Summer Activities in Whistler
Whistler has an endless list of things to do in the summer to make your vacation as memorable and exciting as possible!
* Certain activities (including lift tickets) are eligible for discounts when you book your accommodation with Whistler’s Best.
Contact us prior to booking and let us quote you a package!
Peak to Peak Gondola
The trip between the two Mountain peaks provides a stunning view of Whistler Blackcomb’s alpine environment, the surrounding mountain tops, and wildlife habitats.
Bear Viewing & Eco-Tours
A couple of things Whistler is famous for is the bears, and the rain forest environment. Get up close and personal with one of the many bear viewing or eco-tours offered in Whistler.
Hiking Trails and Sightseeing
Enjoy the 18 mountain top hiking trails as part of your Peak to Peak experience. There are trails of all difficulties from beginner to advanced. More than 50 kilometers of unique alpine trails.
Experience one of the most breathtaking views available for Whistler Blackcomb by taking a helicopter tour from Blackcomb Aviation. This is an activity you will not soon forget!
Explore the beauty of Whistler’s backcountry atop an ATV on one of the top notch ATV tours. There is something for all skill levels and memories of adventure to last a lifetime.
Jeep and Hummer Tours
See Whistler aboard a safe and comfortable Jeep or Hummer. Travel to a glacier to play in the snow in the summer. Journey into the backcountry or enjoy a sunset tour.
Whistler Mountain Bike Park
The Whistler Mountain Bike Park is not like any other biking experience you have ever had. There are trails to suit a wide variety of tastes and abilities. Over 4,900 vertical feet of descending trails all serviced by lifts.
Whistler offers the first and only Via Ferrata in Canada, with stunning views and a vertical perspective you never thought possible. No experience neccesary!
Dine in the Alpine
Experience the breathtaking views while you enjoy world class cuisine at one of the well known Alpine restaurants located on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.
Other Whistler Alpine Activities
Perhaps you would like to try one of the many other activities available in the Alpine such as rock climbing, a trip into the glaciers, or even Geocaching. There is something for all tastes.
An incredible day riding a series of zip lines and suspension bridges to explore the hidden beauty of Fitzsimmons Creek and the picturesque forest between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.
Blackcomb Kid’s Adventure Zone
Fun for the whole family at the base of Blackcomb. Enjoy spectacular mountain views as you spin, climb, jump, swing, ride & slide. There’s great fun for everyone!
Imagine jumping in the breathtaking beauty of the Whistler Valley. Located between old growth forests and rugged cliffs, this is a truly jaw dropping and one of a kind bungee jumping experience.
World Class Golfing
In the summer Whistler is home to some of the finest signature golf courses in the world. Designed by the likes of Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, these courses are incredible.
Tree Top Adventures
Experience Whistler from the forest canopy. Choose from an aerial ropes course or a tree top trek featuring suspension bridges, boardwalks and platforms. Suitable for adults and kids alike.
Horseback Trail Riding
The guided horseback trail ride takes you through west coast forests, along sandy river beaches, and through grassy meadow at the base of 8000 ft Mt. Currie.
Whether you want to experience the gravity fed adrenalin of the Whistler Bike Park or take a leisurely pedal around Whistler village and the valley base, bike rentals are easy and affordable.
Fishing Around Whistler
There are several lakes surrounding Whistler that offer excellent fishing opportunities. More adventurous anglers can opt for a helicopter, floatplane or 4×4 trip to remote lakes and rivers high in the mountains.
Canoeing / Kayaking
With rentals available, the Whistler area has many opportunities to enjoy some excellent canoeing and kayaking. From pristine still water lakes to raging white water rivers, there is something for all skill levels.
White Water Rafting
Experience the pure thrill of mild to wild white water rafting as certified guides take you safely down the Green, Lower Cheakamus, Elaho and Squamish rivers.
Whitewater Jet Boat Tours
If whitewater is the adventure you’re looking for, the Green River Thriller will get your heart beating as the jet boat navigates through one set of rapids after another.
Beaches and Lakes
Some of Whistler’s best secrets are the beautiful beaches around the crystal-clear mountain lakes. No tides, strong currents or sharp rocks here, just fresh, clean water waiting for you to jump in.
Alan’s Restaurant Suggestions
A list of Whistler restaurants that are just some of our recommendations – there’s still a lot of good one’s not on this list… Please let us know what you find.
Spas & Rejuvenation
Relax and be pampered in one of Whistler’s many delightful and excellent spas. Experience luxurious surroundings, professional care, and the ultimate in relaxation.
Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
An authentic cultural activity for the whole family, the centre was created to celebrate the joint history of the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations. Experience art, culture, performances tours, and more.
Whistler Village alone boasts more than 200 hundred shops, making it a great place to spend the day browsing around. With everything close to your accommodation, there isn’t much you can’t find here.
Whistler By Train
See the beautiful Sea to Sky corridor from aboard the Rocky Mountaineer Train for a 3 hour ride from Vancouver to Whistler. There is nothing else like it anywhere.
Whistler Tasting Tours
Memorable and extraordinary dining tours through Whistler Village every night. Friendly local guides take guests to several gourmet restaurants for a delicious multi-course dinner.
Wine Maker Dinners
Enjoy some of British Columbia’s finest wines while dining atop Whistler mountain at the Roundhouse Lodge. The evening includes a 5 course dinner paired with 5 glasses of excellent BC wine.