10 Things to do in Whistler (other than skiing)

Whistler is renowned the world over for being a great place to hit the slopes. But there’s more to this mountain town than simply skiing. In this article, we explore some of our favourite things to do that don’t involve snow—ideal for a trip to Whistler at any time of year.

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  • Try Axe Throwing: Unleash your inner lumberjack (or Jill) by heading to Forged Axe Throwing, British Columbia’s only indoor axe throwing venue. Don’t worry if you’ve never thrown an axe before, the friendly team will have you and your group hitting bullseyes in no time.10 Things to do in Whister. Forged Axe by water
  • Attend a Festival: No matter what month you arrive in Whistler, there’s sure to be a festival waiting for you. The Cornucopia Festival is perfect for foodies, and the Whistler Beer and Wine Festival is always well attended in September. Nature lovers should head to the Fungus Among Us festival in October.
  • Experience the Peak-to-Peak Gondola & BBQ: No visit to Whistler would be complete without experiencing the Peak-to-Peak Gondola, but visitors should also make time to enjoy the BBQ offered at 1,800 meters on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre: Appreciate the history of Whistler, Pemberton and Squamish by visiting the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, located on Blackcomb Way. Steeped in cultural history, this centre is full of native artefacts and art.
  • Go Rafting: Rafting and British Columbia are the perfect match, and there are rivers for all levels of ability in this part of the world. From family floats to Class IV rapids, Wedge Rafting have all you need to get started on an epic day of adventure.
  • !0 things to do in Whistler.  RAFTINGDrink Craft Beer: Function Junction is quickly emerging as a go-to neighbourhood in Whistler, and there’s a hugely popular beer scene too. Whistler Brewing is the mainstay, and has long been a favourite. Coast Mountain Brewing is new on the scene, offering a whole host of staples and experimental new flavours.
  • Have a picnic by a lake: Choose from Alta Lake, Nita Lake, Green Lake, Alpha Lake or Lost Lake to enjoy a picnic with a view. While each lake differs, all of them have some form of beach (sandy or pebble) and are accessible via public transit.
  • Slide like an Olympian: You won’t be winning any medals but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a taste of the 2010 Winter Olympic experience at the Whistler Sliding Centre.
  • Go Hiking: The best way to see Whistler like a local, is to head out on a hiking tour, exploring the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains at a pace to suit you.
  • Enjoy delicious cuisine: You won’t need to look far to find delicious food to suit all Enjoy seafood at the Sushi Village or Rim Rock Café and Oyster Bar, or head to locals favourite Bearfoot Bistro where big groups even get to sit at the chef’s table!



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