Ultimate Summer Adventures in Whistler, BC

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  • Whistler

  • Canada

  • Luxury Travel

  • Food & Wine

  • Active Travel

  • Adventure Travel

  • Nature Escapes

  • Adventure

  • Skiing

  • Summer

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Curator’s statement

Whistler is home of some of the best mountain biking, hiking and golf in North America. All of your activities are accessible from Whistler Village; you are in an epicenter of adventure! Plenty of wildlife to be seen, breathtaking views of the majestic mountains and lakes all around you. You can stay right in the village, or be as remote as you wish, and stay off the grid in the backcountry.

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Where to stay in Whistler

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Four Seasons Resort Whistler

High-end mountain resort featuring luxury suites and an in-house ski concierge.

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Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Luxe ski-in and ski-out resort surrounded by trees with upscale rooms.

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  • $100 food / beverage credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Nita Lake Lodge

This small boutique hotel offers beautiful rooms, many looking over Nita lake, plus a fabulous patio, spa and restaurants.

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Things to do in Whistler

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Alpine Hiking

There are so many incredible hikes! Please inquire directly for more details and many more options...

  • Hike from the top of Whistler around the peak on the High Note Trail. Hike is approximately 3-4 hours. From here sit outside at The Umbrella Bar at the top of Whistler for the ultimate Ceasar, take in the breathtaking views, and ride the gondola down.

  • Hike from the Upper Village to the top of Blackcomb! Reward yourself with a beverage and a snack at Rendevous Lodge, and save your knees and ride the gondola down.

Helicopter Tours

Blackcomb Helicopters are tailored for everyone! The best way to see the majestic mountains are from a helicopter. These tours range from sightseeing to Heli-picnics, Heli-golf, Heli-paddle boarding, and remote alpine hiking. Private, exclusive and INCREDIBLE!

Play Golf!

Whistler is home to some of the best golf courses. Whistler Golf Club, Fairmont Chateau Golf Course, Nick North Golf Course. Of course, they all have fabulous clubhouses to sit and enjoy a meal and a bevy.

Canoe or paddle down the River of Golden Dreams

This is a super fun summer activity to do with friends. You can go through a company like Canadian Wilderness or buy inflatable rafts and just float down with friends.

Bunjee Jump

With Whistler Bungee, jump 160ft over the breathtaking Cheakamus River! Not for everyone, but you can also jump tandem with a buddy!

Places to eat & drink in Whistler

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In the summer, the spot to be is on one of the many patios in Whistler!

  • GLC Bar & Grill (Garibaldi Lift Company): Sit right at the base of Whistler and get a front row seat of the incredible mountain bikers coming down. Casual food, known for huge nachos and great sharing plates! They have fun live music most nights.

  • The Longhorn Saloon: For the ultimate apres or late night dance party, this is the place. DJ or live music at night. Located at the base of Whistler mountain next to the gondola.

  • Barefoot Bistro: Refined, upscale dining. Located downtown, but the patio feels tucked away from the busy crowds. Excellent food and cocktails, five star service. Reservations highly recommended.

  • Table Nineteen: Away from the village this restaurants sits on the Nicklaus North golf course overlooking Green lake. Low-key, great food and a beautiful patio. You don't need to play golf to eat here!

  • Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar: Fun, upscale dining in the heart of Whistler Village. Amazing food and cocktail list, fabulous raw bar, wonderful service. Reservations highly recommended.

  • The Umbrella Bar: If you take the gondola to the top of Whistler and the sun is out, this is a must stop! They only serve snacks and drinks, but the views are amazing!

Need to Know

For more Whistler travel tips, check out my guide, Things to Do on a Winter Vacation in Whistler, BC.

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