Whether you’ve got a family with kids looking to play, or you’re wanting to keep fit and have fun or you’re just happy to lounge on the deck, one thing is sure: for your kids the pool can often be one of the most attractive features to a hotel. And there are quite a few kid friendly pools in Whistler. Sometimes the pool is outside and there’s nothing quite like the feeling of floating in the heated pool at night when big snowflakes are lazily drifting down. And mid summer it’s the perfect place to lay back poolside and catch some sun rays while the kids play in the water. If it’s not something you usually do, the next time you’re staying in a hotel with a pool go for a dip. So, if you’re looking for the most kid friendly pools in Whistler, look no further. Here they are:
Pan Pacific Mountainside
Pan Pacific operates two outstanding five-star luxury hotels in Whistler, Village Centre and Mountainside, the latter of which is the closest in town to the gondola base for both mountains. Not only is the location perfect but it’s got the most enviable pool deck in Whistler. Being right at the bottom of the slopes you can enjoy the amazing heated outdoor saltwater swimming pool while watching skiers or mountain bikers finish their runs. The big pool is big and there are plenty of excellent lounge chair positions in the summer. There’s also not one but two outdoor hot tubs to soak it up in, along with a rejuvenating eucalyptus steam room.
Four Seasons Whistler
Four Seasons is obviously among the top of most every list for luxury hotels and premium amenities and here in Whistler the same rule applies. They feature as well one of the most kid friendly pools in Whistler. And the pool is breathtaking. The outdoor heated swimming pool is free form with flowing edges and is a whopping 75-feet long – perfect for a refreshing dip or swimming a few casual laps. It’s such an oasis of bliss and beauty, and in the summer it’s the place to lounge poolside. Pool staff will provide you with Evian and cool damp towels in the hot sun along with drink service so you’ll feel more like you’re at a Caribbean resort than Whistler. Then soak into one of three hot spring style jacuzzis and feel all the stress just drift away.
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Fairmont is another legendary Canadian resort and the Whistler version is phenomenal. Here you’ll find ultra-comfortable and luxurious accommodation, romantic amenities and kid-friendly programs. And down at the Health Club & Fitness Centre you’ll find the stunning outdoor 60-foot heated pool with underwater speakers where you can swim some lengths feeling the vibrations of the music; or take a dip in the indoor/outdoor heated leisure pool. Yes, that’s two pools at your service. And on deck you’ll find private cabanas with food and drink services three outdoor whirlpools, along with ab indoor whirlpool. There’s also a dry sauna, two eucalyptus steam rooms and change room facilities. So yes, this is another superb option if you’re looking for the most kid friendly pools in Whistler.
Meadow Park Sports Center in Whistler has an indoor kid’s pool and a lap pool, an indoor ice skating rink, a gym, a fitness studio, squash courts, a weight room to enjoy the sports part of the trip. The hot tub and the steam room will provide the relaxation part of the trip. Nevertheless, prices are affordable for everybody.
The kiddie pool is wonderful for the little ones. It has a few water fountains and spouting bears for the little kids to splash through and some lazy rivers to float around on. There are shallow areas in the kid’s pool for the little ones and deeper parts for the older children. The lap pool has 6 lanes and spans 25-meters – swing into the pool on the rope swing, slide down the 8 foot slide or play a round of water basketball.
TIP: Friday evening from 6 pm all rates for Meadow Park are half the price.