While vacations are meant for family fun, there is no family fun without kid fun! Keeping the kids entertained and happy is essential to family well-being, so here we’ve put together a group of kid friendly events in Whistler, along with some of the most popular summer happenings.
Kid friendly Events in Whistler: Children’s Festival
From the 8-10 July this summer, don’t miss out on one of the longest-running kids’ festivals around: Whistler’s Children’s Festival! This festival is a whirlwind of activities that provide your children with the opportunity to enjoy and enhance their creative talents in a myriad of ways: soapstone carving, dreamcatcher making, birdhouse crafting and more. In addition, they’ll enjoy all the activities and performances that will occur. Local artists show their talent, live music gets the kids to boogie, face painters transform your children into superheroes and fantastical creatures, and balloon artists wow kids with their balloon animals. Located in the Olympic Plaza, the festival is free on Friday and $10 for kids on Saturday and Sunday (with the exception of those under 2 years of age, which get in for free). To get a sense of last year’s festival included, and what this year’s will as well, check out our post on Enjoy Whistler. This event is undoubtedly one of the most popular kid friendly events in Whistler.
Kids Adventure Day Camp
There’s a summer-long day camp in Whistler that we know your kids will love: the Kids Adventure Day Camp. Mondays through Fridays from 9am-3pm, your kids will be in the capable hands of the camp staff, and are placed in age groups: Mini Ages (3-4), Junior Ages (5-7), and Youth Ages (8-12). They then embark on a day of exciting adventures! Mini and Junior Ages take on everything from a trip to Lost Lake, to the Peak 2 Peak gondola, to the Cultural Centre, to the Water Park and Adventure Zone. Youth Ages tackle more advanced experiences such as Lost Lake Orienteering, Peak 2 Peak Mountain Hike, Alta Lake sailing, and Adventure Zone Archery. Whatever your children’s ages are, there is something for them at the Adventure Day Camps. Not only do they get a chance to explore the wonders that Whistler has to offer, they also get to spend time with other kids their age. The camp makes sure that healthy snacks and lunches are provided, and that each child has a blast. Make sure to sign up in advance so your kids get a spot! What better way to get to explore than through some good ol’ fashioned fun?
Bricks 4 Kidz
A summer camp where kids have the opportunity to explore, create, design, and invent is what’s in store at Bricks 4 Kidz. Based around LEGO-themed creations, the camp revolves around several themes, and provides a unique opportunity for your kids to learn about building! The camps in Whistler are: Mining and Crafting from July 25-29; Remote Control Mania from August 8-12; and the new Galaxy Far, Far Away from August 22-26. Each of these camps is appropriate for kids aged 5-10, and each child will depart with a custom-built mini figure! The camps run from 3-5pm in the Arts Building at Spruce Grove field after the WORCA Camp (see below), which involves instruction and daily fun biking in Whistler. Make sure to sign up your little future engineers for this great opportunity!
This camp provides your kids with the unique opportunity of exploring the advantages of biking safely around the Whistler area, while learning about technique and mountain skill development. Ranging in ages from 6-15, kids can participate in a fun and safe learning environment, while having the time of their lives. The camp runs from 9am-3pm Monday-Friday, and allows parents to have a worry-free day while their kids tackle the mountain biking areas around Whistler. Not only will your kids get to explore the bike paths and trails in the area, but they also will learn skills and drills that will keep their mountain biking experience safe and fun. The ratio of kids to instructors is 5:1, and the camps fill up quickly, so register your kids ASAP!
DFX Kids Bike Park Lessons
For kids aged 5-12, take a look at the incredible opportunities for your kids to explore the bike parks of Whistler safely this summer! Under certified supervision, kids get the chance to explore the thrills of mountain biking and understand the foundations of the sport. Suitable for different levels of experience, the lessons are in groups of 4 children (maximum), and have lunch provided for the kids. Have your child learn the joys of mountain biking in the safety of a controlled environment! Sign up for the lessons HERE.
Family Adventure Zone
From June 18 – September 6, make sure to check out one of Whistler’s most exciting areas for family and kids: the Family Adventure Zone. From Sunday-Thursday 10am-6pm and Friday-Saturday 10am-8pm, make sure you and your kids explore some of the fun-tastic opportunities here: catch some high-speed thrills on the 315m-long Westcoaster Slide; test your putting skills at Mario and Friends Mini Golf; bounce your ya-yas out at the Balloon Slide and Bouncy Castle; fancy up with some glitter tattoos; become a superhero and climb up the Spider Web and so much more! No matter your goal for having hun, the Adventure Zone has it for you. Make sure you and your kids take a look at the multi-activity Adventure Passes, as we guarantee you quite the excellent adventure.
As you can see, there is a plethora of experiences & kid friendly events in Whistler this summer. For more info on family friendly hotels, restaurants, activities etc, go to our Enjoy Whistler’s dedicated family pages. Make sure to check out Enjoy Whistler’s summer specials & Save up to 50% on your summer accommodation. Or, to make it convenient for you, download our family guide E-book and get access to Whistler’s most valuable tips & tricks for your Family vacation.