Activities for kids
Although we'd like to report that every day is a banner snow day with blue skies and fresh powder, we really can't. Here are a few ideas to keep the kids entertained when the weather conspires against us:
Meadow Park Pool & Ice Rink
Let your kids swim off some steam or race around on skates until they've ware themselves out at Meadow Park. Meadow Park is a great bargain with a drop-in fee of $4.25 for kids 4-12 and free admission for their younger siblings. Whistler's community recreation facility has two big draws for kids: an aquatic centre, featuring a special kids pool with a rushing river, whirlpool and cool forest décor including bears and a full-size sheet of ice complete with bleacher-style seating and a kiosk that sells healthy and tasty snacks.
When the kids are bouncing off the walls, it's time to get them out of the hotel suite and down to Bounce. This trampoline centre in Function Junction features the "half-pipe" that allows kids to literally bounce off the walls. This successful new business has proven such a hit that its now expanding and will soon operate separate area for different ages. Drop-in fee is a modest $15, with kids seven and under getting in for $7.50, to stay and play as long as you want.
The Core Climbing Wall
When kids with cabin fever have you "climbing the walls" send them off to climb a wall at The Core. Located in the lower part of the Whistler Conference Centre, The Core offers four different climbing wall configurations. A variety of programs, including multi-day camps, are offered for kids from four to fourteen.
Village 8 Cinema
This eight-screen movie complex is located just off the village square next to the Mongolie Grill. The Village 8 always offers a good selection of movie for kids and teens. Let a flick break up your day and take advantage of the great matinee pricing.
Squamish-Lillooet Cultural Centre
Not an obvious choice, but many kids will enjoy the amazing artifacts that are housed at the Squamish-Lillooet Cultural Centre. Presentations from knowledgeable Lil'wat and Squamish Nation people - many of them youth - bring a living dimension to the history displayed within its walls. Kids will be blown away to learn that many of the traditional activities described at the centre were practiced on that exact patch of land less than 100 years ago. Admission ranges from $8 for kids to $18 for adults.
Are you looking for accommodations for your trip to Whistler?
Choose from our three condominium-style hotels, located in Whistler's Creekside Village. Lodging Ovations accommodations are just steps away from the Whistler Creekside Gondola. And the way the snow keeps falling that's this is the only place you want to be.
Contact us for more information and reservations.