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Published on : Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Whether you’re looking to push the limits on a bobsleigh, in search of the highest tobogganing hill, or simply looking to explore the village’s real-life snow globe appeal with a hot cocoa in hand – Whistler presents an endless variety of family-friendly itineraries to keep the whole family grinning from ear to ear.
Boasting an immense 8,171 acres of skiable terrain, two side-by-side mountains connected by the world-record breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, it’s no wonder why Whistler is repeatedly recognized as the No.1 North American Ski Resort. Enjoy 16 alpine bowls, three glaciers, world-class terrain parks and 200+ marked runs, all with an exquisite backdrop of the surrounding Garibaldi Mountain Range and the iconic Black Tusk Mountain.
In celebration of B.C. Family Day, Whistler Blackcomb is offering B.C. families 50 per cent off their lift tickets on Monday Feb 8. Perfect timing for B.C. families as the snow gods have blessed Whistler’s coastal mountains with over 22 feet of snowfall so far this season – plus more on the way. There’s really no better time to get the family together to play in Whistler.
Insider tip: sign the kids up for a half day ski or snowboard lesson so you can enjoy a few solo laps, then catch up for some well-deserved lunch and hit the hill as a family to finish off a successful day on the slopes.
After an awesome day on the slopes, enjoy Family Après every Monday and Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. at Whistler Olympic Plaza. Enjoy free Canadiana family fun as you sip on hot chocolate around a comforting fire pit, build a snowman, take the toboggan out for a slide, and go ice skating at the outdoor rink (skating is free; rentals are available for $5).
Older teens will enjoy the new Escape! Whistler – a real-life gaming experience where guests are immersed in an escape room with just 45 minutes and two hints to solve a variation of puzzles, riddles, and clues in order to “escape”. Choose from a snowed in cabin, a pirate ship, a lost tomb or the rabbit hole.
Explore Whistler’s Nordic side on B.C. Family Day when Whistler Olympic Park, Callaghan Country and Lost Lake Park offer 50 per cent off cross-country skiing and snow shoeing adventures.
See Whistler from a new perspective as you soar through the sky. Better yet, this B.C. Family Day Ziptrek Ecotours is letting youth (6-14 years old) zip for free with every paying adult on Feb 7 and 8.
Other family-fun activities include the tube park, snowmobiling, bobsleigh, treetop adventures, bungee jumping and dog-sledding plus more. Need more convincing? Check out the Whistler Insider’s top five reasons to spend Family Day in Whistler.
Sourcing cheap eats for the whole family can be an onerous task, but luckily the Whistler Insider has done the leg work for you, supplying a quick guide to family dining in Whistler. Check it out.
Insider tip: Looking for a truly unique family dining experience? How does waffles on top of the world sound? Visit the Crystal Hut on Blackcomb Mountain for a tantalizing experience sure to leave the kids equipped with all the energy they need to get in those powder turns. See it for yourself .
With guaranteed best prices and local incentives visit whistler.com for accommodation, activities and ground transfers. And remember, passion has its perks with Whistler Rewards. All British Columbia and Washington State residents are invited to join this exclusive loyalty program to receive incredible incentives when booking through whistler.com. Enjoy a $50 credit for every fifth night of accommodation booked, exclusive special offers as well as priority access to Whistler.com’s local travel consultants. Join now and start reaping the rewards.