Whistler with Kids Winter 2018. A Whistler Family Vacation Guide

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Whistler with Kids for the 2017-2018 Winter Season


Whistler with Kids Winter Guide


Planning a Whistler family vacation? Whether you are looking for where to stay in Whistler with kids, the top Whistler family activities or other Whistler family fun — we’ve got you covered.

Not what you are looking for?  See also Things to Do in Whistler with Kids — Christmas and New Year’s and  Whistler with Kids – Summer Guide 


I know you are busy. To allow you to find what you are looking for more easily, please use the following menu.


1. Family Features Whistler Mountain and Whistler Kids Ski School
2. Things to do with Kids in Whistler – Whistler Family Activities
3. Best Family Accommodation Whistler and Vacation Rentals
4. Whistler Kids Ski Free and More Whistler Deals 
5. Best Family Restaurants Whistler
6. Whistler Childcare, Whistler Babysitters and Baby Gear Rentals


If you would like a quick look around at what Whistler has to offer for families, check out this 1 minute Youtube video:



Family Vacation Planning

Whistler Blackcomb Kids Features – Whistler Kids Ski Lessons

Whistler with Toddler

Whistler Mountain Family Friendly Features

Whistler Blackcomb is committed to their family programing. Family Certified icons are displayed on ski runs, in stores, and in food and beverage locations to indicate kid-friendly areas, products and services. Signage and flags also indicate on-mountain ski/snowboard areas to better mark child-friendly and beginner terrain. You’ll find all kinds of on-mountain Whistler family fun in this list, including family-friendly runs to check out while exploring these two side-by-side mountains.

Note: Whistler and Blackcomb mountains are considered one resort (no need to buy separate passes). They are connected near the top by the Peak-2-Peak gondola.

  • The Whistler Mountain Kids Training Centre — featuring a large skills zone and a race training zone.
  • The Whistler Family Zone and Bear Cub run (the signage in this area discourages aggressive skiers and boarders).
  • The Blackcomb Magic Castle and the Whistler Tree Fort – both great for a little on mountain play time.
  • The Enchanted Forest run on Whistler Mountain.
  • The free Nintendo Gaming Lounges at the Roundhouse Lodge (Whistler), the Rendezvous Lodge (Blackcomb) and at the Wizard Grill (Blackcomb Base).

Whistler Kids Features

Family Apres in the Village

Running from Dec.18th 2017 to March 28th, 2018 on Monday and Wednesdays from 3-6pm, is Family Après Ski at Whistler Olympic Plaza. Designed for families with kids of all ages, the events include a variety of entertainment and Whistler children’s activities that change from week to week. These activities include snowman building competitions, tobogganing, storytelling, roaming characters, music, street hockey, snacks, hot beverages and more. This adds to the already popular outdoor skating available at the Olympic Plaza. Participation is free, and skate rentals are available for $6CAD.


Whistler Kids Ski School and Whistler Kids Ski Camps

My kids learned to ski in Whistler kids lessons. I still remember dropping my eldest off at the age of three for a 5 day Whistler Kids Adventure Camp and thinking that there was no way that he would skiing by the end of the week. Boy, was I wrong. He was up and going by the end of day 2.

Whistler makes kids ski and snowboard lessons easy on parents. There are many options to choose from to suit your child’s needs — from 1 day to 5 day kids adventure camps. There are also three different drop-off points for kids lessons (Whistler Kids Creekside, Whistler Kids Blackcomb and Whistler Village Kids), so you can pick the location closest to your Whistler accommodation. Learn more at Whistler Snow School.

For those parents visiting Whistler with toddlers that need child minding, Whistler Childcare has four different licensed daycare facilities for children 18-48 months. Whistler kids daycare can fill up very quickly, so be sure to reserve this service ahead of time, especially during holiday periods. See Whistler Kids Childcare for more information. Full day care at these facilities is $110/day (8am-3:30pm).

Visiting Whistler with a baby and need a sitter? Babysitting Whistler offers childcare in your Whistler hotel or home from $20/hour.

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Things to Do in Whistler with Kids

Wondering what to do in Whistler with kids? Whether you are looking for Whistler toddler activities or fun for the whole family, you’ll find the top family attractions here. Let’s make your Whistler family vacation memorable!


Skating at Whistler Outdoor Skating Rink

Enjoy family fun at this fantastic outdoor covered skating rink. Free for the whole family (skate rentals are $6 , helmets are free); this is a great option in any kind of weather. The rink is open daily from 11am-9pm (closed for ice maintenance 2-3pm and 5:30-6:30pm). Too cold?  Warm up by the fireplace or the outdoor fire pit. The Whistler outdoor skating rink is located at Whistler Olympic Plaza (map). See website for more details.


