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Things to do in Whistler – no matter the season
Make the best out of every season with these top-rated Whistler activities.
As home to one of North America’s largest ski resorts, Whistler is an idyllic town that draws in around three million visitors each year.
Don’t let that stop you from visiting outside of the season however. Set against stunning mountain backdrops, it boasts an abundance of activities such as hiking and biking that you can enjoy when the temperature warms up.
Just make sure you book your experiences more than a day or two days in advance to avoid missing out.
Rent some equipment and hit the slopes
Hit the slopes of Whistler and Blackcomb for a world-class ski or snowboard experience.
Explore over 200km of terrain with 26 ski lifts, and travel between the mountains on the Peak 2 Peak gondola.
Explore the quaint township of Whistler
Visit the picturesque village of Whistler with a full-day return trip from Vancouver.
Grab a shuttle from the city for a discounted price and journey from sea to sky in the award-winning Peak 2 Peak Gondola.
Then snag a quick lunch, get your shop on and be home in time for dinner.
Cool down with a snowmobile tour
Are you an early riser? Head to Mount Sproatt for a rough-and-tumble snowmobile adventure
This tour takes you over deep snow drifts and hostile terrain into the very heart of the Canadian wilderness.
Also, don’t forget to work up an appetite because you’ll get an old-fashioned breakfast alongside panoramic views of the Callaghan Valley when you hit the summit.
Discover a retreating glacier
Get up close and personal with a snow and ice excursion on the Whistler glacier. Slip and slide your way to the top for panoramic views of pristine forests and snow capped peaks.
Snap some pictures as you learn about the natural history and geology of the area with an interpretative guide.
Then wrap up your tour and take the Peak 2 Peak Gondola back down to the city centre for a late dinner.
Enjoy a scenic flightseeing tour
Enjoy a bird’s eye view of BC’s vast alpine wilderness from the comfort of a certified floatplane
Fly high above volcanic rock and glacier formations and catch a glimpse of pristine lakes and waterfalls before you touch down on a quiet alpine lake.
>Bring a picnic for the beach and then head back up into the clouds for the final leg of your journey back to Whistler.
Zip line through the forest
Get your heart racing with a zip line through the Cougar Mountain region, complete with incredible 360o views of old-growth forests and whitewater rapids.
Strap on a helmet and take an exhilarating ride down one of Canada’s longest zip-line tracks at speeds up to 100 km/h.
When you’ve come back down to Earth, you’ll be shuttled back to Whistler to retrieve your belongings. Grab your discounted tickets to get in on the action today.
Seasonal events in Whistler
|Spring||Shop for artisan wares at the Whistler Farmers Market|
|Summer||Enjoy some tunes at the Free Outdoor Concert Series|
|Fall||Get sudsy at the Whistler Village Beer Fest|
|Winter||Follow the rainbow at Whistler Pride and Ski Festival|
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