5 Great Indoor Activties

The three-day forecast for Whistler isn't looking so hot! When the weather isn't cooperating in Whistler sometimes it's time to head indoors. If you find yourself caught in the bad weather why not check out one of these cool indoor activities!

The Core Climbing Facility

climbing facilityLocated in the heart of the village the Core Climbing Facility offers a massive indoor climbing wall and gym. The main attraction is the 5500 square foot climbing wall that offers a number of different climbs at varying difficulties. Whether you're a seasoned vet or a just beginning the wall offers something for everyone. There are even two fake boulders for those looking to test their bouldering skills. The facility even offers a kids section so everyone in the family can participate. Drop in rates for the facility starts at $17.50 for adults and $12.50 for kids. If you don't have your own gear fear not as The Core also offers rentals for an additional $8 an hour. Thinking to yourself well I've never climbed before... don't worry The Core also has instructors on hand to help you out every step of the way.

Whistler Brewery

whistler brewingWhistler owned and operated the Whistler Brewery has been brewing delicious ales and lagers since it opened its doors in 1989. Now in its 24th year of operation the brewery continues to brew its popular spirits in Whistler's Function Junction. Looking for something to do on a rainy day? Why not take a tour of the Whistler Brewery. Tours run from Tuesday to Sunday at 2:30 PM & 4 PM. The tour cost $13.95 per person and includes a complete tour of the brewing process and, of course, tasty samples of their brews at the end. Get the weekend started on the right foot with a tour of the Whistler Brewery.

Whistler Air Dome

Air domeThe Whistler Air Dome is an 8,400 square foot covered indoor bike park located at Lot 8 on Blackcomb Mountain. The facility is completely protected from the outdoor elements and houses a number of jumps, ramps, quarter pipes and a huge foam pit. The air dome is a great place to take the bike when the weather isn't cooperating. It must be noted that this place is filled with jumps and ramps so if you're not into practicing your new vertical moves this place might not be for you. However, if this type of stuff it right up your ally than this is an amazing facility to test new moves and techniques. Right now the facility is open from 11 AM to 2 PM and 5 PM to 8 PM. The facility can only house up to 30 riders at a time so in order to book a spot you must call ahead of time at 1-866-218-9690. Three-hour sessions at the air dome cost $18. Bike rentals are also available for those without wheels. Giant STP's are available for rent for $25 per session.

Whistler Art Galleries

Art galleryOne of the best ways to spend a rainy day in Whistler is checking out the various art galleries around town. Whistler is home to a number of cool galleries and art displays. And thanks to our amazing natural scenery there's no shortage of local artists in the area. Most of the art galleries in Whistler are located in the Whistler Village area with the exception of a few located in Function Junction and elsewhere. The Whistler ArtWalk tour is a very popular option because it provides people with a brochure laying out all the art hot spots in the Village. ArtWalk brochures can be picked up at Millennium Place or the Whistler Visitor Centre.

Meadow Park Sports Centre

One of the ol' faithful spots to head when it's not nice outside is the Meadow Park Sports Centre. Home to a six-lane pool, kids' pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub. The facility also houses an arena, Olympic weight room and squash courts. Meadow Park is a great place to escape the bad weather when it rolls through town. During the month of July, the Sports Centre is open from 6 AM to 10 PM. Check out the video below to learn more about Meadow Park.

Photo Credits: Gallery & Climber by Steve Rogers; Whistler Air Dome by Dan Barham

Posted: Friday, July 04, 2014

Get Our Newsletter!