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Fun for Less: 6 Budget-Friendly Family Activities to Try in Whistler

Fun for Less: 6 Budget-Friendly Family Activities to Try in Whistler

Are you in the midst of planning a family trip to Whistler and looking for ways to make the most of your vacation without burning a hole in your wallet? Well, you’re in luck! Here at the Listel Hotel Whistler, we’ve compiled a list of our top 6 budget-friendly family activities for you to try during your next stay with us.


1. Play in the Kids Play Area near Olympic Plaza

Kids playground and swings at Whistler Village stroll

Photo Credit: Pique Newsmagazine

Let your kids have a blast in the Kids Play Area near Olympic Plaza, conveniently situated close to Purebread (a cake lover’s paradise). Watch as they run, climb, and play to their heart’s content while you savour some precious quality family time. This well-equipped park boasts swings, slides, a charming treehouse, turntables, and even cozy picnic benches – ideal for a family lunch or a tranquil spot to unwind while your little ones revel in playtime.

Tip: There’s a large restroom block right next to the park, including baby change tables.


2. Take a Dip in Our Hot Tub

a man and a woman in a hot tub at the listel hotel whistler

Photo Credit: Listel Hotel Whistler

Pamper yourself and your family at the Listel’s Hot Tub. After a fun-filled day exploring the great outdoors, treat your tired muscles to a rejuvenating soak in our family-friendly hot tub. At the Listel Hotel Whistler, we’ve created the perfect spot for you and your loved ones to unwind, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Whistler.


3. Go Tubing at the Bubly Tube Park

A girl sliding down a snow covered mountain in a tube, wearing a purple jacket and an orange beanie

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler / Justa Jeskova

The Bubly Tube Park is a thrilling experience that won’t break the bank. Grab an inflatable tube and race down the slopes for hours of laughter and excitement. It’s a perfect activity for the whole family. Located on Blackcomb Mountain and operating from Dec 16 – Apr 16, you and the family can enjoy a tonne of fun from 10am – 6pm on weekends and from 11am on weekdays.

To learn more about the Bubly Tube Park experience, click here.


4. Train Wreck Hike

Abandoned train carriage near Whistler, on the Train Wreck Hike

Put on your hiking boots and set off on the exciting Train Wreck Hike. This trail is perfect for families, offering a one-of-a-kind adventure through the enchanting forest to discover a vivid collection of abandoned train cars. To access the hike, take a turn at Function Junction (before reaching Whistler on the Sea to Sky Highway), park at the trailhead, and begin your journey. You’ll even cross a suspension bridge, high above the picturesque Cheakamus River, before reaching the captivating train cars.

Tip: Remember to always be bear aware! For more information on the trail, click here.


5. Explore Olympic History at Whistler Olympic Park

Four people doing cross-country skiing in front of olympic rings at Whistler Olympic Plaza.

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler / Justa Jeskova

Dive into the rich Olympic history of Whistler at Whistler Olympic Park. Explore interactive exhibits, take a guided tour, or even try cross-country skiing. It’s an educational and budget-friendly experience for the entire family.


Whistler, famed for its top-notch skiing and luxury, also boasts numerous budget-friendly family activities, from ice skating to scenic hikes. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a BC local, you can enjoy these affordable experiences. Locals can get additional savings with our BC Residents Rate. Pack your bags, bring your family, and create lasting memories in this stunning mountain paradise. Fun for less is a reality in Whistler!