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Free Activities in Whistler

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Rainy Day Activities in Whistler

Attractions Adjacent to Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Download a copy of the Whistler Valley Trail system- ideal for Whistler hiking, biking, and Whistler resort sightseeing.

Alpine Sightseeing
Ride high-tech lifts and fully enclosed gondola to the wonderful alpine world. High above the Village on Whistler Mountain you can enjoy a leisurely stroll through alpine meadows bursting with Wildflower and hike marked trails that lead to serene alpine lakes.

Summer programs include informal walks by qualified mountain hosts eager to share their knowledge of the local history, flora and fauna. The mountain also features seven designated hiking trails, each with varying degrees of difficulty and accessibility. Glacier tours are also available in the early summer. Before the snow pack recedes, take in a guided trek on snowshoes or in a snowcoach and access special wildlife viewing and photo opportunities with the whole family.

Free PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola information tours are being given by Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Hosts throughout the summer. Guests are invited to meet at the Whistler PEAK 2 PEAK terminal every hour on the hour from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm daily.

Connecting Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola is an engineering marvel breaking three world records.

  • Longest unsupported span of 3.024 kilometers
  • Highest lift of its kind at 436 metres above the valley floor
  • Completes the longest continuous lift system on the globe

Audain Art Museum
Experience the art of British Columbia, from the traditional works of the province’s First Peoples through to its contemporary masters, in one of Canada’s most treasured wilderness destinations.

Bear Viewing Tour
Experience the wildlife, vegetation, glaciers and rainforests of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Visit bear dens and wander through pristine alpine meadows and old growth Western Hemlock forests. Learn how conservation and enhancement initiatives help to sustain healthy populations, and how mountain resorts are continually redesigning recreational experiences to ensure a sustainable future.

Live the Olympic experience! Rolling Thunder – a bobsled on wheels specially designed for summer training will have you speeding down the Whistler Sliding Track at speeds up to 125 miles per hour during this 42-second thrill of a lifetime. Take part in a summer bobsled experience at Whistler Sliding Centre, running from July 1 - September 4.

Climbing and Mountaineering
Discover Whistler or Squamish's spectacular back-country with a professional guide, from day-hikes to expeditions. All guides are SCMG certified.

Family Adventure Zone
Located directly adjacent to the Fairmont resort offers a fun kids play area filled with exciting children's outdoor activities including Westcoast Luge Little Mountain Mini Golf, Kiss the Sky Bungy Trampoline, Blackcomb Trail Rides and Balloon Slide & Castle!

The Sea to Sky corridor, linking Vancouver and points north of Whistler, offers seven spectacular golf courses in the Whistler area. Four of the courses are designer courses including the stunning Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. Tee time reservations recommended.

Helicopter Sightseeing Tours
Nothing quite beats the thrill of a helicopter ride through Whistler's stunning mountain region. Soar high this fall on one of Blackcomb Helicopter's many exciting sightseeing tours.

Day or overnight hikes are available on the myriad of self-guided park routes in the Valley and on surrounding mountains. Heli-hiking trips offer even more exciting alpine adventures.

Mini Golf
Play a round at an 18-hole mini golf course with holes named after Blackcomb's most inspiring ski terrain. Located right beside Fairmont Chateau Whistler resort.

Mountain Biking
Whistler offers unsurpassed biking experiences, from paved paths, single-track and heli-biking to alpine tours and thrilling mountain descents. Rent a bike by the hour, by the day, or take a guided tour which includes a mountain bike and accessories.

Off Road 4X4 Tours
Explore the beauty of Whistler's natural environment from the comfort of a four-wheel drive vehicle. Experienced and knowledgeable guides drive passengers to breathtaking destinations up mountains and through valleys.

River Rafting / Jet Boating
Local Whistler rafting companies offer everything from an hour long float trip to a multi-day adventure exploring the many rivers in the Whistler area. Jet boaters will see adventure-seekers zipping through the headwaters to view waterfalls and wildlife, and then riding the waves for an unforgettable thrill.

Scenic and white water rafting excursions, 'Raft and Dine' and 'Saddle and Paddle' trips are available on local lakes and rivers through many local rafting companies.

Treetop Tours | Treetrek Tours
Two incredible options for adventurers of all ages and abilities. 
With bridges, rope swings, tight ropes, monkey bars and more, Superfly’s Treetop Adventure Course is a challenging and exciting way to experience the forest.

Treetrek Ecotours, operated by Ziptrek, is a fully guided ecology based tour that takes guests through the treetops on a series of suspension bridges and observation platforms.

Via Ferrata
Experience the Sea to Sky corridor's newest and most exciting climbing adventure; Via Ferrata. Take a fully navigated tour, suitable for children and families alike, allowing you to experience vertical adventure through the use of metal rungs and a specialized cable system.

Ziptrek | Superfly Ziplines
Soar through the sky on some of the World’s most spectacular ziplines. Find out what it’s like to be a bird for a day and take in Whistler’s stunning mountain scenery.

For assistance in planning a trip to Whistler, contact the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Concierge - they will be pleased to assist you with all your Whistler activities year round. 

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