Ditch the Daily Grind: Get More From Your Week in Whistler this Summer

Alpine Hiking in Whistler BC

Ditch the Daily Grind: Get More From Your Week in Whistler this Summer

We all get caught up in the daily grind, that whirlwind of to-do lists, schedules and meetings.

For our sanity, we need to step out of the doing zone on a regular basis.

Switching the work week for the ‘Whistler week‘ is a quick and easy way to get the space you need to breathe, reconnect with yourself and loved ones and get perspective on life.

Ready to switch up the everyday for something extraordinary? Let the week begin…

Monday: Meetings

Grab your partner, your friend or the whole crew and make tracks for the mountains. Stop messaging, get some face to face time and let the conversations flow. Switch the boardroom for a patio table, switch the Monday commute for an outdoor adventure together. Time to rediscover your people.

Whistler Golf Courses, Illustration by Nikkey Dawn

Maximum views from Whistler’s four golf courses.

Whistler Bike Park

Networking, Whistler Bike Park-style.

ATV tours Whistler.

Better than a boardroom, eh? Canadian Wilderness Adventure ATV Tour in Whistler.

Take minutes, or make every minute count? Taken in the Blackcomb Mountain alpine.

Rainbow Park, Whistler

Meet you at Rainbow Park in Whistler?

Tuesday: To-Do List

Time to prioritize – what’s really important? How about a long deep sleep, a delicious brunch, take a long walk on the Valley Trail and a session on a patio for après? Or you can also try adding your favourites from our Insider Guides: 10 Ways to get on the Water, Whistler Walks and Hikes, Perfect Spots on the Valley Trail, Unique Things to do in the Alpine.

Whistler's Lost Lake Park. Illustration by Nikkey Dawn.

Must make time to hang with the fam.

Summer Patio Dining Whistler

No eating lunch at your desk in Whistler. Photo courtesy Nita Lake Lodge/Aura Restaurant

Whistler's PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola Experience

Why not go exploring together? Take on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola for quality time.

Whistler's Valley Trail

Make your own bike gang and cruise the Valley Trail looking for trouble. Or ice cream.

Wednesday: Washing, Cleaning, Shopping

Time to get the house in order – good for body and soul. Take a long slow stretch at yoga, go forest bathing then pull up for a swim at the park. Peckish after all that activity? Head to the Wednesday Farmers’ Markets to grab a healthy bite to eat and let the kids be kids in the Adventure Zone.

Whistler Farmers' Markets

Fruit and vegetables from local farms, fresh bread and artisan crafts. Better than a supermarket.

Whistler wellness activities

Time to wake up and take care of things. Starting with you.

Summer Patio Dining Whistler

Time for a digital detox? Unplug and be healed by the simple beauty of nature. Alexander Falls, Whistler.

Whistler's Dog Friendly Activities

Taking the dog out has never been so much fun.

Whistler Adventure Zone

Set the kids to play, then pop onto the nearby patio for a well-deserved beverage while you supervise.

Thursday: Training & Teambuilding

Learn something new and useful – take a new trail, try an art workshop, take a photo safari to see the bears, walk the cultural connector and discover the galleries, museums and public art. Then find some live music with a craft beer flight to test the tastebuds and celebrate your new skills. Best shared with the crew.

Lord of the Squirrels Trail, Whistler

That’s a new view….there might just be a trail you haven’t tried yet.

Whistler First Nation Heritage

Take a deeper dive into the culture of the First Nations to find a new appreciation of the place.

Whistler Train Wreck Hike

Combining art and the outdoors – always new pieces to see at Whistler’s Train Wreck.

Coast Mountain Brewery Whistler

A visit to the local brewery can teach you plenty – check out Coast Mountain Brewing, one of three in town.

Painting in the alpine in Whistler.

Creativity lives here.

Whistler's Cultural Connector

Wander the Cultural Connector and you’ll see Whistler in a new light.

Friday: Go Freelance

The best thing about weekdays in Whistler? You don’t need a plan. Wake up, wander the village and tap into the energy of whatever’s going on. Go high end or as do-it-yourself as you want.

Whistler's Alpine Hiking Trails

Choose your own adventure.

Whistler Concerts in Whistler Olympic Plaza

Just a little live music, free for you.

Whistler lakes, beaches and parks.

No plans. Just play.

Whistler's Lost Lake Park

Better than a traffic jam. The perfect picnic spot at Lost Lake.

Whistler Village Stroll

What magical moments are waiting for you?

Get more from your week in Whistler, where midweek deals mean you can miss the Saturday/Sunday madness and make the most of the great outdoors. Learn more about summer in Whistler at Whistler.com.

Illustrations by Nikkey Dawn.

Pip Campbell

Pip Campbell

Pip has somehow worked her way around from being a snow-and-bike bum to holding a real job while also being outdoors as much as possible. She’s collected scars, bikes for (almost) every occasion, a small trail dog and a love of craft beer plus a rudimentary understanding of skiing, snowboarding, sketching, and the art of chairlift conversations. She currently believes a combination of gravity, snow, dirt and rad people are what make Whistler tick but investigations are ongoing.

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