Whistler is known for its abundance of activities set in a serene natural environment, with that in mind I venture out every day with baby in tow to discover something new and awesome to do!
1. Mom and Baby Drop – In Yoga. While moms concentrate on regaining strength and endurance that may have been lost during pregnancy, the friendly staff at the Howe Sound Women’s Centre babysit babes! This class is offered by donation on every 2nd Thursday of each month at 9:45am.
2. Singing with Babies. This is a great program for moms who want to soothe their babies to sleep with a lullaby. Every Saturday starting at 11am at the Whistler Library moms have the opportunity to learn songs and rhymes while entertaining baby and encouraging early language development.
3. Made in Whistler Artisan Market. Once you’ve mastered lullabies at Singing with Babies make your way to the Westin Resort and Spa for unique local artisan goods. On display are hand-made jewellery, pottery, fine art, delicious baked goods, fashion and food.
4. Valley Trail – Golf Course Loop. The 4.3km Whistler golf loop is easily accessible from the village or Whistler Golf Club parking lot. The paved Valley Trail with majestic mountain views is an easy 45min walk with stroller, dog and good friends!
5. Parent-Infant Drop In. This weekly program provides an opportunity for moms to socialize as they learn everything from when to introduce solid foods to physiotherapy post pregnancy. Thursdays 11am to 12:30pm at the Whistler Library.
6. Mom and Baby Potluck Lunch – Every last Wednesday of the month, the Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society invites all moms for a potluck lunch from 11am to 1pm. Great way to meet other moms and babies in the community over delectable treats!
7. 4th Annual Whistler Community Easter Egg Hunt. This Saturday (March 30) from 9am to 11:30am Myrtle Philip Community School welcomes enthusiastic kids of all ages to their annual Easter egg hunt. Activities include: face painting, Easter crafts, photos with Easter bunny and live entertainment by Papa Josh. Little hunters (infant to two years old) hunt indoors.
8. Village Stroll. Grab a coffee and enjoy people watching from one of many sunny baby friendly patios.
9. Mother Goose. This highly popular ten-week program offers group learning for children between 0 and 18 months of age. Focus is on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories.
10. Lost Lake Park. Once the snow melts away into spring, Lost Lake Park offers a variety of trails for all levels. From a casual stroll around the picturesque lake to an intermediate hike (carrier recommended) on multiuse tracks like Molly Hogan or Tin Pants. The lake is great for a family picnic and Truman enjoys playing with friends at the “doggy” beach.