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Whistler has endless activities and sports to do all year round but when the weather’s not on your side and it is just too drizzly to get up the hill or head out on a hike, do not fear! There are some great alternative activities and from these we have put together our top things to do in Whistler when it’s raining, there’s something here for everyone, check it out….

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Things To Do In Whistler When It Rains

1. Escape Rooms

Fancy being locked up on Pirate ship or buried in a cabin under the snow, and your only way out is to solve the puzzles and breakout!? Escape rooms offers a set of amazing adventures with the comfort of being indoors. Each scenario has a different set of puzzles for you to solve that lead you onto the next clue, to find a key, or lead you onto the next room! Some of the puzzles are harder than others but great for all the family to get involved, it was definitely one of our top things to do in whistler when it’s raining!

Escape Rooms Website

See it on ——> Trip Advisor

Location – The bottom of the Whistler gondola down the stairs near in-between Misty mountain Pizza and Mcoos ski shop.

Address – 4293 Mountain Square #122, we are located at the base of Whistler Mountain, in The Hilton Resort & Spa, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

2. Scandinave Spa

Quite possibly our favourite place in and around Whistler! The spa consists of saunas, cold pools, jacuzzis, solariums, relaxing rooms, hammocks, massage rooms and even a little on site cafe where you can grab a snack or (if you are anything like us) stay the whole day and have lunch. A great place to unwind and get away from the hustle and bustle of the village (or the city wherever your coming from). We would highly recommend taking a book and spending the whole day there. There is no talking and no phones allowed whilst you are in the Spa which really does add to the relaxed and zen vibe, from which you can feel as soon as you walk in. The hydrotherapy will make you feel a million dollars by the time you walk out! Due to its nature the Scandinave Spa is for adults 19 or over so children are not allowed just incase you were thinking of taking the family along.

Scandinave Spa Website

See it on ——>  Trip Advisor

Location – North out of the village on highway 99 and the next right after passing Nesters supermarket on your left.

Address – 8010 Mons Rd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B8, Canada

3. Whistler Core – Climbing Wall

Ever wondered what it would be like scaling up mountains? The climbing wall at Whistler Core is a fun and great way to learn how to climb up rock faces and use your body’s amazing strength to get you up to the top! With climbs for all abilities you will definitely be surprised at how strong you actually are and how able you are to climb up these rock faces! All equipment is available for rental as well as a full gym on site so you can definitely find some fun, or your own challenge whether it be on the climbing wall or in the gym!

Whistler Core Website

See it on ——>   Trip Advisor

Located – Just opposite Tapleys Neighbourhood Pub and Buffalo Bills Bar & Grill in Whistler Village.

Address – 4010 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

4. Museums

Lil’ Wat Cultural Center –

Fancy an injection of First Nations Culture? The Lil’ Wat Cultural Centre museum is a great way to learn and immerse yourself in the lives of the Canadian Indigenous. Discover their history and experience what it means to be a part of the First Nations from the time they first arrived in Canada to the present day. You will certainly be enlightened learning about their beliefs, hand-made clothing, culture and crafts. Complete with cafe and awesome gift shop a great place to visit for a day out.

Lil’ Wat Website 

See it on ——>   Trip Advisor

Located – Just on the edge of the upper village opposite Embarc hotel.

Address – 4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

Whistler Museum – 

Learn about the history of Whistler from when the first settlers arrived up until the present day including a big section about when Vancouver won the Olympics in 2010 and the effect this had on the town and the surrounding area. There is also plenty of interesting information about both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains as well as the local wildlife!

Whistler Museum website

See it on ——>   Trip Advisor

Location – In the centre of the village right next to the library, at the back of North Face store.

Address – 4333 Main St, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

Either museum is great to visit for a few hours and really interesting to go round. Both of these definitely make our list for things to do in Whistler when it’s raining as you can’t beat a bit of culture and history!

5. Forged Axe Throwing

Fancy throwing some axes at a target and learning how to throw and axe like a pro? Well Forged Axe Throwing is most definitely the place for you. Quite safe (even though there are axes involved) and fun for all. Forged Axe Throwing is for ages 10 and up. Offering 1 hour introduction and basics course to get you hitting the bullseye. Also offering bookings for groups for a celebration / party axe throwing session. Check out their website for more information and who knows you may even be throwing two axes by the end of the day!

Forged Axe Throwing Website

See it on ——>  Trip Advisor

Location – Out of the village a few km’s south towards Cheakamus at function junction next to the Sk8 Cave.

Address – 1208 Alpha Lake Road, Unit 1, Whistler, BC V0N 1B1

6. Yoga

If you are anything like us and love yoga Whistler has a few yoga studios around the village and toward Creekside but our favourite was YogaCara in the centre of the village. Great little studio with a really relaxed vibe and great teachers. Classes run all day and also lookout for the Lululemon free classes every week which move to all the different studios around Whistler. Download the MindBody app for up to date class listings, times and to also book onto one of the great Yoga classes at Yogacara.

Yogacara website

See it on ——>   Trip Advisor

Location – Right in the centre of the village above the Naked Sprout Cafe and opposite Brandy’s – the keg. Right near Earl’s.

Address – 4433 Sundial Pl #205, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

To Sum It Up

We hope our top things to do in Whistler when it’s raining has given you and your friends or family the inspiration to get out there even when the weather is not on your side! Whistler also boasts a lot of local stores as well as all your high street favourites – so even if you do not fancy any of these recommendations and more of a relaxed day, a wander around along with a coffee or a stop into one of the many great restaurants Whistler has to offer is also a great option. Plus before you know it you will be back up the hill for a ride or hike!

We hope you have enjoyed reading about our things to do in Whistler when it’s raining, you can also check out our Whistler ebook which has all our locals tips and other exciting activities to do around Whistler!

If you have any comments or questions at all please add them just below as we’ll be more than happy to answer 🙂

You can also check out the rest of our adventure in  Canada right here.

Happy adventuring until the weather gets a little better!

Adam & Kelly x


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In 2017 Kelly & Adam Peck embarked on a journey that would change their lives forever... 

Equipped with a couple of second-hand bikes, they took a one-way flight to Havana, Cuba &, after a cycling escapade that took them over four hundred kilometres - through remote villages & untouched landscapes, the roots of The Wilder Route were firmly planted. 

From there the adventure was destined to continue... this intrepid couple spent the next 10 months soaking up the vibrance of Mexico, hiking up volcanoes in Guatemala, taking in the wild scenery of Canada & experiencing the beauty & diversity of Colombia, before eventually returning to the UK. 

With the feeling of exploration in their souls, Kelly & Adam knew that they wanted to build a life that brought them closer to nature, a life that made adventure part of their every day. Selling most of their belongings & packing the rest of what they owned into their tiny home on wheels, van life became the next step of their journey.

Since moving into their motorhome in 2018 (a Bessacar E560 named Barnaby) they have experienced many more magical moments, built their online business on the road & have even planned a wedding & said "I do" along the way.

Featured in publications such as Wanderlust Magazine & Housesitting Magazine & speaking at events such as Destinations ShowsBorderless Live & The Caravan & Motorhome Show about living a location-independent lifestyle - they are passionate about helping & inspiring others to explore, to connect with nature &, to live alternatively.

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