years, Wedge Rafting has taken people away from the hustle of the everyday to experience the ancient rhythm of the river. You’ll see what it sees and feel a force of nature so great, the pace of the river becomes the pace of life.
Canadian Outback Rafting
If you’re looking for a fun and exciting outdoor adventure during your next Whistler vacation, look no further than Canadian Outback Rafting. Many people come to experience the natural beauty of British Columbia and Whistler has a lot of great experiences to offer. As an activity the whole family can enjoy, white water rafting consistently ranks as one of the most popular outdoor adventures in Whistler!
FAMILY FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS
The Old Spaghetti Factory
Enjoy an all inclusive menu at The Old Spaghetti Factor, proudly serving fresh daily from scratch sauces and dressings.
El Furniture Warehouse
Conveniently located in the heart of Whistler’s main Village, El Furniture Warehouse offers a variety of different foods including pizza, wings, salads, burgers and pasta. What’s even better is that all of the food on their menu is only $5.99!!
Hunter Gather is a great place for friends and family to gather, enjoy locally made foods and celebrate everyday life. They are a casual counter order eatery and taphouse with a laid back vibe.
Splitz Grill is located in the main Village and offers endless combinations of sauces made from scratch, a variety of toppings and fresh produce. They serve premium meat and a variety of meatless options, being inclusive of meatlovers, vegans and vegetarians alike.
And you can’t forget about dessert! COWS Ice Cream is handmade and made of the highest quality ingredients. They also offers more than just ice cream. Check out their apparel items and candy in the retail section of their store.
UNTIL NEXT TIME
There is so much to do and see in Whistler. Stay tuned next week for more Inspiration for your Next Whistler Adventure featuring
Operating since 2014, Harmony Whistler Vacations is Whistler’s locally owned & operated boutique Vacation Management company. We are dedicated to helping guests discover their inner adventure through our CONCIERGE SERVICES and 24 /7 support to deliver the perfect Whistler vacation. We manage over 60 vacation VACATION RENTAL PROPERTIES in Whistler and carry the highest standards for our homes. Our small team will always provide unparalleled service and deliver a personable experience for our guests. Our goal is to make you feel at home in the mountains so that you can create lifelong memories with family and friends.