Best Hotel Kids' Programs
Courtesy of the Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort
Hotel Kids’ Program: The Fairmont offers weeklong kids’ camps throughout the ski season at three mountain faces, but the only one you need to know about is the one at Blackcomb Base, since it’s just a two-minute walk from the resort. Kids are assigned to one of three age groups and have the same instructor all week. If for some reason your child has an aversion to skiing (or just needs a break), he or she can enroll in the Fairmont’s new 90-minute, three-days-a-week RU Ready program, designed to improve kids’ agility skills, hand-eye coordination, and balance. A weeklong camp starts at $529, while rooms for four start at $459.
Setting: If it’s good enough for the International Olympic Committee, it’s probably good enough for you. Think breathtaking vistas, cable car rides, and miles and miles of Canada’s best skiing.
For the Whole Family: A dogsledding excursion through the backcountry of Soo Valley nature preserve, led by several huskies and a musher. Just make sure you’re wearing plenty of warm clothing.