The Sky’s the limit during Summer in Whistler
Here’s a few things you won’t want to miss…
Outdoor Concert Series (and they’re free!)
Wander over to the Olympic Plaza with a rug or picnic chairs and some snacks, and soak up the sunshine while you listen to some summer beats. This is a FREE event great for all ages and lover of all music with different performances and acts each concert. The summer of 2019 brought amazing acts like The Tenors, The Sheepdogs and Lights, we cannot wait to see what is installed for 2020 summer!
Ride in a World Class Mountain Bike Park
Whistler is world class when it comes to its bike park, with runs for all levels of abilities. Whistler Blackcomb offers a large selection of the best downhill bikes to choose from, whether you need a junior bikes or high performance, they have something for everyone. For new and first time bikers, getting a guided lessons will not only help orientate yourself with the park but you will pick up techniques and tips to refine your skills. For advance riders, try riding the top of the world. This run is located at 5,000 vertical feet and it’s all accessible by lift, truly the crème of the crop for advanced riders. An incredible experience, and not for the faint of heart; the descent into Whistler Village and the breathtaking views along the way are the reward.
Take a Sea Plane and Experience the Sea to Sky from above
Experience Squamish and Whistler from up high, take an unforgettable trip to a private lake where you can hang out and go swimming, or learn to fly! In a one in a life time opportunity you can experience the stunning mountain peaks and beautiful BC backcountry along the Sea to Sky from a bird’s eye-view. Sea to Sky Air offers an array of options, the Introductory Flight Experience allows you to handle the controls of the aircraft during flight and learn from Sea to Sky Air’s professional pilots. Enjoy a once in a life time opportunity to explore the base of an alpine glacier and the trill of taking off and landing on emerald lake when you do the Phantom Lake Explorer, a floatplane trip exclusive to summer.
Fly through the forest
Already done all the ziplining you think you need to do? Think again! Ziptrek is home to North America’s longest zipline – the Sasquatch which spans a mind blowing 2kms. The ultimate in zipline experiences, the tour takes 1.5 hours and introduces you to some incredible views along the way. You can also rent GoPro cameras to capture your memories on film!
Enjoy dining at 1,800m (6,000ft)
Throughout June and October, you will get the chance to enjoy alpine dining at its finest with the Whistler Blackcomb Mountain-top BBQ series. Delicious mains, fresh salads, decadent desserts and live music are all a part of the program which the whole family can enjoy.
Take it easy – float or paddle along one of Whistler’s beautiful lakes
The beauty about Whistler in the summer, is you really don’t have to go far or exert much energy to bask in its infinite glory. Simply take a picnic basket, a towel and some sunscreen and relax in the sunshine at any one of the local lakes. Take a dip, rent a paddleboard or if you prefer to float – take your choice of blow-up boat and set sail!
Tip – you can pick up a blow-up from Walmart in Squamish or at Whistler Hardware on the village stroll.
Play a round of golf
With 4 world-class courses, of which 3 are in the local Whistler area – teeing off doesn’t get much simpler, or mind blowing. The mountain views you’ll get along the way are breathtaking, and you may even get a glimpse at one of Whistler’s native black bears; who roam around hunting out their daily feast of berries.
Bear Smart Tip: As long as you respect any bear you see, it will not bother you. Do not approach or feed any bears.
Explore the goodies at the Farmer’s Market
From farm fresh produce, baked goods and other specialty foods to crafts, clothing, jewelry and so much more there are so many treasures to find at this market that runs on Wednesdays and Sundays throughout the summer.
Sundays: 11am – 4pm May 17 to Oct 11
Wednesdays: 2-7pm July 1 and August 26
Climb every mountain
Well, in Whistler – that may be a little ambitious. But we definitely suggest you pick at least one! There are so many different trails to explore, from over 50kms of alpine trails on Whistler and Blackcomb mountains to the more advanced hikes like Black Tusk or Panorama Ridge in the Garibaldi National Park. Plan ahead with a trail map and then lead the way.
Take a flying leap
If a bit of adrenaline is your cup of tea, Whistler will not disappoint. Whistler Bungee is located about 5 minutes north of Brandywine Falls Provincial Park and provides an unforgettable experience. If really letting go is what you’re looking for, Whistler Skydiving runs tours from Pemberton, where you will fly high above the Pemberton valley with views of Whistler, Blackcomb and Mt. Currie.