The Core
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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At the heart of the Village, beneath streets and walkways, is a place that embodies Whistler living. The Core is Whistler's premier fitness facility, created by locals and designed for the world. Our unique activity zones feature a huge climbing area, free weights, cardio equipment and two fitness studios for indoor cycling, yoga, circuit and many other activities. All this so you can train for life in this crazy town, keep in shape while you're visiting or drop off the kids for some supervised fun, climbing all over our walls. We'll tailor experiences for groups and individuals. We offer outdoor adventures too, with unmatched local knowledge and experience. Explore The Whistler Core site, come in for a tour, call or e-mail us. We're always within reach.
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DrC33
Langley, Canada90 contributions
Aug. 2022
While visiting Whistler, I brought my 9 year old here for some 1:1 time with him. Dropping in was easy. The waiver was not obnoxious. The staff were friendly and very helpful. We aren't expert climbers - though my son is a natural. He has autism. I mention this because the staff were very sensitive to his needs without making him feel "special". Within minutes he was in comfortable climbing shoes and a harness. For families coming to visit Whistler with children on the spectrum, the Core is an excellent activity for a rainy day. They have climbing walls for every level. I happened to be within ear shot of a private lesson and thought very highly of the instructor. For those looking to take lessons, the instructors appear very capable. We will definitely be back!
Written August 5, 2022
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Jacob D
Whistler, Canada1 contribution
Nov. 2021 • Solo
Friendly staff, great facilities, prime location and an unreal climbing set up. Highly recommend!!!!
Written November 2, 2021
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LB1
5 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Friends
The climbing gym is awesome. We had a great time challenging ourselves. Unfortunately the front desk staff. A woman whose name begins with a A was completely rude to our whole party.
Written July 27, 2021
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Chris R
Binfield, UK9 contributions
Jan. 2021 • Solo
Super friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable staff! Also definitely the cleanest and most sanitised gym I’ve been in Canada. Staff and members are always on top of it!!
Written January 16, 2021
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JP1
1 contribution
Oct. 2020
The most friendly and helpful staff and the best gym in town by far! Definitely the best gym in town and its right in the village
Written October 15, 2020
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mbvancouver2017
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
Aug. 2020
My daughter and I contacted The Core to inquire about a private, guided outdoor climbing trip during our recent visit to Whistler. I have been climbing for 22 years but had not been outside for 12 years, while my 15 year old daughter has been climbing indoors for a year. Bob Allison the owner and a Whistler rock climbing legend respond within a few hours with a customized trip plan to help my daughter transition to outdoor climbing while helping me brush up on safely building anchors, rappelling etc. Bob was an awesome instructor, both encouraging and challenging us and by the end of the day we had climbed 10 routes on 3 different crags. Bob’s attention to detail and safety focus was great for my daughter to see and a great thing for her to build on as she gains experience.

My daughter is now officially hooked on outdoor climbing and is already asking me when we can put our new found skills to the test!

Wether you have never climbed and want to give it a try or are a “gym rat” looking to learn how to climb outdoors, I would strongly recommend reaching out to Bob and his team at The Core.
Written August 7, 2020
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Reviewontherun1
Maple Ridge, Canada35 contributions
Jul. 2020 • Family
Just wanted to give a shout out to Robin at The Core - my 5 year old had a great time climbing with a private lesson! Quick checkin & professional staff. If you’re in Whistler with the family and are looking for something fun to do with the kids I would highly recommend! Thanks again!
M&J
Written July 7, 2020
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Colin & Aimee M
Miami Beach, FL2 contributions
Jan. 2020
Such a great find in the heart of Whistler Village. Awesome Front Desk Staff and Climbing Instructors. Everyone made us feel so welcome and Robin was amazing with our 5 year old daughter who he taught to climb on this trip. Her new found love of climbing was encouraged by all the staff and the owner who we met during our time at CORE. This please is superb + safe for kids to climb, adult area looked challenging as well. Great Place to spend time with family and friends. Even had a couple of play dates there. We will be back. Thanks again Anyssa, Bob and of course Robin for showing us the ropes...Literally ;)
Written January 17, 2020
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Happy to hear your daughter enjoyed her time climbing at the Core. Thanks for the positive feedback and hope to see the whole family climbing on your next visit - maybe even a trip outdoors onto the real rock with one of our qualified guides!
Written January 17, 2020
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MikeD
Vancouver, BC8 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Family
We had our daughter booked for the Friday night pizza and climb but unfortunately there weren’t enough kids registered to make it happen. Anyssa at the front desk tried to move things around to make it work and when it didn’t she took it upon herself to find us a babysitter that would meet us at the gym so our daughter and her friend could still climb while we went for dinner with another couple. And they arranged for pizza to be there as well. In my books that’s way above and beyond.

We’ve climbed there before as a family and the team is always friendly, fun to work with, and clearly experienced.
Written January 3, 2020
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Hi Mike, Sorry to hear we didn't have enough kids registered to run the Climb and Dine, but happy to hear Anyssa helped coordinate a babysitter, with some climbing experience, to come to the Core and look after your daughter for the evening. I hope she enjoyed climbing and will join us for a camp in the future. Thanks for the positive feedback!
Written January 17, 2020
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Jennifer B
Richmond, Canada2 contributions
Oct. 2019
On our first family trip to Whistler 2 years ago we discovered the Core had a kids Climb and Dine program. The kids had such a great time so when we ended up in Whistler again the kids this past week the kids insisted to go again. When they were finished they were exhausted and had such a great time again! Thanks to Chris and Anyssa for taking care of them and showing our kids such a great time!!!!! And allowing us to have a nice meal on our own :)
Written October 7, 2019
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Hi Jennifer, Happy to hear your kids enjoyed their time climbing at the Core and great to hear you took advantage of this time to visit one of the local restaurants. Thanks for the positive feedback!
Written January 17, 2020
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The Core is open:
  • Mon - Fri 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Sat - Sun 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.