If you believe that activity holidays for families should be about experiencing a genuine family adventure, then you should put Whistler at the top of your list of holiday destinations. |
The Ultimate Adventure Destination
From downhill mountain biking through beautiful wilderness trails and skiing on a glacier to ziplining over breath-taking mountain scenery, an adventure holiday to Whistler can be a truly life changing experience for your family.
Wilderness activities such as hiking and mountain biking create a unique opportunity for you and your family to get back in touch with the natural world. Even when you venture into Whistler itself for a bit of luxury and sophistication, the laidback vibe of Whistler Village will have you putting the hustle and bustle of modern life behind you while you move to a slower, gentler, mountain pace.
Whistler’s Winter Fun
Whistler is famous for its winter sports with a huge range of snow-based activities including: • Skiing • Snowboarding • Dog sledding • Snow mobiling • Winter ziplining • Ice climbing • Eagle viewing • Ice skating • Bobsleighing • Ice fishing In fact, there is so much for families to do in the resort in winter you might need to visit more than once just to try everything out!
Fun in the Sun in Whistler
The fun doesn’t stop in Whistler just because much of the snow has melted (although there is year-round skiing on the resort’s glacier). The range of summer activities offered here makes it the perfect place to enjoy activity holidays - for families especially.
From ziplining through forests and over mountain creeks to the Whistler Bike Park and white water rafting, high octane adventure remains the focus here in the summer months. Families can enjoy adrenaline-boosting activities for all ages with tree climbing adventures, jet boating, 4x4 tours, rock climbing and even a summer bobsleigh.
White Water Rafting
Working with our partners Wedge Rafting, we have selected three exhilarating white water rafting experiences perfect for those of you looking for the ultimate activity holidays. For families, it’s easy to select a ride that suits everyone: the rafting team offers a different level of thrills depending on age and experience. Younger children will love the trip down the Cheakamus, while those looking for a more heart-racing thrill can choose from the Green River or the class 3 and 4 rapids of the Squamish River.
Whistler is, of course, home to the legendary downhill thrills of the Whistler Bike Park. With their love of outdoor activities, the creators of the park have been careful to offer a range of trails for all different levels of riders so that from gentle forest trails to steep rock faces, there really is something for every member of the family at the Park.
Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, it’s no surprise that hiking is a popular pastime in Whistler. You’ll discover a network of hiking trails for all levels of hikers running through the mountains past lakes, glaciers and alpine meadows. Of course, each trail boasts its own stunning views.
There’s nothing quite like having fun together as a family, and on the Whistler Zipline Tour laughter is practically guaranteed, but it’s also great when you can add a little education in with the thrills. The guides on the Zipline Tour will fill you in on Whistler’s ecology and wildlife before fastening you onto the zipline for the ride of your life. Those looking to up the adrenalin stakes can even try a twilight tour, with only a head-torch to light your way!
Richard Edwards is the Managing Director of Summit & Blue, an adventure holiday company offering independently crafted activity holidays for families to exciting destinations around the world, including France, Italy, Portugal, the USA and Canada. With unique itineraries and exciting activities like biking, hiking, white water rafting and canoeing, we create holidays for those looking for an experience a little more off the beaten track.
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