Your time in Whistler will no doubt involve exploring the great outdoors. But there are days where the weather may disagree. Don’t be disconcerted by drizzly conditions. Check out one of these five awesome rainy day activities in Whistler…
Reach New Heights
Feed your sense of adventure – even on a rain day – with a climbing session at The Core. Offering an amazing 5,500 square foot climbing wall, it’s the place to learn or develop your climbing or belay skills. The Core also offers a bouldering zone with hundreds of holds to give you an infinite choice of routes. Drop in sessions start from $18 with rental equipment available.
Expand Your Horizons
For something more subdued, enjoy a couple of hours of indigenous art, history and culture at the Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre. Take a tour with an SLCC ambassador or enjoy a bite to eat at the Thunderbird Café. ‘This indigenous inspired eatery features unique menu items such as a smoked salmon bannock panini, bison pot pie, and venison chili.’
Ice, Ice Baby
Experience a touch of Canadian winter year-round at the Meadow Park Sports Centre. The arena is an ideal place to play hockey or just have a cruise around the ice. Facilities include an NHL-sized surface as well as full service skate shop and rentals. After a skate session, we recommend heading next door to the swimming pool and enjoying a soak in the hot tubs!
Channel your creativity with a soapstone carving class at Fathom Stone Art Gallery. They offer a variety of classes suitable for all ages. Their artist instructors will guide you in creating your own stone art and all materials are included. It’s a great way to create a totally unique Whistler souvenir to take home.
A Rainy Escape!
A great activity – especially for a small group – is the Escape! Room. Try your hand at one of four themed experiences each one designed to test your cognitive mettle. They range from beginner to advanced and cost $33 per player for a 45 minute challenge. Voted ‘Whistler’s Best Rainy Day Activity’, it’s no surprise that Escape! Room Whistler made the cut.
For more ideas on things to do in Whistler, check our our piece: A Guide To The Top 5 Things To Do In Whistler In 2019!
Feature image PC: Stephan Seeber