Many people are lured to Whistler for an authentic Canadian experience. Our small mountain town certainly delivers. So pack your passport and your plaid and add these to your to-do list:
Do You Even Throw, Bro?
Channel your inner lumberjack with a visit to Forged Axe. Whistler’s number one rated group activity, Forged Axe is a must-do for any visitor to Whistler in our eyes. You’ll learn some sweet axe-throwing techniques from the pros and have fun competing with your friends. Drop-in rates start at $37 and can be booked online.
Ice, Ice, Baby!
Bask in the calm of a day on the lake with guided ice fishing trips by Trout Country. They offer fully-guided fishing instruction as well as all the gear needed. Their 3-hour ice fishing adventure is a truly Canadian experience and one to tick off the bucket list. Relax, sit back and wait for a fish to hit your line while soaking in Whistler’s incredible beauty.
Harnessing Puppy Power
There’s nothing quite like the thrill of rushing through the snow on a sled driven by dogs. Experience mountain mushing for yourself and have a day to remember with Blackcomb Dogsled. Choose to sit back and take it all in or get hands-on learning how to harness and stage the dogs. Journeys last up to 2.5 hours and take in the beautiful scenery on the Callaghan Valley. Definitely one not to miss!
A rite of passage for any visitor to Whistler has to be Caesars and poutine. To the untrained eye, you’d be forgiven for mistaking this experience as Bloody Marys and cheesy fries but hear us out. Caesars can be vodka or gin based and are made with Clamato juice. There are lots of crazy and wonderful variations – one of our favourites can be found at Christine’s on Blackcomb. The mountain is also a great place to try poutine. This Canadian classic layers fries with curds and meat gravy. Variations include pulled pork and beef short rib toppings. *Drool*
On The Beaten Path
An enjoyable way to explore the local surroundings, snowshoeing is accessible to most ages and abilities. We recommend a trip to Whistler Olympic Park. It’s a 20-30 minute drive from Whistler Village and accessible from the Sea-to-Sky Highway. There, you’ll find more than 40km of marked trails to explore – half of which are dog-friendly! Wrap up warm and go explore.
For more ideas and great things to do in Whistler, check out Five Great Whistler Experiences For Non-Skiers.
Feature Image PC: Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane.