In the 1980s the Whistler Question began posing a question to three to six people and publishing their responses under “Whistler’s Answers” (not to be confused with the Whistler Answer). Each week, we’ll be sharing one question and the answers given back in 1984. Please note, all names/answers/occupations/neighbourhoods represent information given to the Question at the time of publishing and do not necessarily reflect the person today.
Some context for this week’s question: Whistler Village was still growing through the 1980s and while more businesses were opening, not many catered to those under the age of 19. Bars, nightclubs, and many events were limited to those of legal drinking age.
Question: Do you think there is enough for people your age to do in Whistler, especially at night?
Richard Day – Student (age 13) – Toronto
We usually go out and have dinner, then wander around. A lot of the hotels have arcades and swimming pools. There are a lot of young people here, so a dance or a theatre would be good ideas.
Rob Tupper – Student (age 12) – North Vancouver
In World Cup we tried to sneak into the festival tent, but couldn’t. We just walked around and loitered. Nothing much else to do for a kid our age. We could get into a dance, and you know, a place where you feel comfortable with a ski video and a bar of some sort, not serving drinks, would be good.
Tia Tutti – Student (age 14) – North Vancouver
Not really. The only thing you can do is watch television and veg out. In the village you can go into the cookie shops at night. It’s not vey fun. They should put up something for kids. I’m sure my parents would like it.