TAKIN’ ADVENTURE INDOORS
Though most know Whistler as an outdoors lover’s mecca, there are also plenty of fun ways to stay active indoors. Whether you’re looking to fill a rainy day, taking a break from the on-mountain action, or seeking an après activity, here are a few gems to check out.
Meadow Park Sports Centre
Just four km north of the Village on Highway 99 is the Meadow Park Sports Centre, home to all things active. Pick up a drop-in pass and choose among an assortment of activities, from swimming in the lap pool to skating on the indoor, NHL-sized rink; take a class or sweat it out on the squash courts. Condition yourself for the mountains, or hit the hot tub, steam room, and sauna to soothe your sore muscles. Visit whistler.ca.
Escape! Whistler in the Hilton Whistler Resort is a fun and challenging real-life gaming activity for a group of friends or the whole family. Choose from four different theme rooms with varying degrees of difficulty: Pirate Ship, Lost Tomb, Buried Cabin, or Rabbit Hole. Work together to solve puzzles, riddles and clues within a time limit to allow you to escape the situation.
Awesome Arts Academy
This martial arts studio is one of Whistler’s best-kept secrets. Awesome Arts Academy is the go-to place for kickboxing, jiu-jitsu and Capoeira. There are options for both children and adults, with multiple classes throughout the day. Located eight km south of Whistler Village. Visit awesomeartsacademy.com.
Bounce Academy is the only place in Whistler where your kids can literally bounce off the walls! Eight km south of Whistler Village, Bounce 100’s indoor trampoline park features a foam pit and even a trampoline halfpipe. Bounce 101 (for 11 years and up) features Olympic-sized trampolines and a supertramp. Visit whistlerbounce.com.
Climbing at the Core
Whether you’re a passionate climber or are new to the sport, the Core is the perfect place to get your rock-climbing fix. With a 5,550-square-foot indoor climbing wall, a bouldering zone, climbing lessons and even camps for kids, there is plenty to keep you busy. Located in Whistler Village, the Core also offers a gym, workout classes, and personal training. Visit whistlercore.com.
Village 8 Cinemas
Take in the latest blockbuster at Village 8 Cinemas, located along the Village Stroll. With a constantly changing roster of new films, chances are good you’ll find something to please everyone in your group. There are always a few 3-D movies to choose from too. Grab some popcorn and enjoy the show!
For show times visit imaginecinemas.com.