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5 Great Indoor Activities
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5 Great Indoor Activities

Sometimes when the weather's to cold or the rain won't let up it's time to head indoors. If you're in Whistler when the weather isn't cooperating head indoors and try out one of these cool activities.

THE CORE CLIMBING FACILITY

Core Climbing FacilityThe Core Climbing Facility is a massive underground gym and climbing wall. At the centre of the facility is a huge 5500 square foot climbing wall. The climbing wall features a number of different routes each offering a different degree of difficulty. The wall offers everything from kid friendly routes to extremely difficult routes. This is great place to try climbing for the first time or keep you in shape during the off season. Drop in rates start at $17.50 for adults and $12.50 for kids. The Core also provides all the climbing equipment you need for an additional $8. If you have never climbed before there are also instructors who can set you up and watch over you as you ascend the wall. When the weather outside is poor head on over to The Core Climbing Facility for a climbing adventure.

WHISTLER BREWERY

Whistler Brewing CompanyThe Whistler Brewery Company has been crafting local ales and lagers in Whistler since 1989. Now in their 23rd year this locally owned company continues to brew their popular spirits out of Whistler's Function Junction. If you're looking for a fun indoor activity why not head over to the factory for a brewery tour. Tours run from Tuesday to Saturday from 2:30PM to 4PM. The tour costs $13.95 and includes samples of all their latest batches and a $5 coupon to the company store. A great way to get the party started why not check out the Whistler Brewing Company's brewery tour.

WHISTLER AIR DOME

Whistler Air Dome BikerThe Whistler Air Dome is a massive indoor bike park facility located in Lot 8 of the Whistler Day Lot. Protected from the outside elements this awesome facility houses a series of indoor ramps, jumps, quarter pipes and a huge foam pit. Riders from all over head up to the Air Dome to practice new moves and techniques in this 8500 square foot facility. Open to BMX and mountain bikes the facility can host up to 30 riders at a time. If you're interested in booking a session at the Air Dome you can do so by calling them at 1-866-218-9690. A Three hour session at the Air Dome costs $18. If you don't have a bike you can rent a Kona Cowan DJ with helmet for an additional $25.

 

WHISTLER ART GALLERIES

Art GalleryIf you appreciate art and like checking out the local art scene then a tour of Whistler's art galleries is a great way to spend a day. Whistler is home to a number of art galleries around the Village and surrounding areas. Most of them are all within walking distance of each other allowing you to check them all out. Here is a quick list of the most popular galleries in the area.

  • Scotia Creek Gallery located in Whistler Millennium Place (Whistler Village)
  • Adele Cambell Fine Art Located in the Whistler Westin ( Whistler Village)
  • The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre ( Upper Village)
  • Whistler Village Art Gallery located in the Four Seasons (Upper Village)
  • Art Junction located in Whistler's Function Junction

For a complete list of Whistler art galleries check out the Whistler Art Council website.

MEADOW PARK SPORTS CENTRE

The Meadow Park Sports Centre is the community home for sports recreation and more. This large facility provides visitors and residents with a wide array of sporting amenities and services. The facility houses a six-lane pool, kids' pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub. The complex is also home to an arena, weight room, squash courts and fitness studios. This multipurpose facility is a great place to spend a rainy day inside taking advantage of the many recreational activities available. Check out the video below to learn more about the Sports Centre.

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

Posted by on Friday, November 23, 2012