6 luxurious ways to stay, play and relax in style this summer in Whistler, B.C.

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From luxury off-roading to rejuvenating open-air spas, Whistler, B.C. truly has a summer experience for everyone.

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Garibaldi Lake, Photo: Shutterstock

We hate to say it, but it’s almost August, which means we’ve officially arrived in the last leg of summer. Fortunately there are plenty of AWESOME ways to make the most of the remaining summer days and they’re all conveniently located in Whistler, B.C.

Pack a day bag and zoom up the sea-to-sky, it’s time to explore everything Whistler has to offer!

Nicklaus North Golf Course

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This is the setting that inspired the great Jack Nicklaus to create a golf course as unique as himself.

Just minutes from Whistler village, Nicklaus North stands out as one of the greatest golf courses in North America. This par 71, 18-hole course winds along a gentle valley floor offering you a spectacular setting to test your golfing skills to the fullest. As one of five courses in the world granted Nicklaus’ name, Nicklaus North Golf Course has been named the Best New Course in Canada by Golf Digest and 7th best public course in Canada by ScoreGolf.

An environmentally-conscious project, completed with awareness and sensitivity towards the area’s natural habitat, this course was built to the highest specifications using premium golf course construction technology. With snow capped Whistler peaks, a brilliant emerald-coloured lake, majestic fir trees and fresh mountain air, this is Whistler Golf at its Finest.

Scandinave Spa Whistler

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Escape to the Scandinave Spa Whistler, the perfect destination to relax in the heart of nature.

Engulfed in a peaceful spruce and cedar forest and surrounded by incredible mountain vistas, this 25,000 square foot outdoor day spa is a Nordic-inspired oasis of calm – the ultimate retreat, just minutes from Whistler Village. The spa features numerous hot tubs, chilled pools, indoor and outdoor lounging areas and fireplaces, situated in a natural setting unlike any other.

Warm your body in the eucalyptus steam room, hot baths or wood-burning Finnish sauna and then cool down in the refreshing Nordic waterfalls, cold plunges or outdoor shower. An age-old Scandinavian tradition, this cycle promotes the release of endorphins, cleanses the skin, stimulates the immune system and creates a sense of relaxation and inner well-being. To truly take advantage of the setting, consider visiting midweek, Friday evenings or Sundays when the spa tends to be at its quietest. 

Canadian Wilderness Adventures’ Off-Road Porsche Experience

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Canadian Wilderness Adventures offers a wide variety of summer adventures including ATV, Buggy, canoe and their famous salmon bake at the Crystal Hut as well as the new, epic off-roading experience… in a Porsche!

In addition to experiencing stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, Canadian’s Porsche Experience will let you experience the true power of a Porsche Cayenne on the Sea to Sky highway, the Callaghan Valley’s logging roads and a specifically designed off-road course. The off road course includes the torsion track/axle twist, hill climb and water basin features just to name a few. 

From behind the wheel you will get to truly experience the vehicle’s capabilities with detailed instruction from Canadian’s certified Porsche driving instructors, who will show you how to make the most of these incredible vehicles through the rugged B.C. backcountry. Hey, if you’re going to explore Whistler, you may as well be doing it behind the wheel of a technological marvel. The experience begins and concludes at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler.

Table Nineteen

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Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks served from Whistler’s best patio!

Nicklaus North’s spectacular lakeside clubhouse features Table Nineteen Lakeside Eatery; a casually elegant dining room and lounge ideal for relaxing or enjoying your favourite sporting events. The highlight of the clubhouse is the 4,000 square foot summer patio with panoramic mountain views, overlooking Green Lake and the course’s 16th hole. It is a memorable spot, which pulls from a menu of thoughtfully selected, locally available and ethically sourced ingredients. From blistered shishito peppers to the freshest B.C. fish cooked “a la plancha”, Table Nineteen serves as one of the premier dining destinations for enjoying the best views and ingredients in the province, whether you’re a golfer or not.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

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It isn’t too late to enjoy incredible savings on your ultimate summer vacation at Fairmont Chateau Whistler! Just a two hour drive from Vancouver, Whistler’s landmark resort offers stunning mountain views, luxurious guest rooms, and exceptional dining options – including four beautiful patios to enjoy.

Tastefully designed luxury Whistler accommodations with spectacular mountain or village views were created to blend with the natural alpine setting, Whistler’s landmark resort also features a par 72, 18-hole Audubon-certified championship golf course and full resort amenities, complete with slope-side pools and cabana rentals available. You can also enjoy complimentary daily tours with Fairmont’s Whistler Experience Guide including biking, paddle boarding, hiking and more.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler is your basecamp for summer adventures, and when you book now you can save up to 20% off your unforgettable summer stay.

Whistler Bungee

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Often voted by Whistler locals as the most extreme activity in Whistler (and that’s really saying something), Whistler Bungee gives thrill seekers an unforgettable experience;  a 160ft (50 meters) jump over the majestic glacial fed Cheakamus River.

Opened in 2002, Whistler Bungee has a perfect safety record and its’ operators have been in the bungee jumping industry for over 30 years. Located just 15 minutes south of Whistler Village and only an hour drive from West Vancouver, Whistler Bungee is easily accessible just off the Sea to Sky Highway, providing an exhilarating, adrenaline filled rush that no other activity can compare to.

Whether you jump on your own, or in tandem, Whistler Bungee will give you an unforgettable experience for adrenaline seekers of all ages. Come experience what thousands of jumpers each year find as a thrill of a lifetime, right nearby in Whistler, BC.