Travelling with Children
On and -off the mountain, Whistler is the ultimate family friendly destination. The mountain offers dedicated family zones, an enchanted Tree Fort and Magic Castle and an excellent Whistler Kids Snow School program. The Village is packed with family-friendly activities from the playground and skating rink at Whistler Olympic Plaza to the soapstone carving classes at Fathom Stone Gallery and cultural experiences at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. Read on to discover more family fun activities available during your stay in Whistler.
Family après is all about experiencing winter outdoor fun with the kids, the Canadian way. Activities range from snowman competitions, tobogganing, storytelling, music, hockey, snacks, hot beverages and more.
Fire & Ice Show
Whistler's best skiers and riders hit a big air jump through a blazing ring of fire every Sunday night during the winter months! Spend your evening with family and friends, and enjoy the free live entertainment and fireworks!
An evening program for kids aged 5-12 years, available over select holiday dates that includes activity, dinner, drinks and snacks. Kids should come dressed for outdoor activities with snow pants, jacket, gloves and snow boots.
Magic Castle & Fort
The Magic Castle is located on Blackcomb in the Children's Adventure Park above the base of the Catskinner Chair; accessible via Easy Out. The Tree Fort on Whistler is located just off Bear Cub trail, near the Big Red Express.
This multipurpose facility provides a wide selection of services and amenities including a six-lane pool, kids' pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub. The complex also houses an arena, squash courts, weight room and a fitness studio.
Skating at Whistler Olympic Plaza
Whistler Olympic Plaza, the site of the 2010 Winter Games' Victory Ceremonies, offers free skating starting mid-December. $5 skate rentals and free helmets are available.
This is a great off mountain activity for all ages 3+. Classes include the 1 hour pendant, 1-2 & 3 hour inukshuk, 3 hour 2-D wildlife, 4 to 6 hour 3-D bear, or 6+ hour freestyle classes. You get to take home your completed soapstone carving.
The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre celebrates the joint history of the Squamish and Lil'wat Nations. The art & exhibits on display showcase their histories.
Kids climbing the walls? Bring them to The Core's rock climbing gym. Choose a program, or just drop in. Guided programs, day camps, summer camps, climbing lessons, climb & dine & more are available!
Let us help arrange babysitting, childcare or a nanny during your holiday. Nannies and babysitters come to your home to provide safe, fun and active care of your children.
Whether your child is a beginner, intermediate or advanced skier/rider, Whistler Blackcomb has the perfect lesson to match your child's needs. Whistler Ski School is home to some of the best instructors in the world!
Located in the heart of the resort, the Whistler Museum is the place to discover Whistler's history and unique mountain culture. The Museum offers a variety of exhibits and interactive activities suitable to all ages.
Whistler Olympic Plaza Playground
The interactive playground features a large treehouse with a slide, a toddler treehouse with a slide, a rocking boat, swings and a padded play surface. Conveniently located in the Village, this area is close to a variety of coffee shops.
Bounce Bounce Academy is a one of a kind indoor trampoline park for kids and parents alike. Located in Function Junction, it features 12 trampolines configured in a unique way to give you an unforgettable trampoline experience.