It’s just another manic Monday (Woah, woah)
I wish it was Sunday (Woah, woah)
‘Cause that’s my fun day (Woah, woah, woah, woah)
My I don’t have to run day (Woah, woah)
It’s just another manic Monday. The Bangles – Manic Monday.

Mondays don’t have to be manic, instead, they can be full of high fives and helmet heads, goosebumps and gut drops, lake dips and après sips. With just a little tweak to your week, you could really make the most of your time in Whistler this summer by visiting midweek.

Hikers on Whistler Blackcomb with views out over the Coast Mountains enjoying the midweek stillness.
Midweek meanders in the alpine. PHOTO BLAKE JORGENSON

1. More Freedom

Whistler can get busy on the weekends, so to beat the crowds our suggestion is to leverage the more chilled-out midweek. Whistler’s trails, lakes and parks are less congested, the lineup for the Whistler Bike Park isn’t so long (neither is the one at Cow’s ice cream shop), and you might just find yourself riding solo on the world-record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK gondola.

A couple ride the PEAK 2 PEAK gondola in Whistler, no crowds midweek.
Find some space midweek. PHOTO BLAKE JORGENSON

The mountains are all about wide-open spaces and the freedom to explore, and by coming midweek you can breathe that all in with more space to relax and adventure. Grab your hiking boots, bike shorts and wetsuit and we’ll see you out on Whistler’s extensive trail system or paddling its lakes this summer.

2. More Dining Experiences

Whistler’s popular dining spots often book out weeks in advance over the summer, but you might have more options midweek. Making reservations is always a good idea, especially at the popular times between 5 and 8 PM. By coming midweek you’re helping local businesses find an even keel, and there’s more time for meaningful connections when it’s not so rushed. There might also be more spaces on those sunny, Whistler patios where you can celebrate a day well spent in the mountains.

Be aware that across the hospitality sector we’re working to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and are dealing with a challenging labour market. Many businesses are short-staffed, but they are excited to welcome you this summer and will be doing their best to make sure you have a great time.

INSIDER TIP: Use our dining page as a planning tool to help you make some selections for your upcoming trip. The dining guide displays the opening times for Whistler’s restaurants and when in resort, there’s an interactive map to help you navigate and find more options while you’re out and about.

A couple dine on a sunny patio in Whistler Village during the midweek.
Midweek dining gives you more options and the top patio spots. PHOTO JUSTA JESKOVA

3. More Activity Adventures

Whistler has a wide variety of activities, including some bucket-list-worthy experiences like the longest zipline in North America, class 4 whitewater rafting and off-road bear viewing. During the summer months, some of the popular tour times book out way in advance, so again, the midweek gives you more freedom and flexibility if you’re looking to get in a few adventures while you’re here in the mountains.

A woman ziplines across the mountains with Superfly Ziplines in Whistler.
Adventure with no limits. PHOTO THE ADVENTURE GROUP

Midweek is also a great time to get on the greens. Whistler has four championship golf courses to choose from and you’ll also have more tee time choices if you’re swinging midweek.

A golfer tackles a hole on Nicklaus North Golf Club in Whistler.
Midweek greens are wide open in Whistler. PHOTO JUSTA JESKOVA

4. More Value

Accommodation rates are lower midweek and you might also find deals on dining and activities too. The longer you stay the less you pay, with discounts or added incentives for stays of four nights or more. With midweek bookings there’s more chance of you getting the accommodation you want, the room with the best view, location, or pool / hot tub set up.

5. More Positive Impact

Whistler is a resort built on the fun we can have in nature. By shifting to a midweek visit you can help balance resource use and impact on the local environment and infrastructure. Unbalanced visitor volumes can lead to the degradation of sensitive natural and public spaces. You can help Whistler achieve balanced tourism and be a responsible, conscious traveller by coming midweek when it’s typically quieter, which gives you more space, freedom and that slice of that mountain serenity you’re after this summer.

No one likes being stuck in traffic, so opt for travel times that avoid the busy Friday and Sunday highway rush, and if possible come via shuttle – you don’t need a car in Whistler, so why pay to park it? Whistler has an active transport strategy that encourages locals and visitors to travel under their own steam (biking and walking). The Resort Municipality of Whistler adds complimentary shuttle services and bike valets in the summer, which makes it even easier to stay self-powered with the same freedom to explore.

Two bikers head down the mountain in the afternoon sunshine. Less crowds midweek in Whistler.
Mountains of fun midweek. PHOTO MARK MACKAY

When we slow the pace a touch and take the time to think about responsible travel we can make some small changes that build to positive change. Read more about making a positive impact while you travel in 5 Simple Responsible Travel Tips for Whistler and How to Be Environmentally Friendly When You Visit Whistler.

Shift your week, take some time for yourself, work remotely and enjoy a quieter time in Whistler. Make the most of the midweek in the mountains, and may your Mondays be filled with altitude gain and attitude adjustments, ohms and ahhs this summer!

Stay longer and save this summer with 4-night stays from $189 per night plus a free $100 Adventure Voucher. If you are a BC or Washington resident, be sure to check out Whistler Rewards for the best seasonal deals and perks. You can also win a trip to Whistler by entering the Summer Recharge Contest, which includes return flights, accommodation and a whole host of incredible Whistler activities.

Author

You can often find Dee exploring all Whistler has to offer with her three-kid tribe in tow. Originally from the UK, Dee enjoys balancing out high-thrills adventures with down-time basking in the beauty of the wonderful place she now calls home.