99 Things to Do

The Top 10


1. Ski/Ride

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One or the other. Both? See first hand why Whistler Blackcomb is rated the number one ski resort in North America.
2. Take A Ski Or Snowboard Lesson

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A few hours with the pros can do wonders for the confidence and the skills. One lesson could change your holiday.
3. Find A Keepsake

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There’s a Made In Whistler memento that will suit you to a tee, from beer to chocolate. Pack little pieces of Whistler home in your suitcase.
4. Peak 2 Peak Gondola

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You have to experience it to believe it. While the PEAK 2 PEAK takes skiers and boarders from Whistler Mountain to Blackcomb Mountain, and back, it’s also a sightseeing experience in itself. Wait for the glass-bottom gondola and feel what it’s like to float high above the forest. You can boast about all the world records you’ve broken too.
5. Après

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If you’re not heading home in your ski boots at 10 p.m. it’s not an après. Find a patio, get settled under a heater, order beer and nachos, and relive your day.

6. Skinny Ski

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It’s not all about downhill here. There’s a huge wonderful network of cross-country trails both close to the village at Lost Lake Park, and south of town at the Olympic legacy venue in the Callaghan Valley
7. Embrace Powder

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Once you get it, and you will get it, you’ll know what all the fuss is about. Find it. Ski it. Revel in it.
8. Walk The Trail

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That’s the Valley trail connecting Whistler’s parks, forests and neighbourhoods.
9. Get Loose

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Indulge in a massage after a hard day of skiing or riding. It’s the best recipe for getting those muscles ready… to do it all over again.
10. Go Beyond

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Get into our backcountry! Whether it’s on your own steam skinning up the mountain or racing uphill on a snowmobile or chasing through the forest by dogseld, don’t miss out on the chance to soak in the vast surrounding beauty of the Coast Mountains.

Top Ten Family


11. Tube Park

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Fancy tobogganing on Blackcomb Mountain with a special conveyor lift to take you to the top and a spot for hot chocolate at the bottom, this is tobogganing in style. There are multiple lanes to test your grit… or is it your grip? Hold on tight.
12. Outdoor Skating Rink

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There’s no better way to glide on ice than outdoors in the heart of the village at Whistler Olympic Plaza. You can go during the day or under the blanket of a starry night. And to top it off — it’s free! Rental skates are $5.
13. Waffles

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They’re legendary at the Crystal Hut. Just follow the smell up the chairlift. Your kids will thank you for it.
14. Fire And Ice

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Every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at the base of Whistler Mountain. This show mixes sizzling ski and snowboard action with stone cold nerves of steel, as the skiers and riders launch themselves through a burning ring of fire. And there’s fireworks.
15. Magic Castle

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A magical pit-stop on the way down Blackcomb Mountain.
16. Tree Fort

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Over on Whistler Mountain, a tree fort fuels the kids and give parents a momentary respite.
17. Snap It

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There’s no better place to get the most up to date family photo. Use the pros. Or, showcase your own talents. The point is: stop and snap. Hang it at home or work while you plot your return.
18. Kids Après Too

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Kids are allowed in mountain bars until 8 p.m. — Dusty’s, GLC, and Merlin’s. And restaurants are fair game. So order up those Shirley Temples!
19. Bromley Baseboarding

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Another way of getting down the mountain! Check out this new family-fun activity at Whistler Olympic Park.
20. Sweeten Up

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Brighten up their day with a trip to the Great Glass Elevator Candy Shop. And for those bigger kids missing their candy from home, there’s imported British treats too.

Top Ten Fun For All


21. Treetrek Tour

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These ancient forests are a powerful and beautiful force of nature. Learn more about them in a guided, interpretive canopy walk.
22. Snowshoe

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Step back in time… literally. And find peace and serenity at a slower pace.
23. Dogsledding

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Enjoy this unique Canadian experience on a run over the frozen ground.
24. Sleigh Rides

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You can choose a shorter scenic mountain ride or a daytime stroll in the valley. Or you can really spice things up with a sleigh ride and dinner.
25. Ice Fishing

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Steelhead, Rainbow trout, Bull trout, Coastal Cutthroat and more. Huddle in an ice hut on a frozen lake. It doesn’t get much more Canadian.
26. Point And Shoot

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Take aim and fire! This is your chance to check out Biathlon at Whistler Olympic Park.
27. Get Out Of The Grooves

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Check out skate skiing and find new muscles. A faster way of getting around the cross-country ski trails.
28. Olympic Tours

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Learn about the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Whistler in this self-guided interpretative tour of the Whistler Sliding Centre. You can stand on the podium, get a photo in an Olympic sled, and walk down a portion of the fastest sliding track on Earth.
29. Channel Spiderman

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See how high you can climb at the indoor wall at The Core. Get the whole family off the ground.
30. Keep Your Eye On The Ball

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Check out the Whistler Racquet Club for a change in pace.

