Province/Territory: British Columbia

Whistler's Warmer Side

  • 18 lift-access hiking trails
  • 2,284 m of elevation
  • 04 championship golf courses

Ride the record-setting Peak 2 Peak gondola from Whistler to Blackcomb Mountain. Day-hike high in alpine environments. Golf at a Jack Nicklaus-designed course. Ski or snowboard in July. Fly through the treetops on a zipline tour. Tame the wild whitewater. Welcome to Whistler, the summer adventure destination for every taste. Whistler is a town brimming with warm-weather action. Steeped in recreation and with five-star amenities, this mountain oasis mixes the fine with the fantastic; the epicurean with the extreme. Whistler invites the open-minded traveller to tour its lively streets, its scenic hiking trails, its thrilling mountain bike park—to experience its excitement under sunny skies. It may have been home to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games—but Whistler earns a Gold Medal in summer multi-sport fun.

Why you should visit
  • Experience the Peak 2 Peak Gondola—stretching 4.4 km from Whistler to Blackcomb Mountain at a height of 436 m.
  • Take a gondola ride into Whistler/Blackcomb’s alpine and day-hike trails ranging from 30-minute jaunts to six-hour treks.
  • Zoom through the trees, 60 m in the air, on a zipline tour with Ziptrek EcoTours; or explore the forest canopy more sedately via a series of suspended walkways with TreeTrek.
  • Brave the high-flying jumps of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park or the accessible-for-all cross-country bike trails.
  • Beat the heat with Blackcomb's Glacier summertime skiing and snowboarding, complete with a terrain park and mogul runs.
  • Choose between an Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Robert Cupp or Robert Trent Jones Jr.- designed golf course—or play all four.
  • Get wet-and-wild with a whitewater rafting excursion on the Green, Cheakamus or Squamish Rivers.
  • Tour Whistler Village, sipping craft beer from a local brewery, shopping in designer boutiques and enjoying creative cuisine at regional restaurants.

Weather

Visitor information
When to go
  • Summer glacier skiing usually runs from late-June to August.
  • Alpine hiking trails are open from June to October, weather dependent.
  • Golf courses are open from late May until early October, weather dependent.
  • Crankworx Freeride Mountain Bike Festival occurs annually in August.
  • Beat the crowds by visiting during June and September.
Need to know
  • Alpine hiking is a strenuous activity, requiring athletic clothing and shoes.
  • Intermediate-to-advanced skill is required for summer skiing and snowboarding.
  • Mountain bike and ski/snowboard equipment can be rented on-site.
  • Mountain bike lessons and guided tours are available.
  • The Mountain Bike Park features trails for novice, intermediate, advanced and extreme riders.
Getting Here