Adventure Deeper This Summer Whistler

Posted by Megan on Mon May 2, 2022 in Whistler Blog.

There's a world of adventure waiting for you to explore and enjoy this Summer in Whistler. We've all been through so much in the last two years, and now's the best time to come together with family and friends to soak up the gorgeous summer sun as you relax and reconnect with nature. Tick off your Whistler summer adventure bucket list and satisfy your tastebuds with an array of local flavours at Whistler's dining scenes.

Enjoy a sunny Whistler Village stroll. Photo Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

There's so much fun to be had this Summer, and of course, we don't want you to miss a second of it. Our best advice would be to plan ahead, make your dining reservations, book your activities and rentals in advance, and stay a little longer to allow yourself more time to dig in and explore at a more relaxed pace. See our Summer activity guide below to help you get started!

Exploring Whistler's Parks, Lakes & Trails

Park and play! Whistler has more than 45 km of Valley trail network waiting for you to explore. Enjoy a leisurely stroll, go for an early morning run, rent a bicycle or strap on your coolest rollerblades; whichever your pick, we guarantee your mountain views will be well worth it! Before you embark on any of these exciting adventures, we suggest taking a quick read through the trail etiquette so that all users can enjoy the trail safely.

Soak in the sun at Lost Lake. Photo Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

For those of you looking for a guided sightseeing tour, our friends at Whistler Valley Tours will take you on a unique and informative adventure beyond the Village to discover the entire Whistler Valley covering the area's most picturesque locations including, Olympic venues, historical sites and hidden local shopping districts. 

Our glacier-fed mountain lake activities are your best solution when you're ready to cool down! You can easily rent a Canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard and head out onto Alta Lake, or go on an extended river adventure with a guided tour discovering Whistler's abundant wildlife as you float down the River of Golden Dreams. There are various locations to rent your watercraft of choice:

Take food-to-go & picnic in the park. Photo Fairmont Chateau Whistler / Portobello

Picnics in the park! Bringing food trucks and pop-up food stands to Whistler's parks, including a drop-off program by Portobello...YUM! Grab a bite with your family and friends as you take in the spectacular mountain views and enjoy a lakeside activity or two, or treat your partner to a romantic picnic by the lake as you watch the sun slip behind the majestic mountain scene. Take a look at the RMOW website to know when and where to grab these delicious eats in Whistler's parks.

Experience panoramic views on the Peak to Peak Gondola. Photo Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane

Whistler Blackcomb Summer Program

Whistler Blackcomb's entire summer program is back and better than ever! Starting May 13, you can look forward to an epic season at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. The breathtaking bridge is ready to return to the world stage - the Peak Zone's Cloudraker Skybridge and Raven's Eye cantilever lookout. Plus, over 50+ km of hiking trails await those ready to head for adventure on the hills this Summer.

The full summer program starts May 21 with Bear Tours, hiking the Ascent Trails through old-growth forest, views of Cheakamus Lake from High Note, PEAK 2 PEAK laps in the Coast Mountains, the Snow Walls, the Feast, and of course, the beautiful wildflowers that this season brings.

Experience a heart-pumping Zipline Tour. Photo Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

Summer Activity Adrenaline Seekers

If you're looking for more of a thrill and you plan to fill your bucket list with heart-pumping Whistler adventures, then these would be our top picks for the season:

Dive into the wilderness this Summer with an exhilarating high wire adventure at Ziptrek Tours. Experience the mind-blowing Sasquatch® zipline, known to be one of the longest ziplines in Canada and the USA! This experience is a must and perfect for anyone looking for a thrill!

Take a front-row seat on an exhilarating RZR Tour as you explore the rugged trails that web through the back-country of Whistler, or enjoy Whistler's adrenaline-packed whitewater rafting experience that takes you just north of Whistler Village to the Green River. From land to water, our friends at The Adventure Group have a list of the best adventure-packed summer activities the whole family can enjoy.

These are only some of Whistler's most exciting, thrill-seeking adventures you can look forward to. For a complete guide, visit our Whistler Summer Activity list.

Take a swing and enjoy a round at Whistler's Golf Courses. Photo Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

World-Class Golf

Take a swing and enjoy a round of golf at any one of Whistler's four major championship golf courses dotted throughout the valley. Enjoy wide-open spaces and endless mountain views, each offering various sets of tees to give every level of golfer an ideal sense of challenge and enjoyment.

To avoid disappointment, be sure to book your round in advance. Whistler Golf courses include; Big Sky Golf Course, Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club, Nicklaus North Golf Course, and Whistler Golf Club. 

Make a reservation and enjoy a delicious meal. Photo Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

Eats, Treats & Whistler Aprés

Whistler is a place to come together with friends and family, and there's no better way to do this than around delicious food, locally crafted beer, and après in the Village. Try something new every day with Whistler's endless menu of diverse dining scenes. From casual après-ski snacks to award-winning fine dining restaurants, many feature organic, locally-sourced ingredients. For a complete list of dining options, take a look at the Open Table Directory for all available restaurants, ready for you to enjoy!

Don't miss out on Crankwox this Summer! Photo Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

Whistler Summer Events

Events are returning to Whistler this Summer! Keep an eye on our events calendar and join us for sun and fun in the mountains. You can look forward to the Summer Concert Series at Whistler Olympic Plaza, The Great Outdoors Fest, Crankworx, GranFondo, and so much more.

"Make sure you pack your patience. Whistler's businesses are open and can't wait to serve you but are impacted by the current labour shortage. Please be kind to the people serving your food, checking you in and taking you out on tour; we're still in this together" - Whistler Tourism.

Book your Summer Holiday Today!

Our Whistler Summer Deals offer excellent value on accommodation with up to 15%* OFF, PLUS complimentary discount vouchers towards some of the TOP Whistler summer experiences you won't want to miss! At Elevate Vacations, we love to make everyone's experience memorable. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Reservations Team, who would be happy to assist you in finding the perfect Whistler accommodations at the best rates and offers available - or 1-800-665-5858.


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