Skating in Whistler Village
Image Credit: Mike Crane – Tourism Whistler


Family Après Ski in the Village

Looking for things to do in Whistler as a family? Family Apres at Whistler Olympic Plaza runs on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3pm-6pm (Dec. 18th, 2017 to March 28th 2018 – excluding Dec. 25th). Designed for families with kids of all ages, the events include a variety of entertainment and family activities that change from week to week – snowman building competitions, tobogganing, storytelling, roving characters, music, mini hockey, snacks, hot beverages and more. See website for more details.


The Treehouse Playground

This is a fabulous playground right in the village. Whether you are in Whistler with toddlers, or with school aged children, this Whistler kids park and playground will be a huge hit. As an added bonus, it is surrounded by coffee/tea shops (Starbucks, Blenz, Purebread, David’s Tea) and other kid friendly activities (library, toy store, and the candy shop). Why not get them hopped up on some licorice and let them run wild in the playground for a while? The playground is located at Whistler Olympic Plaza (map).

Best Playground in Whistler


Great Glass Elevator Candy Shop

This cute little candy shop is enough to get any toddler into high gear. It is also conveniently located close to the Treehouse Playground and Olympic Plaza (map)


Whoola Toys

A great stop if you are looking for things to do après ski. It is located close to the playground and the candy store (map). See Whoola facebook page for hours.


Tubing – Whistler Blackcomb Coca Cola Tube Park

Fun for the whole family and great for kids who still have energy to burn after a day on the mountain. Kids must be at least 3 years, 36″ tall and accompanied by an adult if under 12 years. The tube park is located at Blackcomb Mountain (Base2) with access from the Excalibur Gondola. See website for more details.


Escape Whistler

Check out Whistler’s newest attraction ! Escape Whistler is a real life gaming experience where groups of 2 to 6 people are placed inside a themed room. Groups are presented with puzzles, riddles, and clues – working together to solve them within 45 minutes in order to “Escape” from the situation.Themes include “The Pirate Ship”, “The Buried Cabin” and “The Rabbit Hole”. Escape Whistler is conveniently located right in the heart of Whistler Village, near the Whistler Village Gondola (see map). Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. See website for more details.

Note: I had the pleasure of trying out the Pirate Ship room with my son recently. While we didn’t quite escape in the 45 minutes allotted, we sure had a ton of fun and can’t wait to try another room.

Escape Room Whistler Village


Meadow Park Sports Centre

Enjoy skating in the indoor ice arena, working out at the fitness centre, and swimming in the fantastic pool (includes a lazy river).  Please see website for drop-in times and rates. The centre is located 5 minutes north of Whistler Village on the Sea to Sky Hwy (map).


Tobogganing, Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing at Whistler Olympic Park

Whistler Olympic Park (a 30 minute drive south of Whistler Village) offers hours on end of all-ages family fun with one convenient pass (cross country skiing, skate skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing and more!). You can even bring the family hound along on certain dog-friendly trails ! The Whistler Olympic Nordic Centre has all your equipment rental needs taken care of (including baby Chariot rentals for the ridiculously fit). Enjoy the venue’s dedicated sledding hill for multiple runs on saucers, carpets or toboggans. Borrow or bring your own sled and helmet. Rentals and access to the toboggan hill are free with admission to the park. Vehicle access to the toboggan hill is $15.00, except on Wednesday evenings when  it is only $7. See website for more information.

Note: All sliders 18 and under must wear CSA approved helmets. Helmets are strongly recommended for all sliders.Free toboggan and helmet rentals are available at the Day Lodge. Availability is limited and a valid credit card is required for deposit.


Where to Snowshoe Whistler



Whistler Holiday Fun – Free Christmas Kids Activities

During Christmas Holidays (Dec. 22nd, 2017 to Jan. 4th, 2018. Closed Dec. 25th and Jan. 1st) the Whistler Conference Centre hosts a kids fun zone including a ton of bouncy castles, a putting zone, movies and air hockey – all for free ! This is a perfect activities for people looking for activities in Whistler for toddlers during the busy holiday season.


