If you are fond of the winter and are a travel enthusiast, you can spend the winter season in a wonderland and experience the holiday season in all its glory. If you are interested in culture, sport, joyful sightseeing, or dining, plan a vacation in Whistler! Whistler has all you need for an adventurous and enjoyable Christmas vacation, from unique indigenous group eating experiences to a broad range of snow sports, and now with enhanced reservation flexibility. 

Whistler is also the best place to go if you are planning a family vacation. Spend some time gathering wonderful new experiences, and then spend the evening bundled up and roaming through a spectacular winter paradise. Here are our top 7 reasons to visit Whistler this holiday season: campfire experiences, home dining alternatives, or everything in between.

Experiencing Indigenous Culture

Prepare to uncover a connection to the land that dates back centuries for an unique and memorable cultural experience. Indulge in an arts and crafts session to commemorate the people and traditions that prospered in the Whistler area, or undertake a group dining experience with the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre to learn about indigenous food. 

If you’re driving, take the Highway 99 self-guided educational trip to learn about the history and cultural significance of local attractions like Black Tusk, a volcanic cone. The Dance Screen (The Scream Too), a skillfully carved red cedar dance screen by Haida Chief 7idansuu, is a great starting point if you’re seeking more local art.

Skiing Across The Wintery Slopes

Skiing Across The Wintery Slops

Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains remain a skier’s ultimate spot, but a few things have altered since last year, making the trip more accessible and entertaining. No appointments are needed to ski the slopes, and gondolas and lifts will operate at full capacity. This season, masks will not be necessary while skiing or riding; they will be required only on gondolas and indoors, including bathrooms. This season, dining reservations are also more flexible, thanks to expanded seating capacity at restaurants throughout Whistler. So go ahead and make that reservation with only a day’s notice; you never know what pleasure awaits you.

The Lights Of Winter

Winter Lights Whistler

During the sunset, you can take the time to explore Whistler village with over 350,000 Christmas lights taking the limelight for the evening. Take a stroll through snow-covered winterland that connects both ski hills to four public squares and over 100 stores and cafés. The illuminated village takes on a magical glow. Make sure to dress warmly and take a lot of selfies; there will be plenty of opportunities for perfect Christmas card shots at every turn.

The Vallea Lumina uses film, lighting, sound, and special effects to bring Whistler’s woodlands to life for a light hiking and immersive narrative experience. Visitors of all ages will be taken on a beautiful night walk via old-growth woodland paths because there are steps and bridges to walk; bring winter gear for adventurous children and a carrier for little children.

Have A Magical Vacation In Whistler At The Whistler Olympic Plaza

The Whistler Olympic Plaza has everything you need for a romantic evening beneath the stars. Sliding at the Snow Zone is a terrific way for youngsters to have an unforgettable evening. Skate hand in hand on an open-air ice rink, or drop into a neighboring coffee shop and warm up over a cappuccino while watching the world go by.

Enjoy live entertainment, dancers, face painting, hula dancing, characters in costume, balloon twisting animals, snacks and games at the Family Après on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 to 6 p.m. Whether you have children or are just a child at heart, enjoy an exciting afternoon of songs and dances.

Dining in

Holiday meal preparation is the last thing on anyone’s mind after a long day in the great outdoors. This is why you can have your meal delivered straight to you with minimal trouble. Don’t waste your time purchasing and preparing! Choose your meal and delivery time, and the chefs will sort out the rest. All holiday dinners will be delivered between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on December 24. Dinners are supplied cold and ready to eat, with instructions on how to reheat them (a stovetop and oven are required).

Fun Options For Kids

The best way to instill a sense of wonder in our children is to expose them to the things they enjoy when they are little. Here are a few ways Whistler helps guests save money when they bring their children.

–On Callaghan Cruiser trips, kids ride for free with each paying adult.

-Kids under the age of 12 are free on Sightseeing Tours when accompanied by a paying adult.

-The Audain Art Museum offers free entrance to anyone under the age of 18.

-At Coastal Culture, kids 12 and under get one free reservation with a paying adult of the very same length.

Snowshoeing in Whistler

Snowshoeing In Whistler

Snowshoeing is an enjoyable and straightforward method for individuals of all ages and abilities to enjoy the outdoors. Join a group on a trip like the Snowshoe Cookout and snowshoe beneath the stars to a trappers cabin for an authentic Canadian Campfire Cookout chock full of smokies, chili, s’mores, and musical performances. If you prefer to create your own adventure, both Ski Callaghan and Lost Lake Park charge a fee to use their network of snowshoe trails.

The well-marked and well-maintained signs and thorough mapping make finding your way around a simple itself. Your four-legged pals are welcome to join you on the trails at Whistler Olympic Park if you’re looking for dog-friendly trails.

So, wait no longer! Whistler is the place to go if you’re seeking adventure or magic. Make the Whistler Village Condos your ultimate Whistler accommodation during your holiday excursions. Make a reservation now!