Whistler is a mecca for winter sportsmen and women. But with forest trekking, glacial headwaters, the River of Golden Dreams, mountaineering by 4x4 and helicopter rides, the place doesn’t exactly hibernate during summer!
The legendary ski resort of Whistler Blackcomb is recognised world-wide as being one of Canada’s foremost winter sports centres – against, as you can imagine, some pretty serious competition. And, indeed the region is alive during the winter as dedicated skiers and boarders, skaters and sledders visit to experience an unparalleled alpine paradise. But that is only half the story.
During summer the countryside around Whistler sheds its winter coat of white to reveal a world of colour. You can explore the deep green forests on a series of zip cables and suspension bridges. Or journey on ATVs along wide trails through seemingly untouched wilderness. You can see spectacular glacial headwaters and climb mountains – not to plummet down them on skis, but to marvel at the incredible views. You can even fly over the mountains of Blackcomb and Whistler, by helicopter. Or for the less adrenalin fuelled, take the PEAK 2 PEAK gondola and sit back and relax while enjoying the spectacular mountain scenery.