Visiting Whistler in the summer time can be a great idea for anyone who could use a vacation away from the exhausting, hustle and bustling culture of city life. If you enjoy soaking in sunshine outdoors, breathing in the crisp scent of pine in the air or long walks along flower-embroidered routes, Whistler may be the best summer getaway for you.
From places to go and things to see, the following article includes tips and useful information on how to create an unforgettable summer getaway to Whistler.
What is there to do in Whistler in the summertime?
Whistler is known as a winter wonderland for sports like skiing and snowboarding, but there are many activities for you to check out during the summertime, too. Most importantly, there is something fun to do for everyone of all ages. Which of the following summer activities in Whistler sound the most appealing to you?
1. Sightseeing & Outdoor Activities
If you enjoy the great outdoors, Whistler is the place for you. There are plenty of outdoor activities for you to explore that will be sure to challenge and excite you. Here are some examples:
- Mountain Biking
- Peak 2 Peak Gondola 360 Experience
- Bear Spotting
- Tree Top Tours
- White Water Rafting
- Bungee Jumping
- Jeep & ATV Tours
If you plan on partaking in any of the above outdoors activities, we highly recommend for you to do your research and prepare for what you need ahead of time. It’s also useful to know that beginner’s lessons and rental equipment are available for the majority of the activities offered in Whistler.
Bonus Tip: To learn more, click here to see our blog post on the top outdoor activities for you to do in Whistler.
2. Arts & Entertainment
Whistler’s arts and culture scene is authentically Canadian. From workshops, live performances, art exhibitions and other cultural events, there must be something creative on the mountains which may move you, too. The following are just some of the arts and entertainment features you may want to check on in Whistler this summer:
- Shopping in Whistler Village
- Audain Art Museum
- Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC)
- Outdoor Movies
- Music Concerts
- Axe Throwing
3. Family Friendly Locations
With school and work scheduling, organizing time spent together as a family can sometimes be difficult. Whistler is a great place for families to get away from routine and grow close together in the summertime. Best yet, Whistler is a 100% pet friendly tourist area, so your beloved pooch is more than welcome to spend a summer of fun with the family together!
Here are some examples of kid and pet friendly activities to enjoy together as a team:
- Horseback Riding
- Tree Adventures
- Whistler’s Farmer’s Market
Bonus tip: If you are thinking of bringing your beloved pooch along on vacation with you, you may be interested in clicking here to check out our blog post on plan a pet-friendly trip to Whistler.
4. Indoor Activities
Whistler is filled with rest and relaxation activities for you to clear your head with. In addition, if you prefer the indoors but would like some physical activity or adventure, Whistler has indoor sports and events available, too:
- Spas and Resort Lounging
- Gun Range
- Ice Skating
Bonus tip: The travel blog Hill Tops and Flip Flops has come up with a list of ’50 Things to do in Whistler in the Summer’ which you may find useful.
5. International, Fusion or Traditionally Canadian Cuisines
Whistler’s award-winning restaurants offer a wide range of dining options. Many feature healthy, organic and locally sourced ingredients on their menus. You may be interested in checking out Whistler Bites for the list of the best happy hour specials and other restaurant deals in the area.
It’s especially useful to remember that even the smallest decisions, such as where to go for a meal, can be hugely influenced by who you will be spending your time. Be sure to include the interests of those that will be on the trip with you; they’ll be sure to appreciate your efforts!
Bonus Tip: You can learn more about the best food and drinks available in the Whistler area by checking out the ones featured in our blog post, “4 Must-Try Whistler Restaurants”.
WVH Management is Here to Help
Whistler Vacation Homes Management thrives when it comes to helping you planning an unforgettable summer vacation in Whistler. Over 3 million memories are made on the Whistler Mountain each year — we highly look forward to being a part of yours.
If you need further assistance with planning your trip to Whistler, please feel free to reach out by calling us at 604-545-0488 or by filling out the form here to speak with us directly.