Family Friendly Whistler

Posted on Thu May 6, 2021.

Whistler is a mountain resort, a magical place for a family vacation with things to do for everyone from toddlers to grandparents, and amenities that make traveling with family a breeze.

Find out why many of our visitors return year after year and why readers of SKI Magazine ranked Whistler in the top 10 kid-friendly resorts in North America.


Whistler is a place that people come to have fun and connect with nature. It‘s reflected in the smiles everywhere, and the authentic and happy people you meet. What better place is there to make a memorable vacation?

Easy to Get Around

Everything you need is close at hand which means less planning, more time for fun and adventure. Stay in the Village or Creekside and you will find the pedestrian-only strolls that go right to the ski lifts at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains passing shops and other amenities. In-resort transit options mean it’s easy to get from point A to point B with all the kids, without the need to bring a car – up to three kids ride for free on the BC Transit System with each fare-paying adult.

Plenty of Options

Every family has different needs. There‘s a huge range of accommodations to suit all size groups and budgets – self-cater or don't lift a finger the entire time. There are indoor and outdoor activities to suit all ages and interests including accessible options. Eating out is made easy with over 100 restaurants catering to all tastes. Plus there are camps, childcare and babysitting services if you need some quality time alone.


A busy Whistler Events calendar means there is always something happening around Whistler and if you get stuck for ideas, there are helpful people in places like the Whistler Visitor Centre to help you out.