Whistler Family Spots You Don't Want To Miss
Whistler in the summer is the ultimate family getaway. Our tiny mountain town is filled with great family friendly locations. I’ve rounded up some of my top spots that are fun for the whole family.
Whistler village playground at Olympic plaza
Home of the 2010 Winter Olympic medals ceremonies, Whistler’s Olympic Plaza has become a vibrant home for events and family fun. In true Whistler fashion, the playground in the plaza looks like a giant tree house straight out of your kids’ imagination. For the parents there are two great coffee shops next door, so you can sip a relaxing cup of coffee while your kids wear off some energy. Make sure to also take advantage of the large grass lawn for a family picnic, or to catch one of the many evening concerts.
Just a short drive from the village, Meadow Park is a secret local gem. The outdoor park space is a great escape from the village rush. Remember to pack a Frisbee or ball to play on the many fields, or enjoy a family picnic by the River Of Golden Dreams. If you’re feeling the summer heat, this park also has an outdoor waterpark to help you all cool off.
Whistler’s main village is internationally famous, but not everyone knows that just a 10-minute walk away is a whole other base loaded with family fun. The Upper Village at the base of Blackcomb features kids rides, mini golf, a Farmer’s Market and a few bars with patios and craft beer.
If you’re looking for locals on a hot summer day, there’s a good chance you’ll find them at Rainbow Park. With some of the best mountain views in town, and great beaches and docks for swimming, it’s easy to spend a whole day there with the family. Don’t forget to pack a blanket and a few snacks for maximum comfort.
PEAK 2 PEAK gondola and sightseeing on WB
Ask any local in town and they will always recommend the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola as a must do activity. This wonder of engineering stretches from Whistler to Blackcomb on one smooth gondola ride. The cabins have large windows perfect for between mountain photo ops. Getting to this gondola is half the fun. Travel from Whistler Village to the PEAK 2 PEAK station via the Whistler Village Gondola spotting the bike park and the occasional bear along the way.