The famous ski resort town Whistler sits 75 kilometres to the north of the Canadian city of Vancouver. The two mountains of this region, Whistler and Blackcomb together form one of the largest winter sports areas in North America. However, sitting at the feet of these enormous mountains, Whistler has an array of beautiful places to explore and wonderful trails to walk on throughout the year. You can visit this beautiful town at any time of the year, book one of the Whistler cabins for rent and explore the various places Whistler has in store for you. In fact, there are so many places and activities in Whistler that deciding which ones to explore during a short trip can be a difficult task. To make your job a little bit easier, here is a list of the four things which you must try out during your short Whistler vacation.
1. Peak 2 Peak Gondola
The Peak 2 Peak Gondola ride is an award winning elevated ride situated in Whistler, which gives you an experience like no other. The ride connects the two mountains of Whistler, and you get to cover the whole record braking distance of 4.4 kilometres in just 11 minutes. If you get to ride the gondola on a clear day, then the beautiful views that you can experience from the gondola will surely take your breath away.
2. Visit Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains
This is obviously one of the must do things if you visit Whistler during the winter season. After all, the town is one of the best ski resorts in the whole of North America. The powdery white snows that these mountains boast of, makes for over 200 marked ski trails varying in difficulty. You can go for a heli-ski tour as well, where you’ll get access to miles and miles of unmarked powder. However, during the summers, visiting these mountains will expose a completely different beauty of these mountains. Besides glacier skiing, the mountains offer numerous trails for the hikers and the mountain bikers in the summer months.
3. Hike to the Lost Lake
The region of British Columbia is famous for its hiking trails, and Whistler is no exception. Being in the outdoor air is the only true way to explore Whistler, so hiking and Whistler bear watching are two of the most popular activities in the area. Sometimes, if you’re lucky enough, you can do both at the same time! Take a mountain bike during the summer season and bike to the beautiful sight of the Lost Lake. Engage in bird-watching or set out on the various hiking trails to explore the area. During the winters, you can visit this beautiful sight by skiing or walking. The Lost Lake Park is a beautiful piece of wilderness tucked away from the main town, and you can find a number of skiing trails here as well.
Ziplining is an all year round high-fly activity in Whistler, and it is truly one of the best adventure activity you can experience here. You’ll get to zipline through the old growth trees from treetop to treetop, reaching speeds of about 70 kilometres per hour in between. This surely makes up for a thrilling experience while you are in Whistler. Along with being thrilling, it is one of the most scenic activity you’ll get to do here. The incredible vistas that you get to see from the top while ziplining in both summer and winter will surely take your breath away.