Whether you like traveling solo or with your family, Whistler, is a perfect year-round vacation destination. From the minute you arrive in Whistler till you bid goodbye, this laid-back mountain destination is sure to keep you excited. Although Whistler is known to be one of the most popular ski destinations in the world, there’s so much more to the place than just that.
Enjoy the best of outdoors, relish local cuisine and experience the best of travel. Plan your holiday better with our compiled list of things to do in Whistler during winters. From trails to local craft beer, there are tons of fun and interesting things to add to your itinerary. So, get started to embark on a journey to discover one of the best winter destinations.
1. Skiing on Whistler Mountain
Let’s start with the most obvious reason to be in Whistler during winters, skiing, and snowboarding. Blackcomb is the largest ski resort in North America, spread over 8100 acres of terrain. Whether you are a novice or an avid skier, it’ll be a total miss not to try skiing on the Whistler mountain. As one of the most famous Whistler winter experience, you’ll be mesmerized by the breathtaking views and fully equipped facilities. Fit for all age groups, you must give this winter activity a try.
2. Mountaintop Scandinavian Spa
In just a short drive from Whistler village, this relaxing spa is all would have ever wanted to experience. Revitalize, restore and rejuvenate with hydrotherapy. Overlooking the mountain ranges, this beautiful spa is well equipped with Eucalyptus steam room, Finnish wood-burning sauna and hot pools with different temperatures. Break free from the humdrum of your daily life, grab your favorite book and relax at the spa.
3. Peak 2 Peak Gondola
It would be a total miss if we don’t include Peak 2 Peak Gondola ride on your list of things to do in Whistler. Take a scenic gondola ride that connects Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. This record-breaking gondola ride can be completed in little over 11 minutes and it offers you a 360-degree view that’s absolutely stunning.
4. Dog Sledding
This unique experience is a great way to explore snow-covered forests of Whistler’s Callaghan Valley with some four-legged friends. As an absolute Canadian experience, this winter activity in Whistler is your opportunity to explore the wild side of the winter wonderland.
5. Ice fishing
If you haven’t already tried ice fishing, this is one such winter activity that you must add to your bucket list. Visit the frozen lake and enjoy a fully guided three-hour adventurous tour, while you catch fish in comfort.
On your ice-fishing expedition, if you are lucky, you could get your hands-on fishes like Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout, Kokanee, Cutthroat Trout, and Pike Minnows. Don’t forget to take your friends and family along to enjoy this real Canadian adventure.
6. Winter ziplining
This year-round high-flying adventure is a thrill of a lifetime. Zip through the snowy forest canopy and enjoy the incredible views. There are over five different zip line adventures that cater to adrenaline junkies. Soar through the air, into the forests and feel exhilarated.