Located at 75 miles north of Vancouver, Canada, the town of Whistler is one of the major ski resort towns of North America. With its two mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb, it attracts tourists from all over the world during the winters for its plethora of winter activities. However, it is no longer a secret that Whistler makes a great summer holiday location too. There are enough activities to indulge in during the summers, and the place looks serene and beautiful as the snow melts from the lower part of the region. You’ll be shocked to see how lush and green Whistler looks during the summers. Just book any Whistler vacation rentals, enjoy these five must do summer activities Whistler has in store for you and you will surely have one of the most enjoyable summer holidays you’ve had in your whole life.
1. Helicopter tour to Rainbow Mountain
This is one of the most scenic tours you can take during the summertime in Whistler. Take a helicopter ride to fly over the town of Whistler enjoying a bird’s eye view of the lush and green valley, and finally land on the snow-clad top of Rainbow Mountain. As the snow is far less during the summer, you’ll find many ridges to walk on to see a number of incredible and different views down below. Explore the wilderness of the mountain with your expert local guide, and walk towards the summit of the mountain.
2. Peak 2 Peak Gondola
Although the Peak 2 Peak Gondola is an all year activity, you can enjoy the true beauty of the ride during the summer months. This mountain activity of Whistler has won many awards. This gondola joins the two mountains of Whistler, namely Whistler and Blackcomb and the whole ride takes only 11 minutes to finish. It has the longest unsupported lift span in the world at 3.024 kilometres, and it is also the highest gondola ride of its kind. You get to see the incredible vistas of the lush green valley down below, and you also get a panoramic view of the snow-clad peaks of the mountains.
3. Zipline tours
Ziplining is another all year round activity in Whistler which actually comes to its full glory during the summers. You get to zipline through the old growth forests, moving from treetop to treetop while enjoying the scenic view down below. You reach a speed of nearly 70 kilometres per hour while ziplining through the trees, which surely makes it a hair-raising experience.
4. Mountain biking
The Whistler Bike Park is arguably the best bike park in North America. Riding a bike through this park offers you the ultimate bike riding experience during the summers. You can bike on more than 200 kilometres of bike trails zigzagging through the old growth forests. The difficulty of the terrains varies a lot, and you can easily find a trail which you feel comfortable on. Out the bike park, there are numerous other mountain trails to enjoy a much more thrilling downhill biking experience.
5. White water rafting
During the summer months, the snow melts and the rivers in and around Whistler become lively with waters. The waters of the rivers run white and fast, and the rocky riverbeds make some of the best places to enjoy white water rafting in Whistler. You can enjoy the thrill of rafting during your summer holiday in Whistler, as you certified rafting guide navigate you safely through the Green, Lower Cheakamus, Elaho and Squamish rivers.