Summer is one of the best times to visit Whistler. It’s an oasis of endless possibilities for adventure, excitement and some R&R. Here are some great ways to enjoy your Whistler vacation:
Swimming - Did you know that Whistler has five lakes in the valley? All the lakes are a short drive, walk or bike from the village. Nothing is more refreshing than a quick dip at the beach to cool off while you enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountain peaks!
Unbelievable Events – Whistler knows how to play host and the summer brings events for all ages to enjoy! July Brings the Children’s Art Festival, the Longboard Festival, IRONMAN Canada and more. August brings Wanderlust Whistler and the legendary Crankworx Mountain Bike festival. For more details on events and weekly entertainment visit here.
Mountain Biking – Whistler Blackcomb’s Bike Park is the ultimate adrenaline downhill mountain bike experience, a popular sport for participants and viewers! For those who want a more relaxing experience, there are over 35Km’s of paved valley trail connecting all Whistler’s lakes. Great for all ages and abilities the valley trail is a leisurely ride through the crisp vibrant coastal forest with limitless views.
Mountain Top Excursions – Cool off and take a trip to the top of the mountain! Hiking can be done on both Whistler and Blackcomb, with spectacular views of the surrounding coastal peaks you feel as though you are at the top of the world! Weekends offer Mountain Top BBQ’s so you can enjoy some great BBQ while you take in the views, listen to live music and watch the sunset!
Endless Activities – For thrill seekers you can Zipline, Bungee Jump, Downhill Bike, White Water Raft or ATV. Other adventures available are Golfing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Horseback riding, Eco Touring and more! There really is something for all ages and abilities to enjoy.
Relax & Rejuvenate – With so much going on don’t forget to get in some R & R. Whistler is home to some great spa’s such as the Scandinave Spa, a series of hot and cold pools with sauna’s, steam rooms and meditation rooms for the ultimate relaxation.
Weather you choose to have an adrenaline charged adventure, or just choose to enjoy the lazy days of summer your definitely in for a treat as Whistler is a great place for your summer adventure!
Photo Credits: Mike Crane, Steve Rogers