Set against stunning mountain backdrops, Whistler is as popular during the summer months as it is during the winter. Hiking, biking, rafting and adrenaline-fuelled activities can be found in abundance, and a friendly welcome from the locals is assured.
Photo: Forged Axe Throwing
1. Try Axe Throwing
Unleash your inner lumberjack at Function Junction’s Forged Axe Throwing, trying your hand at this most Canadian of activities. Each action-packed axe throwing experience includes a thorough safety talk, step-by-step instruction, practice runs and a final round of competition, sure to have you nailing those bullseyes in no time. Whether you’re a first-time axe thrower or seasoned timber sports veteran, Forged welcomes everyone over the age of 10. And as one of the newest Whistler attractions, it’s also advisable to check availability and book in advance.
2. Go Rafting
A visit to British Columbia wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the thrills and spills of wedge rafting. Whistler has rivers for all levels of ability, winding their way through some of the most breathtaking scenery. Wedge Rafting caters to everyone, from family floats to Class IV rapids, sure to get the heart pounding as you risk an early bath! Talk to Wedge Rafting about what adventure you’re looking for, and they’ll be sure to put you on a suitable raft, keep you safe, and provide an epic day of outdoor adventure. There’s no better way to cool down on a hot summer day in Whistler!
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3. Play Disc Golf
What better way to spend a Sunday morning than with a round of disc golf? Unlike traditional golf courses, the Whistler Disc Golf Course encourages participants to dress down and bring a beverage or two. The Whistler disc golf course is also completely free, besides, of course, the purchase of your first few discs from Whistler Village Sports. The course is set up like a traditional course in the sense it has 18 holes, but instead of “holes,” has metal baskets to catch your disc-in-ones. The course is located just north of Whistler, near Riverside RV Resort and Campground. Plan to spend at least two to three hours on a full round.