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Whistler with Kids

I had a great response to my first post on Travel Tips. So, I thought I’d continue this series. We travel a lot and, as a result, have tips based on experiences, some difficult and some successful.  Often I will post more general Travel Tips but every week or so I will post about a specific location. I hope this series helps you and your family have a wonderful vacation.

hiking in whistler with kids

My husband and I have been going to Whistler for nearly a decade. Of course, since having children three years ago these trips have ultimately taken a 180 degree turn.  My husband and I continue to push through and make these experiences happen for us and for our family. Over the last three years, we’ve learned a lot about what it takes to have a warm and splendid vacation.

  1. Meadow Park Sports Centre – This complex is a gem! We discovered the pool last year. Our 18 month old was too young for day care and after getting our fill of outside time, finding this Sports Centre was a goldmine. There is a Kiddie Pool, perfect for children. Our time here was happy and joyful. There are drop in times at reasonable prices.
  2. Whistler Library – Lovely space for kids. There are several FREE drop in Story Times throughout the week.
  3. Myrtle Philip Community School – We discovered this school on our last trip.  There is a big space of land around the school good for sledding, practicing with skis and a really cool outdoor play area. There was new and interesting equipment (at least to me) perfect for getting energy out and working on gross motor skills and balance.
  4. Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides – We have this activity on our list for our next trip next month. There are a variety of ride options depending on your mood. Equipped with blankets and a warm beverage, with the gorgeousness of the area, you can’t really go wrong.
  5. Lost Lake Trail- Whistler has amazing trails all throughout the area. Lost Lake trails are just nestled just outside the village. Great for hiking with snowshoes. Carry your child in a pack or a sled. Wonderful nature trails with all sorts of fun sights for children to view and to experience along the way.
  6. Peak 2 Peak Gondola – Even if you and your children are not skiing, take a ride on the gondola. The ride is worth the dollars spent. The gondola goes between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. There are even two glass bottomed cars, which make for an extra exciting high in the sky adventure for kids.
  7. Whistler’s Inclusive Playground – This playground is located by the Medals Park and includes a fun tree house, a sensory climbing wall and a spinning disc. My boys could not get enough of this park.

This list is just a taste of what Whistler has to offer families and what I’d recommend to you and your family.

Thank you for visiting! Come back soon.

Marnie

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