Best Free Things to Do in Whistler

THE 10 BEST Free Things to Do in Whistler

Best Free Things to Do in Whistler

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  • William Hurl
    Ontario, Canada108 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a nice little reprieve from the tourist trap town of Whistler. It’s about 20 kms away and when we were there it was very quiet and peaceful. The trails are not treacherous and the views and smells of nature are exactly what you expect to see in British Columbia.
    I could’ve stayed here all day. There was no entry fee when we were there, not sure if that’s the norm.
    If you’re in Whistler take a break here.
    Written May 1, 2024
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  • SNRKLT
    47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Friendly folks at the passivhaus (got lessons and rentals there too) and a beautiful day — mostly went around Lost Lake because we are beginners but lessons made it easy and fun.
    Written March 13, 2024
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  • Kiki
    Vancouver, Canada173 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Accidentally ended up at Joffre Lake, didn't expect the snow to be so thick. Walking on the icy lake surface for the first time, I couldn't help but worry about it cracking beneath me. The weather was nice, and we could even see distant blue glaciers. Looking forward to hiking here after the snow melts.
    Written April 10, 2024
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  • johng88888
    Lake Havasu City, AZ523 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The easy/better way to get to the train wreck is to turn off Hwy 99 at Cheakamus Lake Rd then go right on Legacy Way and turn right onto Janes Lake Rd to either parking lot. Go to sign for Train wreck follow trail & sign. Go over suspension bridge and your there.
    Written August 30, 2023
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  • diswix
    Gloucester, UK517 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved all aspects of this trail as a hiker and runner.
    However one tiny Downsideto tranquility is the deluge of bikes. Fast moving electric bikes, crazy youths on mountain bikes and unsteady tourists cycling for first time in their lives.
    All of the above, going too fast, churning up dust, driving crazy and not being respectful to other cyclists and walkers.
    To avoid the deluge, go out early. Running at 0630 am no cyclist at all, walking after 10am they seem to come from every direction down from varòus tracks taking out less able walkers.
    Written June 12, 2023
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  • Teresa L
    Antalya Province, Türkiye24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Log fireplace, private desks, many powerpoints, friendly librarians, amazing selection of books, CD's, games and more! They even allow you to eat your lunch where you are sitting.
    Written January 25, 2023
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  • cymry
    Montreal192 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did the half-hike (to the lake and back) on a beautiful sunny, cool day. We did the detour to the river (5 mins) and it was definitely worth it! The hike took us about 3.5 hours in total and we're not in the best shape! The views of the lake were stunning and it was great to get to sit by the shore and take in the views at our leisure. Highly recommend!
    Written October 1, 2023
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  • Lang E
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Louise S
    St. Albert, Canada26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The wide, pedestrian-only streets and well placed parking and terrific shopping and dining options are terrific. Whistler may be our new favorite Rocky Mountain resort town.
    Written August 24, 2023
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  • NanaGoesALot
    Steilacoom, WA4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Found this park by accident but so enjoyed the stop there. Summer weather in October so warm enough to go swimming. No crowds. New facilities. Floating dock to swim to. Pet friendly, There's an off lease area and the pups were having a blast. Be alert for bears; we saw one there by the bike path chomping away on the grass. People just stood still watching him. Then he lumbered across the road by the car park and headed off in search of more food. Worth a visit if you want a drive-about.
    Written October 9, 2022
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  • TnJAdvents
    Winnipeg724 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome trail along the Cheakamus River. We enjoyed the trail as we admired with pristine wilderness. The trail follows the river and but has some elevation gain and in November there was a lot of very icy and steep ascents/descents. Bring crampons if you've got. Lots of great areas to rest an enjoy the stunning scenery. The trail crossed the river at the suspension bridge and then returns to the trailhead but before you cross the trail continues and connects to a network of trails. Enjoy the hiking!!!
    Written July 14, 2023
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  • Ginges_revenge
    Brisbane, Australia5,347 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    When we arrived at Whistler, I was set as I was boarding for a week but my wife needed some things to do and see.
    We visited the Visitors center right by the Gateway loop bus stop to see what they could help us with.
    The team were really helpful and friendly and gave my wife plenty of tips and ideas for things to do.
    They can book things for you if you like but you can also book items on your own from a lot of places around the village.
    A good place to visit if you want some ideas for things to do.
    Written May 13, 2024
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  • beth ann k
    Halstead, KS1,805 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Katey M
    London, UK11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great place to spend a sunny day in Whistler. Cycle down there from Whistler village, take your bathers and a picnic, rent a kayak or paddle board and just relax in the sunshine. There is a cafe (coffee, cold drinks and snacks), rest rooms and changing cubicle. Perfect!
    Written September 6, 2019
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  • drmader
    Orinda, CA2,912 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bathrooms along way at various parks , well marked bike paths from Olympic village , docks, smooth water with kayakers and ducks and lily pads.. beautiful
    Written June 25, 2023
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