The anticipation of summer vacation begins on the first day of school but it doesn’t stop there. As the month of June comes to a close, sunny days, no worries and fun-filled outdoor activities dance in school children’s heads. And it just so happens, Whistler is the stuff dreams are made of with everything there is to do! Our experts reveal why your family wants to spend their school summer holidays in Whistler.
Whistler is home to world-class mountain biking of all varieties. Challenge your downhill skill set in the Whistler Bike Park or test your lungs out during a pedal to one of the many trails located all over the valley. What’s more, you will find bike rental facilities all over town, making it very easy to rent all the gear as well as a bike!
Ready for an adventure? Take the gondola up either Whistler or Blackcomb mountain, grab a map and enjoy the many hiking trails that scatter across each of them. Choose from family-friendly strolls to more advanced hikes that can take you to magical places. Whatever your decision, the views and scenery will blow everyones mind!
Always wanted to see a bear in its natural habitat, foraging for food or lazily playing in the evening sun? Whistler is home to a bustling bear community and there are safe bear viewing tours that run daily. Your kid’s friends won’t believe what they are hearing when your child recounts the off-road jeep adventure that takes them to the viewing sites.
Spend those warm summer days next to one of the many Whistler lakes. The kids will love all the activities that can be found at the beaches surrounding them. Tennis, volleyball, and paddle boarding are just to name a few.
One of the most popular activities, ziplining is fun for the whole family. Step off a platform and soar through the Whistler forests. In between each line, enjoy walking the the forest and across suspension bridges!
Festivals, Events and More
Summer is a lively season in Whistler filled with a dizzying amount of events and festivals that take place nearly every week! Here is a just a glimpse of what’s in store:
- July- September. Whistler Presents The Outdoor Concert Series
- July 7 – 9. Whistler Children’s Festival.
- July 30. Subaru IRONMAN Canada® & Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Canada®
- August 3 – 6. Wanderlust Whistler.
- August 11 – 20. Crankworx Whistler Mountain Bike Festival.
- September 9. RBC GranFondo Whistler.
With so much to do, it’s a no-brainer to pick Whistler as your family’s summer holiday destination. Ready to book your trip and activities? Visit Whistler Reservations and start getting excited!