Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Whistler

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Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Whistler

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  • Marc W
    Weymouth, UK1,396 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brandywine Falls are just a 15-minute drive south from Whistler.

    The carpark was big and it had plenty of space when we visited. The falls themselves are roughly a 15-minute easy walk from the carpark.

    Sadly, when we visited the weather was very wet. However, this didn't stop us from having a look, and to be honest, sometimes things look better in bad weather than they do in glorious weather!
    Written January 5, 2024
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  • ic7_2000
    Vancouver, Canada942 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Less than 10 minutes drive from Whistler Village, it’s extremely convenient. You can enjoy the lovely trail and beach. It is one of the four lakes in Whistler. Remember, the main road to the lake is closed. Cars cannot enter. You need to walk or take a bike. This journey was still memorable. It is suitable to family with young kids too. There are free shuttle buses to Lost Lake from main village. In summer, we luckily came across the great migration of precious toad of British Columbia. Nice experience.
    Written July 29, 2023
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  • Bethie
    Moss Vale, Australia251 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Myra B
    Downey, CA3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was like being in a painting. Absolutely beautiful. The first lake is so accesible that my 2 year old was able to walk with us comfortably.
    Written September 24, 2023
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  • Gwen H
    Portland, OR226 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • johng88888
    Lake Havasu City, AZ502 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, UK509 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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  • James Y
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    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
    Montreal202 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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  • Louise S
    St. Albert, Canada19 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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  • Lang E
    6 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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  • Bob B
    Brackendale, Canada81 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Want to channel your inner biathlon rifle shooting energy? A Biathlon Rifle Shooting experience at the Whislter Olympic Park will satisfy this desire. We went up on a sunny Sunday to be shown how biathletes shoot their 22 rifles at distant targets. With the demo done, it’s time for you to follow their lead and fire away at the targets. You are given the option of choosing a wide or narrower target. I did pretty well on my first round, then moved to the narrower target…it was more challenging...have to keep your sighting really steady.
    It’s interesting to hear the guide relate of the routine the biathletes go through. Another interesting thing is that the positions visitors shoot from are the one closest to the wind blocking wall. These are the priority ones for the athletes would compete to get, as the ones farther away from the wall would encounter more wind, which can affect the shooting.
    The Biathlon Shooting is done in a social distancing manner. Disc Golf is also offered. The Biathlon experience is offered Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday until August 30th. There is also a winter Biathlon shooting experienced offered.
    After our shooting experience, we hiked around, catching a look at the ski jump set-ups. The big bonus was walking around in the fresh alpine air.
    Written August 23, 2020
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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
    Winnipeg685 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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