Hiking the High Note Trail on top of Whistler Mountain
From mountain biking to river rafting, hiking to alpine climbing, Whistler is a top destination for outdoor adventure. Here are a few ways to explore the spectacular surroundings of Whistler and experience the wilds of the Coast Mountains.
Lace up your boots and head for the alpine. Soar like an eagle on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. This... Read more engineering marvel links Blackcomb and Whistler mountains, offering an awe-inspiring ride across the valley. For an additional thrill, try to grab a silver gondola with a glass-bottomed floor. Explore more than 50km/30mi of alpine hiking trails and just try to keep your jaw from dropping on the High Note Trail (think wildflowers, snow peaks and turquoise lakes).
Extinct volcanoes, glaciers, and wildflower meadows are some of the draws on the Garibaldi Lake/Black Tusk Trail, a scenic wonder in Garibaldi Provincial Park, between Squamish and Whistler. Get an early start to day hike the 7 to 8 hour Garibaldi Lake trail, or pack a tent and trek to Black Tusk and surrounding trails.
Summer means trading in skis for a bike in Whistler. To get a taste of the town’s gravity... Read more addiction, strap on a helmet and check out the flowing downhill runs and adrenaline-inducing drops, features and natural lines at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, home to more than 50 lift-accessed runs. If you’d rather earn your descent, ride some of the 200km/124 mi of trails surrounding Whistler Village. For something mellower, pedal the paved and level Valley Trail as it winds past parks and lakes. Or try the indoor Air Dome to watch budding bikers work on stunts and wipe out in a pit full of foam cubes.
Elite mountain bikers from around the world wow audiences at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. This event is one of the top mountain bike festivals in North America and draws top riders and crowds from around the world.
In the warmth of summer, spend some time on the water. Take a rafting trip through the tumbling... Read more rapids of the Elaho River, or paddle a canoe along the gently-flowing River of Golden Dreams. Go on a fishing trip to cast for trout, char or salmon. These, or just about any Whistler outdoor activity, can be booked with one call to Tourism Whistler. In Squamish, the waters of the Squamish Spit offer ideal winds for windsurfing and kiteboarding.
Cast for trout, salmon, char and steelhead in the alpine lakes and glacial-fed rivers around... Read more Whistler. Outfitters in the village can supply the gear – including float tubes, two-handed flyfishing rods and spey lines – and always know where the fish are biting.
Canoe on the serene waters of Alta Lake and be wowed by the spectacular views of mountains and... Read more glaciers. Or, paddle along the River of Golden Dreams, a short and relaxing canoe trip where wildlife abounds. Backroads Whistler can rent you all the gear, and even provide guides.
Looking for an adrenaline rush? Try a whitewater rafting trip down Green River in Whistler.... Read more Start the journey on placid Green Lake to learn safety and paddling procedures, then hit the 7-km/4.5-mi river, where fun-filled rapids and mountain scenery awaits. After rafting, stroll through Whistler Village, have dinner on Longhorn Saloon’s sunny patio and unwind at a great hotel such as The Fairmont Chateau Whistler.
Explore Whistler's spectacular Blackcomb Mountain & the beautiful Callaghan Valley by ATV, Jeep 4x4, off road buggy, canoe or horseback. Enjoy world-famous mountain top dining at the Crystal ...
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Looking for something a little different? Try these one-of-a-kind Whistler summer adventures:
The 90-minute trip on the Sea-to-Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistle is one of the most scenic... Read more drives in the province. Coaches and narrated tours run frequently from Vancouver and the Vancouver International Airport directly to Whistler Village. Or you can take the train: the Rocky Mountaineer’s Whistler Sea to Sky Climb leaves daily from May to September. Floatplanes are another option: Harbour Air can whisk you from downtown Vancouver to Whistler’s Green Lake in about 30 minutes. Even better, combine the train and plane for an unforgettable round trip. Once in Whistler, it’s easy to get around by foot, bus or bike.
See Vancouver from a new point of view with a breathtaking seaplane adventure. Enjoy a 20 minute Vancouver panorama flight featuring spectacular...
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