If winter activities are your thing, Whistler is your place. British Columbia’s premier outdoor playground offers everything from skiing and snowboarding to snowshoeing and ice fishing. Here are some choice options for winter-sport enthusiasts.
Skiing & Snowboarding
Whistler’s slopes are where you’ll find most of the wintertime action. With more than 20 lifts, including the Peak-2-Peak Gondola between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, there are runs suitable for every level of skier and snowboarder.
Whether you’re an advanced rider or it’s your first ride, there’s an option for you. On a guided snowmobile tour of Whistler and its surrounding areas, visit scenic trails and lookouts, see frozen lakes, and marvel at high alpine bowls.
Snowshoeing can be either an intense aerobic activity or a mellow family adventure. Discover quiet, winding trails and deep powder on a tour as you learn about the local plants and animal life.
Head onto a frozen lake and admire panoramic views as you drop a line through the ice, then spend the day fishing for native bull trout, cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, kokanee, pike minnows, and steelhead. Note: You’ll need a valid British Columbia freshwater fishing license to participate in ice-fishing tours.