Summer has arrived, and whether you’re making the short trip up the Sea to Sky Highway or are coming from further away, we are excited to welcome you back to Whistler. However, it is important to remember that as we enter phase three of B.C.’s restart plan, to be mindful of others personal space and safety. With that in mind, we wanted to share some ideas of how you can still enjoy Whistler this summer with these social-distance friendly activities.
With a number of golf courses to choose from, golf is the perfect outdoor activity for those needing some space, and socialization. Remember to follow the proper guidelines, and to ensure your plan goes smoothly, we recommend you book your tee-time in advance and/or have a plan B in place.
Safety Tip: Be sure to look up the golf course of your choosing’s website for COVID instructions. Many may ask you to wait in your vehicles instead of arriving early, or outline what and what is not on offer at the moment.
One of the easiest ways to get outside this summer is to hit one of the many trail options Whistler has to offer. Whether that’s a simple stroll down the valley trail, around one of the lakes, or something more strenuous in the mountains, this is a great way to get active and see the sights by foot. Why not include more education in your walk/hike by grabbing a local flora/fauna book and see how many species you can identify?
Safety Tip: Just because there are several trails to choose from, doesn’t mean the more popular ones won’t be busy. Remember to keep your distance, and have a plan B.
With fresh air being in high demand, why not combine it with a self-guided art tour around town? Whistler has 55 public and private art pieces that are scattered throughout the valley, and just waiting to be seen! A huge thanks to Arts Whistler for developing a series of Culture Maps that you can use to find these pieces, as well as some of our historical sites too. Their Whistler Valley Map highlights the heritage buildings you can find at Rainbow Park, indigenous artwork located in Cheakamus Crossing and at Whistler Olympic Park, as well as hikes like Train Wreck, which bring together the great outdoors and the arts.
Now that Whistler Mountain Bike Park is open for the summer, and there are safe operating practices in place, this is a great option to explore while in town. If you’re an avid mountain biker, why not check out Trailforks to see which trails are clear and open so you can take yourself out on some of the local areas. If you’re looking for a more laid-back approach to bike riding, try renting a trail bike and take yourself along the Valley Trail and over to the lakes.
Safety Tip: Be courteous to other riders. Allow for space especially in congested areas like trail heads, parking lots or on the trail.
For your safety, we have also included the below information from Tourism Whistler
Whistler Trail Etiquette 2.0
Suggestions and Tips