Rainy Day Fun in Whistler
Published Date : 31 Oct 2011
Rainy Day Fun in Whistler
While staying at Pan Pacific Whistler
(Whistler, BC) It’s raining, it’s pouring, but in Whistler NO ONE is snoring because there is simply too much to do. Family fun and outdoor options abound in Whistler! All of these weather-indifferent activities can be enjoyed rain or shine … or snow, for that matter! The fun does not stop just because the weather is a tad inclement. Here are some options for travelers who want to embrace Whistler life, even if it is raining!
Art Galleries & Crafts – Guests could visit Whistler’s eclectic art galleries on a self-guided tour, or create a Whistler souvenir using ceramics, beads and glass at Expressions Art Studio. www.expressionsartstudio.com
ATV & Hummer Tour – Visitors can get out into the backcountry terrain for a scenic (and bouncy) wildlife tour. www.whistleratv.com
Bungee Jumping – For the adventure seekers, Whistler offers the ultimate adrenaline rush - the bungee jump. Beads of nervous perspiration on foreheads or rain drops… no one will ever know. www.whistlerbungee.com
Cardio/Fitness Centre Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside – Pan Pacific Guests can enjoy amazing mountain views while utilizing the fully equipped fitness room with a full range of exercise equipment, mats and the Eucalyptus steam room. www.panpacificwhistler.com
Cinema – Always a good bet on a rainy afternoon, a chic flick and popcorn. Village 8 Cinemas offer screenings of movie blockbusters.
Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub at Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside – This is truly the best place to sit back, take in the mountain views, people watch and enjoy an ambiance that is cheerful and quintessentially Irish. Live Irish music in the evenings. (And a secret only the locals know, Dubh Linn Gate has the best eggs benny in town!) www.dubhlinngate.com
Dog Walking – The local WAG (Whistler Animals Galore) shelter is home to many homeless dogs looking for a playmate for the day, or simply for a walk on the Valley Trail. Every day is better if it has a dog in it. "I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better." - George Bird Evans www.whistlerwag.com
Eco-Tour Nature Walks – There are popular interpretive walks available with experienced naturalist guides. The guides reveal to walkers much of what they are missing on strolls through Whistler. www.whistlerecotours.com
Fly Fishing – Fisher-folk can drop a line and enjoy year round fly angling for wild Trout, Salmon, Char and Steelhead. www.whistlerflyfishing.com
Indoor Rock Climbing – The amazing 5500 square-foot climbing wall has easy, kid-friendly routes, crack climbing, steep overhangs or tricky slab. This one is great for the whole family. www.whistlercore.com/climbing
Monkido – What happened to the lost art of monkeying around? It can be rediscovered for guests willing to climb, swing & zip through the forest! www.wildplay.com/elements/monkido
Pool & Whirlpools Pan Pacific Whistler – Stunning views of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains from the outdoor, heated saltwater pool and salt water whirlpools… perfect in the rain! Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside has the best pool deck location in the valley. This is not to be missed… or is that mist? www.panpacificwhistler.com
Spa – The talking-free zones of Scandinave Spa & Baths are delightful in the rain, sun or snow! www.scandinave.com/whistler
Squamish Lil’ Wat Cultural Centre – There is no better spot to learn about and explore Whistler’s First Nation heritage. www.slcc.ca
Whistler Brewing Company – Funny how we can fit a beer into any weather list! This brewery is the originator in the BC craft brewing movement. It is an experience to try the authentic, hand crafted, artisan beers of Whistler. www.whistlerbrewing.com
Whistler Library – Shh! The award winning library is not only a great place to find books but offers incredible children’s activities. www.whistlerlibrary.ca
Whistler Tasting Tours – Guests should consider a guided tour that offers a fantastic multi-course lunch, dinner, or dessert menu. Each delicious course is provided by a different restaurant in Whistler. Yummmmm! www.whistlertastingtours.com
Zip Trekking – This is one more way to experience breathtaking vistas high above it all in Whistler. www.ziptrek.com/whistler-canada
ZZZZ - Of course, the rain can always be an excuse to simply relax in the all-suite accommodation at Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside or Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre. Cozy up by the private in-suite fireplace with a cup of tea, a good book and enjoy the mountain views… and perhaps a nap!
Guests of the Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside or Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre properties know that after an exhilarating day in the valley, their luxury suite is ready to welcome back the weary travelers. Spacious suite accommodations at both Pan Pacific Whistler properties offer alpine views, gas fireplace, balcony, full-size kitchen, soaker tub and Aveda salon amenities. Signature services include 24-hour Associates at the Front Desks, in-resort shuttle service, valet parking, and complimentary wireless internet. Well-equipped fitness rooms are complimented by heated outdoor salt water pools and whirl pools with alpine views at both locations.
For more information on the Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside or the Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre visit http://www.panpacificwhistler.com or call the hotel at 604 905 2999.
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