Mountain Magic: Why Whistler is Fun for Kids of All Ages

Mountain Magic: Why Whistler is Fun for Kids of All Ages

Mountain Magic: Why Whistler is Fun for Kids of All Ages

Whistler is one of the most popular mountain resorts in North America. Families are attracted here throughout the year to enjoy the great outdoors, and you will find plenty of sports and activities to keep you and your group happy for as long as you stay. One of the things that makes it so popular is that there are activities available for all ages including kids, teenagers, and adults.

Skiing for All Ages

Skiing is one of the most popular activities in Whistler during the winter months, and you will find facilities here catered for all ages and abilities. While parents can go off and enjoy the more challenging runs, kids can enroll in one of the excellent ski schools for group lessons where fun and enthusiastic instructors are specially trained to work with kids from as young as three.

Activities for Everyone

There are so many actives to enjoy in Whistler if you like the great outdoors. Hiking is one of the most popular activities here, especially in the summer, and there are hikes for everyone from beginners to experts. If you are visiting with kids, head on an easy hike to Brandywine Falls, which is only 1 km long. If you are up for more of a challenge, why not try the difficult hike up Black Tusk in Garibaldi Provincial Park? Or you could all hike together along the Valley Trail, which is suitable for all abilities and will take you past beaches, lakes, and parks.

As well as hiking, you can take your pick from a range of other activities, some of which are suitable for all ages, some of which are more suited to teenagers and up. These include:

  • Dog sledding
  • Ice fishing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Fly fishing
  • Mountain biking
  • Horseback riding
  • Mini golf
  • In-line skating
  • The PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola
  • The Coca Cola Tube Park
  • Meadow Park Sports Centre

As well as being able to enjoy all of the individual activities, kids and teens can also go off on the Adventure Camp for five days of fun, and there are other day camp options where they can enjoy getting outdoors.

Arts and Culture

Fancy something more laid back? You will find many art galleries and cultural attractions in Whistler where you can spend a few hours learning about history, local cultures, and appreciating work by international artists. Some of the top places to check out include the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, Whistler Museum, and Black Tusk Gallery.

Wide Range of Accommodation Options

In Whistler you will also find a huge range of accommodation options for everyone, from Whistler luxury hotels where your every need is taken care of to self-catering options for everyone from couples to families to large groups.

Get Ready for Fun

If you want to choose a destination for your vacation where you know everyone will have a great time no matter what their age, Whistler is the place to go. You will find so much going on here that you cannot fail to have a good time, so start planning your trip today.

About the Author

Nathan Samuels is an avid outdoorsman and father of three. An avid blogger, he enjoys sharing his travel adventures whenever he has the time. Look for his posts on a variety of vacation and travel websites and blogs.

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5 responses to “Mountain Magic: Why Whistler is Fun for Kids of All Ages”

  1. celebbabylaundry Avatar

    Whistler looks so beautiful, it’s a great place to take the family!

  2. Czjai Reyes-Ocampo Avatar

    Sounds like a great place to go on a vacation! 🙂

  3. Eliz Frank Avatar
    Eliz Frank

    I’ve heard about them for ages and they do have a good reputation for making a family vacation such fun. Great tips.

  4. lisa Avatar

    This sounds like a great place for vacation! Lots of fun activities for the family to try!

  5. Erika Avatar

    I absolutely LOVE skiing. I should have gone to Whistler because we have very little snow in Tahoe this year.