Amidst old growth forest and cascading waterfalls is Whistler, the crown jewel of British Columbia. Best known as the Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Winter Olympics, this stunning community is also a popular venue for mountain bikers and other summer adventurers. Whistler summer activities are ideal for the outdoor enthusiast. There are few destinations in the world that can match the majestic beauty and excitement of a Whistler summer vacation. You can ride a gondola to a mountaintop restaurant, view bears on an eco-tour, tackle an alpine trail or shoot the icy rapids from the spring thaw.
When the winter snow melts, the rivers come to life. You can take a white water rafting trip down the Cheakamus River. This is a family-friendly course with scenic floats and a few mild rapids along the way. The Cheakamus River course is perfect for families with children as young as six. You can paddle the rapids or just hang on and enjoy the thrilling ride. Whistler’s old growth forest of cedar and hemlock is on Cougar Mountain. You can experience the ancient rain forest from a bird’s eye view. Whistler has some of the highest and longest zip lines in the world.
Another popular tourist attraction is the Whistler’s Interpretive Forest. Visitor can use the educational signs or hire a wilderness guide to learn more about the flora and fauna. There are abundant opportunities to swim, wind surf or canoe. If you are an angler, you can experience world-class fishing in one of Whistler’s lakes and test your skills against the rainbow trout and salmon. Whistler summer activities aren’t limited to the backcountry. Whistler Village is a highly-acclaimed family destination. The pedestrian-friendly setting combines urban amenities and the allure of an alpine village. After a day of adventure or sightseeing, you can experience fine dining, a vibrant nightlife, shop in a trendy boutique, or merely relax in a spa. So whether you’re white water rafting, hiking the scenic vista, or melting your cares away in a spa, there’s something for everyone on a Whistler summer vacation.