Though Whistler, British Columbia has gained quite a reputation as a winter sports resort destination, the city offers an amazing array of activities year-round. Visually, it resembles the mountain villages of Europe, with its treelined foothills and shops with gabled roofs. In the summer months of the year, people take to the trails surrounding the city to hike and bike and even zipline.

This little resort village counts as an excellent place for foodies to try some amazing new dishes and to satisfy their cravings for some old favorites as well. For those of you who are thinking about spending some time here during the summer of 2018, here’s what you can look forward to.

1. Ziplining

Ziplining counts as an excellent way to get a bird’s-eye view of the stunning mountains and lush rainforests in our area. It’s also an opportunity to invite the butterflies to come and play a bit in your tummy. When you take one of Ziptrek’s Ecotours, the treetops become your playground. Along the way, you learn about what makes the ecology here in British Columbia so important and fascinating. Your trek through the trees could include ziplines, suspension bridges, and mountain trails. It’s a unique experience!

2. Audain Art Museum

The Audain Art Museum is a work of art inside and out. It’s one of the premiere places to experience First Nation artwork first-hand. Even the building itself is a work of art of the highest order, with its wood and glass exterior that reflects the character of the trees and waters surrounding it. Inside, you’ll be treated to tribal masks, stunning landscape paintings, and modern sculpture.

3. Day Tours From Vancouver

As you can probably imagine, the countryside surrounding this resort village offers a feast for the eyes. Fortunately, for those so inclined, it’s possible to embark on the Whistler Day Trip from Vancouver. You’ll see sights like the Lions Gate bridge and the coastal mountains. Along the way, you’ll appreciate seeing both the Brandywine and Shannon Falls up close before stopping in our town for lunch and shopping. This is a good way to see the village ahead of an overnight stay here: At the end of your day in the village, you’ll be transported back to Vancouver.

4. Lakeside Park

When the weather warms up, you’ll appreciate Lakeside Park. It’s one of the best places in the area to spend an afternoon walking the trails, picnicking, or swimming. This park is located on Alta Lake, just a stone’s throw away from the village.

Once there, you can rent pedal boats, kayaks, and canoes. Lakeside Park also has two swim docks, plus a beach, picnic tables, and a concessions area if you don’t pack a picnic.

Final Thoughts

As the weather starts to heat up, many people retreat to places like Whistler to play in the lake here and to hike the trails surrounding the village. It’s a friendly place that is steeped in First Nation history and culture.

Yet, it still decidedly modern and more than a little European in character. In short, it’s a fascinating place to visit for the day or for a lifetime. Alair Homes Whistler designs and builds custom homes in the village for people like you looking for a new way of life. Contact us today to learn more about life in this amazing place.