If you follow my blog and my Insta stories, you know how much we love to travel. We have been doing little summer getaways to Whistler for the last five years.
Finding activities while travelling with a toddler and a tween could be a challenge, but not in Whistler. From nature walks to gondola rides, there are plenty of things to keep kids of all ages entertained around Whistler no matter what time of year you visit.
ADVENTURE & EXPLORE
There are so many fun things to do in Whistler with kids. Here are some of our faves:
THE VILLAGE – Whistler’s central neighbourhood located at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.
WHISTLER INCLUSIVE PLAYGROUND – Whistler is known for having tons of activities for big kids, but its inclusive playground is all a travelling toddler needs.
PEAK 2 PEAK – When in Whistler, riding Peak To Peak gondola between the peaks of Whistler and Backcomb mountains is a must. We’ve done this many times, but it never gets old. The views are absolutely breathtaking.
CLOUDRACKER SKYBRIDGE – A visit to Whistler is now even more unforgettable with the newly opened Cloudraker Skybridge and Raven’s Eye Cliff Walk, located right beside the top station of Peak Chair on Whistler Mountain.
WHISTLER TRAIN WRECK – The site of 1956 train accident became a popular hiking and mountain biking destination. Derailed box cars have been painted with graffiti and some have been built into bike jumps.
SIP & EAT
LIFT COFFEE – Always great coffee and friendly staff at this place.
PEAKED PIES – Freshly baked handmade Australian savoury pies make great lunch. The smell as you go into the shop is enough to get even the most fussy eater ready for some pie. Also one of the most reasonably priced eating places in Whistler.
MAIN STREET NOODLES – This time we were mostly looking for take-out meals that we can enjoy in the picnic area, since we were travelling with a toddler, who is learning to walk. We found this small lunch place during one of our walks in the village. A lot of menu options, including vegetarian dishes, and reasonably sized portions make this place popular with tourists.
STAY & RELAX
AAVA HOTEL – A snowballs throw away from the village centre, this contemporary hotel offers modern and clean rooms, attentive customer service and a swimming pool (a MUST HAVE when travelling with kids!).
SCANDINAVE SPA – Walking down a wooded path through the trees I immediately felt as if I was leaving the stress-filled world behind and stepping into the oasis of peace and tranquility. I didn’t realize how much I needed this spa visit until I got there.
YURT CAMPING AT RIVERSIDE RESORT – A couple of years ago we stayed in one of the yurts, as a family of 3 at the time. Daniel still talks about how fun and safe (think bears) it was, compared to regular camping in the area.