5 Reasons to Stay Longer in Whistler This Spring

With its breathtaking views, vibrant culture and endless outdoor activities, Whistler, BC, is a must-visit destination for any traveller. Every season has something new and exciting to offer, but springtime has a particular set of unique experiences you won’t want to miss.

In this blog post, we’ll outline five reasons why you should extend your stay and how to make the most of your visit to Whistler this spring. From the epic spring skiing conditions, local activities & events, dining options and outdoor adventures – read on to find out why you should stay and play!


Reason 1: Great Weather & Longer Days

As the seasons change from winter to spring in Whistler, you can take advantage of the more mild temperatures on the ski hill, enjoy the fresh spring air, and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain range. The longer days will allow you to get the most out of your on-hill experience, not to mention the possibility of a sunshine patio to enjoy the après ski scene! 

Photo courtesy of Tourism Whistler


Reason 2: Endless Outdoor Activities 

Extending your stay in Whistler this spring is a great idea for those looking to take advantage of all the outdoor activities this area has to offer. From skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, tubing, ziplining, golfing, hiking and biking — Whistler has so many options for outdoor activities that are perfect for people of all ages and abilities. 

Some of our favourite outdoor activities you’ll want to check out in Whistler this spring include:


For more information and inspiration on things to do in Whistler this spring, visit our Whistler Activities page and be sure to browse the Whiski Jack blog.

Photo courtesy of Ziptrek Ecotours


Reason 3: Shopping and Dining 

One of the best ways to experience the local culture and connect with Whistler is to spend time exploring the shops and dining options that are the staples of the town. Whistler is fortunate to have some incredible, locally-owned shops and restaurants that have contributed to our mountain town for years and for some decades. 


Check out these blog posts “Local Whistler Shops & Businesses We Love” and “Our Top Three Favourite Whistler Restaurants.” AND Be sure to download the Whiski Jack App for our complete Whistler dining guide. From fine dining to grab-and-go options, we have all the local insight into dining in Whistler at the touch of a button. Also, you can easily make your dinner reservations directly through the app for ultimate convenience.


Download the Whiski Jack App for our locals guide to dining, activity bookings, attractions, shopping, transportation, wellness and more, all at your fingertips.


Reason 4: Events and Festivals 

In addition to the outdoor activities and bustling village culture, Whistler is home to world-class events and festival programming that run all year long. These events range from music and art festivals, film screenings, cultural experiences and outdoor markets. When you extend your stay, you’ll have more opportunities to not only take part in outdoor activities but also to experience the culture, art, and music of the area. 


Main events you’ll want to check out during your Whistler stay this spring: 


  • Spo7ez Winter Feast (Mar 24)
    • Join the Spo7ez Winter Feast – a culinary journey brought to life through authentic Indigenous cultural sharing that blends storytelling, a traditional shared feast and Spo7ez Performers in regalia sharing songs from Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation. 
Photo courtesy of the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center
  • World Ski & Snowboard Festival (Apr 10-16)
    • Known to locals as WSSF, the World Ski & Snowboard Festival combines spring energy with Whistler’s unique mountain culture for a week of non-stop events and activities on and off the slopes. This April event brings ski and snowboard competitions, music, art, photography, filmmaking and exciting nightlife, plus some of the best skiing and après sessions of the season. Take our word for it, you’ll need more than the weekend to appreciate this vibe.
Photo courtesy of Pique Magazine
  • Whistler Children’s Festival: May 2023
    • This long-standing family event offers activities and entertainment for kids and families to enjoy. Free your imagination and explore endless creativity with arts and crafts, dance parties, yoga, face painting, circus acts, magic shows and children’s performers.
Photo courtesy of Tourism Whistler
  • Fire & Ice Show – Every Sunday at 7 PM in Whistler Village
    • Every Sunday night during winter, see a spectacular display of skills at the legendary Fire & Ice Show in Skier’s Plaza. Whistler’s best skiers and riders jump and flip through a blazing ring of fire accompanied by an electric mix of music and dance. It all ends with a dazzling fireworks display and is an exciting evening of free, live entertainment to enjoy with family and friends. Reminder – March 12, 2023, is the last Fire & Ice show of the year! Check it out before it’s over for the season. 
Photo courtesy of Tourism Whistler

Visit our Whistler Events page for more information.


Reason 5: Relaxation and Reflection 

While Whistler is well-known for its world-class sports scene, it’s also the ultimate place to indulge in self-care and relaxation. Nestled in the stunning scenery of the Coast Mountain range, Whistler is home to several luxurious spas that offer a wide range of treatments as well as outdoor, forested settings with gorgeous views of the mountains. 

Photo courtesy of Scandinave Spa

Take some time this spring for some much needed relaxation and reflection, and explore Our Ultimate Guide to Self-Care in Whistler.


Want to save money on accommodation for your spring vacation? Browse our deals here, and find out how to save on the ideal Whistler spring getaway.