Whistler is a big playground for the entire family! There are lots of activities to do to keep every family member entertained. We asked our guests and local families what their favourite ‘low cost’ activities are when they are not on the mountan. Here are some of the most popular…
Whistler Farmers Market
Every Sunday in Summer months, get involved in the true Whistler lifestyle and stop by the Farmers Market. You will find everything from fresh, local fruit and veg, locally made condiments (perfect for a gift), beautiful hand crafted jewelry and artwork and much, much more! Take a look at the website for further info on hours and vendors.
Explore the Valley Trail
Whistler has a network of trails that connects all of the Whistler neighbourhoods and some amazing view spots. Pass by numerous golf courses, lakes and beautiful picnic spots. Over 40km of paved trails to explore, you can even bring the dog! Bring your bike with you or let us arrange rentals for the day.
Audain Art Museum
Experience the art of British Columbia, from the traditional works of the province’s First Peoples through to its contemporary masters, anchored by the important collection donated by Michael Audain and his wife Yoshiko Karasawa.
The collection includes centuries-old Northwest Coast works, some created before European contact, to the internationally renowned Vancouver photo-conceptualists of our era.
Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre was created to celebrate the joint history of the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations. It is a cultural and historical experience for all. The art & exhibits on display showcase both nations culures, histories, and creativitiy. Take a look at their website for further information on tickets, hours of operation and featured exhibits / events.
Meadow Park Sports Centre
Located North of Whistler Village in Alpine Meadows, this sports centre offers something for everyone. There is a kids pool with a lazy river, a large lap pool with a rope swing and a hot tub, sauna and steam room for the adults. There is also squash courts, an ice rink and a large gym with lots of classes to choose from. If you are looking for something to do in the evenings, call the sports centre and find out when the recreational hockey games are being played. Come by and cheer on a local hockey team for free!
Village 8 Cinema – Whistler Village
Looking for a quiet, relaxing evening after a fun filled day of adventure? Head to the Village 8 Cinema, grab some popcorn and watch one a movie on the big screen! Or maybe you simply want to drop the kids off at the Cinema and enjoy a romantic evening to yourself.
Visit one of Whistler’s many lakes
There are lots of different spots to spend those hot summer days at. Some beach locations offer kayak, canoe and paddleboard rentals, snack stores, picnic tables with built in BBQs, volleyball nets, offleash dog parks and much more!
Lost Lake – Located in Lost Lake Park amongst biking and walking trails. The closest lake to the Village. A sandy beach with washrooms, concessions and docks as well as an off-leash dog area (Canine Cove) close by.
Alta Lake – There are several beaches located on this lake with kayak, canoe and paddleboard rentals available.
Alpha Lake – Located in the Creekside area, this lake has docks, a volleyball area as well as a large off-leash dog area (Arfa Park).
Nita Lake – A small lake in Creekside area with dock, pebble beach and the lake is stocked full of rainbow trout for fishing.
Green Lake – The coldest lake in Whistler and not very swimmer friendly. However, it is a breath-taking beautiful lake with a float plane dock and a boat launch making it a popular watersports / wakeboarding spot!