Summer Whistler Recreation
Whistler summer time is something to behold, long sunny days turn the small village community into what feels like a giant summer camp. The large winter crowds make way for a more subdued summer atmosphere and warm fireplaces get replaced by long days on the patio.
Whistler Creekside is a particularly great location for a Whistler summer. Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the Village square, Creekside Village offers walkable access to three lakes including Alpha Lake, Nita Lake and Alta Lake. The largest lake of the three Alta Lake offers awesome amenities including, a large grassy area - great for picnics and BBQ's, sandy beaches, swim dock, children's playground, basketball, tennis and volleyball courts and even a dog friendly area. Alta Lake also offers access to the Lakeside Park Centre where you can rent a canoe, kayak or pedal boat by the hour. Summer fun in Whistler isn't just restricted to the waterways guests can also enjoy easy access to golfing, hiking, mountain biking and zip-lining.
Whistler Summer Fun Comes in All Strengths
The best part about staying in Whistler over the summer is there's something for everyone. If you're an adrenaline junkie then perhaps you would enjoy skydiving, bungee jumping, white water rafting or ATV'ing. Guests looking to kick up their feet over the weekend can instead enjoy a nice day at the Scandinavian Spa, or an evening shopping followed by a night out a 4-star restaurant. Nature enthusiasts will love Whistler's amazing hiking trails, and various sightseeing opportunities including, the Whistler PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola and awe-aspiring Callaghan Valley. When it comes to summer in Whistler, there really is something for everyone.
Whistler Olympic Park is More than Nordic Sport
If you fancy yourself a hiker or an outdoorsy person then a day trip to Whistler Olympic Park has to be in your itinerary. The Park was the host site for the cross country skiing and ski jump portion of the 2010 Winter Olympics. What makes this venue so amazing is the untouched beauty that greets guests when they arrive. The venue is surrounded by 57 KM's of amazing hiking and walking trails, that carve through untouched fields, forests and mountain passes. Even though the Park is located 25 minutes outside of Whistler it can certainly feel like a whole world away. Anyone who enjoys hiking or being in nature will be overcome by the beauty of this location. The turn-off for the park is about 9 KM down the road from Whistler Creekside heading towards Vancouver (south). After you reach the turn off expect to drive another 12KM up road until you reach the parking area.
Contact your Lodging Ovations representative about these activities as well as the ones listed below.
Photo Credit: Mike Crane (Whistler & Callaghan Valley)