Summer is finally on it’s way! It’s time we emerge and really enjoy the real gem of Whistler and that is our fresh water lakes.
Whether you are a long-time Whistler local or about to experience summer here for the first time, we should make sure you are up to speed on the best lakeside hangouts. Be sure to check out our waxing packages to make sure you ready for the beach!
This is a popular spot during the summer months. One of the warmer lakes for swimming. It’s sandy shores and majestic backdrop make this our number one favourite. You can even feast at one of Whistler’s local food trucks while relaxing lakeside.
This park has ample free parking and space. Rainbow sits on Alta Lake and is the perfect spot for a picnic. Beach volleyball courts, picnic tables and a dog park make for an active day.
A smaller park with free parking available. This is a good choice for young kids as there is a playground and roped off area to swim in the lake. Careful of the Canadian Geese at this park!
1. Head out for a paddle.
There are plenty of spots you could pick to head out for a paddle, but if you need to rent a canoe, you have a couple of options. Be sure to check out [Backroads Whistler] for rentals at lakeside park. You can just paddle around the lake or take a guided tour down the river of golden dreams.
2. Hit the trails at Lost Lake
Lost Lake is full of mountain bike trails. The trails offer all different levels from beginner to tough single track for advanced riders. Start your day off with riding the trails, an afternoon swim and some local fare from the food truck on site.
3. Take in a free concert
Whistler Olympic Plaza runs a free concert series on various evenings during July & August. For a full listing of the lineup, click here.
4. Mountain Top Barbeque
Dining at the top of Whistler Mountain. Each weekend, Whistler Blackcomb chef’s cook up a mountain top feast. Tickets are 79.95, and that includes your Peak 2 Peak ticket! Read more here.
5. Visit Nairn Falls
Nairn falls, just off Hwy 99, on the way to Pemberton. It has a short 20 minute hike to see the falls. A large viewing platform will allow you to take it all in.