THE Summer Side OF WHISTLER
As the days grow longer and the Whistler Valley warms up, it’s time to immerse your senses in summer. Take deep breaths of pine-scented air on an alpine hike. Listen
to the high-pitched whistle of the hoary marmot, for which
Whistler is named. Dive off a dock into the fresh, cool waters of
one of Whistler’s immaculate lakes. Sip a locally brewed beer on
a sun-baked patio. Taste the bounty of produce from local farms.
Take in the sights of the craggy peaks, lush valleys, rushing rivers
and clear lakes.
After a long, white winter bundled up in toques, boots and
weatherproof layers, locals are ready to feel the sun’s warmth
on their skin and spend every possible moment outdoors —
from patio dining to barbecues and camping, hiking to biking,
lounging at the lake to festival-going, the mild climate makes it
easy. Long days of sunshine are warm, and often hot, yet seldom
humid. It’s the kind of weather that’s perfect for every kind
of outdoor adventure, whether you’re pushing a stroller along
the Valley Trail or pushing your body to the limits in one of
Whistler’s many athletic events.
STORY BY REBECCA WOOD BARRET T
IMAGES BY JOERN ROHDE