Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova 

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane


You will always see happy children at the large playground in Whistler Olympic Plaza. Parents can enjoy a coffee and a chat while the kids enjoy being active and outside. There are additional playgrounds throughout Whistler.

Whistler Farmer's Market

Located in Whistler, BC, the Whistler Farmers’ Market welcomes residents and resort guests alike as they interact in the festive atmosphere accented by assorted entertainers.

The Whistler Farmers’ Market is a registered non profit society dedicated to the promotion of regionally produced foods, crafts and services. From humble beginnings of one farm and a couple of crafters in the summer of 1994, the market now hosts an average of 90 vendors showcasing fresh fruit, produce, artisan crafts and food products.

Take a pleasant stroll through the Upper Village, listen to live music from local musicians, line up to get your children’s faces painted, and soak in the wonderful smells, sights, tastes and sounds of the Whistler Farmer’s Market.


Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler/Mark Mackay 

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane

Bikes - 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.

Visit a Lake

There’s an array of spots perfect for basking in those scorching summer days. Certain beaches boast kayak, canoe, and paddleboard rentals, snack shacks, picnic spots complete with BBQ grills, off-leash dog areas, and so 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!

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane

Photo Credit: Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre/Logan Swayze

Squamish 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 cultures, histories, and creativity. Take a look at their website for further information on tickets, hours of operation and featured exhibits / events.

Audian 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.

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

Photo Credit:  Meadow Park Sports Centre 

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!

Escape Whistler

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 in Mountain Square in the main village. 

Photo Credit:  Escape Whistler 

Family Après

Surrounded by snow and sparkling lights, Family Après is all about experiencing winter outdoor fun with your kids, Canadian Style.  Visit Whistler Olympic Plaza on select evenings throughout winter for free kid-friendly winter activities and entertainment brought to you by the Resort Municipality of Whistler and the Province of BC.

There are a variety of entertainment and family activities that change from week to week including snowman building competitions, tobogganing, storytelling, roving characters, music, mini hockey, snacks and hot beverages!  You will find all of this and more in the heart of the Whistler Village.

When:  Typically on Monday & Wednesday
Time: 3 – 6 PM

Olympic Plaza Ice Skating & Snow Zone

Every winter the snow is piled up at the Olympic Plaza in the North end of the Village to create the “Snow Zone” for a perfect family friendly winter activity.  Make your Whistler holiday with tobogganing, ice skating, keeping warm by a fire-pit or enjoying one of the local coffee shops! 

When:  Daily 
Admission and rentals are a small fee.

Fire & Ice Show

Every Sunday from December through March head to skiers plaza at the base of Whistler Mountain for a free, all ages night of entertainment.  Whistler’s best skiers and riders perform spin’s and twist’s right in front of you through a burning hoop. Make sure to dress warm and grab a hot drink while you enjoy the atmosphere.  This family friendly winter activity is set to impress.  Make sure that you stay until the end for the celebratory fireworks! 

When:  Sunday – Practice from 6:30pm, live show at 7pm

Summer Dates Available!

Discount automatically applied at check-out, All pricing is displayed in CAD.

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