When most people think of Whistler, the resort municipality located in British Columbia, Canada, they initially think about wintertime activities and playing in the snow. However, this skiing mecca has plenty to do during the warmer months too. Here are a few of the top outdoor activities that visitors can’t stop talking about.
7 best outdoor activities in Whistler
Connecting the peaks of Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain, the Peak 2 Peak Gondola is a truly breathtaking experience. Towering 436 metres above the valley, spectators have a bird’s eye view of the beautiful surrounding landscape as well as the village below. Guests can travel from peak to peak in about 11 minutes and it’s highly recommended for those visiting Whistler for the first time.
The Lost Lake hiking trails and beach area used to be a hidden gem for local residents but is now a favorite destination for visitors. You have the option of hiking the trails or biking them. Or, skip the trails altogether and head straight for the beach and lake area to relax or picnic. Spend some time there and you’ll see how easy it is to get lost in the experience.
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There’s no better way to see the mountains and valleys of Whistler than gliding above them on one of the many zipline courses. Imagine the thrill of being suspended by a cable and feeling the wind rush past as you whiz from platform to platform high above the forest. This adventure is fun for all ages, unless of course you have a fear of heights.
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Visitors looking for some adrenaline pumping action will certainly want to sign up to go bungee jumping. If the thought of that alone is already making you feel uneasy, don’t worry; Whistler Bungee Jumping has maintained a perfect track record on safety for over 20 years. However, if you’re still not sold on the idea, then there’s always the option of spectating from the ground as you watch others take the big plunge.
Whitewater rafting is an activity for the whole family. This tour takes you to Green River, which is north of Whistler Village, for an exciting adventure over rolling rapids and through the scenic wilderness. Watch out or you’ll be taking a bath sooner than expected!
The incredible Whistler mountain ranges make a great setting for alpine hiking. There are over 50 kilometres of trails to choose from. Hikers can access these by gondola or chair lift. Just like the ski slopes, there are trail options for all skill levels. Whether you’re a pro or a first-timer, there are trails just for you.
Here’s another exciting activity that is fun for the whole family. Remember having to do the obstacle course in gym class? Well, now think about doing it high up in the trees.
The courses include a vast network of bridges, tightropes, planks, swinging logs, cargo nets, rope swings, and balance beams that are sure to please everyone. Guests have a few different courses to choose from and there’s even a specially designed course for younger children to enjoy.
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