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Fun Winter Activities for the Whole Family in Whistler, British Columbia

By Milana Bucan
 

Until spring time when the weather warms up allowing for more adventurous outdoor activities in the Whistler area, this famous resort is known for its popular ski runs and spectacular views, as well as hosting winter events not just for the adventurous skiers, but for the whole family.  During a recent trip there with my family I discovered there are plenty of activities for all ages that made our Whistler visit a memorable experience.

Whistler Fire and Ice Show at Summit Lodge

Whistler Fire and Ice Show at Summit Lodge

One of the popular and free events held every Sunday is the Fire and Ice Show, featuring professional snowboarders and skiers jumping through fire rings and creating a spectacle for the whole family to enjoy. Held at the Skiers Plaza, the show starts at 6:30 pm and is ongoing throughout the winter.  Following the fire and ice show spectacle, there is an after-party at the Garibaldi Lift Co. featuring live music by the local band The Hairfarmers.

Ziptrek at Whistler. Photo: Kris Krug via flickr

Ziptrek at Whistler. Photo: Kris Krug via Flickr

Other activities that you can experience during the winter months include: Ziptrek Ecotours, featuring one of the highest and longest ziplines in North America and where you can zipline through beautiful evergreens and relish the aerial view of the snow-covered grounds below. In the summer be sure to check out the Sasquatch tour, spanning over 2 km and a speed well over 100 km/hr.

Whistler Coca Cola Tube Park. Photo: Janheuninck via Flickr

Whistler Coca Cola Tube Park. Photo: Janheuninck via Flickr

Snowmobile Tours are another fun activity with guided tours through the forests, and available for pairs as well as private groups. The Coca-Cola Tube Park, is a must for adults and kids who enjoy some thrills. No experience is required – it’s just seven lanes of pure excitement. This is my favorite activity because there is no age limit, no skill is required, and for the adults it’s an excuse to enjoy the excitement and be kids again.  After being outside in the fresh air, while the cheeks get rosy red, the tube park offers a heated outside seating area to rest and have refreshing hot and cold snacks. The tube park is lit into the evening hours, allowing for a whole day of fun.

Other adventurous activities in the Whistler area that the whole family can enjoy are snowshoeing, perfect for all fitness levels, as well as dog-sledding, a truly Canadian activity that will guide you through a winter wonderland at a comfortable pace. For more information on all the activities mentioned visit www.whistlerblackcomb.com.

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Milana Bucan

About the Author

Milana is currently studying to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, while regularly contributing articles about lifestyle, food and fashion. As a photography enthusiast I never miss an opportunity for that perfect candid shot. Foodie at heart, I will go the extra mile to enjoy the perfect cup of coffee or the most scrumptious chocolate dessert.

 

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