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Things to do in Whistler on a Rainy Day

Rain in Whistler is unfortunately common when the seasons begin to change, after all, we are in a rainforest region! But it doesn’t mean that when the rain starts the fun stops. We have lots of fun indoor activities and even some outdoor activities that can be even better when wet!

Hiking in The Forest

Whistler Rainy Day Hike

Atmospheric hiking in Whistler - Justa Jeskova

Hiking trails here don’t close when the rain comes! Grab your waterproof jacket and get out into the forest. Hiking in the rain allows you to see another side of our beautiful forests. Imagine exploring the forest through a light mist with some trickling rain - it’s quite a magical experience! You’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to another world.

Stop by one of the many Can-Ski stores in Whistler to pick up some of the latest waterproof jackets, hiking boots and comfy socks.

Whistler Mountain Bike Park

Whistler Bike Park Rainy Day

Biking only stops in Whistler when the snow comes! - Mike Crane

Just because the trails are wet, it doesn’t mean that biking stops. Rain can make your favourite technical trails a tad trickier allowing you to improve your bike handling skills. You’ll even notice Whistler Mountain Bike Park is much quieter than on hot, sunny summer days. If you jump on Whistler Village Gondola to mid-station you’ll miss sitting on the chairlift in the rain.

If you need a rainjacket, set of mud tires or goggle tear offs, stop by Garbanzo Bike & Bean a let the great staff there get you kitted out.

Swimming & Hockey at Meadow Park Sports Centre

If you’d rather stay inside you’ll be glad to hear that Meadow Park Sports Centre has lots of fun indoor activities. Hockey fans will love the rink here, there are regular public skate nights where you can take part in the action. Or if you’d rather watch, you can try to catch a game from the local Whistler Sportsman Hockey Association league.

If you’re very lucky there might even be an NHL team in town on a pre-season training camp. Meadow Park is also home to Whistler’s largest pool. You can swim some lengths or relax in the jacuzzi, steam room or sauna.

Rock Climbing at The Core

You’ll find Whistler’s only indoor climbing wall at The Core in Whistler Village. The Core is known for its fun atmosphere and fantastic fitness classes with some amazing trainers. Its 5500 square-foot climbing wall is loved by climbers throughout Whistler who come here to go bouldering or climb with friends. There are kid-friendly classes that help children take their first steps into rock climbing.

You can also book a one hour guided session. The staff here have lots of experience in coaching people of all ages from all over the world. Drop-in sessions and equipment rentals are also available.

Restaurants & Bars

Rainy Day Activities Whistler Restaurants

Staying dry and happy at The GLC. - Mike Crane

Looking to stay indoors and not work up a sweat? Then luckily for you, there’s seemingly no end to the amazing restaurants and bars in Whistler. Starting off in Creekside, you’ll find the iconic Dusty’s Bar & BBQ, Whistler’s original bar. Expect to find a lively atmosphere with a delicious food menu set in a large, traditional wooden building. If you’re in Whistler village, you have to stop by The Garibaldi Lift Company. The GLC has arguably Whistler’s best covered patio. You can cozy up beside your own personal fireplace with a tasty and refreshing cocktail as you watch the world go by.

Just because it might rain here sometimes, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t lots of fun things to do! Get in touch with us today and come spend some time in the rainforest!