The resort municipality of Whistler has a selection of attractions including museums, lakes, ski hills and hiking trails. Below are Whistler’s top places.
The following list includes our top year-round activities in the Whistler area. All places listed below are open for most if not all of the year.
Whistler’s Top Dozen Plus Attractions
Below are some of Whistler’s most popular attractions and things to see (in no particular order).
- Aerial Obstacle Course – an outdoor adventure park with ropes courses and ziplines in the forest.
- Scandinave Spa – a Nordic-themed spa just north of Whistler Village with hydrotherapy pools, hot rooms and massage services.
- Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre – an immersive indigenous museum celebrating the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations.
- Audain Art Museum – a modern museum featuring a permanent collection of BC artwork.
- Whistler Museum – a museum celebrating the history of Whistler.
- Whistler Blackcomb – the mountains are not just for skiing and snowboarding! In the summer folk can try mountain biking at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park or take one of the many hiking trails up the mountain. Other options in the winter time include heli skiing and glacier skiing.
- Whistler Olympic Park – built for 2010 games, the park is now used for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter and mountain biking and hiking in the summer.
- Superfly Ziplines – a 4-line zipline tour through Whistler’s backcountry.
- Whistler Bungee – an exhilarating jump off a bridge over the Cheakamus River.
- Vallea Lumina – a year-round multimedia light walk through an old growth forest.
- Peak 2 Peak Gondola – a gondola that connects Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. In the winter, snow sport enthusiasts use the gondola to jump between mountains to experience Whistler’s full collection of trails. In the summer it provides access to Whistler Summit and the Cloudraker Skybridge.
- RZR Tours – all-terrain vehicle tours in Whistler’s backcountry on Cougar Mountain.
- Cloudraker Skybridge – a suspension bridge spanning 130 metres across the Whistler Bowl. At the end, visitors can enjoy 360-degree views of the surrounding area.
- Snowmobiling Tours – one of the most fun activities you can do in winter is to go snowmobiling. Tours happen with The Adventure Group (TAG) at Cougar Mountain about 15 minutes outside Whistler Village.
In addition to the above, there is of course also Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain which are the resort’s two ski hills.
Other places to visit in the Whistler area are Whistler’s Parks and Nature including several beautiful lakes such as Lost Lake, Alpha Lake, Alta Lake and Green Lake as well as provincial parks in Pemberton and Squamish. Popular outdoor activities in Whistler include hiking on one of Whistler’s many trails or golfing at any of Whistler’s three golf courses.
For other activities in Whistler check out our articles on what to do in Whistler in the Summer or the Winter.
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In case you also visit Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, articles on the website VancouversBestPlaces.com that you might want to check out include the following:
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- The A to Zs of Vancouver
- Vancouver’s Top 24 Attractions
- Vancouver Hotels & Places to Stay
- Lower Mainland Parks & Nature