Top 8 Family & Children Whistler Summer Activities
June 9, 2015
With rugged mountains, crystalline lakes and sunny skies, Whistler is built for outdoor adventure. As a top kid-friendly resort, there’s plenty for the whole family all season long. Here at Whistler Platinum, we’ve put together a list of our must-do family activities, camps and festivals happening this summer to create the ultimate family summer guide:
1. Children’s Adventure Zone
Whistler’s very own miniature amusement park with over a dozen outdoor attractions. Activities like bungy trampoline, electric go-carts, Westcoaster luge and mini golf are guaranteed to be a blast for the whole family. Open daily from June 13 – September 7 from 10am – 6pm Sunday through Thursday and 10am – 8pm on Friday and Saturday.
2. PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola and Mountain Top BBQ
Get the full alpine experience with panoramic views of Whistler Village and the Coast Mountain Range. The record-breaking gondola will take you 4.4km in 11minutes between the iconic Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. On both sides, you’ll find a wide array of hiking trails, glacial lakes and iconic Inukshuk statues. End the dayoff with live music and a Mountaintop BBQ offered every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. BBQs run from June 27 – September 6 and the Peak 2 Peak Gondola is open daily from May 23 – October 12.
3. White Water Rafting
Whether you’re looking for a scenic river cruise or a new level of adrenaline high, the rivers surrounding Whistler have something for everyone. Some light paddling is required, but the rapids do most of the hard work for you. Tours run daily all summer long and and a PFD, wetsuit and helmet are included. Book your white rafting tour with your accommodation before June 30th and save 15%!
4. Zip Lining
Fly over treetops and across mountain ranges along a series of cables on an exciting zip line tour. Tours run all day, every day throughout the summer and can be combined with a white water rafting trip for a full day of heart-pounding outdoor adventure. Book your zip lining tour with your accommodation before June 30th and save 15%!
5. Mountain Bike Camps
Whether you’re new to the world of down hill mountain biking or a seasoned cross country pro, there are camps for everyone at the largest lift-accessed bike park in the world and fun trails around the nearby lakes and mountains. Kids can enjoy the Kids Adventure Camps or daily group lessons that set them up with a bike rental, lift ticket and a day full of smiles. Meanwhile, adults can learn the basics of downhill mountain biking in Bike Park 101 or refine their technical skills during an Adult Daily Group Lesson.
6. Valley Trail and Lakeside Beaches
The Valley Trail is the perfect place to go for a gentle ride with the family and cruise to the lakeside beach for a swim and a picnic. Whistler’s Valley Trail Network offers 40 km of paved pedestrian/bicycle trails that link parks, beaches, neighbourhoods, and playgrounds.
7. Adventure Day Camps
Kids aged 3-12 explore the natural and cultural wonders Whistler offers in the resort’s daily Adventure Camp. Activities range from a day at the Water Park to trips to the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and run Monday – Friday from June 29 until August 28.
8. Whistler Children’s Festival
From July 10-12, check out craft workshops, street performers, face painting, an all ages dance party and more during the ultimate family-friendly weekend. Free events take place all day long throughout the festival at the Whistler Olympic Plaza in the heart of the village.
All of these family-friendly events and activities are sure to tire everyone out, so let Whistler Platinum help you find a comfortable vacation rental to call home while in resort. Whistler Platinum offers a wide portfolio of vacation rentals for families of all sizes and our vacation planning team is here to take care of all your activity bookings and restaurant reservations.
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