Editor’s Note: This content was originally posted in 2017, but it is still so on-point that we’ve simply given it a quick update to reflect resort changes in 2023.
Seriously. August, where are you going?
Time waits for no one and the months are marching on. While we’re hoping September serves up some warm late summer sun like it has in previous years, the time to check off the summer, bucket list items is very definitely NOW.
Here are 5 things you absolutely have to do to get your summer in, before autumn rolls around.
1. Eat Alfresco
Eating outside in a t-shirt and shorts is only possible in summer and there are just a few weeks left to enjoy Whistler’s patio scene before you’ve got to get your cardi on. Take a look at our dining guide to pick out some patios that you want to visit before the end of the summer.
2. Alpine Hiking
The Whistler Blackcomb hiking trails are in the best condition of the season right now. You haven’t missed your chance – the meadows are bright with wildflowers, the marmots are lounging in the sun and the glaciers are hanging out waiting for you. Take a read of A Hike for Every Ambition on Whistler Blackcomb for some hiking inspiration.
3. Play Golf
Still haven’t dusted off the clubs? We hear you. Bring them out to play in Whistler, where the courses are in phenomenal shape – just one of the many reasons to swing this summer. While golf season usually extends through into October, if you want a warm weather round now’s the time to lock it in. Already been out a couple of times? Challenge yourself on a new course – we’ve got four of them to choose from.
Warm days mean Whistler’s lakes are swimmable – but unless you are a penguin there’s a day in the not-too-distant-future where dipping your toes into the water will be more shocking than refreshing. So make sure you get on or in the water while the weather is good and the spirit is willing. Take a look at our On the Water in Whistler post for some ideas.
5. Have an Adventure
Go on, live a little. Bungee off a bridge, zip across a valley, swing through the forest canopy, go jet boating, drive a UTV, take a tour deep into an ice cave…with all the summer activities available in Whistler there’s a way to push your boundaries here, guaranteed.
Check out our summer itineraries for more ideas for a late summer getaway, and remember sneaking a couple of days midweek is the key to lower rates for longer stays. Learn more about summer in Whistler with Whistler.com.
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