Activities for a Rainy Day in Whistler

THE 10 BEST Indoor Things to Do in Whistler on a Rainy Day

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Whistler

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  • Bethie
    Moss Vale, Australia250 contributions
    We visited the centre this morning and loved every minute of our time there. The welcome drumming and dancing was great, the tour informative and really interesting. We then spent a further hour looking at the exhibits, reading more information and history and would have stayed longer but we had to get on the road to our next destination. Absolutely worth a visit!
    Written February 9, 2024
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  • Gwen H
    Portland, OR226 contributions
    We were absolutely astounded by the work of artist-in-residence Manabu Ikeda. We almost left Whistler without stopping at the museum, but fortunately we made the last-minute decision to check it out. We are so glad we did!

    If you are in town before Ikeda-san's exhibit ends in October, make the time to go. It is like nothing else you have ever seen. You can also watch him working in his studio on the weekends. Check the schedule for specific times. We had the good fortune to meet him, and it is something we will always remember.

    The museum also has a great collection of BC artists' works. We enjoyed that as well, and will be sure to return on our next trip to Whistler. This was our first and we had no idea what a great museum this is.

    Written July 22, 2023
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  • James Y
    6 contributions
    Went with my girlfriend, had a great time, we were both beginners but the staff cater to all abilities.

    The chaps on duty when we were there were fun, joined in and made sure we had a nice time.

    Highly recommended.
    Written January 18, 2024
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  • Teresa L
    Antalya Province, Türkiye21 contributions
    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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  • beth ann k
    Halstead, KS1,793 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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  • Ashley J
    Dallas, TX49 contributions
    Really enjoyed this little museum! It helped me understand how Whistler is different than Vail, for instance, and contextualize what Whistler is specifically known for. I like the bird, geology, and cultural parts. You can sit in one of the first gondolas, and it makes a great photo opp.

    It’s pretty quick to visit, maybe 30 minutes. The museum is free, and works off donations. Luckily they accept credit card donations, so currency was not an issue. I did deduct one star because there were a couple of funny things with the exhibits. The geology exhibit prompted you to look through a stereoscope but there wasn’t one. Also, there was an Olympic torch, but you couldn’t really get it out because of how a TV was mounted. There also seemed an over-emphasis on a WHistler-themed comic strip. Not sure why that would be quite so prominent.

    MA - WARNING. Right when you walk in the lobby, there are posters of the famous whistler hippie photo where the ski bums (both guys and girls) are totally naked. Nothing is blurred. There was also a book cover of bare-bottomed girls on skis. Just this gift shop area was not ok for kids. Everything else within the exhibit seemed ok.
    Written March 13, 2023
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  • Christine E
    Mount Victoria54 contributions
    I stopped by these information centres and always met with Friendly smiles and conversations, great info. Local staff with good knowledge.
    Written November 13, 2019
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  • Bill B
    34 contributions
    Located North of whistler village and accessible by walking not short, but bicycle and also right on the River of Dreams route. Right off the main highway so easiest by car. Fun area for kids. Also the hockey arena is right there as well.
    Written May 28, 2018
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  • k8brit
    Kelowna, Canada525 contributions
    Always one of our stops for craft beer in Whistler. Great variety of beer options for ever taste, my Husband especially likes their IPA. Our dog loves getting to join us on their patio as well
    Written May 26, 2023
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  • BartHub
    Winchester, UK6 contributions
    My wife, 22 yo daughter and I did two intermediate rooms, Buried Cabin and Yukon Gold. We didn’t manage to get out of either - but really enjoyed trying. The puzzles were varied in type and very well constructed. And we were supported very well throughout by helpful hints when we struggled with a clue (which happened a few times!).
    Written February 4, 2024
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  • kimi
    Vancouver, Canada3 contributions
    I decided to get a massage during a trip with friends (as this is something I often have to do for my back) and I have to say this is without a doubt the best massage I have ever had in my life. I initially thought it was a little pricey but I have to say it was 100% worth it. She is the only massage therapist I have ever had who was able to work out my knots without tickling me, while also keeping me very relaxed.

    After my massage I enjoyed some time in the outdoor hot tub which was the perfect way to end a short vacation.

    They also have a lovely selection of drinks and beauty/spa products for a very affordable price, which were perfect for thoughtful souvenirs and for myself :)

    Overall, amazing experience and I cannot wait to go back!
    Written December 2, 2023
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  • Tourist28951025169
    Abbotsford, Canada28 contributions
    Enjoyed the excellent paintings, stone carvings but wish there was more items. Maybe more to chose from and differences in prices. Very interesting thou, worth while.
    Written January 8, 2021
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  • Cowbell
    Bowen Island, Canada5 contributions
    Fantastic experience - had the sublime Tranquility Ritual (Scrub, brush, massage and mini facial ) with Kelsey and it made my Whistler vacay complete!
    Written February 16, 2024
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  • pirate84
    British Columbia, Canada7 contributions
    The facilities are absolutely fabulous down to the cozy robe! I had the most spectacular and intuitive massage from Edmonde. She really knew exactly what I was looking for after our initial consult. Highly recommend!
    Written February 13, 2024
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  • Leah C
    1 contribution
    Had a return visit to Aviva for a 90 minute massage that was right on point. Shu, my massage therapist, took in everything that I was telling him in terms of my needs, and gave me the best massage I’ve had in a long time. The pressure was firm and he helped to release some very tight muscles and knots. Couldn’t have been happier with him and the massage. Will definitely make it a habit to visit him on a regular basis. Thanks Shu!!
    Written October 29, 2023
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