SUMMER FAMILY FUN
Keeping the kids amused in Whistler has never been easier
FAMILY ZONE At the base of Blackcomb Mountain, a ski lift staging area is transformed into a festive fun zone for children and adults alike. The Westcoaster Luge ride winds its way down a 315- metre stainless steel track, more than enough to get the heart pumping. For the racers, the Hot Wheelz electric go karts will let your kids loose on an oval track at a safe speed. One session is never enough! histler has long been regarded as the Disneyland of ski resorts. While sightings of popular cartoon characters are far more seldom, Whistler has a plethora of activities for kids of all ages, especially during the summer months. From the carnival- style atmosphere of the Family Zone at the base of Blackcomb to the indoor acrobatics at Bounce in Function Junction, on any day in any weather there is something fun to do. Looking to leave the ground? The Kiss the Sky Bungy Trampoline launches you 8 metres ( 25 feet) in to the air in a secure harness. Try a hand at flips and other acrobatic manoeuvres with absolute confidence and safety. If defying gravity is your thing, don’t miss the Spin Cycle Human Gyroscope, an exhilarating experience used by NASA to train astronauts in zero gravity! For the climbers- check out the maze of suspended nets in the Rope Zone; or crawl through the Spider Web which has an 8- metre ( 25 foot) high climbing web, for kids’ aged 4 to 13 years. Hit the ball out of the park at the Batter Up batting cage; race to navigate out of the Amaze’n Maze; swing or jump into an airbag with the Trapezy and bounce around the Balloon Slide & Castle. Energetic kids have all the entertainment they need in the Adventure Zone. For a slower paced adventure the whole family can enjoy together, Blackcomb Trail Rides give you the option of a 10- minute pony ride or a one- hour horse ride that climbs 1,000 feet ( 304.8 metres) up the mountain through trees and alpine meadows. Tours depart four times daily. The Little Mountain Golf Centre has a full 18- hole of mini golf on a challenging course … perfect for the whole family.
The thrill of dog sledding is no longer confined to the winter months with Canadian Wilderness Adventures’ dog karting in the Callaghan Valley. The adrenalin- filled ride will take you through old growth forests stopping at an historic trappers’ camp on the shores of Totem Pole Lake. The musher will give you a walking tour around the area and explain about pack life while the dogs rest. Tour is 3 hours round trip and includes helmet and goggles for the cart ride. Come join the pack!
For more information or to book a reservation, visit www. canadian01. com or call 1.877.938.1616. The Adventure Zone is located in the Upper Village and open daily from June 15th to September 2nd from 10 a. m. to 6 p. m. Sunday to Thursday and 10 a. m. To 8 p. m. on Fridays and Saturdays.