Whistler Blackcomb is Canada’s biggest ski resort, giving travelers a sprawling winter playground to explore. Blogger Claudia Laroye, aka The Travelling Mom, loves the popular mountain town that she has frequented for ski weekends over the past 25 years. In her latest blog post, Laroye shares the parts of Whistler that keep her and her family coming back.
Easy Slope Access
Whistler Blackcomb offers over 200 runs, 8,171 acres of terrain, 16 alpine bowls and three glaciers – plenty of land to explore! With rental accommodations located right on the mountain, Laroye and her family love the convenience of being able to ski right out after a fueling breakfast. It gives travelers more time on the mountain and streamlines the process of getting everyone suited up and out the door.
Coca-Cola Tube Park
One of the most popular non-skiing activities in Whistler, the Coca-Cola Tube Park offers seven lanes for tubing that vary in difficulty and length. It’s a top spot for family fun. “Families can even join their tubes together and ask the guide for a spinning start,” shares Laroye.
Squamish Lilwat Cultural Centre
An easy walk from Whistler Village, The Squamish Lilwat Cultural Centre is a multi-media showcase of Squamish and Lilwat culture, heritage and history. You can join a guided tour while you’re there to learn more about the community from an Aboriginal Youth Ambassador.
Audain Art Museum
Whistler’s newest cultural hot spot, the Audain Art Museum houses a permanent collection of artworks from British Columbia and hosts exhibitions from leading museums around the world. “It’s free for children 16 years old and younger,” Laroye points out.
Fire and Ice Show
“Who can resist fireworks and fire spinners – especially when snowflakes fill the air,” asks Laroye. Each Sunday night during the ski season, Whistler’s best skiers and riders put on a show, hitting a big air jump through a blazing ring of fire.