Nestled between the famous dual mountains of Whistler and Blackcomb, our legendary resort town of Whistler is designed to wow guests in all four seasons. Offering hiking, biking, skiing, golfing, ziplining, bungee jumping, white water rafting… there’s something for every adventure seeker! Interested in booking activities? Want to know more? Take a look at a few of our favourite options below.
Whistler draws people from around the world as a world-class ski destination. However, if you don’t ski or snowboard, there are many more ways to enjoy your time here with friends and family. Here are a few of our favorites:
If you DO ski or snowboard, here are some options to check for renting or shipping your own gear:
Zip Lining with Ziptrek Ecotours
A bucket-list worthy activity! A must-do for (almost) all levels of adventure seekers. Soar through the air on 3-5 lines that crisscross the Fitzsimmons Creek from Whistler.
to Blackcomb Mountain (and back again). The tour includes treetop suspension bridges, sky high viewing platforms and guides sharing knowledge on Whistler’s old growth forest. This activity rates high with our staff adventurers.
Relax at the Scandinave Spa Whistler
Locals know, rejuvenation of the body is essential and best accomplished in the hydrotherapy baths of Whistler’s Scandinave Spa. Readers, bring a book as this facility is a quite no talking, digital free environment. Scandinave Spa also offers massage packages for those needing a little extra relaxation.
Take a trip to the Top of the World! This activity includes a 25-minute Gondola ride up Whistler Mountain delivering you to a world filled with seasonal wildflowers, frosty pristine lakes, and an abundance of wildlife. Early summer adventures will receive the added bonus of experiencing the cool maze of the Whistler’s snow walls as they hike from Whistler Peak Chair along Pika’s Traverse. Remember to pack the camera and include us in your Instagram moments!
Downhill Mountain Biking on Whistler Mountain
Since it’s opening day in 1999, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park has grown in popularity and is, without a doubt, the most famous of it’s kind in the world. Arriving in August? Be prepared to be amazed as the world’s best Mountain Bikers descend on Whistler, fueling the Village with their gravity-defiling energy in the Crankworx Mountain Bike Festival.
Cross Country Mountain Biking
Biking in Whistler is not just those at the bike park. This niche activity is a huge part of everyday life in Whistler. With over 40 KM (24.85 miles) of paved Valley Trails and roughly 200-kilometres of gravel and dirt track, Whistler offers something for the beginner, intermediate and advanced rider in all of us.
No need to bring a bike with you. Demo some of the best equipment on the market with around 20 rentals shops and guided tour groups in the area.
Go single or double up! Available spring, summer or fall, in rain or shine (it’s one muddy fantastic time in the rain), this tour is destined to be an explorer’s dream. The
GLACIER SAFARI JEEP TOUR is a thrill seekers opportunity to see amazing views, wildlife on FOUR wheels.
Looking for a guided rock climbing/mountaineering experience? Whistler’s Via Ferrata is a great tour to unleash your mountain goat side. No climbing experience is required but an average level of physical fitness is recommended as this tour is no walk in the park.
Looking for a bouncy good time? The Green River tour is the perfect choice offering class 2 and 3 rapids that the whole family could enjoy or a group of friends out for a giddy experience.
Summertime is not complete without a day on the lake and Whistler’s ultimate water experience is the River of Golden Dreams. Backroads Whistler, located at Lakeside Park on Alta Lake offers guided or unguided canoe and kayak tours so your adventurous side can immerse itself into Whistler’s Wetland.
It’s no secret that Whistler’s most talked about local is furry. No, we’re not talking about the cute little critter that lends itself to being the reason Whistler got its name – the Marmot. The furry local in question, is the Black Bear. The Resort of Whistler is home to about 60 black bears (and a few grizzlies a bit further away from town and the residential areas). As this local is not a teddy bear and should always be treated with the utmost respect, we recommend a bear viewing tour. For more information on this local, please visit Bear Smart Whistler.
Golf in the Mountains – Enjoy one of Whistler’s (and Pemberton’s) Championship Golf Courses:
Whistler Golf Club: Broad fairways, 6,722 yards
Steps from Whistler Village, this Arnold Palmer designed course boasts spectacular mountain views. The Whistler Golf Club is Whistler’s most played course and a local’s favourite.
Nicklaus North Golf Course: 6,961 yards
Nestled between Whistler’s emerald-coloured Green Lake and the Wetlands of the River of Golden Dreams this Jack Nicklaus designed course will not disappoint.
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club: 6,635 yards
Golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr let nature speak for itself as he carved this beauty on the flank of Blackcomb Mountain. Filled with granite rock faces, rugged terrain, and elevation changes of more than 400ft. This course will have you sporting a camera as much as the club.
Big Sky Golf & Country Club: Broad Fairways and 7,001 yards
Robert Cupp-designed, this outstanding course is located North of Whistler at the foot of Mount Currie offering breathtaking views of the Pemberton valley.
Remember to tag #whiskijackresortswhistler when you see a bear cub playing on course. Read about a local’s perspective in our Golf Blog.
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