Are you looking for the perfect place to spend your summer? Look no further than Whistler! Located in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, just 2.5 hours from downtown Vancouver, this mountain resort town offers a wide variety of activities and things to do—especially during the summertime! From adventurous outdoor activities like zip-lining and hiking to cultural experiences such as art galleries and festivals, there’s something for everyone in Whistler.
Whether you’re on vacation from out of town or a Vancouver local who loves the great outdoors, you won’t be disappointed by this magical destination. So get ready, here are some awesome ideas for your summer bucket list in Whistler!
Go Downhill Biking
Downhill biking is one of the most exhilarating activities you can experience in Whistler. This activity is perfect for adrenaline junkies and thrill-seekers, as it offers a unique combination of speed and technical skill. It combines the thrills of mountain biking with the challenge of navigating downhill terrain.
Bikers ride along specialized trails and tracks, navigating a variety of terrain such as steep slopes, roots, rocks, jumps, and berms. There are several bike parks located within Whistler that offer different levels of difficulty for riders of all abilities. Come test out your skills this summer and go downhill biking in Whistler!
Explore Whistler on an ATV Tour
Exploring Whistler on an ATV tour is a great way to experience the splendor of this beautiful mountain town. ATV tours offer an exciting and unique way to explore the area, as they allow you to traverse rugged trails and terrain that would be difficult or impossible to travel by car or foot.
Booking an ATV tour in Whistler includes experienced guides who can provide a safe and enjoyable experience for you and your group. From rainforest tours to backcountry excursions, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the great outdoors with an ATV tour.
Go on a Zipline Tour
Ziplining is an exciting and thrilling activity that consists of sliding down a cable, suspended high above the ground. It’s often referred to as a ‘flying fox’ or ‘zip wire’, and is an incredibly popular way to explore the great outdoors from a tree-top perspective.
The zipline tour in Whistler, ZipTrek, is a combination of tree climbing, high ropes, and zip-lining fun! Tours include knowledgeable guides who will provide detailed instructions on how to safely use the zipline equipment and navigate the course. Whistler’s Ziptrek tour is an exciting adventure you won’t want to miss out on.
Relax at a Day Spa Whistler
Treat yourself to a spa treatment such as a massage, facial, or body wrap, to unwind after a day of adventure in Whistler. With lush mountain views and tranquil atmospheres, Whistler’s Spas are the perfect place to relax and recharge.
The Scandinave Spa is one of Whistler’s most popular spas. It includes hot tubs, cold pools, and outdoor saunas. Nestled in a peaceful mountain setting, the spa provides a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Whether you’re looking for a spa treatment or a relaxing day in the outdoor pools, Whistler has several spas to choose from to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit.
Enjoy Whistler’s Outdoor Patios
Whistler’s outdoor patios are the perfect place to enjoy some great food and an ice-cold beverage. Nestled in the heart of the mountains, these outdoor eateries offer stunning views while providing delicious meals and drinks. With something for everyone, Whistler’s outdoor patios are a great way to enjoy the summer sunshine.
Swim in a Glacier Lake
One of the best things Whistler has to offer in the summertime is the beautiful warm weather paired with a refreshing dip in one of the five glacier lakes in the area. Perfect for a paddleboard, a kayak, or just lounging around by the lakefront, these glacier lakes are the perfect way to spend a summer day.
Hiking in Whistler is an exhilarating and fulfilling experience for all levels of adventurers. With hiking trails ranging from easy to technical difficulty, the options are seemingly endless and spectacularly rewarding. Hikes in Whistler and the surrounding area can take up to a few hours to complete or can be a multi-day trip if you come prepared to camp.
During the hike, you can explore stunning alpine meadows and traverse through dense forests, all with magnificent views and beautiful glacier lakes. Be sure to bring a camera to capture the views and wildlife.
Play a Round of Golf
Golfing in Whistler is an amazing experience for any avid golfer. Whistler is home to some of the most stunning and challenging golf courses in British Columbia, with picturesque views of the surrounding mountains.
The courses are designed to challenge even the most experienced players, providing a variety of obstacles that require accurate shots and a strategic mind. A round of golf in Whistler is the perfect way to relax while enjoying the beauty of nature.
Try Disc Golfing
Disc golf is an exciting and rapidly growing sport that is similar to traditional golf but with the use of a flying frisbee disc instead of a ball and clubs. Disc golf courses are typically set in parks or rugged outdoor areas, with each hole consisting of a target area known as the “pole hole”. The goal is to reach each pole hole in the fewest number of throws.
Disc golf, or ‘Frisbee Golf,” is a great way to stay active and enjoy the outdoors. With multiple courses scattered throughout Whistler, you’re sure to experience fun and adventure when navigating through each course.
Go River Rafting
River rafting in Whistler is an awesome way to explore the great outdoors. Taking a river rafting tour down Whistler’s rivers is sure to be an unforgettable experience. As a group, you’ll navigate your way through rapids, around bends, and over rocky outcrops.
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rafter, the guides will be sure to provide instructions and guidance on safety throughout the whole tour. Challenge yourself by taking on the rapids while enjoying the beautiful scenery on Whistler’s rafting tours.
Try Bungee Jumping
For those seeking a true adrenaline rush, bungee jumping in Whistler is the perfect way to get your blood pumping. With experienced guides and instructors on hand, you’ll be sure to feel safe as you take the plunge off a bridge suspended above one of Whistler’s rapid rivers.
Once you’ve taken the leap if you’re able to keep your eyes open for long enough, enjoy a bird’s eye view of the stunning alpine scenery that Whistler has to offer.
Attend a Festival
Throughout the summer months, Whistler comes alive with festivities and celebrations for all ages. From festivals with music, food, and art, you’re sure to find something that appeals to your interests.
Some big events to watch out for are Crankworks Mountain Bike Festival, Whistler’s Children’s Festival, and Wanderlust Festival. These festivals happen every summer, bringing together a variety of people from around the globe.
Explore The Valley Trail
Exploring the Valley Trail in Whistler is a must for any outdoor enthusiast. This stunning path stretches for 46 kilometers, meandering through forests, along riversides, and passing by glacier lakes. It’s well maintained for bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, or foot pedestrians.
It’s the perfect place to stroll on a beautiful summer’s day. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled as you may spot some wildlife along the way.
For thrill-seekers or outdoor adventurers, Whistler has something unique and special to offer everyone. There’s no shortage of amazing summertime activities awaiting you in this beautiful part of Canada. So what are you waiting for? Call Epic Rides and book a bus direct from Vancouver to Whistler and start checking Whistler activities off your summer bucket list!
For more information about Epic Rides Whistler, visit our website or give us a call. We look forward to helping you experience the best of Whistler!