Whistler is a small mountain town in British Columbia, Canada. With exceptional views and abundant wildlife, as well as an array of outdoor adventures, it offers holiday-goers the perfect balance between activity and tranquillity. |
The Alpine Village of Whistler
Home to the whistling furry marmots, Whistler is a charming village cosily tucked between the Whistler and the Blackcomb Mountains. With a great range of hiking and biking trails, as well as a variety of outdoor activities, it’s the perfect holiday destination for adventurous couples. When exploring the stunning scenery, soak in the awe-inspiring views of valleys, slopes, forests, creeks and rivers.
You’ll also want to keep your eyes peeled for the wondrous wildlife. Whistler in summer is full of roaming bears and coyotes, foraging deer and racoons, as well as congregations of pikas and marmots. If you look up, you’ll also spot whiskey jacks, red-tailed hawks, grouses and ospreys. You might even be lucky enough to see a bald eagle soaring above the trail.
Unique Activities in Whistler: Sea Kayaking with Marine Animals
The most extraordinary wildlife you’ll see, though, is on the west coast shoreline of Whistler. In summer, previous holiday-makers have reported seeing an array of local marine life, including seals, sea lions, dolphins, otters and whales. The best way of getting a uniquely intimate view of this marine life is to go on a sea kayaking tour – it’ll be a fun and romantic adventure for you and your partner to share!
You might also consider taking a guided canoe tour of Whistler’s lakes and rivers. Rainbow trout and kokanee salmon can be seen both in Millar Creek and Crabapple Creek, while the banks of the River of Golden Dreams are laden with beavers, otters, fish, blue herons, ducks and other waterfowl.
Nita Lake Lodge and Spa
Nita Lake Lodge is Whistler’s only lakeside property, offering adventurers a tranquil place in which to reenergise. It’s well situated, located on the Valley Trail and within walking distance of the creekside gondola, and provides easy access to all of Whistler's activities. After a taxing day exploring the valleys and shorelines, nothing beats coming home to a luxury suite. Snuggle-up with your partner on the king-sized bed or take a long and soothing bath in the double soaker tub – and if that doesn’t relax you, Nita Lake Lodge also has a spa which offers revitalising massages, body treatments and facial therapies!
Whistler’s Floating Therapy
For the perfect end to an active yet relaxing holiday, head over to the West Coast Float centre. Travelling around Whistler in summer can be strenuous, particularly when hiking and kayaking. Floating in salty warm water will help to relieve muscles and joint pain, as well as allowing you to relax and ease tension, so you’ll feel fully refreshed by the end of your trip.
What to Do Now
If you have any queries about visiting Whistler in summer, please don’t hesitate to contact me or my team. We'll do our best to help in any way possible, whether you're unsure which suite to choose, or you're looking for a nice romantic restaurant, or if you just want a recommendation for a challenging hiking trail. We’re more than happy to help and eagerly await your call!
Richard Edwards is the Managing Director of Summit & Blue, an adventure holiday company offering independently crafted holidays to destinations around the world, including France, Italy, Portugal, USA and Canada. If you're looking for a unique adventure, like the chance to head to Whistler in summer to go biking, hiking, white water rafting or canoeing, we create exciting itineraries for those looking for an experience a little more off the beaten track.
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