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Whistler, What to Do During the Summer

Oct 10, 2007
Whistler is one of the greatest tourist destinations in the world. Situated about 75 miles north of Vancouver in Canada, Whistler is a resort town, nestled between the two majestic coastal mountains: the Whistler and the Blackcomb.

With its pleasant as well as invigorating mountain air, crystal-like lakes, and verdant emerald forests, Whistler is considered a year-round playground, providing opportunities to enjoy a multitude of recreational as well as adventure activities during both in the winter and the summer. In other words, let it be summer or winter activities or indoor or outdoor activities, Whistler's activities are limitless, all of which keep you active from morning to night.

During the winter, Whistler becomes one of the world's most sought-after ski resorts. In the summer, the place becomes sunny and bright, and during this time, the trails are opened to enjoy a range of activities like mountain biking, hiking, and walking. In short, Whistler is lively throughout the year, and activities it offer are of such a great amount that a whole year is not enough to explore and enjoy it all. In this article, further elucidated are some of the popular summer activities in Whistler.

One of the most popular summer activities in Whistler is golf, with a continuum of golf courses designed by such golf legends as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones Jr, and Robert Muir Graves. Just few among them are Whistler Golf Course, Nicklaus North Golf Course, Chateau Whistler Golf Club, Big Sky Golf and Country Club, and Furry Creek Golf and Country Club.

A specialty is that all of them are set in the backdrop of scenic vistas, which allows you to play golf while enjoying the beauty of the place. Another popular summer activity in Whistler is hiking in Garibaldi Provincial Park, which covers an area of almost 194,650 hectares comprising mountain wilderness. Named after Giuseppe Garibaldi - a renowned Italian soldier, the park is much favored for its snow-covered mountain peaks, alpine lakes and glaciers, and amazing streams and meadows.

Whistler also forms a perfect base for mountain biking, boasting of summer trails catering to every level of rider ranging from novice to expert hands. For instance, if you are a novice, then take a mountain biking ride via the Magic Park, consisting of fun obstacles as well as trouble-free rolling train.

For those who want to enjoy an exhilarating summer activity in Whistler, then one of the best options would be to go for rafting in some of the best rivers in the place, such as, the Green River, the Squamish River, the Elaho-Squamish River, and the Cheakamus River, each of which abounds in natural beauty. Likewise, if you want to enjoy something unique during your stay at Whistler, then jet boating on the tranquil upper Lillooet Lake would be a great experience.

In addition, such fabulous activities as canoeing and kayaking can be enjoyed on the place's serene lakes and rivers like the Golden Lake. Whistler's rivers and lakes are also a perfect ground for fishing. No matter you are a beginner or an old hand, a fishing of any type such as spin or fly fishing, would be a great experience. One can also make use of the service of an expert fishing guide. Wakeboard and wakesurf are the popular water sport activities in Whistler.

Apart from these, Whistler is an excellent venue for enjoying a plethora of adventure activities. Of which, a prominent one is flightseeing, which allows you to fly over majestic coastal mountains, ancient glacier, pristine crystal lakes, among many others, while remaining on the seats of a float plane. Located 15 km south of the town is a much famed valley site nestled between lush forest and rugged basalt cliffs, which in turn is a popular site to enjoy adventure bungee jumping. Summer adventure activities in Whistler also include flying through a thrilling zipline. This is also a great way to explore the natural beauty of the place, consisting of stunning valleys, rushing creeks, and old dense forests.

Above all, explore the natural beauty of Whistler by taking a variety of interesting tours. For instance, for those who want to experience the beautiful Blackcomb Mountains, a great option would be to take a guided ATV tour via the twisty mountain trails. In order to enjoy the beauty of Whistler Mountains on the glaciated regions, nothing would be better than a heli hiking. Similarly, Hot Rod tours and hummer tours are a great way to enjoy the beauty of amazing valleys and scintillating waterfalls of the region.

For those who want to enjoy the breathtaking views of beautiful canyons and deep gorges of the region, a great option is to take train tour coupled with high-end facilities. Also, no Whistler summer vacation is complete without enjoying such activities as bear viewing, horseback riding, and sightseeing.

Nowadays, a myriad of tour operators have come forward to provide world class packages to enjoy Whistler summer activities. Many of the first-class hotels and resorts also offer superb packages inclusive of accommodations, meals, and to and fro transportation for enjoying summer activities in Whistler.
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Lynxwhistler is a high-end luxury family property unit available for vacation rental in the premier ski resort of Whistler , British Columbia, Canada. The property is designed in a contemporary style, and boasts stunning views and a reserved underground parking stall right at the base of Blackcomb.
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