Kids Activities Whistler
 Image Credit: Mike Crane – Tourism Whistler


Whistler Fire and Ice Show

Whistler Blackcomb turns up the heat every Sunday with a free Fire & Ice Show. The whole family can enjoy watching skiers and snowboarders jump through a dazzling ring of fire, flanked by fire spinners and fireworks. The event is held every Sunday at 7:30 p.m from Dec.17th, 2017  to Apr. 8th, 2018 and there is a special show on New Year’s Eve at 11:30pm . The show happens at the Skiers Plaza in the main village (map). See website for more details.


Whistler for Kids
Image Credit: Mike Crane – Tourism Whistler


Bounce Trampline Centre

Kids still haven’t got their beans out?  Let them bounce around for a few hours at the trampoline centre. Check schedule for drop in times. The centre is located at 1055 Millar Creek Rd,Function Junction 604 938 4567 (map).


Village 8 Cinemas

Enjoy a movie with your family when you are not on the mountain. With eight theaters, there is usually at least one “G” movie playing. The theatre is located at 4295 Blackcomb Way  (map). See website for showtimes.


Whistler Public Library

The library has some wonderful drop in programs for children.  See their program schedule.  Ask for a “guest membership” and gain free internet access. This library is located at Whistler Village 4329 Main St. (map) 604-935-8433. See website for more details.


Looking for a Whistler kids camp? The Core offers kids 1/2 day camps in the winter that include rock climbing, games and a visit to the tube park (ages 5-14 years, $80 including lunch). They are located at 4010 Lower Whistler Conference Centre (map). See website for more details.


Whistler Peak 2 Peak Gondola Experience

Do you have a youngster who just wants to see what it’s like at the top of the mountain? Try the Peak to Peak Gondola Experience. The gondola leaves from Whistler Village. See website for more details.

Family Activities in Whistler

Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre is an authentic cultural activity for the whole family. It was created to celebrate the joint history of the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations. The art & exhibits on display showcase their histories, creative works and cultures. Performances, crafts and guided tours engage guests and create a memorable experience. The centre is located at 4584 Blackcomb Way (604) 964-0990 (map). See website for more details.

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The Best Whistler Family Accommodation

Looking for the best family accommodation in Whistler? The best place to stay in Whistler with kids can depend on a number of factors (lively vs. quiet, proximity to Whistler kids lessons etc.). The following properties are our top picks for family friendly Whistler hotels and resorts.


Worth noting:

  • Most hotels in Whistler charge an additional $25-$40 per night for parking.
  • Most hotels and vacation rentals will expect you to prepay within 14 days of your arrival.
  • All three village bases have Whistler kids ski school and Whistler childcare drop off points.
  • Book as early as possible as in-season rates can be insanely high.

Whistler Blackcomb Layout

Whistler Family Friendly Activities
Image Credit: Mike Crane – Tourism Whistler


Understanding the layout of Whistler Blackcomb Resort will help you to plan what is right for your family in terms of accommodation. The two mountains sit side by side. When driving towards them from Vancouver, you hit Whistler mountain first and Creekside Village base where you have gondola access to Whistler Mountain. A two minute drive further takes you to the larger Whistler Village base where you have access via lifts and gondolas to both mountains. A one minute drive further and you will arrive at Blackcomb Village base (or Upper Village) where you have lift access to Blackcomb Mountain. The mountains are linked at the top by the Peak 2 Peak gondola, so regardless of where you stay, you can still ski both mountains in the same day.

What is important to know, is that although Whistler Village proper is where most of the stores and restaurants are (and a lot of the action), it can sometimes be a little noisy at night. Creekside Village is quite quiet but still has several family friendly restaurant options. Blackcomb Base is very serene and is just a 10 minute picturesque walk to the main village (my personal favorite – providing the best of both worlds). All bases have Snow School drop off points and daycare facilities. These maps might give you a better understanding of the layout. See maps here.

Whistler Family Resorts and Hotels (Whistler Village)

This is the main village and most people’s first choice on where to stay.

Pros: You are within easy walking distance of lots of great restaurants, good shopping, the playground, the movie theatre and the gondolas and lifts to both mountains.

Cons: The only real downside is that it can sometimes be a bit lively at night for families who wish to get to bed early. In recent years I have pulled a few hotels off this list after some sleepless nights (clearly bad karma from a few Whistler stays in my university years).

Comments:  All of the hotels listed under the Whistler village base section offer some suites with kitchenettes.


1. Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre


Family Friendly Hotels Whistler


Highlights: fantastic village location, included daily breakfast buffet and apres ski wine reception, complimentary wifi, newspaper, ski valet, kids robes, games, high chairs and cribs, baby monitors, pool diapers and babysitting
Hotel class: 4 star
Rate class: $$$
Rooms: studio to 2 bdrms with kitchenettes (5 available with washer/dryer)
Reviews: 95% of family reviewers rate as very good or excellent on Tripadvisor (see also Pint Size Pilot’s full review here).
Click here for latest rates


2. Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside

Pan Pacific Family Friendly Hotel Whistler

Highlights: slopeside, evening cookies and milk for kids, complimentary wifi, newspaper, resort shuttle, ski valet, kids robes, games, high chairs and cribs, baby monitors, fire screens, pool diapers and babysitting
Hotel class: 4 star
Rate class: $$$
Rooms: studio to 2 bdrms all with kitchenettes
Reviews: 93% of family reviewers rate as very good or excellent on Tripadvisor
Click here for latest rates

*If you were deciding between the Pan Pacific Mountainside and Village Centre, I would personally pick the Village Centre. Although it is a little further from the hill (which is not far at all), it is worth it for the complimentary buffet breakfast. That said, the pool at the Pan Pacific Mountainside has the most fantastic view of the ski hill.


3. Delta Hotels by Marriott Whistler Village Suites

Family Friendly Hotels Whistler


Highlights: large suites, baby safety kits, children’s welcome gift, outdoor pool and health spa
Hotel class: 4 star (renovated in 2014)
Rate class: $$$
Rooms:  studio, 1 and 2 bdrm suites, full kitchens (some with washer/dryer)
Reviews: 87% of family reviewers rate as very good or excellent on Tripadvisor (see also Pint Size Pilot’s full review here).
Important notes: I think this hotel provides great value, but be sure to request a room away from the nightclub (I once had a stay where I was sure the DJ was in our room). The hotel runs a shuttle from their mid-village location to the lifts and ski school (or it is about a 10 minute walk).
Click here for latest rates


4. Sundial Boutique Hotel Whistler

Highlights: slopeside, owner operated, complimentary wifi, concierge service
Hotel class: 4 star
Rate class: $$
Rooms:  1 and 2 bdrm suites with full gourmet kitchens (some with their own hot tubs)
Reviews:  89% of family reviewers rate as very good or excellent on Tripadvisor
Click here for latest rates


5. The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa

Best Family Resort Whistler


Highlights: excellent location, very close to ski school, gondola, and daycare (in the building),
Hotel class: 4 star
Rate class: $$$
Rooms:  studio, 1 and 2 bdrm suites with kitchens
Reviews:  79% of family reviewers rate as very good or excellent on Tripadvisor
Click here for latest rates




Blackcomb Village Base (Upper village) Family Friendly Hotels

Pros: Blackcomb Village base is quieter than Whistler village base but still only a short walk (or shuttle) away.

Cons:  Both hotels recommended do not offer many self catering options (suites with kitchenettes) and are essentially full service hotels.

Comments: Worth noting is the fabulous Mallard Lounge patio on the mountain side of the Fairmont Chateau Whistler where you can enjoy “après ski” by an outdoor fireplace while your kids play in the snow outside.  This, by the way, can be enjoyed even if you are not a guest of the hotel.


1. Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Top Luxury Hotels for Families Whistler
Image Credit : Mike Crane – Tourism Whistler


Highlights: ski valet, pet-friendly, health club and spa, babysitting, seasonal kids programming
Hotel Class: 4.5 star
Rate Class: $$$$
Rooms:  double queens to 2 bedroom suites
Reviews:  90% of family reviewers rate as very good or excellent on Tripadvisor
Click here for rates


2. Four Seasons Resort Whistler

Luxury Family Friendly Hotel Whistler
Image Credit : Mike Crane – Tourism Whistler


Highlights: ski valet, complimentary wifi, pet-friendly, baby gear/toiletries, babysitting, spa and health club, complimentary s’mores by the fire pit, family movie night, kids cookies delivered to room, evening wine tasting, complimentary yoga classes and more
Hotel Class: 5 star
Rate Class: $$$$
Rooms:  deluxe kings (w sofabed) to 2 bdrm suites
Reviews:  89% of family reviewers rate as very good or excellent on Tripadvisor
Click here for rates


Creekside Village Base Family Friendly Hotels

Pros:  As Creekside is a little removed from Whistler Village proper, it is quieter and room rates tend to be lower. You will find everything you need here including very easy gondola access, several restaurants, Starbucks, ski school and a grocery store.

Cons:  You are removed from the main village action and would need to drive, take a city bus (free), or a shuttle to get there.  


