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13 Jun 2019
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Summer Activities

Hit the trails, waterways and mountains of Whistler while visiting this summer. We’ve got awesome activities that everyone in your group will enjoy. Discover the region’s diverse habitats in fun, unique ways with one of these top tours in Whistler.

Go Wild

See bears in their natural habitat from the comfort of a 4x4 vehicle with Whistler Bear Viewing Tours. Travel with experienced guides past feeding sites, bear dens and daybeds to catch glimpses of Whistler’s infamous black bears. Along the way, guides also teach guests about Whistler flora and fauna, as well as conservation and sustainability to protect the wildlife. The tour is recommended for ages 9 and older. Be sure to wear proper footwear and dress in layers, as the weather can change suddenly in the mountains. Most visitors also catch sight of birds, hawks, marmots, deer, and coyote, so don't forget your camera.


Take a high-adrenaline cable line expedition through Western British Columbia’s old growth forests with Superfly Ziplines Whistler. Based on Cougar Mountain, this tandem ride reaches speeds of close to 100 mph at more than 200 feet above ground. Trips take off in summer and winter.

Ride the Rapids

There are more than a half dozen outfitters who can take you on the most sensational white water on the West Coast. Book a trip for the whole family, or a more adventurous ride on rougher rapids. Raft companies navigate the Cheakamus, Elaho, Green and Squamish rivers. Some will even pick you up from your Whistler vacation rental.

Cast a Line

Whether you choose to float an alpine lake, walk or wade a glacial-fed river, or try your hand at ice fishing, Trout Country Fishing Guides can put you on the fish. The Rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, salmon and steelhead in the beautiful mountain lakes and streams around Whistler draw fisherman from around the world.

Get Back to Nature

See the spectacular scenery of the Blackcomb Peaks region by bike, kayak, paddleboard or on a hike with Whistler Eco Tours. The tour company has been taking visitors on tours since 2001. Their interpretive guides enjoy passing on knowledge of the local environment during their family-friendly trips. Not sure which tour is for you? Take a Pedal and Paddle Combo. Start the day paddling the River of Golden Dreams, then take a leisurely bike ride through the valley. Or see an old-growth rainforest or cascading waterfalls on The Rainforest Walk or Waterfall Explorer.

Whether you want an intense, extreme-sport activity or prefer a more laid-back outing, find the perfect tour in Whistler. Pair it with nearby accommodations and you’ve got the perfect match.