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The Perfect Summer Weekend in Whistler

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Your mind may jump to snow when thinking of Whistler, but think again: mountain biking, hiking, paddling canoes or kayaks, and enjoying the long summer nights with a locally brewed beer may entice you to linger longer in this spectacular British Columbia valley.
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4282 Mountain Square, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
Whistler Blackcomb doesn’t do anything small, so it was no surprise that Whistler Bike Park quickly emerged as the global go-to, lift-access, downhill-biking destination. The park even has its own massive festival, Crankworx,...
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4282 Mountain Square, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
It takes a serious zip line to gain notice in Whistler. Ziptrek launched its lines above Fitzsimmons Creek long before the bobsleds started rumbling down the Sliding Centre or the Peak 2 Peak Gondola began soaring overhead. Though zip lines...
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Whistler, BC V0N 1B1, Canada
Of all the reasons to hike in B.C.’s Coast Range, visiting a train wreck would not rank high elsewhere. This is Whistler, though, where a train derailment becomes a canvas for artists and a must-see novelty that remains well off the beaten...
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Alta Lake, Whistler, BC V0N, Canada
There are a few ways to paddle Alta Lake—you can head to Wayside Park and rent a kayak or you can head to Lakeside Park and rent a canoe or a stand-up paddleboard. Either way, drifting around amid this scenery makes a...
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Whistler, BC V0N 0A0, Canada
Brandywine is just one of half-a-dozen provincial parks that surround the Sea to Sky Highway like a fir wrap. A trailhead located just 12 miles south of Whistler leads to a 15-minute walk through the mixed hemlock forest to a...
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Upper Village, Whistler, BC V0N, Canada
The Whistler Farmer’s arket is the ideal place to find a cornucopia of fresh produce and artisanal goods from the surrounding Pemberton Valley area in the warmer months. The combination of live music, beautiful produce, artisanal food products,...
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The Green Moustache is a juice and live food bar whose mission is to serve up the healthiest organic juices, smoothies, salads, and more—all of which are designed to promote your wellbeing whilst tasting fantastic. Whether you're craving a...
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1040 Millar Creek Rd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B1, Canada
After your first bite of a morning glory or pecan-sticky bun, it will become very clear to you that Mark and Paul Lamming, the founders of Purebread, infuse love and care in to everything they bake. All items sold at the bakery are hand-made on a...
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110 - 4222 Village Square, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
For a luxury resort to remain on top with the discerning diner, it must evolve. Executive chef James Walt continues to ply the ingenuity he displayed when he introduced farm-to-table cuisine to Whistler. His Longtable...
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1212 Alpha Lake Rd #2, Whistler, BC V0N 1B1, Canada
In hip Whistler's warehouse district, breweries are sprouting up among the metal shops. Coast Mountain Brewing—across from the car impound lot for which this industrial area used to be best known—has a cozy tasting room,...
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150-4222 Village Square, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
If there is one criticism of Whistler’s superb and eclectic dining scene, it is the lack of intimate rooms. Everything’s big here, from 8,000-plus skiable acres to après-ski bars that can always make room for one more. Bar Oso...
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104-4319 Main St, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
When two locals opened Alta Bistro—an intimate room with the urban look of exposed HVAC ducts and concrete floors unlike anything else in the village—it altered Whistler’s culinary landscape. The food was equally audacious,...
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4320 Sundial Crescent #170, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
This rocking Irish pub in the heart of Whistler Village could, on any given Saturday night, be bumping with Canadian punk, Dublin standards, or American rock. The food is classic Irish fare: stop in Sunday for the prime rib roast and perhaps a...
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2131 Lake Placid Rd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B2, Canada
Looking for a romantic break from the bustle of Whistler Village? You can do no better than Nita Lake Lodge, the area's only lakeside resort. Located a five-minute walk to Whistler Mountain’s Creekside gondola and just under three miles...