1. First Tracks Lodge

Highlights: pool and fitness centre, ski in/ski out, wifi, full gourmet kitchen, washer/dryer
Hotel Class: 4 star
Rate Class: $$$
Rooms: one to four bdrm suites
Reviews:  95% of family reviewers rate as very good or excellent on Tripadvisor
Click here for rates


Whistler Vacation Rentals and Other Accommodation

There are tons of condominiums and houses for rent in Whistler including many that are ski-in / ski-out.  Here are some resources for finding one that suits your needs.

Note: When renting a condo in Whistler, I strongly encourage you to thoroughly read reviews on the properties you are interested in. Few are true ski in / ski out and thus may require some extra effort to get on the hill or get to the ski school. Make sure you ask very specific questions in your inquiries so that your expectations are in check.

1. The official whistlerblackcom.com website. What is nice about the vacation rentals listed on this site is that you can often tie the rental into other promotions the mountain is running (lesson discounts etc.). They also have an excellent call centre that can help you find the most appropriate accommodation for your family. Keep in mind, however, that not all units are going to be equal. It is worth your time to cross reference the property on Tripadvisor to read reviews from other travelers and get tips on which unit numbers may be superior to others.

2.VRBO, and Airbnb.com all list hundreds of family vacation rentals in Whistler. Just make sure you use the advanced search to find kid-friendly properties. Above all, read reviews by people who have stayed there recently. Click here to get a $35 Airbnb credit.


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Whistler Kids Ski Free and other Deals at Whistler Blackcomb


Kids Ski Free Whistler: Kids stay, ski and rent for free. Book before Nov. 15th, 2017. Learn more here.

Whistler Days:  25% off selected lessons for adults and kids. This deal applies to selected 3 and 5 day packages for toddlers, kids, teens and adults. This promotion is offered for the following dates: Opening – Dec. 15th, 2017 and  Apr 9th-22nd, 2018. For more information, see Discover Whistler Days.

Last Minute Deals: This promotion on the official Whistler Blackcomb website offers some great deals on accommodation if booked within 2 weeks of your arrival. The hotel name remains a mystery until booking is complete but you can choose the number of people, bedrooms, location and stars.  The price is fixed (unlike an auction site) but still a good deal.

Book in Advance and Save: If you book by Nov. 15th, you can take advantage of the Save up to 35% on Lodging promotion.

Christmas and Holiday Season Packages: For packages during the Christmas holiday season, plus a list of special events, check out the Christmas Season in Whistler page.

The Edge Discount Lift Card:  (Canadian and Washington State Residents Only)  This 1, 3, 5, and 10 day discounted lift card also gets you great deals on gear, rentals, lodging and snow school. Combine this card with the Whistler Days 25% off Lessons deal and get an additional $35 off lessons per day  (see Edge Card for details).

March 2018 update: Have you heard? Whistler Blackcomb is offering 5 free days of skiing and riding for kids during the 2018-2019 season! The Epic SchoolKids Whistler Blackcomb Pack is free to Canadian and Washington State kids (K – Grade 5). Not only will they get to ski or ride for free, but the program also includes one free lesson and one free day of rentals for those who are brand new to the sport. Learn more here.

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Whistler Family Restaurants

Best Family Restaurants Whistler


Looking for the best family friendly restaurants in Whistler? The great thing about eating out with babies, toddlers and older children in Whistler is that it is a resort town so almost every restaurant is prepared to pull out a high chair or some coloring if necessary.  That being said, here is a list of particularly kid friendly Whistler restaurants. My preference leans towards restaurants that take reservations (since nobody wants to wait in line with little ones) and Whistler restaurants with a kids’ menu.

Rating: Number of stars (out of a maximum 5) given by reviewers on TripAdvisor.com (as of Nov. 2017).

Meals Offered : B=breakfast L=lunch D=dinner

Entre Price  $ = under $10    $$ = $10-$15    $$$ =  $15-$25    $$$$ = $25 +



Best Family Restaurants Whistler Village

Pizzeria Antico (pizza) $$ casual dine in and take out (L/D) 4/5 stars

Garbo’s Grill (burgers) $$ casual dine in and take out (L//D) 4.5 .5 stars

Earl’s Whistler  (american) $$$  dine in and  take out (L/D)  4/5 stars

Crepe Montagne (french) $$ casual dine in and take out (B/L/D)   4.3/5 stars

Samurai Sushi (japanese) $ casual dine in and take out (L/D)  4/5 stars

The Royal Taste of India (indian) $$$ (L/D) 4.5/5 stars

Teppan Village (japanese steakhouse) $$$ casual elegant dine in (D only)   4/5 stars

