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Whistler Village

 

Lost Lake Nature Trail – Our favorite trail from the village is a winding footpath that goes right along Blackcomb Creek, through the forest, and comes out at Lost Lake. From there, you can continue on the loop trail around the lake. Pick up the trail next to the Cross Country Connection bike rental shop and day parking lots.

      Lost Lake Trail – For the stroller set, Lost Lake Trail is for you – a wide, gravel or paved, largely level, multi-use trail.
      Lost Lake – Lost Lake has a sandy beach, perfect for toddlers to wade and dig in the sand, picnic tables and grassy areas.Bigger kids can swim out to the floating dock on the lake.
   

Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Center – On the nature trail, you'll pass by the cultural center, featuring exhibits about the First Nations peoples of the area. Check out a hand-carved canoe and intricate cedar weavings, learn about the plants and trees used by the Squamish and Lil-Wat people for clothing, houses, baskets, watch a 15 min. movie, and outside, visit a traditional longhouse and pit house.

   

Lost Lake bike trails – Around Lost Lake is a labyrinth of bike trails in the forest. The easiest ones, Lost Lake Loop and Old Mill Road, are perfect for younger kids. Teens can take on some of the more difficult trails, such as Upper Panorama and Centennial. Cross Country Connection has bikes for rent, including kid's bikes, helmets, locks and bike trailers.

 

Play area – At Celebration Plaza (in front of the post office), the busiest spot is the play area, a unique climbing structure centered around a tree with ramps and slides, where you'll see lots of kids playing and parents taking it easy on the benches around the market square.

   

Peak 2 Peak Gondola – Ride the skies on gondola that goes between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. From the gondola are amazing views in all directions – snow covered mountain ranges, trees and valleys below, like a miniature world, feels like you're on top of the world. The ticket includes rides all day on the Whistler Village Gondola (to get up the mountain), as well as the Peak 2 Peak Gondola.

Alpine trails
    Alpine hiking trails – Once you're up on the mountains, there are hiking trails, snack huts and full service restaurants on both Whistler and Blackcomb. The easiest trails are Paleface Trail, a loop trail from the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistlers, which goes through the forest, and the Alpine Walk from Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb. Tip: Pick up detailed info about all the trails, from the easiest to most difficult, in the visitor center in the village.
   

ZipTreks – Kids love the sensation of zooming through the trees on a zipline. You put on a hard hat and gloves, strap on a harness, the harness is clipped to a pulley, step on a platform, and there you are, zipping along on a cable over an old growth forest. Wear closed-toed shoes, for kids 6 and up, and weight 65 pounds.

   

Blackcomb Base Adventure Zone – Kids will have fun riding the go karts, bouncing on the bungee trampolines, playing mini-golf, or going down the luge slide ( kids 4 and up). Blackcomb Trail rides has one hour horseback rides (kids have to be 4 ft tall) and pony rides for young kids, June to September.

   

Fun food

     

Try "Beaver Tail" pastries – it really does look like a beaver tail – covered with toppings of cinnamon and sugar or maple glaze. Zog's in Whistler Village has beaver tails, as well as the hut next to the Whistler Village Gondola on the mountain.

     

Farmers Market (Blackcomb Way) – June to October, on Sundays stop into the farmers market for local fruits from local farms – strawberries, apples and pumpkins, as well as baked goods, fudge, ice cream, and maple syrup lollypops.

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