Whistler Summer Activities
Whistler is known worldwide for producing some of the best ski and snowboarding conditions and terrain in the winter. But Whistler actually offers an incredible summer experience as well. Whether you are looking for adrenaline-pumping adventure, a relaxing afternoon in peace, or some quality family time, there is an overabundance of activities to experience in Whistler and its surrounding areas in the summertime.
The hiking possibilities in the Whistler area are endless. The Whistler Gondola and Peak 2 Peak Gondola allow access to over 50km of trails, including the famous Musical Bumps and Singing Pass trail. Other hikes in the area include Rainbow Mountain, Wedge Mountain, Brandywine Meadows, Cheakamus Lake and Garibaldi Lake. North of Whistler, on the Duffey Lake Road is the spectacular Joffre Lake hike which accesses three beautiful mountain lakes. Hikes in the area range from easy to advance.
It’s the ultimate extreme activity; feel the adrenaline pump as you jump from Whistler Bungee’s 160 ft. bridge over the Cheakamus River. Located a quick 15 minute drive south of Whistler (alternatively, take one of their many pickup buses from Whistler Village), the scenery alone should be enough to convince you to try it out. But it’s the exhilaration we’re after; choose one of the five options to jump: chest, ankle, tandem, wheel chair, and we’ll see you on the other side.
All Terrain Vehicles (ATV's) are a great way to explore Whistler's beautiful backcountry. Join a guided tour and rip along the trails to see some amazing views, scenery and wildlife. ATVing is a fun summer activity for groups and families. Tours go directly from Whistler Village and are available for all ability levels from beginner to advanced.
ZipTrek & TreeTrek
Ziplining (ZipTrek) is one of the most popular activities you can do in Whistler year-round. It’s an easy but thrilling activity that combines the joy of flying with the security of a harness. It truly is the the ride of your life! Zipline tours are suitable for the whole family and all ability levels. Come and experience the beautiful Whistler backcountry whilst flying though the forest!
TreeTrek is combines the greatness of education and hiking. Discover secrets of the ancient rain forest from your bird's eye view in the treetops of magnificent cedars, hemlocks and firs that are the setting for your guided, interpretive TreeTrek Canopy Walk adventure. Visit the ZipTrek website for more information.
Whitewater rafting adventures is a must do on your Whistler summer activity list. The Cheakamus River located just south of Whistler Village is the perfect choice for first timers or a family adventure. The Green River just north of Whistler Village provides fun, splashy and bouncy rapids, perfect for everyone. For the thrill seekers, take a rafting tour to the Elaho and Squamish River south of Whistler. Tours include all the gear and depart daily from Whistler Village throughout the summer months.
Whistler actually began as a summer resort with a fishing lodge built at what now is Rainbow Park. Fishing in the area is amazing whether you prefer fishing for trout in the many lakes or fly fishing on one of the areas rivers. There a number of professional guides available who specialize in fly fishing, spin fishing, salmon fishing, sturgeon fishing, trolling, river fishing and ice fishing! No experience is necessary and fishing is a great summer activities for kids and the family.
Rated Canada's number one golf destination by Golf Digest, Whistler's four championship designer courses provide an unparalleled mountain golf experience. All four championship golf courses feature top notch practice facilities, with lesson and instruction programs available and the 3 village based courses all offer Taylor Made rental equipment.
…And Much More!
Whistler is exploding with things to do, especially when it gets a little colder and the snow starts falling. For more ideas on how to spend your time in Whistler, keep on the lookout for ideas, stories, and events on our Blog and Events Calendars.