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Outdoor Winter Family Activities in Whistler

Whistler is the perfect place to spend some time outdoors with the whole family. From tobogganing at the Olympic Park to Family Après in the Village, there’s plenty of options to choose from.

Tobogganing at Whistler Olympic Park

Take a trip to Whistler’s Olympic Park, the home of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games offers outdoor winter activities for all ages and expertise.

Perfect for children and young families, the park has a variety of snow activities including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sightseeing, biathlon, and tobogganing!

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Tobogganing is a classic winter pastime for children in Canada. The park has a dedicated sledding hill plus toboggans and helmets available to rent for free, with entry to the park.

If sliding down a snowy hill isn’t your thing, you can always enjoy the views of the Olympic ski jumps and surrounding mountain ranges. Visit the Day Lodge with its licensed restaurant or just learn about the park’s Olympic venue legacy.

Whistler Blackcomb Coca-Cola Tube Park

If you love tobogganing, you’ll love the Whistler Blackcomb Tube Park! With over 1,000 feet of slidable snow hill, tubing is a great family excursion. Head over to the Tube Park at night to experience a tubing adventure under the lights! Plus, the hill has multiple sliding lanes and a conveyor belt lift to get you right to the top.

Ice Skating in Whistler

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Another beloved Canadian pastime in the winter is ice skating! Whistler has several local lakes that are great for outdoor skating when the conditions are right. Or you can visit Whistler Olympic Plaza, in the heart of the Village, to enjoy the maintained outdoor ice skating rink.

However, if the weather isn’t on your side and you still want to lace up your blades, you can visit Meadow Park Sports Centre for year-round indoor ice skating.

Skiing & Snowboarding on Whistler Blackcomb

It wouldn’t be a complete trip to Whistler if you didn’t experience skiing or snowboarding on Whistler Blackcomb. Skiing is an amazing family activity which can be done together, even with varying levels of skill. If you’re bringing the little ones up the slopes it’s important to pick the right runs so everybody can have some fun. 

If you’re new to Whistler Blackcomb, we suggest you check out the Whistler Insider’s guide to the best ski runs for kids to make sure you all have a fun day on the mountain.

Whistler Family Après​

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After your day on the ski slopes, you can enjoy more outdoor activities at Whistler’s Family Après. Grab yourself a hot beverage and listen to live music while the kids will be entertained by a bunch of fun activities, including dancing, face painting, hula hooping, arts and crafts, snacks, games, and so much more. 

Family Après happens every Monday and Wednesday at the Whistler Olympic Plaza from 3-6pm.

Indoor Activities for Families in Whistler

If you and the family are tired of the snow, or the weather’s not nice, Whistler also has plenty of indoor activities that the whole family will love. You can check out our Indoor Winter Family Activities in Whistler blog post to learn more!

Book your Stay in Pemberton

Looking for a great deal on your next trip to Whistler? Why not stay in Pemberton! Located only 20 minutes North of Whistler Village, Pemberton offers a quiet alternative to the hustle and bustle of staying in Whistler. Plus, Pemberton Valley Lodge offers some great deals and packages when you book your accommodations. We hope to see you soon!

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Whistler Alternative

When visiting Whistler, consider staying at Pemberton Valley Lodge. We offer several advantages over Whistler hotels…

 1  Only 20 minutes

You can get to the Village faster from our Lodge than you can from some parts of Whistler Resort.

 2  Save money

Whistler hotels typically charge for parking. We don't. And you get bigger rooms for your dollar.

 3  Great Perks

Get complimentary super fast WiFi, complimentary bike rentals, and optional keyless room entry!

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