Top Ten On The Mountains


31. Blackcomb Glacier

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Make sure you do the short hike past the Showcase T-Bars into one of the most breath taking places on earth.
32. The Camp

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Two long running ski camps in North America — Dave Murray and Ski Esprit — have joined together to create The Camp. Think you know all there is to know about skiing? Think again. You’ll leave this camp a better skier.
33. Try Before You Buy

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Whistler Blackcomb has Super Demo Days at the Rendezvous Lodge and the Roundhouse Lodge. Try out a new board or a pair of skis before you put your money down.
34. Ice Climbing

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Face down that wall of ice and test your limits on these guided ice climbing tours.
35. Dave Murray Downhill

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Once you ski it you’ll know why it made the list.
36. Miss The Lunch Rush

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You already know when the mountain restaurants will be busiest. Avoid this time to make the most of your day. In other words — see you there before 11 a.m. and after 1:30 p.m.
37. Don't Shirk It

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You may be on vacation but you still have responsibilities here too. Read the Alpine Responsibility Code before skiing/riding. Remember — people ahead of you have the right of way. Stay in control.
38. Tree Hugging

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Find out what all the fuss is about in the trees.
39. Get The App

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Real-time mountain information from the Whistler Blackcomb mobile app. Lift status, trail conditions, weather, maps, webcams and more.
40. Film It

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Capture all the action on a GoPro. Rewind and play often.

Top Ten Rainy Day


41. The Pool

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A waterslide, a rope swing, a lazy river and a hot tub. Can you ask for more from a day at the pool? Check out Meadow Park Sports Centre.
42. Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre

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Learn about the history and culture of the two local First Nations — Squamish Nation to the south and Lil’wat Nation to the north — at this stunning centre.
43. Bounce

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You could never imagine such indoor trampoline fun. There’s a foam pit and a one-of-a-kind trampoline halfpipe. Make sure you call ahead for the schedule and in case the facility has been booked out.
44. Gallery Gazing

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From local talent to international works of art, there are galleries galore to tempt your senses. Think beyond the village too — Function Junction, Creekside and the Upper Village don’t disappoint.
45. Trip Down Memory Lane

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While away some hours in the local museum and learn about us. And don’t despair — today’s rainstorm in the valley is tomorrow’s powder day.
46. Bend

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Everyone does it. It improves your skiing. And we do anything here to improve our skiing. Some of the best yoga teachers call Whistler home.
47. Movie Magic

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Sometimes there’s nothing better than kicking back in the movie theatre on a rainy day. Check out Village 8 Cinema in the heart of the village.
48. Float on

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West Coast Float is Whistler’s only floatation therapy centre. Check out the effects on the mind and body first hand.
49. Spin It

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50 SPIN IT In Whistler we always have our eye to the next season. Keep those legs turning with a spin class. You don’t want to be left in the dust in May.

Top Ten Adrenalin


50. Bungee Jumping

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Where better place than Whistler to throw yourself off a bridge 50 metres (160 feet) over a rushing river. Surrounded by forest, which helps muffle the screams.
Soar through the forest suspended on a zipline. Feel what it’s like to drop 20 storeys. Can you stomach it?
52. Cat-Skiing

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You can get some good vertical miles in this way and experience the snow from another perspective. And it’s just plain good old fun.
53. Park Rats

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Four parks from the Big Easy Terrain Garden to the Highest Level Park, one snow cross track and two halfpipes. That means — 99 acres of fun, 200 plus features, and more than 100 jumps. You don’t see stats like those very often.
54. Bobsleigh

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Race down the fastest track in the world with your professional pilot at the helm and experience the feeling of 125 km/hr on an icy descent.
55. Head-First

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Another perspective, this time face-first down the sliding track. You’ll navigate six corners on the lower part of the course and will reach up to 100 km/hr.
56. Snowmobile

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There are few thrills like it, ripping down forest trails in the backcountry, getting further faster. There are guided tours for all rider levels.
57. Peak To Creek

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Iconic Whistler Mountain run. If you really want to do it like the icons, try it without stopping. Now that’s one way to get the legs burning.
58. Racers Ready

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Feel what it’s like to race out of the gates at this GMC Race Centre on Blackcomb Mountain. It’s groomed and re-set daily with a dual Giant Slalom course. Open to all ages.
59. Couloir Extreme

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It’s been said it’s one of the steepest spots inbounds. The Couloir is not for everyone, least of all the faint of heart. There’s no doubt, however, it will get the adrenalin pumping.

Top Ten Free


60. Shinny

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Listen up! Shinny season on our lakes only lasts for so long. So don’t mess about if you want to get in on a game of pick-up hockey. Alta Lake tends to be very popular, as is Green Lake. The scenery isn’t too shabby either.
61. WAG Walks

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Drop by Whistler’s animal rehabilitation centre for a little four-legged fun. Volunteer for dog walking and puppy socialization. Call ahead for information.
62. Olympic Plaza

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By the rings and rink there’s usually more free family fun in the middle of Whistler Olympic Plaza — activities and entertainment. Check with Village Hosts to see what’s going on.
63. Toboggam With Abandon

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At the bottom of Lorimer Road there’s the perfect hill for family fun. Follow the shouts and laughter. And hold on tight.
64. Check Out The Art

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All around us — public art in the village squares and art in the galleries.
65. Find Alpenglow

