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Best Family-Friendly Activities in Whistler Village

Family Friendly Activities in Whistler

Family at the Audain art Museum in Whistler - Photo Credit: Justa Jeskova

Whistler is an incredible place for families. There’s just so much to do here! It doesn’t matter if your little ones are creative, active or just plain inquisitive, there’s something here for everyone. But don’t think the adults get left out!

These activities are either suited for the whole family or else supervision services are available, allowing parents to do some exploring of their own. We all know about the amazing things to do in the mountains, so this list includes things to do in the village.

Active Kids in Whistler

Exciting activities aren’t just limited to the mountains here in Whistler. We have a whole host of fun things to do in the village as well.

Adventure Zone

The Adventure Zone is an outdoor activity centre located in Upper Village. The Adventure Zone is located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain and is open during the summer. It’s suitable for kids of all ages, and parents can join in on some activities too! Daredevil kids will love the Westcoaster Slide. Kids and their parents sit in a sled and slide down the mountain on a rail track!

Other attractions include Rope Zone, Kiss The Sky Trampolines and Mighty Jump Airbag. You can read more about it here.

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Meadow Park Sports Centre

Here in the mountains, the weather can change quite quickly. Thankfully there are still lots of ways to blow off some steam indoors. One of the best places to do this is in the swimming pool at Meadow Park Sports Centre.

The facility is located in the Alpine Meadows neighbourhood and is easily accessed by car or bus via Highway 99. If you’d rather cycle there, the Valley Trail runs right by the pool. The pool is 25m long and there’s also a kids pool too!

Creative Kids in Whistler

Even though Whistler is most well known for its physical activities, there's also a lot here for the creative types. The mountains, nature and animals have been inspiring artists ever since humans first lived here.

Audain Art Museum

The Audain Art Museum is the shining light of the creative world here in Whistler. The gallery is home to the personal collection of the Audain estate. The collection features a lot of indigenous art. There’s a collection of masks, paintings and even some pieces by the famous artist Emily Carr. ‘Family Studio Sundays’ take place every Sunday at the museum.

Each week can offer up something different, but they mainly focus on creating engaging art experiences that kids will love! Admission to the ‘Family Studio Sundays’ is included in the admission fee.

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Village 8 Cinema

The cinema is a tried and tested way to keep kids occupied while spending some quality time with them. Village 8 Cinema is at the very heart of Whistler Village. It has 8 screens and always has a number of family-appropriate films showing. After the cinema, you can enjoy a meal at one of the many great restaurants nearby.

Inquisitive Kids in Whistler

There’s just something about nature and the mountains that makes children want to ask questions! “How big is that mountain?” and “How old is that tree?” are both very common questions here. Thankfully there are some family-friendly activities that can help answer all these questions and more!

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Interpretive Forest Walks

Whistler’s Interpretive Forest walk can be found south of the village in Cheakamus Crossing. The walk takes you through some of Whistler’s oldest residents and alongside some thundering rivers. Along the trail, you’ll find some interpretive signage. These signs act as a tour guide, giving you some interesting facts about the surroundings and pointing out some really cool stuff!

Whistler Public Library

Public Libraries are vital to most communities, and Whistler is no different! Our library can be found in a modern, bright building in the village. As well as having books, internet access and study areas, the library hosts lots of events. Photography classes, writing clubs, and parent and baby clubs are all regular events here.

Get in touch with us today and book your family-friendly stay in Whistler!