Photo: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova
April showers bring May flowers and the opening of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, so we aren’t complaining that the forecast is wet. Although the weather might ‘dampen’ your plans while on vacation, there are a lot of other things to do in Whistler that are perfect for when it’s raining. So if you think a little Pacific Northwest drizzle is going to affect your time here, you’d be mistaken. Here are a number of rainy day indoor activities that everyone will love!
The Escape Room
Escape Room is Whistler’s original escape room and a perfect non-weather dependent activity for all ages. This real-life gaming experience is for groups of 2 to 6 people. The group is placed in a themed room then presented with puzzles, riddles, and clues which must be solved within 45 minutes in order to escape. A wonderful and energetic way to spend a rainy afternoon.
The Audain Art Museum
The Audain Art Museum is a spectacular mix of architecture and culture. Enjoy a stroll through its rooms while laying eyes on the works of artists dating from present day back to the 18th century. Highlights include an important collection of 19th and 20th century First Nations masks and paintings by British Columbian artist, Emily Carr. Depending on when you visit, there could also be visiting exhibitions from all over the world.
The Scandinave Spa
Why not kick back and relax in the light rain? The Scandinave Spa is perfect for this. Under the mountain mist, float from hot tub to cold pool to steam room or sauna. You won’t even mind getting wet!
Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
There’s more history in Whistler than meets the eye. The Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation have long since resided in these mountains and their stories will tell you about culture and the surrounding land. The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre is a wonderful way to enjoy the rain from inside while taking in exhibits and workshops, all the while learning about the indigenous peoples of the region.
Forged Axe Throwing
Visitors to Whistler can now experience another truly Canadian activity and a new type of adventure sport. At Forged Axe Throwing, visitors can compete and socialize with friends while throwing axes at targets. Watch out, it can get competitive, expecially as you hone your new skill!
If you know you’re are going to be battling the rainy weather, be sure to check out the Listel Hotel Whistler’s activity and accommodation packages for the best-bundled deals.