Whistler Spring Activity Guide
Spring in Whistler is a beautiful time. It boasts some of the best skiing of the season plus even better après sessions. With longer days, smaller crowds, and a history of great snowfall – spring is the perfect time to visit Whistler.
Whistler Spring Skiing & Snowboarding
Whistler Blackcomb is one of the largest ski resorts in North America and offers guests an assortment of terrain and trails for every skill level. Novice skiers can learn a thing or two at Snow School while advanced skiers test their hands at world-renowned terrain parks. No matter what you’re doing on the mountain, be sure to check out the impressive Peak 2 Peak Gondola which connects Whistler and Blackcomb mountains with a 4 km journey through the sky.
Whistler is no stranger to enjoying a couple cold ones after a hard day on the slopes. Explore one of the many restaurants, bars, and pubs in Whistler Village to give your legs a break and your belly a treat. Making some new friends or discovering some old ones – après in Whistler is always a fun time.
Whistler Spring Off-Mountain Activities
If you’re not looking to head up the mountain while in town there’s still tons of exciting outdoor adventures to be had. Fly through the air on a zipline at Ziptrek Ecotours, take a Bear Tour, or unwind at the Scandinave Spa. Whistler has something for everybody who visits.
Whistler Spring Festivals
Spend the weekend outside at Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival. Enjoy the end of winter and beginning of summer during May Long Weekend with a beautiful Whistler landscape. Try out some or all of the many outdoor sports, activities, and entertainment Whistler has to offer during GO Fest.
World Ski & Snowboard Festival
Join a celebration of mountain culture at the World Ski & snowboard festival. From competitions and concerts to après and afterparties, the World Ski & Snowboard Festival is full of fun events for all ages. Watch athletes soar down the slopes or just do it yourself – WSSF is quintessential Whistler vibes.
Whistler Arts & Culture
Audain Art Museum
Take a historic journey through coastal BC at the Audain Art Museum. Home to a Permanent Collection of nearly 200 works spanning from the 18th century to present day, the Permanent Collection houses a large collection of works by Emily Carr, the world’s finest collection of Northwest Coast First Nations masks, plus much more. Depending on when you visit, the Audain also displays up to three special exhibitions every year.
Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
Go on a guided tour of the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. Offered on the hour, every hour, with general admission, the exhibit tour features a traditional welcome song and a fifteen-minute film as well.
There are lots to explore when it comes to the arts in Whistler. Luckily, if you’re on the search for more, the Cultural Connector can take you there. Keep your eyes open throughout Whistler Village for diamond-shaped, yellow and grey walkways and lamp post flags. These mark the pathway that connects six of Whistler’s cultural institutions. You can find maps at visitor centres and host booths in the Village, or follow along with the Interactive Cultural Connector Map.
Where to Stay
Whistler Village has plenty of hotels, but few offer the price and serenity that Pemberton Valley Lodge provides. Located only a 20-minute drive north of Whistler Village, Pemberton is an experience in its own right with fantastic dining, hiking opportunities, and so much more.
Check out the Lodges accommodation packages to find yourself a great deal on your next trip to the Sea-to-Sky Corridor.
Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2020