Free Things to Do in Whistler

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  • Rodrigo R
    1 contribution
    Kelly helped with our booking, we stayed in a studio and it was perfect for 2 people. Kelly was helpful and we liked our room.
    Written October 5, 2022
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  • longhaulfromlondon
    Teddington, UK416 contributions
    This is a stunning spot and easy to stop at on the road between Vancouver and Whistler. The falls are a short walk from the car park and to both break the journey and see something stunning it's a great place to stop.
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • Keith J
    Llanelli, UK394 contributions
    We visited Whistler recently and the Train Wreck was on our to do list, it is not well sign posted from the main road. On arriving at the car park it is a pleasant 20 min stroll to the Wreck with information boards on the way. Well worth a visit.
    Written September 29, 2022
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  • jilsin
    Vancouver, Canada88 contributions
    Intermediate level hike with amazing views of the lakes and hiking poles will certainly help but not necessary. Arrived at 11am on a weekday and able to get a parking spot. Hike took about 3.5 hours. Heard some bear bells on hiker's bags but honestly, the trail is so busy with people traffic. You're more likely to secure a weekend day pass an hour after it opens than you are to run into a bear.
    Written September 27, 2022
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  • Samantha S
    6 contributions
    Beautiful Hike! Your NEED a day pass from BC parks to get access. Great views of the lake! We went in the morning (830am) to avoid the crowds and by the time we were coning back down, the parking lot was full. Great for all skill levels! Bears are in the area, so bear spray doesn't hurt to have! Drive up to the parking lot! Not at the bottom of the dirt road!
    Written August 11, 2022
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  • Keith J
    Llanelli, UK394 contributions
    We visited the Plaza on our recent stay, it has many shops and eating places, there was a Free concert by the JB's which was great entertainment.
    Written September 29, 2022
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  • Lang E
    5 contributions
    My wife and I took a day trip to the Callaghan Valley from Vancouver. We purchased day passes from the user friendly website. On Monday we left at 8am and arrived around 945am. Drive was easy, traffic was light. Woman running the rental shop was very good. Pleasantly surprised to learn that as grandparents we got the Monday parents discount. ($17 off rentals). Glorious sun filled day. Perfect conditions. Spectacular scenery. All sorts of terrain to choose from. Not crowded at all as we shared to trails with a only few families. We skied for about 4 hours and ate our packed lunch brought from home about half way thru. Returned our rented skis and had an easy sunny drive home. A great day in the snow. Wonderful facility practically in our backyard.
    Written March 16, 2021
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  • NealJ
    Abbotsford19 contributions
    My wife and I have been riding bikes up in Whistler for several years and have ridden this trail in parts before. This year we purchased e-bikes and thoroughly enjoyed the immensity of this trail system. You can safely bike throughout the area and feel safe. The trail system is well-marked and paved, making biking easy.
    Written September 26, 2022
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  • Roy V
    Vancouver, Canada54 contributions
    Dog walking.lake activities,nice park. Not much parking to say the least. On the lake. Picnic tables.
    Written September 19, 2022
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  • TannisRob
    Ladner, Canada458 contributions
    Beautiful lake, and wonderful place for a picnic. We want to go back to spend the day there. You can swim, spread out for a picnic, enjoy the view. There was an ice cream truck there when we visited. Lots of families and people hanging out, but there was still lots of room.
    Written August 31, 2022
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  • Caroline D
    13 contributions
    This was worth a walk on a wet day. Short loop with some good view points over the ocean, which was wild on this blowy day. Glad we went for a look.
    Written June 11, 2022
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  • looseink
    Princeton, Canada237 contributions
    When I pulled into Whistler, I had been on the road for hours. Finding this place virtually off the highway was handy. I needed a quick bathroom break and grabbed some local literature to help me find my way around. I stopped here a few times, including the Tim Horton's inside for a muffin for the road when I was heading home. The layout is simple (round), but the site is well-stocked with all you need to plan a trip and no less than three people behind protective shields to offer personalized assistance.
    Written September 24, 2022
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  • BenetArt
    Quebec City, Canada6 contributions
    Great library...with all kinds of amenities for travelers including donated books that are free of charge, great work stations + wonderful art displayed in interior
    Written July 10, 2022
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  • beth ann k
    Halstead, KS1,539 contributions
    Service was a little slow but the beer was good, and we wee glad we stopped in. Nice place to watch a game, also, and the food looked good.
    Written April 3, 2022
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  • tomkreider
    Cranberry Township, PA69 contributions
    A very nice trail along the Cheakamus River with a suspension bridge at the midpoint of a 3.5 mile hike. Some good hills, beautiful forest, and the river was spectacular raging down the mountains!! Also used by mountain bikers.
    Written June 4, 2022
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