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March 28, 2016

Visit Whistler: Coca-Cola Tube Park at Whistler Blackcomb


While in Whistler, we new one of our must-dos was to go tubing at the Coca-Cola Tube Park at Whistler Blackcomb.

Located on Blackcomb Mountain, the Coca-Cola Tube Park is accessible by taking the Excalibur Gondola to the first stop (no cost to take the gondola), crossing a ski run (be careful for approaching skiers and snowboarders!), until you get to a fairly lengthy stairway that leads to the tube park (if you have a car, you can drive to a nearby parking lot for easier access).


Upon arrival at the Coca-Cola Tube Park we went to the office to get ties to secure our tickets to our jackets, picked up our tubes (there are two tube sizes - one for adults and one for kids up to 41"), then made the trek up to the tube lift (the tickets are scanned at the beginning of the lift to ensure they are still valid).


There are 7 tube lanes, ranging from a "kids" lane, to lanes that are longer and faster (each lane varies in difficulty from Green, Blue to Black).

Everyone in our family went on the easiest lane first.  When it was my turn, I admit I was a bit nervous, but really excited.  The ride down was quite exhilarating and scary at the same time!

My older two kids had no problems going down the tube lane, but my youngest was very worried about falling out.  Fortunately, with a little persuading, he made it down the tube lane with no tears, only to remark how fast the ride was!  If you have a child under 41 inches, you can tube together - child goes in a kid tube, which you hang on to while you ride in an adult tube (conditions permitting).

View from the top of lane 2
After the excitement of the first ride, everyone except for my youngest son tried out the longer lanes.

Top of lanes
Bottom of lanes
The look on my kids' faces after they completed each ride was truly memorable, and I knew they were having such a great time.

Be sure to advise your kids to watch for other tubers coming down before exiting the lanes. Although there are signs posted advising tubers to make sure the lane is clear before crossing, we observed some kids crossing the lanes as others were tubing down. We witnessed one little girl who had to get saved by a tube park employee. If the employee did not get her out of the way of an oncoming tuber, it would've been disastrous! Kudos to all the tube park employees who helped to ensure everyone's safety!
Be careful when exiting!
A snack bar, benches, and washrooms are available at the tube park.

There are also places below the tube lift where kids can just sit and rest and play in the snow on the side.


It can be quite exhausting repeatedly making the walk up to the tube lift, and the excitement of simply sliding down the lanes was enough to knock my littlest one out!  

Exhausted from the excitement!

We had 2-hour park tickets, and we were told by one of the employees we could easily get 4 to 5 rides in an hour.  Depending on the crowd and lines for the different lanes, you could easily get more (some of us got 6 to 7 rides an hour).

Be sure to dress appropriately. - warm clothing, appropriate shoes, snow pants, and goggles/sunglasses to protect eyes from the flying ice/snow are recommended.

Tubing at the Coca-Cola Tube Park is the perfect family activity.  I loved that all we had to do was show up - no rentals, no special equipment, no skills necessary!

The young and young-at-heart alike will truly have a blast zipping through the Coca-Cola Tube Park!
 
 

Coca-Cola Tube Park
Whistler Blackcomb
4545 Blackcomb Way
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
(800) 766-0449

Thank you to the sponsor for providing complimentary tickets.

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