5 Reasons to Spend BC Family Day in Whistler

That glorious long weekend feeling is here, and what better excuse than BC Family Day to gather the clan and head for the mountains?

You’re unlikely to find a more fun-filled spot to enjoy BC’s beautiful outdoors than in snowy Whistler this BC Family Day Monday, and the special events and discounts on offer just sweeten the deal.

Here are 5 reasons to spend BC Family Day 2018 in Whistler BC:

1. Half-price Whistler Blackcomb Lift Tickets

BC Residents can get 50% off full day lift tickets for skiing, snowboarding or sightseeing on Monday February 12, 2018.

Just head to one of the ticket windows to purchase your day passes and make sure you have your proof of residence to receive the discount.

2017/18 EDGE Card holders are eligible too- load a discounted day by calling Whistler Blackcomb at 1-800-766-0449 or by visiting Whistler Blackcomb Guest Relations.

Family skiing at Whistler Blackcomb
Explore Whistler Blackcomb on skis with the whole family! Image: Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane

2. Family Fun at the Audain Art Museum

The Audain Art Museum will be hosting a special edition of their popular Family Studio to celebrate BC Family Day.

Be inspired by the Museum’s exhibitions and then get stuck in and create some artwork of your own with guided hands-on art workshops running from 12-4pm.

Activities are geared towards children 12 & under and their families and admission is free for children age 16 & under!

3. Half-price entry at Lost Lake Trails

The Lost Lake trails are celebrating the holiday with 50% off cross country ski or snowshoe day tickets for everyone.

With over 25 kilometres of trails for classic and skate skiing, and 15 kilometres of snowshoe trails, this wooded wonderland just begs to be explored.

Everyone’s sure to be tired after the adventure, so what better than to gather round the outdoor fire pit at the Lost Lake warming hut and enjoy free hot chocolate and marshmallows.

4. Dedicated Family Après

Maybe you skied in the morning or maybe you didn’t, but one thing’s for sure- the whole family can get involved in the fun at Whistler Family Après from 3-6pm at Whistler Olympic Plaza.

There’s so much on offer here, with free skating (and 50% off skate rentals for BC Family Day Monday too), crafts workshops and live music and performers all afternoon. This weekend will take on an Olympic Games flavour with themed activities to celebrate the PyeongChang Winter Games.

Feeling chilly? Warm up with a steaming mug of hot chocolate- on the house!

People skate on an outdoor rink under twinkling lights and and trees lit with Christmas lights
Free family skating at Whistler Olympic Plaza, surrounded by sparkling trees and pristine mountain views

5. Tobogganing and 50% off Callaghan Country Trail Tickets

Whistler Olympic Park’s dedicated toboggan zone is a great place for the whole family to feel the thrill of snow-sliding, or why not take advantage of the BC Family day 50% discount on ski and snowshoe tickets and take a wander on the trails?

The Alexander Falls Touring Centre will also have a food truck and a fire pit going for bring your own marshmallow or hot dog roasts so you can top-up your energy levels after all that fun!

Don’t let the idea of a busy, snowy drive put you off the trip up to Whistler either. From private charters to last-minute bus tickets, we at Ridebooker have loads of stress-free options to get the whole family to the hill, so what are you waiting for?

 

Kate
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