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Your Whistler Bucket List | 100 Things to Do Before You Leave


A first trip to Whistler can be intimidating if you don’t know where to go or what to do. Don’t worry we’ve got you covered with your ultimate Whistler bucket list. From Summer to Winter, Fall to Spring – all the best activities, hikes, dining and more are consolidated into one.

Get ready, here are 100 things to do in Whistler, BC!

  1. Follow the Yellow Brick Road run down to Merlin’s and do a shot ski at Whistler’s original Apres bar
  2. Take a ride on the Seventh Heaven chair and experience the incredible views
  3. This goes without saying but just in case… Ski or Snowboard Whistler and Blackcomb 
  4. Take a Ski or Snowboard Lesson to learn how to ski or ride, or take a lesson to improve your skills 
  5. People watch from the balcony of GLC whilst huddled around a fire pit and grab one of the best caesars in town
  6. What goes hand in hand with a winter wonderland? A Sleigh Ride of course 
  7. Test your legs on the longest run on Whistler Blackcomb – the Peak 2 Creek is a huge 11kms long
  8. If you survive the Peak 2 Creek reward yourself with a beer and a big old plate of BBQ nachos at Dusty’s
  9. Get acquainted with Dave Murray – the run, not the person!
  10. Bring out your inner child at the Gingerbread House in Creekside (Santa likes to hang here too)
  11. Grab your mates and some skates for a spot of Ice Skating at the Olympic Plaza
  12. Do a green, blue and a black run in under 10 minutes at the Coca Cola Tube Park 
  13. What’s better than one dog? Multiple dogs – and Dog Sledding is where they’re at
  14. Try your luck at Fishing and see what your catch of the day will be, be a real Canadian and try Ice Fishing. Its a unique Whistler activity.

    A man holds a fly fishing rod

    What local Whistler salmon species is on your bucket list?

  15. Be an olympian for the day and try out Bobsledding or Skeleton Racing at Whistler Sliding Centre
  16. Snowshoe around the Callaghan valley for a different way to experience the snow
  17. Pow day? Beat the crowds with Fresh Tracks breakfast and help carve out the first tracks of the day  
  18. After a morning on the slopes, hit up Crystal hut on the mountain for the best waffles in Whistler
  19. Warm-up with Fondue by the fire at The Chalet at the Fairmont Chateau 
  20. If the snow’s not cool enough for you, try out the vodka menu in the Ketel One Ice Room
  21. Get amongst the crowds with Apres Ski in Whistler 
  22. Check out Mother Natures’ impressive work at the Ice Caves on Blackcomb, just one of our favourite things to in whistler, BC with visiting friends and family.
  23. Cruise on through the mountains with Canadian Wilderness on board your very own Snowmobile, another great Canadian activity.
  24. Take your ski and snowboard experience to the next level with Heli-Skiing in the backcountry
  25. Take a ‘me’ day at the Scandinave Spa and experience deep relaxation at the indoor/outdoor oasis
  26. Order mac and cheese with a short rib on top at Steep’s – you won’t be disappointed
  27. For a classic Whistler photo opportunity head up the gondy and get a pic with the Peak Inukshuk
  28. Grab a coffee from Lyft, arguably the best coffee in town and conveniently located next to the Gondola
  29. Enjoy breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views from The Umbrella Bar armed with a hot cocktail
  30. Hike up Whistler mountain to the Snow Walls and snap an insta pic with them towering over you
  31. Sightsee on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola which impressively connects both Whistler and Blackcomb mountain
  32. Go all out with a champagne shower at Longhorn’s with one of the champagne shooters 
  33. Ride the brown pow and Mountain Bike in the downhill bike park – if you can tackle A Line – brownie points for you. Its a Whistler activity you won’t want to miss in summer.

    Grab a guide for the best mountain biking experience outside of the bike park

  34. Float the day away, with your pals and some beers on the River of Golden Dreams
  35. We’re going on a bear hunt… and we’re gonna spot a big one – on a Bear Viewing Tour
  36. Take a leap of faith with Whistler Bungee and get that adrenaline pumping through your veins
  37. Hike to the Train Wreck and check out the graffiti art, side note – another instagram worthy backdrop
  38. Face your fears on the Cloudbreaker Suspension Bridge on Whistler mountain – boy is she high
  39. High Note Trail is a hike that will certainly leave you feeling high on life 
  40. Rent a car and make a short day trip to Joffre lake to hike one, two or three of the crystal blue lakes
  41. Try Stand Up Paddleboarding at one of the many lakes that Whistler has to offer
  42. For a sprinkle of magic and enchantment, explore the rainforest at night with Vallea Lumina
  43. You can’t leave Creekside without trying Creekbread, the pemby potato pie pizza is a must
  44. Bask in the sun on the balcony at the Pangea Pod, whilst sipping on cocktails
  45. Have an adventure day of Whitewater Rafting on the roaring river rapids 
  46. Ponder around the Farmers Market for local artisan foods, treasures and artwork 
  47. Go eat some nachos made with tater tots and a drool-worthy sandwiches at Stinkies
  48. Race your friends through the mountains on a RZR Tour with The Adventure Group
  49. Don’t go chasing waterfalls, or do and if you do make sure to start with Shannon Falls
  50. Your next waterfall adventure will be Brandywine Falls followed by Alexander Falls and Rainbow Falls
  51. End your epic chase with Wedgemount Falls – it’s a little harder to get to but worth it
  52. Take a small hike to Cheakamus Lake, pack a picnic basket and enjoy a picnic with a view
  53. Supersize that picnic view and splash out on a Heli Picnic (you heard that right!)
  54. Tee up some friends and play a few rounds of golf at the stunning Fairmont Golf Course
  55. Take an Intro to Bike Park lesson to learn the basics of downhill biking 
  56. Like Frisby? Like Golf? Then give Frolf a go, it’s a mix between the two and a lot of fun
  57. Have a lake day, there’s 5 to choose from: Alta Lake, Alpha Lake, Green Lake, Lost Lake or Nita Lake

