Stanley Parkview website
332 East Esplanade
Vancouver, BC, Canada V7L1A
On your off-day from skiing, strap on snowshoes and give kids a slower, up-close view of winter wildlife on the Natural Mystic Whistler Snowshoe tour. They'll explore fresh tracks, hand-feed birds, and look for animals. When it's time to get their ya yas out, kids (and grown-ups) can play in the snow and race down snow slides. Teens and more athletic families should tackle the Tour du Jour, a more physically challenging hike through old-growth forests and around the silent glacier lakes.
Toddlers & Pre-K: Snowshoe tours are limited to kids ages 4 and older.
School-Age Kids: Younger kids should stick to the Natural Mystic Whistler Snowshoe tour, tailor made for families who need to take breaks and play.
Pre-Teens & Teens: Older kids can also do the easier tours, but physically fit kids who want to challenge themselves will enjoy the Whistler Winter Wonderland tour or the Tour du Jour.
- Check the Web site. There are last-minute deals on tours that haven't filled up.
- Bring a camera. Carry it in a small backpack or hip pouch.
- Dress in layers.Snowshoeing can be a challenge, and you might be surprised how quickly you warm up.
Just the Facts
Hours: Winter only. Tours depart at varying times.
Fees: More than $40
Recommended Time: 2 - 4 hours