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When the sun dips just below the horizon and lights up our peaks in a kaleidoscope of red and pink and yellow. Magical.
66. Valley Ski

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If you’ve got a pair of cross-country skis, strap them on for a free spin down the multi-use Valley Trail from Meadow Park to Rainbow Park and back. It’s groomed every three days.
67. Mountain Tours

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The inside scoop to the great outdoors. Mountains Hosts will let you in on the best skiing and riding in-bounds. Leaves daily at 11:30 am from the Alpine Lightboard on Whistler, and the Guest Satisfaction Centre at the top of Solar Coaster on Blackcomb.
68. Pick Up Pique

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If you really want to know what’s going on in town, don’t miss out on the Pique — Whistler’s free weekly award-winning newspaper. Every Thursday.
69. Stroll The Stroll

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The village was meant for meandering. Take your time to take in the scene.

Top Ten Decadent


70. Chill Out

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The Ketel One Ice room at the Bearfoot Bistro is the coldest vodka tasting room in the world. Learn about vodka at 32 below.
71. Fresh Tracks

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Only decadent in that you have your pick of the mountain after feasting at the Roundhouse. Don’t miss this.
72. Heli-Skiing

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It needs no explanation.
73. Dine At 6,000 Feet

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Travel up Blackcomb Mountain by snowmobile under the starry sky for a candle-lit fondue dinner. Recognized by the Canadian Tourism Commission as a Canadian Signature Experience. Sign us up.
74. Scandinave Spa

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This is a spa experience unto itself. Bring your body back to life at the Scandinavian baths — hot baths, cold plunges and a wood-burning Finnish sauna. It’s everything you imagine it to be… and more.
75. Whistler Tasting Tours

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This is a progressive dinner unlike any others. It takes you on a tour through the village to gourmet restaurants in a feast for the senses.
76. Bird's Eye View

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Take in the majestic Coast Mountains on a helicopter sightseeing tour.
77. Tony Eateries

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Some award-wining chefs call Whistler home. If you thought you were on sensory overload with the views, wait til you get into some of our fine dining establishments.
78. First Up

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First in line for Peak Chair on the 40 cm powder day. It just doesn’t get more decadent than that.
79. Last Down

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Do it. Spend all day up there. You won’t regret it. See you on ski out.

Top Ten Events


80. WSSF

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It needs no introduction. The World Ski and Snowboard Festival is the toast of the town as Whistler bids adieu to the end of another epic ski season. Be here April 10-19, 2015 for the extravaganza. It does not disappoint.
81. Whistler Film Festival

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The Sundance of the North! Whistler is the place to see and be seen Dec. 3-7, 2014. Great movies, workshops and networking. There’s something for everyone.
82. Bizarre Bazaar

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More than 100 artists and artisans gather under one roof from Nov. 29-30. Bizarre Bazaar has been happening in Whistler for the last 26 years.
83. First Night

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Whistler’s family-fun New Year’s Eve celebrations. There are festivities from one end of the village to the other. Tickets are required.
84. Whistler Holiday Experience

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Family fun throughout the Christmas holidays. Indoor slides and bouncy castles, indoor mini-golf, indoor floor hockey.
85. Peak To Valley Race

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Annual race to test your mettle. Think about organizing your own team this year and testing yourself against some of the best. Feb. 27-28.
86. Aussie Day

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Not officially on the Whistler calendar, but if you’re in town on Jan. 26, you’ll know something is going on — Australian flags and kangaroos hurtling down the mountain may be the first clue.
87. Avalanche Awareness Days

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Whistler likes to take part in the national celebration of Canada’s avalanche safety expertise. Save the date for Jan. 17-18.
88. Ski With Santas

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We’ll do anything for a free lift pass and some fun. The first 75 people to arrive at the GLC in full Santa, or Mrs. Claus attire get up the mountains for free. Stay tuned for the date.
89. TedActive

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Some of the brightest minds come to Whistler March 16-20 to discuss great thoughts of the day. The theme this year — Truth or Dare.

At Last, Not Least


90. Hot Tub

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This is just part of the overall ski experience. Find a hot tub. Ease those muscles. Relive your day.
91. Hairfarmers

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Find out where they’re playing and get in the door. Quintessential Whistler band that knows how to take après to the next level.
92. Beer Tours

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Visit the Whistler Brewing Company in Function Junction and join one of the fully guided tours to see how they make the authentic made-in-Whistler craft beer. Call ahead.
93. Beavertails

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A great Canadian treat to tempt that sweet tooth. Disclaimer: No iconic animals are hurt in the making of Beavertails.
94. Name The Peaks

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Feel at home. Get to know us. Don’t just know the difference between Whistler and Blackcomb. Spot Wedge and Black Tusk and Rainbow Mountain too.
95. Spot The Wildlife

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Locals tip: if you hold up your hand at Seventh Heaven chairlift, birds have been known to land!
96. Free Shuttle

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It’s nice to just hop on the free shuttle around the village, particularly if you’ve been skiing all day.
97. Get The Ball Rolling

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It’s never too early to plan ahead. See you in the summer when we have 99 MORE things for you to do.
98. 99 Things To Do

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