Summer in Whistler
While winter in Whistler is without doubt, truly epic, here’s why you really should head for the mountains of British Columbia in summer.
Summer Weather in Whistler
From May through September, you can anticipate Whistler Village temperatures to hover between 17 celsius and 28 celsius.
Top Summer Activities in Whistler
Axe Throwing: June 13th is International Axe Throwing Day and there’s no better place to celebrate this occasion than at one of the original (and award-winning) urban throwing venues. As one of the best things to do in Whistler, it’s an epic activity to cross off the bucket list.
Bungee Jumping: Whistler Bungee is home to British Columbia’s highest year-round bungee jump and features a staggering 160 ft drop. Jump off the bridge and soar through the mountain air, high above the glacial-fed Cheakamus River.
Ziplining: In addition to being a fun thing to do, ziplining in Whistler is also a great way to see your beautiful surroundings. Explore a network of trails and boardwalks that connect the top and bottom of this ziplining adventure, and take time to admire the views from Cougar Mountain before plummeting down the mountain.
Best Ways to Explore Whistler
Hiking: With the snow now largely gone from most routes, you’ll be able to access a labyrinth of hiking trails. If you’re new to Whistler, it’s best to head out on a guided hike with a certified guide, where you’ll be able to enjoy the wilderness safely.
Horseback Riding: No matter whether you’re an experienced equestrian or have never ridden before, Copper Cayuse Outfitters have a trusty steed to suit you, and you can choose from hour-long to full day rides.
Heli-Sightseeing: If sightseeing sounds a little dull to you, opt for a Whistler heli-sightseeing tour instead. Experienced pilots will guide you on a speedy, adrenaline-pumping tour offering up some of the most beautiful alpine views along the way.
RZR Tours: If a white-knuckle thrill is your kind of thing, head off road on a RZR tour in Whistler, cruising the rugged trails and enjoying an exhilarating quad based ride lasting from an hour up to an entire day.
Peak 2 Peak Gondola: Just because the snow has gone, doesn’t mean you can’t ride the Peak 2 Peak Gondola. In fact, this unsupported lift is one of the best ways to check out the mountain vista. Connecting the two mountains of Blackcomb and Whistler, the gondola is the perfect sightseeing experience and the highest of its kind at 1,427 feet.
Flights to Vancouver International Airport operate frequently from most airports across the United States, and shuttles operate daily from Vancouver Airport to Whistler.