Top 5 Family Summer Experiences in Whistler

Take your family and experience summer in an unexpected place—a world renowned ski resort.

Jun 21, 2011
Enjoy a family picnic beside Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.
Enjoy a family picnic beside Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.

Though steeped in the spirit of the 2010 Winter Games, Whistler is also an exceptional choice for a family summer vacation. Breathtaking Pacific Northwest views and heart-pounding exhilaration combine to create an ideal summer getaway. Set off for an invigorating day of kid-friendly activities—from zip-lining to bear-watching. Then, return for an unforgettable family dining experience at Sidecut and an evening filled with European savoir-faire in charming Whistler Village.

To get you started planning the perfect summer holiday, Resort staff have compiled a list of five Whistler family summer vacation experiences.

Peak Excitement

Arguably, the very best views from Blackcomb and Whistler can only be experienced by way of the Peak 2 Peak Gondola. Take the thrilling ride 435 metres above the valley floor to either mountain. Upon arrival, you’ll enjoy mountain hiking, sightseeing and a special picnic lunch packed just for you by the Resort.

Zip Lining for Kids

Who says soaring through the air by way of zip line is just for grown-ups? Monkido Kids tree course is an interactive, age-appropriate course for children age 7-13 and includes zip lines, tight ropes, wobbly bridges and much more.

Canoe Adventure

For a classic summertime activity, embark on a guided canoe tour on the enchanting River of Golden Dreams and then journey to glacier-fed Green Lake. Bends of overhanging greenery greet you along the way, as towering mountain peaks pierce the skyline.

Bear With Us

Enjoy the unique opportunity to connect with Whistler’s magnificent bear population. Get up close in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle with Michael Allen Tours, offering professionally guided excursions that let you visit bear dens, wander through pristine alpine meadows and witness bears foraging for food in their natural habitat. Kids will have fun spying plenty of other wildlife including coastal mountain black-tailed deer, coyote, ruffed grouse, red-tailed hawks and more.

Priceless Treasures

Take your family on a high-tech treasure hunt of sorts with Whistler Geocaching Adventures. Locating GPS coordinates and discovering hidden geocaches or “treasure” is a fantastic way to explore Whistler and Blackcomb and a fun team-building activity the whole family will enjoy.

For information and reservations on these activities and more, call the Resort’s Concierge at 1 888/935-2460 or 1 604/935-3400.

Head to the mountains this summer with the Stay Longer—Third Night Free family vacation package. Stay two paid nights and receive the third night free.

For reservations by phone, contact your travel consultant, the Worldwide Reservations Office or the Resort directly at 1 888/935-2460.


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