14 Things to Do for Bachelor Parties in Whistler
Whistler has earned itself a position at the top of the list as one of the best places for mates to celebrate their Bachelor party together. Every weekend, the resort plays host to many groups living it up with a stag do. Heading to Whistler will have you all ticking off your bucket list in no time. With so many activities at Whistler’s doorstep, there is no wonder it’s so popular among the adrenaline junkies and socialites alike.
If it’s time to start planning your mates last hoo-rah, here are 14 things to do for Bachelor parties in Whistler.
There is nothing wrong with a little healthy competition between mates, and axe throwing is the best way to unleash it all. Forged Axe Throwing is Whistler’s one and only axe throwing venue just waiting to host your crew. At Forged, they welcome boisterous groups of all sizes, so don’t hesitate to head into a rowdy battle here. This super chill spot allows you to keep the celebration rolling, while learning how to nail that axe on the bullseye! It doesn’t matter whether you’re visiting Whistler in the peak or off season, Forged Axe Throwing welcome your party at every time of the year.
Tackle an Escape Room
Find out who the brainiac of the group is by taking on an escape room with your group. Landing its label as Whistler’s best rainy-day activity, ‘Escape! Whistler’ will keep you all entertained as you work your way through a string of challenges. This one is a pre-drinking sport though, sorry guys; it demands your full focus and quick thinking. At ‘Escape! Whistler’ your group will take a shot at four different adventures that throw puzzles, riddles and clues at you to decipher. You will either end it here cheering as a team, or you might be ready to sucker punch the one who messed up. Who knows, but it’s a gamble of fun worth taking!
If you’ve never shot a gun before here is your chance. Or, if you have shot your fair share, fine tune your sharp shooting at Whistler Shooting Adventures. Just 20 minutes north of Whistler Village, your party can give shooting a go with no experience or license required. Popular among the Bachelor parties heading to Whistler, this venue are pros at hosting every stag do. While they are happy to host your group, it is a shooting range after all, so the beers must be left for the after party back at the village.
Skiing and Snowboarding
Whistler is lucky enough to have one of the longest ski seasons in North America. With reliable snowfall from mid-November all the way through to May, you would be crazy not to get out onto that powdery goodness to soar down the slopes. The resort is home to a whopping 8,171 skiable acres, though it is surprisingly easy to navigate owing to the many lifts and the Peak to Peak Gondola. At Whistler, there are trails for every skill level. If you’re just starting out, we recommend heading to the Burnt Stew Trail off Harmony Express chair, you will love the insane views here. If it’s not your first time to the party, check out Hiking Fluke Bowl for a thrilling challenge.
Whistler is renowned for its natural beauty and the best way to see it all is by ziplining right above it. Another activity that is bound to give the adrenaline seekers what they need. Ziplining will have you soaring through the Canadian wilderness. With two operators in town, Superfly Ziplines and Ziptrek Ecotours have endless tour options depending on how game you are! Ziplining is good to go year round, so be prepared to head out rain, snow or shine.
Craft Beer Scene
Whistler jumped on the craft beer wagon long ago. Because of this, the Village is full of breweries and bars pouring all different kinds of craft beers. After all these gruelling outdoor activities, its time to quench your thirst with a good brew. Why not plan an afternoon of bar hopping? Every venue has its own unique and seasonal flavours on tap for you to get through. We recommend Coast Mountain Brewing, Whistler Brewery, Brickworks and Longhorn.
Has there ever been a time where your mates have really pushed your buttons…but you still love them at the end of the day? Here is your opportunity to lovingly throw them safely off a bridge hovering above the Cheakamus River! Not for the faint hearted, it takes some courage for this freefall; but it’s an experience that will have you feeling accomplished and well thrilled. Whether you choose to bungee jump solo or in tandem, the cascade from the platform will be full of insane river views. That’s if you can focus on the view rather than the fact that you’re falling from the sky of course.
Take a bumpy ride on a quad bike as you speed through the resort’s trails. Whistler’s rugged terrain in the Summer is perfect for discovering the backcountry, if you’re still wanting an exhilarating experience that hiking it doesn’t always have. You don’t need any experience to hop on a squad, as taking a tour will include a professional guide to lead the way. If you enjoy getting in and ripping it through the mud, here is a fun activity for your entire group to get amongst it too.
Coca Cola Tube Park
Unleash your inner child and head down to a Winter version of a Summer water park. The Coca Cola Tube Park is located in the Base 2 Zone of Blackcomb Mountain, where you can jump on a tube and soar down the hill. If you’re among a competitive bunch, line up and see who is the fastest as you race each other to the bottom of the track. We can attest this is so much fun, you will be running back for more.
White Water Rafting
As the ice melts and the sunshine descends, Whistler’s rivers become white water mayhem. If your group are full of thrill seekers, here is your chance to test the rough waters of the Cheakamus, Squamish or Green Elaho Rivers. White Water Rafting tours include wetsuits, transportation and professional raft guides to ensure even the roughest of rides make it back to the village for the party to go on.
Priding themselves as ‘Bachelor Party Specialists’, Whistler Paintball host parties for just $40 per person if your party is greater than 10 people, and $45 per person for smaller groups. Nothing says game on more than shooting solid paintballs at the buck – if you can get him! They’ve even put together some special Bachelor party games for you guys, a great way to kick off the day before a big night ahead.
If you’re landing in Whistler in the Summer time, there are multiple festivals that may fall on the time that you’re there. The Whistler Music Festival, Whistler Village Beer Festival, Whistler Summer Concert Series and much more are the perfect op for good beer, good music and good vibes. What more could you want for a Bachelor Party living it up under the Summer sun? While some of these are a more chill atmosphere, it’s the perfect way to begin the party before heading out to the clubs for the wild night ahead.
Whistler Sliding Centre
Check out the former Olympic track that was left over from the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Nestled on the side of Blackcomb Mountain, the Whistler Sliding Centre has become a Whistler icon. It opens its doors from December through to March for the brave to bobsled or head down the skeleton slide. Do as the Olympians did and reach an insane 125 kilometres per hour on a bobsled! The Whistler Sliding Centre is home to the world’s fastest bobsleigh track. Choose to either go it alone or have a skilled professional slide with you.
Whistler Club Crawl
No Bachelor trip is complete without a big night out on the town, especially in Whistler. It is the bucks last night to let loose with his mates for his big day, so you better plan one to remember! When you’re not from the area, it’s hard to know where to go and when. The solution to this is going on a Whistler Club Crawl and having it all sorted for you, just rock up! For $60 per person, your crew will get an entire night full of guaranteed good times at Whistler’s most popular clubs. Your group will bypass the long lines and cover charges, as well as receiving five drinks! The club crawl starts off with a pub feed before hitting the dance floor until the AM.
No matter if you visit Whistler during the peak season or not, its reputation as a playground for adults mean it’s often busy year-round. With that said, make sure you book all of your activities ahead of time. There is nothing worse than having to settle for an early morning booking after a big night out, or travelling all the way to Whistler only to miss out on the one thing you were looking forward to.
The fact that Whistler has an activity for everyone makes it the best choice for your Bachelor party. Whether you’re among a boisterous squad or a group in search of a more leisurely time, there is an activity, venue and night out fit to suit every mans definition of a good time.