Whistler, BC V0N, Canada
Play outside at a mountain yoga festivalBeyond the winter ski and snowboard playground for which Whistler is famous, summer’s a whole other scene. There’s no better way to experience it than through the Whistler edition of one of the famed Wanderlust festivals taking place in select locations across the globe. With hundreds of classes, talks and more over four days, whether you’ve been practicing yoga for 20 years or are a complete newbie there’s much to challenge and amaze as well as new friends to meet. Beyond downward dog, lunges and savasana, other festival events include hikes, wine tastings, gourmet dinners and whitewater rafting. Personal tip: try an early-morning stand-up paddleboard (SUP) yoga session. With the fresh air and stunning mountain backdrop, it gives a whole new meaning to being ‘on the mat.’ Also, don’t be afraid to fall in. Even by 9 am, Whistler can get super-toasty at the height of the summer … there’s no better way to cool off than a quick dip into one of its many cool, glacier-fed lakes.