Whistler in the summer is simply magical. The options for summer activities are endless, and it’s really more of trying to figure out how to do it all than what to do! As long-time locals, we are well versed in the best way to experience a Whistler summer to the fullest. To help you figure out your game plan for your vacation this summer, we came up with a list of our top four favourite summer activities in Whistler.
One of the most peaceful ways to take it all in this summer is on the lakes of Whistler. You can rent an inflatable paddle board from Escape Route and set off on the waters of any of Whistler’s magical lakes. Paddling out onto the serene lake will give you a special perspective of the magnitude of the mountains towering over the Whistler Valley. For the most breathtaking views, we highly recommend setting out on Green Lake or Alta Lake, the two largest lakes in Whistler. Afterwards, at Green Lake, you can sip cocktails on the patio at Table Nineteen and continue the experience lakeside.
Whether you want a rest day from all the activities, or you want to connect with loved ones of all ages and abilities in the mountains, sightseeing is a great option. Whistler is home to the record-breaking Peak to Peak Gondola, and it’s the best way to take in all the sights and spectacular views from high above the valley. We love this option, as it’s an incredible way for the entire family to experience the magnitude and beauty of nature, no skill required.
From the low elevation, family-friendly hikes, to high alpine excursions, Whistler is a dream destination for hikers. Enjoying the slower pace of hiking in Whistler is a great way to really immerse yourself and connect with nature. Don’t get us wrong, we love all the high-adrenaline adventures Whistler has to offer, but there’s something magical about the quiet and serene experience of walking through the forest with those you love. Learn more about all the incredible hikes of Whistler in our Local Hike Guides, Part 1 and 2.
Whistler is known as the mecca of the mountain biking world, and for good reason. With a world-class mountain bike park and the surrounding network of trails, you could spend years in Whistler and continually discover new trails and features. If time is of the essence, we highly recommend getting a day pass to Whistler Mountain Bike Park for lift access, allowing you to cover the most kilometres possible in a day. The bike park also has guides for hire who can show you the best of the mountain, safely. If trail riding is more your style, check out Arbutus Routes in the Upper Village to hire a guide to take you around the trail network of Whistler.
This summer, book direct online and save up to 35% on your Whistler vacation. We can’t wait to host you in our beautiful mountain town!