7 Reasons to Spend Spring in Whistler

Enjoying breathtaking views over the mountains of Whistler on a gondola

Posted by on 19 Dec 2019 , in North America

As winter transitions to spring, Whistler becomes a wonderland of snow-capped mountains, sun-drenched streets, and sprouting greeneries. Take advantage of both the sun and snow when you explore the landscape of the northern town of Vancouver.

With longer days, sunshine, and a plethora of available activities, Whistler is the perfect place to spend your spring days. Whether you’re looking to bond with your family or just wanting a solo trip where you can relax, now’s the best season to come visit.

1. It’s the season of adventure.

If there’s a time and place to try new things, break out of your routine, and get moving, Whistler in spring is the town to be. Take your kids to the World Ski & Snowboard Festival for the ultimate winter send off, learn a new sport with your family like disc golf, or zipline through forests of over-growth trees – there’s an array of outdoor adventures you can try. For the more mellow traveller, practice your swing at the world-class golf courses, explore the neighbourhoods of Whistler by foot or bike through a boardwalk network, or wander the pedestrian-only villages. There’s no shortage of things to do.

2. The view is great.

Experience the iconic beauty of Whistler just as the colours of nature start to come back from a snowy winter. Dare to walk the Cloudraker Skybridge and Raven’s Eye Cliff Walk for an open view of the West Ridge and the Whistler Bowl. Ride the longest continuous lift system in the world, Peak 2 Peak Gandola, for a 360-view of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. It has a glass floor, so you can also enjoy the scenic Fitzsimmons Creek from a height of more than 430 metres. With the ending of winter also comes the bears waking up from hibernation. Book a viewing tour to know more about the beloved residents from expert guides and researchers. From breathtaking mountain peaks to wildlife encounters, there’s beauty wherever you look.

3. The art, culture, and music scenes are thriving.

Learn more about the culture of Whistler through its arts and music. Located by the Village, Audain Art Museum is the newest cultural hot spot that houses both contemporary and historical art displays. Visit Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre for an extensive exhibit on the traditional cultures of the Squamish & Lil'wat Nations. For a local history lesson, tour the Whistler Museum and discover their unique mountain culture. Spring in Whistler also brings about exciting festivals like the World Ski & Snowboard Festival – a culmination of all things winter with an outdoor concert series and art exhibition. The Go Fest is also an anticipated event that celebrates everything outdoors through a mix of artistic, cultural, and sports activities.

4. The food is great.

Get your taste buds ready for the rich cuisine of Whistler. From the local bistro to award-winning restaurants, your cravings are bound to be satisfied from breakfast to dinner. Taking advantage of the farms nearby, chefs are sourcing their ingredients from their local farmers and integrating seasonal produce and organic meat to their menus. Whistler Blackcomb Mountain has dozens of up-and-coming restaurants that will take you on a culinary adventure, while Whistler Village has more than 100 – providing you with a diverse option for your next meal. From healthy grubs and gourmet dishes to regional wines and handcrafter cocktails, Whistler serves only the best for you.

5. The trails are clearing up.

With the start of spring and the melting of snow, paths are now open for people to traverse. Bike through the scenic route of the Valley Trail, and you’ll pass forests and lakeside parks as you pedal around town. For the athletes and sports enthusiasts, Whistler is a paradise for mountain and cross-country bikers with over 70 bike tracks of different levels of difficulty. ATV tours are also a great exciting way to explore the terrain of Whistler or Blackcomb Mountains. Hike your way through thunderous waterfalls, turquoise lakes, and rugged cliffs and be rewarded of a cinematic view at the top.

6. The lakes and rivers are thawing.

As the icy lakes turn back into blue waters, there are plenty more of activities to indulge in. Though it might not be warm enough to take a swim, it’s warm enough to sail through. Take a canoe or paddleboard to Whistler’s many lakes and be surrounded by the epic mountain views and abundant wildlife. Spend warm days under the sun and have a picnic on the beautiful Sandy Beach by a cool mountain lake. Go fly fishing or simply spin cast for a Rainbow trout, char, or salmon. If you ask the right locals, they’ll tell you about the remote alpine lakes and hidden fishing holes around the area. If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, Whitewater rafting could be something you’ll enjoy. Paddle hard and enjoy the rapids of Lower Cheakamus, Elaho, and Squamish Rivers.

7. It’s the best time for relaxation.

Reconnect with your mind, body, and soul in the middle of nature. Go on a wellness journey while you’re in Whistler – it’s the ideal place to slow down and rejuvenate your spirit. Escape for a retreat in the mountains, take a book or yoga mat to a nearby lake and find your inner peace, or get your dose of Vitamin D on a sun-filled patio. For a more luxurious take, head to The Scandinave Spa to experience the traditional Finnish outdoor baths – perfect for reenergizing your body. 

Don’t miss spring in Whistler – it’s a season of discovery and adventure. Contact Entire Travel Group today for more information! 

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