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One of my favorite parts of winter is that there is truly something for all to experience. Even if skiing or snowboarding is not up your alley, there’s always plenty to do in, around, or near the slopes. Whistler provides many opportunities to have a unique off-the-slopes experience. Whether it’s getting outdoors or retreating to the warmth of inside, Whistler is a destination for all.

7 experiences for the non-skier in Whistler:

1. Snowmobiling
For those looking to get a bit of adventure and explore those country roads, then snowmobiling is your answer. In Whistler, taking a trip with The Adventure Group means a small group tour riding through the snowy, tree-studded canyons and taking in the beautiful views.

2. Spa
Though it attracts everyone, skiers and non-skiers, the spa is always a good idea during the winter months. Checkout Scandinave Spa in Whistler, where there are hot baths, cold plunges, steam rooms, and warm rooms to relax the muscles.

3. The Audain Art Museum
This was one of those lovely finds in Whistler that I could not have been more happy to stop by. With an incredible collection and beautiful building, it’s easy to spend the afternoon exploring the Audain Art Museum.

4. Peak 2 Peak Gondola and Christine’s
If you still want to experience the alpine views of Whistler and get the thrill of the gondola, then here is the perfect solution for you: Get a visitor’s pass to go ride the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, and then afterwards dine at the incredible restaurant with a view, Christine’s on Blackcomb.

5. The local coffee scene
Doesn’t a warm cup of coffee sound good during winter? Well Whistler has incredible options for coffee both in the village and around town. Each have their own atmosphere and style, and I loved hopping through during the down time. Checkout Purebread, Mount Currie, and Camp Lifestyle and Coffee Co for some great cafes.

6. Treetop tour
Now this is one way to get outdoors, and breath in the smell of pine trees. A highlight from my time in Whistler was indeed the TreeTrek Canopy tour with ZipTrek Ecotours. Exploring and learning about the rainforest at the same time, we walked across picturesque suspended bridges and boardwalks.

7. Explore the village by foot.
Near the main village of Whistler, there is plenty to see and do by foot. With a river running through it, there are marked paths, covered bridges, and trails to enjoy for an afternoon walk. If you want to be outside, this is one way to do it!

For more information on Whistler, be sure to checkout the official destination page.

*Bon Traveler was welcomed as a guest of Tourism Whistler. As always, all opinions are own.

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