5 things to check out in Whistler this summer

Dec 19 2017, 7:11 pm

When you think Whistler, summer may not immediately come to mind – and that means you’re missing out on the opportunity for the perfect summer weekend getaway. Here’s five reasons to visit Whistler this summer.

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Lakes, beaches and parks

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Fresh mountain air, clear blue lake – it’s the perfect opportunity to have a picnic or BBQ (they have them onsite) with friends or family. There’s plenty of options for fun in the sun, including kids playgrounds, sandy beaches, volleyball courts and much more.

Lakeside hot spots include:

  • Alpha Lake
  • Nita Lake
  • Alta Lake
  • Lost Lake
  • Green Lake


alpine hiking

Tired of doing the Grouse Grind, The Chief and the other usual suspects around Metro Vancouver? Head on over to Whistler, they have some great options for you, including:

  • Black Tusk
  • Blackcomb Meadows
  • Brandywine Falls
  • Cheakamus Lake
  • Garibaldi Lake
  • High Note Trail
  • Panorama Ridge
  • Wedgemount Lake

Peak 2 Peak Gondola

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This attraction should be on everyone’s bucket list this summer. The Peak 2 Peak Gondola features breathtaking 360-degree views of Whistler Village, mountain peaks, lakes, glaciers and forests.

Check out their special Peak 2 Peak Gondola package.

Family Fun

playing in whistler

From bikes, ice cream, free concerts and waterparks, you’ll have your hands full trying to keep the little ones stationery. If you’re looking for a great adventure for young and old, try the zipline or The Blackcomb Base Adventure Zone.



After a busy day of adventure, unwind at the many lounges and restaurants in Whistler. If you still have the energy, might we suggest a night of dancing at Garfinkel’s Night Club.


8 summer Whistler custom itineraries to make the most of your vacation

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There is so much to do in Whistler, it’s hard to know where to begin. That’s why we’ve tapped some of the world’s leading tastemakers, our savviest locals and our own guests, to compile a selection of itineraries that cut to the chase. Curated for every taste, these lists serve up a dose of inspiration to help you make the most of your summer getaway.

Visit whistler.com/itineraries for inspiration on how you can make the most of your  summer getaway.


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