Best Summer Outdoor Adventures in Whistler

Have so many Whistler summer outdoor adventures with these exciting activities.

Woman Hikes on Trail Ridge with Scenic Background During Summer at Whistler Blackcomb

There are so many outdoor adventures to be had in Whistler, British Columbia, during the summer. Plan your trip to a Canadian summer wonderland with scenic gondola rides, wildflower hikes, wildlife viewing, pristine golf courses and more adventurous activities. North America’s largest ski resort has so much to offer during the warmer months, let's discover why Whistler Blackcomb should be on your list for a summer vacation filled with outdoor adventures this year. 

Incredible views from PEAK 2 PEAK 

Take in the stunning beauty of the Coast Mountains from the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, a summer alpine experience. From the gondola you get access to two mountains, 50+ km of hiking trails, incredible mountain vistas, and an ever-changing landscape from early summer snow walls to blooming wildflowers to ancient glaciers. The gondolas are an accessible way for everyone to make their way to the top of the mountains, and fun for the whole family.  

Breathtaking scenic hikes 

Take a chairlift or gondola up the mountains to access some of the most scenic hikes in the world. Explore a volcanic landscape surrounded by jaw-dropping vistas, ancient glaciers, alpine lakes, and wildflower-filled slopes. With over 50km of trails in the height of summer, the outdoor adventures are endless. Plan your trip during wildflower season to hike among the White Mountain Heather and the Indian Paintbrushes. Keep an eye out for the local wildlife, you might catch a glimpse of a marmot or even a bear! 

Get above the clouds 

Spanning 130m from Whistler Peak to the West Ridge, the Cloudraker Skybridge is a footbridge that allows you to walk above the clouds, high above the Whistler Bowl. Breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains await on this incredible experience. 

PLEASE NOTE: to access the Cloudraker Skybridge guests need to ride the open Peak Express chairlift. To ride the Peak Express, guests must be 40” (3.3 feet or 1 M) or taller and must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Children must be taller than 40” and 12 years or older to ride alone. 

Hit the links 

Suit up in your best golfing outfit and hit the links at some of the finest signature golf courses in the world at Whistler. Chase birdies among the towering big-leaf maple trees at courses designed by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus—these golfing legends chose the scenic forests of Whistler for a reason. Choose from five championship golf courses and plan your summer golf vacation to the beautiful Coast Mountains.  

Spot wildlife 

A summer trip to Whistler Blackcomb isn’t complete without mingling with the locals—the wildlife. The Coast Mountains of British Columbia are an ecosystem unlike any other place in the world. Keep an eye out for a variety of species including eagles, hawks, pika, marmots, hares, deer and of course, bears. There are three different zones of wildlife habitats to explore: the valley, the mountain, and the high alpine. Walk along the Valley Trail in the morning to get a glimpse of deer grazing in the tall grass, and maybe a bear or two starting their morning. While on the chairlifts on Blackcomb Mountain, you may spot black bears sunbathing in the afternoon sunlight. And don’t miss out on a chance to see marmots atop the mountain peaks while hiking The High Note Trail or Decker Loop. Want to get really into it? Sign up for a bear viewing tour and travel in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle through a maze of ski area roads that traverse the largest concentration of mother bear ranges in the region. 

Take on the bike park 

The Whistler Mountain Bike Park is considered the No. 1 lift-accessed downhill bike park in the world and for good reason—it has more terrain than any other bike park in North America, 4,900 vertical feet of lift-serviced descending trails. Whistler Mountain Bike Park now features four distinct zones with over 80 km of trail for you to explore. New to the sport? People of all ages can take Bike School classes to get out there in confidence. Or, attend one of our specialty programs like Women’s Nights, a pressure-free environment where you can socialize and progress at your own pace, all while having tons of fun.