Great Green Activities for a Rainy Day in Whistler

When temperatures are too warm to turn the endless rain droplets from a pineapple express into the fresh powder we love, revamp your daily itinerary with these warm Whistler indoor activities.  

Start by visiting the Whistler Museum where you can explore the history of Whistler, admire the technological progression of both skis and snowboards, and get your picture taken with an authentic Olympic torch. The museum boasts a tickle trunk, kids activity books and many interactive displays designed to entertain. Open 11am – 5pm daily

If you are feeling a little frazzled from apèsing all week, need an immune system boost or simply want a tasty organic treat, the Green Moustache organic juice, smoothie and live food bar is the place for you. This community space brings people passionate about health and wellbeing together, and serves up delicious fare. Open 8am – 6pm daily

Cozy up fireside with a borrowed book and a cup of tea at the Whistler Public Library (don’t forget your reusable mug). This building is stocked with a myriad of page turners, a computer lab, the latest in local and global news, a large children’s space, as well as free exciting programs and events. The library even loans out movies so you can have a cozy night in. Open 11am – 7 pm Monday – Thursday & 11am – 5 pm Friday – Sunday 

If hops, barley, yeast and water are the ingredients that make up your ideal apès, do not miss out on the chance to visit the Whistler Brewing Company located in Function Junction. Take a tour of the 100% BC owned brewery to fully appreciated the handcrafted perfection, or relax in the tap house while sipping on artisan beer straight from the source. Open 1pm – 8pm daily & Open for brewery tours 2:30pm & 4pm Tuesday – Sunday                       

Operated on geothermal renewable energy, Meadow Park Sport Centre offers something for everyone. Get the chill out of your bones with a swim in the pool, soak in the hot tub, or steam in the sauna. Go for a skate in the arena, pump some zero-emission iron or challenge someone to a squash match. Open 6am – 10pm

Update your mountain equipment, pick up a puzzle or have a scavenger hunt for hidden gems at the Whistler Re-Use-It Centre. Whistler Community Services Society reinvests money earned through the centre into the Whistler Food Bank and other incredible social programs put in place to enrich Whistler as a whole. Open 11am – 6pm daily

If you are on the hill and want to take a break from the slush, Whistler Blackcomb recently opened its first vegetarian restaurant at the top of of the Creekside Gondola on Whistler Mountain. The Raven’s Nest is a great place to guiltlessly indulge while waiting for a storm to blow through, which in Whistler can happen at the beat of a Whiskey Jack’s wings, but don’t hold your breathe. Open during mountain hours

Visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre to meet an artist or ambassador from the Squamish or Lil’wat Nation, take an hourly tour, have fun trying on regalia, make a traditional craft, dance, play a drum – enjoy a truly authentic First Nations experience. Cafe on site and tour materials are offered in eight languages. Open 10am – 5pm Tuesday – Sunday 

Challenge yourself with a human-powered climb at The Core’s 5500 square-foot indoor rock climbing wall. Take a belaying course or build upon experience and get ready for your next outdoor adventureOpen 7am – 10pm Monday – Friday & 8am – 9pm Saturday – Sunday

If these activities aren’t going to cut it, put on your rain boots and jacket, and embrace that which fuels the beautiful temperate rainforest we live in. After all, there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.

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