So a few of our summer guests who are travelling from further afield have asked "what are the must do's in a 3 day trip?"
This is a tricky one to answer, as we all have different tastes and enjoyment's, kids of different ages have different abilities and stamina, so what might be a short hike for some might be a real challenge for others.
The Valley Trail system connects everywhere in Whistler, and if your brining bikes, hiring bikes, or just enjoy hiking your way around, its entirely possible and extremely enjoyable to leave the car keys in your vacation home.
The valley trail system is
This is our personal favourite year round, and in the summer from Brio House a beautiful route to enjoy is around Whistler Golf Course and then take the Rainbow Trail to Rainbow Lake which takes you over bridges and streams, truly idyllic.
Lakes and Beaches
Everyone enjoys a picnic and a swim in the lake. When Whistler is in full summer it can get pretty hot, and an average July / August day can be between 25-30c, so a dip in one of the lakes can be just what the doctor ordered. Beware that some of the lakes are Glacier fed lakes and can be 'quite refreshing'!!!
One of my favourite areas to stroll around, or cycle leisurely is Lost Lake. There is something for everyone, a great picnic area, and some beautiful trails that will take you higher if you want some exercise.
Alta Lake is only a few minutes walk from Brio House, and as well as a lovely beach and picnic area there are boat rentals, canoe rentals and stand up paddle board. You can also take a tour of the River of Golden Dreams.
Whistler Hiatus provides incredible in depth reviews of all of our Whistler highlights http://www.whistlerhiatus.com/walking-trails-a-parks.html
An absolute must is to visit our Alpine areas and enjoy the Peak to Peak 360 experience. Whistler’s pinnacle summer experience is more than sightseeing and a ride and on the Guinness World Record breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. It’s the entire 360 degree experience that comes with it: two side-by-side mountains, 50+ km of hiking and walking trails at the height of summer, mind-melting alpine vistas, free and custom guided tours, viewpoints in every direction, and an ever changing timeline of seasonal highlights that makes no two visits the same.
A labyrinth of snow walls towers above Pika's Traverse hiking road on Whistler Mountain for a short period of time in early summer. The walls are carved from the abundance of snow received from the winter past to give access for both staff and guests to get into the alpine. But they don't last forever. Experience them before they melt, this is 60-90 MINUTE ROUND TRIP FROM ROUNDHOUSE LODGE.