The Best Way to Spend a Weekend in Whistler

by Radhe Gupta

Whistler is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. There are sixteen powder bowls in this town, five stunning lakes, countless climbing pitches, a ton of hiking paths, and the best downhill mountain biking park in the world. Mountain culture is everywhere you look in Whistler. When you leave, chances are you’ll be more outdoorsy if you weren’t when you arrived (if you ever do). It may be extremely challenging to find suitable Whistler Homes for Sale, as you might guess. Rent is exorbitantly costly and there is fierce competition in the area, therefore the majority of my pals shared a room. With so much to do in this area, continue reading for the best weekend activities in Whistler.


A preferred afternoon activity for many – is to tour Whistler’s 5 Lakes. To reach them all, travel along the Whistler Valley Trail on foot or by bicycle. You may hire a SUP at Lakeside Park or Wayside Park on Alta Lake if stand-up paddling (SUP) is your thing.

Train Wreck Hike

This is a wonderful hike to an old, graffiti-covered railroad derailment from the 1950s. This hike was a genuine hidden gem up until a few years ago because you had to walk along the woodland train tracks to get to the trailhead. A suspension bridge was built over the Cheakamus River to create a safe trail for visitors after officials issued repeated warnings to keep off the railroad tracks (for obvious reasons). With the new entrance point, the climb is still enjoyable (and who doesn’t adore a stunning suspension bridge over a raging river?) all ages and abilities can access it easily. Give yourself at least an hour, and if you intend to shoot numerous photos, more.

Vallea Lumina Night Walk

Check out Vallea Lumina, even though it might not seem like something you’d generally do in Whistler. It only recently opened and has quickly become many folks favorite things. It’s a fun, animated experience that takes you on a trip through the woods with gorgeous lights and campy music that will stick in your mind for weeks, positioning itself as a “multimedia night ramble in pursuit of hidden beauties.” The pronunciation is “va-LAY-ah LOOM-in-ah.”

Whistler Scandinave Spa

A trip to Scandinave Spa is the ideal activity to do after a trek. Your sore muscles will be relieved by the outdoor hot pools, chilly plunge pools, steam rooms, and saunas. Although you can remain as long as you desire, most people only spend about two to three hours at the spa. And no, speaking is not permitted in Scandinave Spa. 

Mountain Biking & Other Sports in Whistler

In Whistler Village, mountain biking is unquestionably the most popular summer activity. Visitors will observe hordes of armored bikers ascending the chairlift to Whistler Mountain Bike Park. One of the most exhilarating activities is ziplining, and zipliners can go at highway speeds while flying through forested valleys. The bobsleigh and skeleton course at the Whistler Sliding Centre offers even another fast option. The center was constructed for the Olympics and is available for self-guided visits. Bungee jumping across the Cheakamus River, off-roading through logging roads, and rafting through the spring freshet are additional local delights that can be enjoyed.

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