If you have ever heard of this Winter Wonderland, images of ice, snow, and lights will surface in your mind. Anything associated with Christmas and this joyous holiday can be linked to this beautiful place. It was home of the 2010 Winter Olympics, which is what also brought Whistler to the forefront of all travelers’ lists. However, Whistler is a whole other ball game in the summertime. Whistler almost seems like a different place in the summer, from the landscape to the decorations and even the activities. Not many people are as familiar with Whistler during the most beautiful time in the province of British Columbia, so we have taken it upon ourselves to bring the fun to you.
A personal favorite, Scandinave Spa is beyond amazing and a must-do activity when in Whistler. Utilizing hydrotherapy, this gorgeous spa nestled in Whistler gives you the gift of relaxation. Leave your bodily pain behind with this form of alternative medicine. Fully immerse and align yourself with Mother Earth for this rejuvenating experience. Let your worries and stress dissipate in the traditional outdoor Scandinavian baths designed with both cold and hot installations. Cleanse negative energy, release toxins in the hot baths and stand under the cold Nordic waterfalls to release endorphins.
Travel through the forests on suspension bridges, boardwalks, and stairways that connect together to create the TreeTrek Canopy Walk. This is another eco-tour offered by Ziptrek. It’s relatively safer than their ziplining option, and it’s appropriate for all ages. See the spectacular evergreen trees and stunning views from high above the treetops. You get a bird’s eye view of the greenery in all seasons as this outdoor adventure operates throughout the year in all weather conditions. It’s the perfect 2-hour mini-getaway for you to get in touch with nature again.
Take your pick between Green, Elaho, Squamish or Lower Cheakamus Rivers – each with their own level of difficulty and contrasting scenery. Whether you are a newbie or a seasoned veteran of whitewater rafting, you will be able to find the right tour suited to your liking. Float on through the Cheakamus on the family tour for a more relaxed ride, or choose the Wet and Wild Elaho Exhilarator for more of a challenge. You will splash through intense rapids in exchange for the beauty of B.C’s scenery.
Hidden Gems Dinner Tour
After a long day of adventuring, cozy up with your family and friends for a delectable feast. The exclusive dinner tour takes you around town to the most excellent restaurants Whistler has to offer. Find the best hole-in-the-wall places known only to locals. During your 4-course dinner with local wine paired with each course, take in Whistler’s history as your guide introduces the food and surroundings. Skip past the long lines that are sure to accumulate as an added perk of the tour.
Chilling on Patios
For those who enjoy a brewski during the summer, Whistler has a ton of bar and grills for you to do just that. Whistler is bustling with activity in the daytime, but the nighttime is far from quiet. Get social with your fellow travelers at different bars around the Village. Grab your favorite brew, snacks, and positive attitude and gather around the fire pits and packed patios. Whether you are alone or with others, there is a certain sense of solidarity in the air as you dance and socialize the night away.
Canada is a welcoming place with unusual nature – that’s an irrefutable fact. Push past the image of bleak winters and mountains of snow, because Whistler is more than that. This fantastic township has a little bit of something for everyone, all year long in every season. There is plenty of other activities we don’t have enough room to mention, among which include indoor ax throwing, different museums, and even an escape room!