A venue for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and one of Canada’s most famous ski resorts, Whistler also makes a fantastic summer vacation destination, particularly for visitors who love the outdoors. From ziplining to mountain biking, here’s how to make the most of the warm summer season in Whistler.
Take to the treetops, traversing ziplines and treetop canopy courses.
Drive around off-road mountain tracks in an all-terrain vehicle (ATV).
Soar over the alpine peaks of British Columbia’s Coast Mountains during a flightseeing tour.
Speed down mountain bike trails on Whistler Blackcomb, or check out viewpoints and local sights during a more leisurely electric bike excursion.
Learn about the region’s indigenous peoples at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre.
Soak in outdoor pools at a spa with mountain and valley vistas.
Sample regional specialties, including ice wine truffles, during a food-focused tour of Whistler Village, which makes stops at some of the resort’s most lauded restaurants.
Take in the dramatic views from the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, which links Whistler Mountain to Blackcomb Mountain, or the Sea to Sky Gondola in nearby Squamish, which offers views of the Hope Sound and Shannon Falls. Hiking trails lead off from the summit stations.
Play golf on one of Whistler’s award-winning courses.
Raise your pulse during an exhilarating rafting trip along the white-water rapids of the Elaho, Cheakamus, and Squamish Rivers.