Step out of your routine, wind your way up the Sea to Sky Highway, and step into luxury at the Westin Resort & Spa Whistler, the perfect mountain retreat to explore all of the best things to do in Whistler. As the #1 ski resort in North America and the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games, Whistler offers an adventure and culinary smorgasbord, and plenty of things to do in Whistler for all travelers.
In celebration of Canada's 150th birthday, we've curated a list of the top 150 things to do in Whistler.
There are few places in the world that can match the year-round beauty, entertainment and adventure of Whistler. Whether you're sightseeing from the Peak to Peak Gondola, playing a round of golf, or racing down a mountain bike trail, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Whistler this summer.
Plan a Whistler biking adventure and experience everything from world-famous mountain biking to paved valley roads. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced rider, Whistler has something for everyone. Enjoy a stress-free biking excursion and take advantage of bike rentals, lessons, tours, and more. Our team would be delighted to assist in arranging a day of Whistler biking for you and your colleagues, family, or friends.
Whistler is a world-class destination for golfers featuring four signature Whistler golf courses designed by the likes of Nicklaus, Palmer, Trent Jones, and Cupp. Tee times and rentals are easily arranged and all golf courses feature clubhouses and pro shop facilities.
Fly through the forest on the world's most exhilarating and spectacular zip lines! No experience is required to float through Whistler's rainforest while discovering creeks and learning about Whistler's wildlife. Relax and enjoy a tour with the whole family with high-quality safety systems and expert supervision.
Season: Year Round
Sightseeing & Hiking
Whistler offers numerous half, full or overnight hiking options for all levels of fitness and group sizes. Experience a guided walk around Whistler Village or a multi-day hike into the deepest backcountry with wildlife, waterfalls, and more.
Navigate the mountain access roads and rolling green ski trails on fun and easy to ride fully automatic vehicles. Guided by friendly and knowledgeable nature enthusiasts, tours are available for beginner, intermediate, and advanced riders.
Start your engine on an RZR and journey through unforgettable destinations like glacier lakes, temperate rainforests, and stunning mountain panoramas. Our RZR vehicles allow you to experience Whistler with comfort and adventure. Cruise along rugged trails in the Whistler Backcountry and enjoy breathtaking scenery at every stop on one of our RZR tours.
Winter in Whistler is filled with action-packed recreation and activities for all adrenaline levels. Experience everything from miles of cross country skiing trails to thrilling zip lines and a relaxing Peak to Peak Gondola ride through the mountains.
Whistler Blackcomb offers a variety of skiing and snowboarding options whether you are looking for lessons, camps or backcountry tours. Let us help you make the most of your skiing or snowboarding experience during your stay in Whistler by explaining the unique and varied packages available.
Peak to Peak Gondola Ride
Whether you are skiing, snowboarding, or sightseeing, don't miss a chance to ride this record-breaking lift and enjoy the breathtaking, 4.4-kilometre journey. Spanning the distance between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, the Peak to Peak Gondola provides stunning views of the Whistler village and alpine valley.
Cross Country Skiing
There are a variety of cross country skiing options offering breathtaking views in Whistler. Experience over 28 kilometres of track-set cross-country trails winding through scenic areas around The Lost Lake Park. The Whistler Olympic Park also offers 90 kilometres of trails and is located in the Callaghan Valley, just 20 minutes south of Whistler Village.
Feel thrill of excitement and wind in your face as you cruise down our exhilarating tubing hill. Located in the Base 2 Zone on Blackcomb Mountain, the Coca-Cola ®/™ Tube Park offers great fun for everyone. There is no skill or equipment required - just a desire for adventure.
Sleigh Ride and Dog Sledding
Relax and enjoy a traditional horse-drawn sleigh ride, whether it’s paired with a delicious fondue dinner or just hot chocolate. The whole family is sure to enjoy this unforgettable experience.
Dog sledding is not to be missed for the adventure enthusiast! Journey into the backcountry with a professional musher and a team of Alaskan Racing huskies. Allow 2 to 4 hours.
Join a guided snowshoe tour full of nature and culture on Whistler Mountain, or explore the old growth forests and glacier lakes around the Whistler area. Tours are available for all fitness and ability levels and range from 1.5 to 4 hours in duration.
Photos courtesy of: Tourism Whistler / Justa Jeskova / Mike Crane / Andrew Strain / David McColm