Summer holidays are just around the corner, have you picked your vacation destination yet, now is the time to get inspired. Whistler is a destination that needs no introduction at all. Although Whistler is well known for its ski resorts and snow-capped mountain ranges, it’s one of the best destinations during summers too. Situated in British Columbia, this picturesque location is nestled amongst two mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb. Enjoy your drive into Whistler, just 90 minutes north of Vancouver. As a summertime paradise, there are tons of things to do in Whistler. To help you plan your holiday better, we have prepared a comprehensive list of summer activities.
1. Downhill biking
Summer is a pleasant season to enjoy outdoor activities and one such favorite adventure is to go Downhill biking. Take a ride with your loved ones through one of 70 trails in Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Once you have been here and experienced the adrenaline rush of biking, you’ll definitely come back. Don’t forget to add downhill biking to your list of things to do in Whistler.
2. The Peak 2 Peak Gondola
Since 2008, this gondola has been transporting travelers to an awe-inspiring scenic experience. Enjoy 360-degree views of the mountain ranges on this longest and highest record-breaking gondola. Connecting the two mountain peaks, this gondola travels 1,400 feet off the valley floor for over 2.73 miles. This tri-cable gondola lift is one of the must-do summer activities in Whistler.
3. The Alpine Village
Enjoy the weather and take a leisurely stroll along the stone walkways of the Alpine village. Whether you like to shop till you drop or try out some of the best local eateries, this is the place to be.
4. Bear Spotting
As one of the most unique travel experiences, you can spot black bears and enjoy wildlife photography in Whistler. Home to over 60 black bears and cubs, take a tour to visit the bear dens and explore the alpine meadows. While the gondola ride is a great way to spot wildlife, we would still recommend you take a personalized bear viewing tour.
5. Go Hiking
Challenge yourself to take one of the walking and hiking trails that are located all over Whistler. It’s one of the best ways to experience the spectacular natural beauty walking through the woods, alongside hidden lakes, with a view of open alpine meadows and around the mountain ranges.
6. Brandywine Falls
Just 15 minute-drive south from Whistler, this spectacular waterfall is located within the Brandywine Provincial Park. Chase this 70-meter waterfall that is found along the Sea-to-Sky corridor and is a great spot to enjoy a picnic.
7. The Audain Art Museum
Gather all art enthusiasts! Discover the history behind the art scene of British Columbia at the Audain Art Museum. This cultural hot spot exhibits a collection of historical and contemporary artworks.
8. Bungee Jumping
Believe it or not, bungee jumping in Whistler is a safe way to pump up your adrenaline. Enjoy the stunning view of the glacier-fed Cheakamus River and get ready to take the leap of faith just 160ft.