Listen closely. We’re about to spill the beans on summer in Whistler. Of course there’s the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, the patios, and the stunning scenery. But there’s so much more than meets the eye. Summertime in the mountains is full of exciting activities that will leave you and your family feeling like they’ve actually had a vacation. Forget spending time running around trying to do everything- if you’re in Whistler, you’re already in the right place. So pay attention, we’re going to let you in on the secrets of summer in Whistler.
The wildlife is out and about!
Is seeing a bear, deer, beaver, or coyote on your summertime bucket list? Well, you’re in luck. The Whistler wildlife is busy making up for lost time and during the summer months, you can bet that you’ll lay eyes on some animals. Just remember, if you see any wildlife, make sure to maintain your distance to help keep them wild.
There’s a ton of lakes!
If relaxing is something you’re hoping to do while on holiday, visit one of Whistler’s many lakes to lounge on the shores or float in the cool water. What’s not very well known, is that there are a ton of local lakes, all with different characteristics to entice a visit. There’s the private and warm Logger’s Lake, or the perfect docks to swim off of at Alta Lake. These are just to name a few. Can you discover them all?
Mountain Biking isn’t just in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park!
When mountain biking in Whistler comes to mind, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park is usually close to follow. But that’s not the only mountain biking in town; In fact, there are over 300 km of single track surrounding the valley. Head to a local bike shop for a route or check out the TrailForks app. Once you have a plan in place, get pedalling!
You can sightsee and hike- all from the gondola!
Look up when you’re standing in the village and you’ll see the tip tops of Whistler or Blackcomb Mountains, depending on which direction you’re looking in. In about 25 minutes, you can be at the top of the Whistler gondola and from there, the world is your oyster. You can summit the top of Whistler Mountain by hiking or by taking the Peak Chair. Or perhaps you’d like to take the Peak 2 Peak over to Blackcomb and hike the Overlord Trail to bask your senses in everything that the abundant wildflowers can offer.
Summer in Whistler isn’t a secret but some of the best parts are still undiscovered by many. Hike, bike, or relax- there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Hurry, summer season is short and it’s already underway. Book your summer holiday in Whistler today!