Whistler is known worldwide as one of the best ski resorts in the world. However, this title doesn’t mean that Whistler is a ludicrously expensive holiday destination, only accessible to those with bottomless wallets. You would be surprised how much is on offer in Whistler to those on more of a shoestring budget, or prefer a more economical style of travel.
Ditch the downhill gear and go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing at Lost Lake – from 3pm onwards you can get a ticket to explore the trails for half price – just $11! Lost Lake Park features over 30 km of serene, forested cross-country trails with incredible views of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.
Bubly Tube Park
A morning or afternoon at the Whistler Blackcomb Bubly Tube Park is a great value activity, starting at $23 for adults and $17.50 for kids. A bonus to visiting the Tube Park is the free gondola ride from Skier’s Plaza to Base II where the Tube Park is located — see Whistler from above!
Family Après & Ice Skating at Whistler Olympic Plaza
In Whistler, our definition of après is more than just settling into a pub, and this is one of our favorite activities in Whistler for those on a budget. Every Monday and Wednesday from 3pm until 6pm, Whistler Olympic Plaza is transformed into a winter wonderland for Family Après.
The event includes hot drinks, cookie decorating, face painting, live music, tobogganing, and ice skating. It costs only $2 if you bring your own skates or $8 for ski rentals and admission. Skate around the Olympic Plaza and feel like a real Olympian!
Take a Self-Guided Art Tour
There is so much public art in Whistler, why not take a self-guided culture tour? Download a map for free and explore yourself.
Take a Brewery Tour!
Whistler may be primarily known for its superb skiing and mountain biking, but like any good Canadian town – Whistler has a healthy love for craft beer. Get a tour at Whistler Brewing Co to see all the behind the scenes brewing activity for just $20 (and enjoy a tasting at the same time!).
If following a guided tour isn’t your cup of ale, you can check out the Whistler Ale Trail! Created by the BC Ale Trail, this three-day itinerary is perfect for those who like to move at their own pace or pick and choose what interests you most.
Blenz Coffee: locally owned, affordable, and killer lattes right in the Olympic Plaza!
Gone Village Eatery: famous for their pad thai, Gone Eatery cooks up some of the best value and tastiest lunches in Whistler!
El Furniture Warehouse: everything on the menu is $5.95… need we say more?
La Cantina: If you’re in Whistler on a Tuesday, get tacos all day for $2.50!
Resting for the night
Our early booking offers at the Listel Hotel Whistler are available until December 1st, with flexible cancelation policies in place.
These deals won’t last long. Book your winter stay now!