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By the Water

The only props you need to enjoy Whistler’s best side. The lakeside.

We played a game with Whistler locals. We asked them to fill in the blanks. In summer in Whistler, all you need is sun, the water, and _______. Here was some of our favourite advice about the gear you need to bring to make sure you don’t miss a thing.

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Your Self.

“Just bring a sense of adventure and wonder.” GD Maxwell, Whistler’s favourite writer.

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A kid and some sand toys.

“Any kid under 5 years old is great entertainment around water! Especially here where minnows and tadpoles abound for good chasing.” Tina Symko, former sustainability manager for 2010 Olympics. (Writer Rebecca Wood Barrett says, as long as you have a mesh bag of sand toys and plethora of snacks and drinks, you don’t even need to bring a kid.)

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A volleyball.

“SPF and a volleyball is all you need for a good time. There are public courts all over town - Cheakamus Crossing, Alpha Lake Park, Rainbow, Riverside Campground, WB Staff Housing and the Tantalus Lodge.” Scott Rogers, of WOVA (the Whistler Outdoor Volleyball Assocation.)

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A bike.

“The best way to appreciate Whistler’s lakes and rivers is on a mountain bike. The singletrack of the Zappa Zone in Lost Lake Park is classic Whistler riding and provides a badge of honour or bucket list ‘check.’” Ian Goldstone, Cross Country Connection.

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A poem.

“Take to the giant chairs at the water’s edge by Alta Lake Station House. Pause with a poet, in the last of the sunshine. Watch the snow melting. Where there’s no hurry.” Mary MacDonald, poet.

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A stand up paddleboard.

“A paddle on any one of the lakes with a little drinks cooler full of pop is the best way to waste away a summer afternoon.” Dave Clark, Whistler Half Marathon founder.

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An eagle eye.

“The best time of day to see birds is early along the Valley Trail. We hold monthly bird walks at 7am. Anyone can join us. They’re free and a good way to find out about local birds. Heather Baines, Monthly Birdwalk Guide.

Whistler Picnic

Best Places to Grill and Picnic
with the Whistler Insider

Pack a picnic and make the most of the summer daylight. The Insider has a guide to the top spots to snack.

Winter in Whistler

Winter in Whistler:
For The Moment Hunters

We are all moment hunters, seeking something new. Winter in Whistler serves up more than its fair share of unforgettable mountain experiences.

Summer Room Offer

2015 Summer Accommodation Offer
Moderate Rooms from $99 per night

Valid for arrivals from May 1 - Oct 31, 2015