It’s raining, it’s pouring… and you’re not sure what to do in the outdoor mecca that is Whistler.
Rain is a reality in Whistler, and it can happen down in the valley at any time throughout the year. But a little rain needn’t put a damper on things – there are plenty of fun rainy day activities to partake in right here in Whistler. Here are a few of our favourites.
Jump Around at Bounce
If your kids are bouncing off the walls at home on a rainy day, the best thing to do is to let them literally bounce of the walls at Bounce! Located in Function Junction, this trampoline centre has lots of fun features that will let kids (and adults) burn off some extra steam. The pit of foam blocks is favourite for practicing flips and aerials.
Watch a Movie
There’s a reason that going to the movie theatre is a favourite rainy day pastime – it’s fun, easy, and entertaining. Whistler’s movie theatre is situated in the centre of the Village Stroll. Grab a delicious bag of popcorn and catch a matinee while you wait for the weather to clear up.
Ice Skating at Meadow Park
Rain outside doesn’t mean you can’t partake in fun, wintery activities. Located in Alpine Meadows, Meadow Park’s skating rink is perfect for an afternoon spent sliding around on ice. Practice your figure skating skills or sneak in a few hockey drills. Meadow Park offer lots of other fun rainy day activities too, like swimming, exercise classes, sauna time, or the fully equipped gym upstairs.
Outsmart the Escape Room
Whistler’s latest attraction involves problem solving and teamwork. Whistler’s own Escape Room features four different settings, each requiring solving puzzles and riddles to make it out on time. Can you outsmart the Escape Room? There’s only one way to find out…
Rock Climbing at The Core
Tucked underground in Whistler Village is a climbing gym called The Core. Drop in and have some fun playing on the climbing wall, giving your legs a break from skiing and learning to use a whole new set of muscles. This is a fun way to stay active, despite the rain outdoors.
Lounging at the Scandinave Spa
Not all rainy day activities have to take place inside. We love heading to the relaxing Scandinave Spa on a misty, rainy day. Although the spa is outdoors in the middle of the woods, the rain only adds to the mystical feel of the place. Since you’ll be dipping around in the hot and cold baths and pools, you won’t mind getting a little wet. Besides, you can always warm up and dry off in the saunas or solariums. This one is best paired with a Swedish massage.
Indulge Your Inner Bookworm at the Library
Oh the places you’ll go at the Whistler Public Library! Go in with an open mind and leave with a stack of books spanning every genre you could possibly imagine. The Whistler Public Library rents out movies, too, so you can finally catch those titles that aren’t yet available on Netflix. Before you head to the library, check out their calendar of events – there are often fun activities for kids taking place throughout the week.
Skiing in rain isn’t very fun, but rain in the valley doesn’t always mean rain in the mountains. Check the alpine forecast and the Whistler Blackcomb weather cameras – it just might be dumping snow up top!