Things To Do in Whistler
There are a huge amount of things to do in Whistler! There's the great Canadian outdoors, world-class art galleries and a plethora of dining options. Sometimes it can be hard to decide what to do. Here we breakdown some of the best things to do in Whistler depending on what type of person you are!
The Active One
The perfect start to a sunny day in Whistler is to get outside! There are so many things to do in Whistler when the sun is shining, but we think hiking is one of the best! The Lost Lake trails are a great introduction to hiking in Whistler. There’s a mix of gravel and single-track trails and the trails take you through the old-growth forest around Lost Lake Park. You’ll be able to see some iconic views of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain as well as Lost Lake as you hike the Lost Lake Loop. Another fantastic option is to take Whistler gondola up Whistler Mountain and go on a high alpine hike.
After a morning hike, you’ll need to replace all those calories! Luckily for you, Whistler has some fantastic healthy food options! The Green Moustache in Marketplace is an organic, whole-food cafe that is well worth a visit. The menu is 100% plant-based and has some tasty options such as chia pudding bowl, Buddha bowl, and potato dill salad. Just what you need after all that exercise! They also have a full drinks menu - all vegan, all delicious!
On a warm summer afternoon, going to one of our lakes is definitely one of the best things to do in Whistler! We’ve got a number of lakes and parks to visit, but if you ask us, there’s only one winner - Alpha Lake! Alpha Lake and Alpha Lake Park is only a short stroll from Evolution in Creekside and certainly a great place to spend an afternoon. The park has a playground, volleyball court, a dock, and BBQ facilities. You can sit back and relax on the grass while taking in views of the mountains and topping up your vitamin D!
The Social One
Whistler is a dreamland for socialites! There are endless amounts of things to do in Whistler if you’re the life of the party. Get a group of your friends together and try to escape from Escape! Whistler. This fun activity will have you and your friends working and laughing together to try and solve the clues to escape from the locked room. Escape! Whistler has four fun and challenging rooms that you and up to 6 people can take on. You and your friends will love trying out this unique experience!
Celebrate escaping with your friends with a cold drink on a warm patio! Whistler has some incredible patios with stunning views and great drinks. Merlin’s in Upper Village has one of the best patios in town. Their patio is at Base 2 on Blackcomb Mountain, so you’ll be treated to some great views of the mountain and the gondola. Merlin’s is the perfect place to gather your friends and grab a Caesar - they have five different Caesars on their menu!
After a great day of socializing you guys will be ready for dinner. The GLC at the base of Whistler Mountain is the place to eat with a group of friends. It’s laid back, casual setting is perfect for a chatty dinner. Their menu has a range of tasty options, including gorgonzola potatoes, tempeh kale Caesar salad, and porchetta sandwich. Thankfully for you and your friends, The GLC also has a busy bar, DJ’s and even live music, so your fun day can keep going well into the night!
The Cultured One
The skiing isn’t the only world class activity in Whistler. There is a deluge of things to do in Whistler for the person with a discerning palate. A few hours at the Audain Art Museum is a must. The museum is home to the personal collection of Audain family’s BC art, as well as special exhibitions from all corners of the art world. Some of the highlights of the permanent collection include Northwest Coast First Nations masks and a large collection of the renowned artist - Emily Carr.
After spending some time admiring great works of art you’ll be in the mood to own some yourself. Luckily for you, there are some high-end shopping experiences on offer in Whistler. Can-Ski brings the latest in world mountain fashion right here to Whistler. With brands like Arc’teryx, Descent and Canada Goose you know that this isn’t your usual shopping trip.
There’s no better way to round off a classy day in Whistler than some fine dining and exclusive drinks. Araxi has been the pinnacle of dining in Whistler since Jack Evrensel opened the doors in 1981. You can expect some of the best farm to table cuisine on offer in all of BC, and some expertly paired wines selected by wine director - Jason Kawaguchi. Why not round off your day with one of the more memorable drinks of your life? The Ketel One Ice Room serves up vodka tasting in a bar made completely of ice in a -32C setting. With over 50 types of vodkas available, you’ll warm up in no time!