Whether you’re looking to fill your last days of summer with adventure, or are hoping to unwind before “real life” kicks in, this is the place for you.
With the official “end of summer” countdown in full swing, British Columbians are trying to figure out how to maximize every remaining day of the season. Fortunately, there’s one destination that lets you experience everything that’s wonderful about summertime in BC. That means scenic views, trails, glaciers and amazing local food all in one spot. Can you guess where it is?
Here’s your first hint…
1. Bears (oh my!)
This is your chance to experience all the wildlife and vegetation that exists on a BC mountain. With a local population of over 60 black bears, sightings in this area are super common. You can increase your odds by booking a bear and wildlife viewing tour HERE.
2. Hiking, hiking and more hiking
With over 50+ km of alpine trails ranging from one-hour interpretive walks to full-day epic hikes, this place is a dream for outdoorsy types. If you’re seeking a challenge, the ascent trails climb 1,200 metres through 5.2km of old growth coastal rainforest via three inter-connected uphill trails. Sound familiar?
3. Mountaintop dining
The Mountain Top Summer Feast takes place at the top of Whistler Mountain every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this summer. If you can’t get here on the weekend, don’t sweat it. There are still plenty of opportunities to dine at 1,800 feet in the Roundhouse Lodge, which offers majestic views of surrounding mountaintops. File this one under “relaxing vacation”.
4. Two-wheeler skills
Try out mountain biking in the world’s largest lift-serviced mountain bike park with a Bike Park 101 lesson. Make turns in the old growth forest and ride down in fields of wild flowers. You might even see a bear or two!
5. Overload on summer colours
Hit the trails and discover just how technicolour wildflower season in BC can be! A variety of alpine wildflowers can be spotted on both mountains (another hint!) during bloom periods. Yes, snow, alpine trails and fields of wildflowers.
6. Chairlifts with a view
Breathe the fresh air and admire the sights as you dangle your feet over the picturesque mountain landscape. With three open-air chairlifts reaching distinct alpine summits, you’ll feel like you’re in heaven.
So, have you guessed it? There’s only one place in the world that combines sun, snow, trails, adventure and dining in such a distinctly BC way.
Whistler Blackcomb’s Peak 2 Peak Gondola is the gateway to your greatest summer adventures. Transport yourself aboard the world record–breaking gondola and set out on your 360 experience across two mountains, which together boast 50+km of hiking trails, vistas, glaciers and more.
A PEAK 2 PEAK Season Pass allows for unlimited access to the PEAK 2 PEAK 360 Experience so you can experience every single activity the mountains have to offer, all summer long. Season passes are $79.95 + tax when purchased two or more days in advance and include bonus perks, discounts and exclusive passholder lodging offers around Whistler Blackcomb.