Whistler is a very popular Canadian destination in winter, its natural beauty is impressive thanks to the coastal mountains of British Columbia; snow covers the volcanic peaks and the majestic forests of ancient trees, in addition, the frozen lakes give a unique view.
Because it is surrounded by nature, Whistler is an international mecca for outdoor activities at any time of the year, and winter is no exception, as this season you will find a wide variety of options.
So this time we share some activities you can do in Whistler during the winter.
Skiing and Snowboarding
Thanks to its mountains located one next to the other, Whistler is the ideal destination for skiing and snowboarding.
Due to its alpine terrain and extensive beginner areas, Whistler is considered an international ski and snowboarding mecca.
Those who have not yet mastered these sports will find some of the best ski and snowboard instructors at Whistler Blackcomb.
Heliskiing and Cat Skiing
If you want to forget about the queues to get on the lifts, you can choose to access by helicopter or snowcat (snow tractor) to experience the best snow ever trodden.
Cross country ski
Whistler has more than 150km of cross-country trails, with Lost Lake Park, Whistler Olympic Park and Callaghan Field being the ideal places to do so.
Tour in little-visited terrain
If you feel like exploring, you can go to the rugged open country areas in the company of a professional guide with whom you will enjoy unexplored descents.
In Whistler you can also experience nature and wildlife by flying over the treetops via a cable suspended from above streams and among ancient trees.
PEAK 2 PEAK gondola
The PEAK 2 PEAK gondola immerses travelers in a 360° aerial experience connecting the alpine terrain of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.
A quintessential Canadian experience that allows you to tour the spectacular nature of Whistler pulled by a team of dogs on a sled.
If you want to take a break from your skis and snowboards, head over to bublyTM Tube Park, a fun tubing park on Blackcomb Mountain. With multiple lanes and 304 m of sliding in snow.
Experience the tranquility of West Coast beauty and Whistler’s mighty old-growth forests by strapping on a pair of snowshoes. Enjoy a slower pace of adventure on your own or on a guided excursion.
This activity is ideal for all travelers. They will be part of an epic expedition to rarely visited areas or an adventure in a rustic cabin where they can enjoy a three-course dinner.
Whistler Olympic Plaza
In the heart of Whistler Village you can enjoy ice skating or light snow sledding.
Valley of Light
Valla Lumina is a multimedia night walk sharing stories from Whistler’s hidden valley.
Take a flight deep into the coastal range, landing near a remote glacier, where you can wander its depths in ancient ice caves.
Whistler’s thriving cultural landscape is home to major institutions such as the Audain Art Museum and the Squamish Lil ́wat Cultural Center. The Audain Museum highlights the richness of Canada’s cultural heritage and houses a permanent collection of art from British Columbia as well as temporary exhibits. The Squamish Lil ́wat Cultural Center (the first of its kind in Canada) celebrates the cultures of the Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw and Líl’wat7ul nations.
Without a doubt, Whistler is the ideal destination to enjoy winter with your partner, family or friends.
Have you traveled to Whistler? What other activities do you recommend doing?