Planning a longer stay in Whistler allows you to truly connect with all that the land, traditions, community and culture have to offer.
This summer, we’re energizing our adventurous souls by investing more time in the things we love – and the things we haven’t discovered yet – in the places we love to explore in British Columbia.
With so much to do Whistler this summer, you will need more than a weekend to integrate everything. There, the more you play, the more adventure you will find!
Pro tip: Try to go mid-week or off-peak times – when the resort is quieter and there are more deals and value-added deals available.
Here are some things to do during your extended stay in Whistler.
FOOD AND EAT
At lunchtime, grab some takeaway from one of the village cafes, bakeries, pubs and restaurants, such as Gather the hunters and Pizzeria Antico – and head to the Olympic Square for a picnic outside. For dessert, stroll through Creekside and grab a scoop of ice cream Confetti gelato.
Sip Happy Hour cocktails at Four Seasons‘vintage patio camper van. Then, for dinner, dine on an outdoor terrace along the village promenade, or go for a different and unique dining experience at the Roof of the woods, a pop-up summer restaurant on the magnificent rooftop terrace of the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.
Before you go, discover Whistler’s Open Directory Doors to see which businesses are open and how they have changed their operations in response to COVID-19.
Savor summer while savoring fine dining on a Whistler Village patio. Photo: Justa Jeskova / Whistler Tourism.
ARTS AND CULTURE
Explore Whistler’s past and present as you lose yourself in the stories told and experiences offered by the six unique cultural institutions along the Cultural connector – which includes Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center, Lost Lake PassivHaus, Audain Art Museum, Maury Young Arts Center, Whistler Museum and Whistler Public Library.
Visit their websites to see what the current and upcoming exhibitions are and how you can book a private guided tour.
THE GREAT EXTERIORS
What is a trip to Whistler if you don’t take the time to breathe the fresh air, explore the great outdoors, and take in the beautiful mountain scenery?
Rent a bike and cruise the Valley Trail or hike the Whistler Beer Trail to get a taste of Whistler’s craft beer scene. A hike to the spectacular cascading Alexander Falls in the Callaghan Valley cannot be missed. If you like to explore the outdoors at night, immerse yourself in Vallea Luminaevening multimedia walk.
For an informative outdoor experience in nature, take an interpretive forest walk with the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center or observe bears in their natural habitat on a wildlife viewing tour.
Are you feeling daring? Raise your heart rate as you hike the Ascent Trail to the top of Blackcomb Mountain or soar into the sky on a plane tour.
Find out how to responsible adventure while exploring Whistler.
Take time for your body and mind at Scandinave Spa. Photo: Justa Jeskova / Whistler Tourism.
Whistler is the perfect place to treat yourself to some well-deserved meals The well-being and personal care.
Take care of yourself with a pedicure and a glass of champagne The spa at Nita Lake Lodge, where you also have access to their stunning rooftop hot tubs with mountain views. Rejuvenate with hot and cold therapy in the soothing outdoor baths at Scandinave Spa Whistler, surrounded by woods. For a more natural relaxation retreat, embark on a DIY forest swim among ancient cedars.
Whenever possible, arrive with a plan and make reservations in advance – this helps businesses prepare and ensures a more positive travel experience.
This summer, give yourself more time in Whistler. Planning a longer stay (and therefore staying within the week) allows you to truly connect with the land, traditions, community and culture of Whistler. You will want to come back again and again.
Stay up to date with Whistler’s COVID-19 Information and resources for travelers.
For more travel information, visit whistler.com/summer.