Whistler Summer Activities

Written by Jeremy Horelick
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Whistler summer activities take advantage of some of British Columbia's most striking and stirring settings. Set among the illustrious Coastal Mountains, Whistler is roughly 75 miles north of Vancouver, which is rife with fishing, camping, rafting, and other adventure. The Sea-to-Sky Highway takes visitors to the heart of Whistler Village while exposing them to some of the best natural beauty Canada has to offer.

Once in Whistler, visitors can opt for summer fun on land, in the air, or on the water. For the more terrestrial-based creatures, there are historical tours through old ghost towns and valleys as well as sightseeing tours (though some of these are by gondola). Landlubbers also delight in some of the best golf for miles around on any of the five major courses within a tee shot's range of Whistler.

Whistler Summer Activities by Sea and Air

For those more comfortable high above or well below the ground, Whistler Blackcomb certainly doesn't disappoint. There's parasailing and bungee jumping for the first set and swimming and diving for the second. There's also an array of on-the-water diversions such as jet skiing, canoeing, and kayaking, as well as wakeboarding and rafting.

Whistler summer activities for the fainter of heart include nature tours, shopping, and dining, especially throughout whistler Village, which is known for its quaint cafes and coffee shops. Spend a day cruising the resort on inline skates, the back of a wagon, or from the inside of a Hummer, all of which are equally fine ways of getting your bearings around the 7000 acres of terrain. When you're through with your Whistler summer activities, be sure to check with your hotel's concierge clerk or a local tourism office to get all the info you'll need on Whistler ski holidays, just to prepare for the snowy season.

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