Whistler Summer Activities

Our Top 10 Whistler Summer Activities

March 25, 2015

Summer is just around the corner and here are our top 10 Whistler summer activities! We’re a local company and our staff has tried and tested them all. We think they are 10 excellent reasons to start planning your summer vacation right now.

1. Salmon Bake by ATV or Jeep 4 X4

Who doesn’t love an adventure that ends with a delicious quintessential Pacific coast meal? Enjoy climbing 6000ft by ATV for the adventurous or by Jeep for those who just want to come along for the ride up Blackcomb Mountain to the Crystal Hut that offers one of the best patio’s in Whistler. Enjoy live entertainment as the chef prepares cedar-planked, maple glazed wild BC Salmon, local vegetables, fresh salads and a delicious dessert. A unique dining experience like no other! Read more about ATV Tours

2. Peak 2 Peak Gondola

From top to bottom, Whistler has you covered. Discover the views from the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s highest above ground cable car with the longest unsupported span between towers! The gondola travels more than three kilometres between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains at an elevation of 436 metres above the valley floor and features a spectacular perspective of BC’s coastal rainforest and mountain ranges. Read more about Peak Gondola

3. Golf

Whistler boasts 4 championship golf courses: The Chateau Whistler Golf Course designed by Robert Trent Jones, The Whistler Golf Course, designed by Arnold Palmer, The Nicklaus North Golf Course designed by Jack Nicklaus, and a spectacular 30-minute drive to Pemberton takes you to Big Sky Golf Course, designed by Robert Cup. Each course features breathtaking views. Read more about Golf Course

4. River Rafting

Experience the ancient rhythm of the rivers flowing down from the glaciers high in the Coast Mountain Range on their way to the sea. From family friendly tours to more exciting rapids, Whistler offers rafting for the novice to the thrill-seeker with professional guides sharing their love of life at riverspeed. Read more about River Rafting

5. Ziptrek and Superfly

Ziptrek Eco tours offers a high wire adventure not to be missed! Zip through the old growth forests along a network of ziplines suspended high above the Fitzsimmons Creek that that divides Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains and enjoy interpretative and ecological exploration along the way.

Or try Superfly and experience the exhilaration of soaring through the air with the breathtaking beauty of Cougar Mountain below. Their unique system allows two guests to ride side-by-side, each on their own cable during this incredibly scenic experience. A must-do in Whistler! Read more about Zipline Tours

6. Treetop Adventure Course

Play like a kid again on this incredibly unique aerial tree course. Conquer obstacles such as tightropes, missing plank bridges, and swinging logs; soar on ziplines; climb on cargo nets, ascend tree ladders, and much more. A perfect challenging adventure for family and friends to enjoy! Read more about aerial tree course

7. Bear Viewing Tours

If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise…… Spot a local – of the 4 legged furry kind that is! Book a bear tour for an educational and up close look at bears, bear dens and feeding areas. The 4×4 trips around the mountains are led by local black bear researchers and experts for an incredible outdoor learning experience. Read more about bear viewing course

8. Float Plane Tours

See Whistler from above, way above! Enjoy stunning vistas of the Whistler Valley and aerial views of the Village, Olympic Rings, magnificient water falls or choose the glacier tour to experience majestic rugged peaks, unique volcanic formations and lush alpine meadows surrounding the turquoise waters of glacier lakes. The scenic vistas from above are not to be forgotten. Read more about Float Plane Tours

9. River of Golden Dreams

The name says it all! Rent a canoe or kayak and paddle across Alta Lake, through Whistler’s wetlands and down the glacier river of Golden Dreams to Green Lake. This a favourite adventure among locals and tourists alike. Read more about Canoe Tours

10. Biking – Valley or Downhill

The world is your oyster for biking in Whistler. If you’re an adventure-seeker, experience the downhill bike park or if you’d prefer to stay on flatter ground, tour the valley along a network of trails that take you past freshwater lakes and through forested trails. Read more about mountain biking

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