What to do in Whistler in June?
Spring activities come in all shapes and styles in Whistler Resort, especially if you ignore changes in the weather.
After a decade of living in Whistler, I’m here to tell ‘ya that anyone who cancels their activity plans due to rain or snow is called a weenie. OK, sometimes we call them wankers or wussies or gorbies.
Bottom line in Whistler is dress for the weather and go for it, every single time.
It is unbelievable how many times the sun shines on your face just as you ascend the peak… or get to the beach… or walk onto the teebox on the Whistler Golf Course.
So, here are some springtime ideas what to do in Whistler in June…
Zipline Through the Trees
If you aspire to be an adrenaline junkie, but don’t have the nerve to do anything too crazy, then ziplining may be for you. Ziptrek Ecotours has 2.3 km of lines running between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains that whiz you across creeks and forests at speeds of up to 80km per hour. The tours have an educational component that lets your adrenaline levels drop between rides, but your heart will race as gravity takes you down ziplines that are as high as 60m above the rushing waters of Fitzsimmons Creek. Check out the zipline companies here.
All Terrain Vehicle ATV Ride
Not for everyone, especially if you have an aversion to exhaust fumes, but piles of fun if you love motorized activities.
My faves are the Canadian Wilderness trips that offer mild to wild adventures on Blackcomb Mountain and a handful of other playgrounds around Whistler Resort.
If it happens to snow in June, it’s OK… Al,Craig, and the boys and girls at Canadian know how to improvise. This might require a quick change from ATV to snowmobile, but either way, you’re going to have a blast and snap some photos to send home to your co-workers.
Explore Whistler’s Valley Trail
From the Whistler.com website… Over 40 km of paved trail and boardwalk that connects all of Whistler’s neighbourhoods. Skate, walk, run, cycle or rollerbade your way from lake to viewpoint to picnic spot. A fun and accessible way to experience Whistler with the whole family – including the dog! Be prepared for all weather, bring some lunch money, and go for it… You’ll be glad you did.
Aboriginal Experience for Bad Weather Days
OK, I know I just said to go for it, regardless of weather, but…
Sometimes the weather in June requires inside days.
When we had 5 kids in tow on a recent Whistler family trip, we needed an inside day… the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre was the perfect fit for us.
Today, visitors to Whistler can explore the two nations’ distinct cultures, histories, practices and beliefs at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, an innovative, architecturally stunning collaborative endeavour.
Designed in the form of a Squamish longhouse and a Lil’wat istken – a traditional pithouse dwelling – the centre features fascinating displays, an istken, an interpretive forest walk, multimedia exhibits, interactive performances and traditional craft making, offering visitors a truly immersive experience of the two nations’ rich cultures.
Find a Great Vacation Rental and Relax in Whistler…
Whistler rentals including condos, cabins, rental homes, and chalets. Mostly owner-direct reservations, so you’ll find deals on budget to luxury flats.
Whistler vacation rentals by owner in prime Whistler Blackcomb locations.
Perfect accommodation for your relaxing holiday. Many homes feature private hot tubs and secure ski, snowboard, bike and golf equipment storage.
Cheap or luxury, studios to mansions… for way less than a hotel.