in the fresh air; the rolling Whistler Half Marathon; the thigh-
burning Tough Mudder Classic and Tough Mudder 5K; and
the spectacularly scenic climb of the RBC GranFondo Whistler
cycling race, just to name a few.
While you’re in the Sea to Sky Corridor, visit our neighbouring
communities — Squamish to the south and Pemberton to the
north. For incredible sweeping coastal views of Howe Sound,
Shannon Falls and the Stawamus Chief, ride the Sea to Sky
Gondola. Spend the day hiking, taking in the majestic vistas
from the three viewing platforms or enjoy a snack and freshly
brewed tea at the Co-Pilot Café. Set at the foot of towering
2,591-metre ( 8,500-foot) Mount Currie is Pemberton, a bucolic
town well known for its seed potato industry. Its Old West
charm, unique cafés and outdoor recreation make it well worth
a visit. Highlights include Nairn Falls, One Mile Lake and
Pemberton’s organic farms.
If you’re a golf aficionado, sign up for 18 holes at one of Whistler’s
or Pemberton’s courses, and admire the views of pristine lakes and
the towering peaks of Whistler’s “other mountains”: Armchair,
Wedge, Rainbow and Sproatt. The four championship courses
designed by international golf icons Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent
Jones Jr., Arnold Palmer and Robert Cupp will challenge your
abilities against Whistler’s natural water features and terrain.
Enrich your summertime visit by taking in original music, and
cultural or visual arts performances outdoors. Be sure to consider
dates for the Whistler Presents Concert Series, which showcases
live bands and orchestral music at Whistler Olympic Plaza all
summer long. Pack a picnic and lounge on the lush lawn of the
plaza. For an exceptional weekend for the whole family, don’t
miss the Whistler Children’s Festival, packed with hands-on art
workshops, music, theatre and dance.