    No better child friendly activity than exploring a Whistler Lake

  58. Hire a bike and tackle the Lost Lake trails, followed by a nice dip in the water
  59. Hike to Wedgemount lake and spend the night camping, swim in glacier-fed waters and watch the sunset
  60. Start your day with one of the many eggs benne options at Wildwood Cafe
  61. Swing some axes at Forged Axe Throwing and release your inner lumberjack
  62. Enjoy a locally brewed beer at Coast Mountain Brewery – they do the best sours in town 
  63. Get yourself some preloved threads from The Velvet Underground, the coffee’s good too
  64. Enjoy ‘Margarita Monday’ on the patio or ‘Wine Wednesday’ by the fire at Earls Kitchen + Bar
  65. Soar amongst the trees with Superfly Ziplines and take in Whistler from an eagle’s point of view 
  66. Cure that sweet tooth craving with literally any baked goods from Pure Bread
  67. Did you even go to Whistler, if you didn’t get a photo in front of the Olympic Rings
  68. Two fiddy ($2.50) tacos are a big hit at La Cantina in Nesters on a Tuesday
  69. See if you can spot a Hoary Marmot on the mountain during one of your adventures! Whistler’s whistlin’ namesake.
  70. Get down and dirty at one of the underground bars, choose from – Moes, Garfs or Bills or tackle all three
  71. There are no plain views when you’re aboard a floatplane, go Flightseeing and take in all the glacier views
  72. Go for a run to clear your mind – the Alpine Trail runs will put your daily running routes to shame
  73. Spend a rainy afternoon browsing the artwork at the Audain Art Museum
  74. Get your aphrodisiac on with Araxi’s happy hour for oysters
  75. Want to take this list of things to do in Whistler, BC up a notch? Experience the sea to sky from an aerial view with a Helicopter Tour.
  76. For an authentic Japanese fix head to Nagomi Sushi in the upper village, easily the best sushi in town
  77. See just how many good boys you come across on the Village Stroll, it’s dog paradise!
  78. Homemade pasta will always win your heart, especially from Pasta Lupino, the locals best-kept secret
  79. Get your German on at Handlebar and make sure you try the deep-fried pickles
  80. Fit in some culture and learning at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and try their seafood chowder
  81. Don’t miss out on a photo opportunity with a Whisky Jack – they’re friendly little fellows
  82. Eat a delicious diner burger and make sure you follow the house rules at Southside Diner 
  83. Feeling picky? Pick at the delicious tapa’s at Elements, breakfast there is worth noting too.
  84. Have you got what it takes to shoot a gun? Give it your best shot with Whistler Shooting Adventures
  85. Go listen to some of the local talent at one of Cranked Espresso Bar’s open mic nights in Rainbow
  86. Eat a feast fit for a king at the Mountaintop Feast on Whistler, there’s live entertainment too
  87. Enjoy the beautiful colours of the Wildflowers whilst hiking the mountain
  88. Swing through the trees, with a backcountry Treetop Adventure

    Superfly Treetop Adventure Course

  89. Grab one of the many different types of candy apples from Rocky Mountain
  90. Take a trip to Alpine and stop by Alpine Cafe, their Nutella latte is to die for
  91. Try an Aussie Peaked Pie and make sure you peak it up – a Whistralia special 
  92. Try and escape one of 4 rooms at Whistler Escape Room, great for a rainy day
  93. Have a fancy pants dinner and indulge yourself at Alta Bistro 
  94. For the yogi bears, have a once in a lifetime experience with Heli Yoga on the mountain top
  95. Treat yourself to a fine dining experience like no other at Rim Rock Cafe in Creekside
  96. Show off your best Irish jig and sing along to the live Irish bands at Dubh Linn Gate
  97. You can’t come to Canada and not get poutine, head to Zogs for that 
  98. Have a locals pint and watch the trains go by at the Brewhouse
  99. If you don’t scare easily then try a hike with a twist to the old logging Ghost Town
  100. Catch a local hockey game at Meadow Park

So there it is your Whistler bucket list, chock full of uniquely Whistler activities. If you are on the mountain for a day, or a lifetime, you’ll never run out of things to do in Whistler, BC. Now, what are you waiting for? Go and get started…