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There’s So Much More to Whistler than Skiing

November 03, 2023

Even if you have made the decision to visit this stunning Whistler specifically for its slopes, there are other enjoyable and adventurous activities you and your family might want to take in.

In addition, Whistler is also known as a party town and the nightlife scene is a healthy mix of clubs and bars. All clubs are underground with lively music and plenty of dancing. You can count on an exciting night if you make your way to one of these bars to conclude your already exciting day!

We have put together for you some of the activities and nightlife venues you might want to consider on your Whistler getaway. Here they are:


Vallea Lumina

When you’re visiting this breathtaking part of the world in the winter, you would think there is nothing that could make the surroundings more magical, yet there is. Vallea Lumina is an enchanting, award-winning multimedia extravaganza deep in the forests. It combines the natural beauty of the coastal rainforest with stunning lights and audio creating an ethereal, interactive experience. Vallea Lumina Whistler's night time excursions follow cryptic radio transmissions and the lingering traces of two long-ago hikers, guiding you along a stunning and mystical journey just 10 minutes north of Whistler Village.

Experience the magic of Vallea Lumina


Ziptrek ziplining is open all year to combine pure adventure with education about Whistler’s centuries-old rainforest ecology. This is a must-do activity when you’re in the area. You’ll feel the endorphins ramp up as you step down the platform stairs, lifting your feet and soaring 180 feet above the ground, while reaching speeds of more than 50 m/ph while flying over the rushing white water of Fitzsimmons Creek between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. The harness system allows you complete freedom to move, look around, and even enjoy your zipline ride hanging upside down! The Ziptrek tour area has seven suspension bridges, two rigid aerial bridges, 10 treetop viewing platforms and 10 ziplines, giving you the feeling of free flight. With comfortable harnesses and a revolutionary braking system, your flight will be smooth, safe and environmentally and socially responsible. Ziplines are gravity-fed, so you won’t have to worry about controlling your speed. Sign up inside the Carleton Lodge in Whistler Village. Once checked in, and fitted with a harness and helmet, you will be shuttled by a van from Whistler Village about 10 minutes up Blackcomb Mountain.

For a true sightseeing adventure, head to Ziptrek for a ziplining experience

Bungee Jumping

If you’re into extreme adventure, bungee jumping should be at the top of the list. Whistler Bungee provides an exhilarating, adrenaline filled rush like no other activity. You’ll have an unforgettable experience by jumping 160 feet over the glacial fed Cheakamus River. You will be surrounded by basalt column cliffs and old growth forest, combined with the breathtaking peak of Black Tusk in the background. You’ll learn firsthand why Whistler Bungee is regarded as one of the most scenic bungee jumping sites in the world.

If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, bungee jumping is it


Besides skiing, tubing is an exhilarating activity for all family members. Located in the Base 2 zone on Blackcomb Mountain, the bubly Coca Cola Tube Park offers great excitement for the young and the young at heart. There's no skill or equipment required – just a sense of adventure and a desire for elation. Spend a few hours with your family to have a laughter-filled, entertaining time whizzing down the hill in the fresh air!

Tubing is definitely a fun activity for your children, but something you can enjoy together


The Whistler Bobsleigh should be at the top of the list for must-do activities in Whistler. After a 30-minute interactive safety discussion, including a safety helmet fitting, track etiquette, safety guidelines and a mock run, you will join a professional pilot on the world's fastest bobsleigh track. The track crew will settle you into your bobsleigh to ensure you are all set to take the ride of your life. Take off with your fellow crew and expect to reach breathtaking speeds of up to 125 km/h! Thunderbird Corner is the highly anticipated feature of the track. Accelerating through your descent – just like Olympians did in the 2010 Winter Olympics. This adventure offers dedicated time slots that must be booked in advance.  We recommend you book your reservation prior to arriving at Whistler, to ensure you secure a spot. No prior experience is necessary.

Ride the same bobsleigh track Olympians did in the 2010 Winter Olympics

Belmont Estate

Belmont Estate is a fantastic mountain retreat nestled atop seven acres of coveted terrain in Stonebridge. Located in Whistler's most exclusive area, guests may revel in its alpine majesty. Far-reaching mountain views are brought into the residence which is only five minutes from Creekside ski lifts. Seven bedrooms can accommodate up to 14 guests. Amenities in the prestigious home include a wine cellar, massage room, sauna, and gym. There is also a heated outdoor pool and hot tub. Indulge in the magic of Canada's most beloved resort town with high-end retail, fine dining experiences, world-class tennis, and more within 10 minutes of the front door. This revered Whistler luxury vacation rental is tailor made for the most discerning clientele.

The rustic luxury and comfort of Belmont Estate


The Longhorn Saloon

The Longhorn is a favorite bar and grill for après skiing with beautiful mountain views and lively atmosphere. This place offers a variety of food and drink options that will have you forgetting all about the cold while enjoying some good company. Hosting live DJs during aprés ski and live bands in the evenings, this bar is perfect for indulging in some enjoyment after spending the day on the slopes.

Good company and a great ambiance is what The Longhorn Saloon is all about

Aprés Aprés

Après Après is the ideal place to après ski in style. This is the venue for after-dinner cocktails, telling stories, dancing, and meeting people from all corners of the globe.. With the Après Après state-of-the-art sound system, Whistler has amped up to the next level. Live music and entertainment happens every weeknight, so it’s the place to be for that live injection of entertainment.

Garibaldi Lift Co. Bar & Grill

World-renowned as “the” place to après, the Garibaldi Lift Company (GLC) lounge bar is right above the gondola building overlooking skiers as they rip down the slopes in the winter, and downhillers charging through the mountain bike park in the summer. The GLC offers the perfect view of the bike park’s infamous drops – three cliffs that plunge to a dirt landing pad. The patio is an all-season mecca for those in the know – for those who realize every day in Whistler should end with beers, tall tales and the potential for viewing riders and skiers on their final runs.

Good times at the Garibaldi Lift Co. Bar & Grill


Garfinkel’s or Graf’s, as it’s locally known, has been voted Whistler’s number one nightclub many times.Home of all the biggest shows and best parties, this night spot has hosted some of the craziest, wildest parties in the town’s history. It has welcomed industry giants like Avicci, Skrillex, Armand Van Buuren, MSTRKRFT, Stanton Warriors, Ghostface Killah, RZA, GZA, Raekwon & Hilltop Hoods,  just to name a few. You can expect an electric atmosphere and refreshing drinks.

Expect a good time when you set your sights on Garfinkel’s

Dusty’s Bar & BBQ

There’s an old story about the town’s old watering hole. Located at the base of the Creekside Gondola, Dusty’s offers mouth watering food, arguably the world’s best Caesar, legendary après, and party rocking live shows. Dusty’s is full of legends and lore. Owners say the bar was named after Dusty, a stuffed horse that rode into town in 1979 in the back of a pick-up. He was placed in the bar, and for almost a decade, watched over the regulars as they partied the nights away. One full moon – legend has it – a female partier removed her clothes and jumped on Dusty’s back making him buck into life. It’s said he burst through the bar doors, shook the shocked, nude woman into a snowbank and galloped off into the night, never to be seen again. The moral of the story? This is a place that will put the wild back into the west.

You’re always ensured a good time at Dusty’s Bar & BBQ

When you choose Whistler, British Columbia for your winter escape, you can be assured LVH will provide you with the most luxurious accommodations complete with full services and support and will also create a custom itinerary for you with other experiences making your trip an exceptional one. We invite you to contact an LVH client relations team member to get the wheels in motion for your Whistler adventure where the magical memories you create will live with you forever!

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