Resort Guide

Get tips and tricks for visiting Whistler Blackcomb with your kids!

Kid-friendly resort guide

Get all the tips and tricks for visiting Whistler Blackcomb with your kids!

Visiting Whistler Blackcomb

Driving to Whistler by car along the famed and aptly-named Sea-to-Sky Highway is one of the most breathtaking journeys you'll ever take. Towering snow-capped mountains, lush green rainforests and fast-flowing, turquoise rivers will be forever etched into your memory.

  • Travel Time: approximately two hours from Vancouver. Distance: approximately 115 kilometres (70 miles)

  • Check the Sea-to-Sky Highway 99 Road Report updated by the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. Highway conditions are provided by the Weather Network

  • Paid parking is available at the Village Day Lots 1-5

  • Free parking available at Blackcomb Base 2 Lots 6, 7 & 8, and the Creekside Parkade

On the mountains, our amazing Whistler Kids Snow School specially designed family zones, enchanted Tree Fort and Magic Castle and thrilling Coca-Cola® Tube Park are guaranteed to put smiles on everyone’s faces.

  • Blackcomb Mountain
    • From the top: The Expressway traverse from the Rendezvous to the bottom of the 7th Heaven Express is perfect for families still finding their groove. Lower Mountain: You can’t go wrong with the Yellow Brick Road, conveniently located under the beginners Magic Chair so you can keep hitting Green laps all day long. 

  • Whistler Mountain
    • From the top: Burnt Stew Trail has some of the most spectacular views you’ll find, head down the cat road to the top of the Harmony 6 Express and onto Burnt Stew Trail to experience easy-going terrain in a true alpine environment.

  • Whistler Blackcomb Trail Map 
  • Fresh Tracks Mountaintop Breakfast
    • Upload the Whistler Village Gondola at 7:15am for a mountainous breakfast buffet at the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler, then enjoy fresh turns on untracked slopes whilst the sun rises. The bonus? Kids under 6 eat free!

  • Dusty’s Bar & BBQ
    • Located where Whistler all began at the base of the Creekside Gondola, this is where locals and longtime visitors meet up and swap stories of secret stashes. Dusty’s sets high standards for perfectly seasoned BBQ in a western saloon-style restaurant. Family-friendly until 10 p.m., kids under 12 ordering from the children’s menu eat free! 

  • The Garibaldi Lift Co. Bar & Grill (GLC)
    • World-renowned as “the” place to après, the Garibaldi Lift Company (GLC) lounge bar relishes its location above the Whistler gondola building. Family friendly until 10p.m., it’s an intimate venue fueling fun as well as feeding appetites, with a variety of dishes such as flatbreads, pastas, sandwiches, salads and shareable appetizers.
  • Ollies Grilled Cheese Shack
    • Located at Olympic Station (halfway up Whistler Gondola) on Whistler Mountain, Ollies Grilled Cheese shack is the perfect stop for gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, fries, soups, espresso and snacks to help skiers and snowboarders fuel up as well as keep warm during their day on the mountain.

  • The Old Spaghetti Factory
    • The old Spaghetti Factory in Whistler Village is undoubtedly the most family friendly restaurants in Whistler and it’s not hard to see why. Children under 10 can order from the kids menu and choose from a list of things even the pickiest of eaters are sure to love. Plus there’s something on the menu everyone else is sure to enjoy as well.

  • More information on dining at Whistler Blackcomb