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 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 strolling 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