Dubh Linn Gate Pub  (international) $$$ casual dine in and take out (B/L/D)  4/5 stars

Quattro (italian) $$$ fine dining and take out (L/D) 4/5 stars

Pasta Lupino (italian) $$ casual dine in and take out –  (L/D)  4.5/5 stars

Ingrid’s Village Cafe (bakery, sandwiches) $ casual dine in and take out (B/L)  4.5/5 stars

Garabaldi Lift Company GLC (burgers / apres ski) $$ casual dine in and take out (B/L) 4/5 stars

Purebread (bakery cafe) $ casual dine in and take out (B/L) 5/5 stars

Mogul’s (cafe/sandwiches) $ casual dine in and take out (B/L) 4.0/5 stars

The Mexican Corner $$$ (mexican – including kids menu) casual dine in (B/L/D) 4.5/5 stars

Splitz Grill (burgers) $$  casual dine in and take out (L/D)  4.5/5 stars

21 Steps (italian and international tapas) $$$ casual elegant dine in   4.5/5 stars

Caramba (italian/pizza) $$$ casual dine in and take out (L/D)  4/5 stars

Araxi (pacific northwest) $$$$  fine dining (D only)  4.0/5 stars

Cows (desserts and ice cream) $ casual dine in and take out (Dessert)  4.5/5 stars

Menchies (frozen yogurt) $ casual dine in and take out (Dessert)  (no ratings yet)


Best Ice Cream in Whistler


Best Family Restaurants Creekside Village Base, Whistler

Southside Diner (burgers) $$  casual dine in and take out (B/L/D)   4.5/5 stars

Samurai Sushi  (japanese)  $ casual dine in and take out (L/D)  4/5 stars

Creekbread Whistler (italian pizza) $$ casual dine in and take out (D only)  4.5/5 stars

Dusty’s Bar and BBQ  (pub food and BBQ) $$ casual dine in  (L/D)  4/5 stars  *kids eat free

*for children 12 years of age and under, when ordering from the kid’s menu,and when accompanied by a family member ordering from the regular menu.


Best Kid Friendly Restaurants Blackcomb Village Base (Upper Village)


Mallard Lounge Fairmont Chateau   (american)  $$ casual dine in L/D  4.5/5 stars

Nagomi Sushi  (japanese) $$ casual dine in and take out (D only) 4.5/5 stars

Sidecut at the Four Seasons (steakhouse) $$$ dine in (L/D) 4.5/5 stars


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Whistler Childcare – Whistler Babysitters – Whistler Kids Ski School

If your child is too young to be out with you on the mountain or you would simply like to enjoy some kid-free time, you have a couple of options.

From Newborn: Hire a nanny or babysitter to come to your hotel, resort or condo. The well established Babysitting Whistler rates start at $20 per hour.  (see website)

From 18 months to 48 months: Whistler Daycare offers fully licensed childcare programs . All staff are licensed Early Childhood Educators and are trained in First Aid. Parents are offered complimentary TELUS pagers so they have peace of mind that their children are safe while parents enjoy a day on the slopes. Be sure to reserve ahead of time. There are facilities in all three bases/villages, Blackcomb, Whistler and Creekside. (see website)

Note: I have used this service several times and found it to be excellent.

From 3 – 5 years : Teddy Bear Daycare at Millennium Centre in Whistler village is open Mon.-Fri all year  (see website).

From 3 years on: Whistler Blackcomb Kids Ski and Snowboard School is an excellent school with locations in Blackcomb, Whistler and Creekside village bases.(see website)


Whistler Baby Gear and Baby Equipment Rentals


Baby’s on the Go
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4 Responses

  1. Claire
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    First of all thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful information. Actually, I was planning to go on a ski holiday with my family and I was concerned about my daughter as she is just 5 years old.This is a really helpful guide.

    • Tara Cannon
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      Nothing delighted me more than seeing my son fully comfortable on skis at Whistler lessons by the end of day three (he was 3 years old). Five is a wonderful age to start (I learned at about the same age). As my dad has always said to me “The family that skis together – stays together !”

  2. Jody
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    Great information, the only thing is the Holiday experience dates are incorrect. Should be December 22-January 4

    Check out http://Www.whistler.com/Christmas

    • Tara Cannon
      | Reply

      Thanks Jody. I hadn’t had a chance to update this one for Xmas 2017 yet. I will do it right now. Thank you so much for the heads up. 🙂

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