Summer Activities in Whistler
Whistler is the Ideal Place to Embark upon Unique Adventures
As the days grow longer and the evenings warmer, summer brings you more time to experience the natural space and energy of Whistler and all of the exciting activities the town has on offer. With average temperatures in the high 20’s, summer in Whistler is an ideal time and place for embarking upon unique adventures and forging unforgettable memories.
Take your love of hiking to new heights by exploring Whistler’s alpine hiking trails. With over 50kms of world-class hiking trails to traverse, there’s no shortage of jaw-dropping moments when you’re surrounded by fresh air, turquoise alpine lakes, ancient glaciers, and fields of blooming wildflowers. Carve your own pathway with the help of our expert-local team and their insider knowledge on the lesser-known hiking trails.
Rated Canada’s number one golf destination by Golf Digest, Whistler’s award-winning courses boast backdrops of snow-capped peaks, glacier lakes, and towering fir trees, providing a spectacular setting for a remarkable mountain golf experience. Whether golf is the reason for your stay or just a happy coincidence, we have several properties located directly on a golf course or within walking distance.
Ready for a little more heart-pumping adventure? Whistler is British Columbia’s adventure playground with whitewater rafting, downhill mountain biking, and ziplining all on your doorstep. When you need to refuel after a day of adventures, and with over 100 dining establishments, Whistler is ready to give your taste buds a little adventure, too!
Whatever your reason, and whatever you’re into, many of Whistler’s activities shine brightest in the summer months. At Whistler Platinum, our concierge team is on hand to offer you advice and make all your arrangements.
There is more space up here and endless alpine to explore. Escape the city crowds and adventure in Whistler’s natural beauty. We have created a list of our favourite local adventures you can do at a distance.
PEAK 2 PEAK
The record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK gondola joins Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains in only 11 scenic minutes.
Biking in Whistler
Whistler transforms into a biking mecca during the summer season. Guests can choose from multiple biking disciplines including mountain biking, recreational biking, road cycling and electric biking.
Bear Viewing Tours
Experience Whistler like you never thought possible with a Whistler Bear Viewing Tour. Walk among towering old-growth hemlocks, pristine alpine meadows, and stunning glacial peaks in search of Whistler’s true locals.
Explore Whistler’s plentiful backcountry in the exhilarating 2-seat and 4-seat side-by-side off-road vehicles!
Immerse yourself completely in the beauty and serenity of our surroundings. Experience the age old Scandinavian tradition of hydrotherapy and its energizing and relaxing benefits.
Whistler boasts four championship golf courses. With glacier fed lakes, towering mountains, ancient cedar trees, winding creeks and majestic views, it is easy to see why Golf Digest named Whistler Canada’s Number One Golf Destination.
Ziplining is a year-round high-flying adventure. Whistler features five zipline adventures from which to choose, brought to you by Ziptrek and The Adventure Group.
ATV and Jeep Tours
Explore Blackcomb Mountain and its breathtaking views of Whistler Valley and the snowcapped peaks of the Coast Mtn Range. Or discover the spectacular Callaghan Valley, with its unique setting and phenomenal scenery.
White Water Rafting
Catch all the thrills of white water rafting, from mild to wild, as certified guides navigate you safely through haystacks and holes on the Green, Lower Cheakamus, Elaho and Squamish rivers.
This thrilling river adventure navigates a custom white water jet boat through braided channels, tight canyons, and exciting white water through the pristine waterways of the Coastal Mountains.
River of Golden Dreams
A popular canoeing and kayaking route under a lush canopy that reconnects one with nature – almost immediately.
Vallea Lumina is a visual feast for the senses. This interactive walking tour takes place in an old-growth forest, decorated with an optical array of lights, holograms, and accompanying soundtrack.
Whistler Float Plane Tours
Spectacular tours the entire family can enjoy.The Coastal Mountain ranges of British Columbia have magnificent glaciers and high alpine lakes, which can only be appreciated from the air.
Whether you are fishing a local lake in the Whistler Valley for trout, or heli-fishing a remote river for Salmon or Steelhead, Whistler Fishing Guides has the ability to make your angling experience a memorable one.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
During these exceptional times, there may be changes to the activities listed. Please contact our team to receive the most up to date information