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The Top 10 Things to Do in Whistler Besides Skiing and Snowboarding: Your Ultimate Guide to Year-Round Adventures

Whistler is famous for its skiing and snowboarding, but there’s so much more to this incredible destination. In this guide, we’ll explore the top 10 things to do in Whistler besides hitting the slopes. With activities for all ages and interests, you’ll find plenty of inspiration for your next adventure, including booking unforgettable experiences with Backroads Whistler.

Paddle Down the River of Golden Dreams

Experience the serenity and beauty of the River of Golden Dreams on a guided or self-guided canoe or kayak tour with Backroads Whistler. Immerse yourself in the stunning landscape and marvel at the abundant wildlife as you navigate the tranquil waters.

Explore Whistler's Trails by Bike

Whistler boasts an extensive network of mountain biking and over 40 km of paved recreational trails suitable for all skill levels. Rent a bike or join a guided tour to explore the region’s breathtaking scenery on two wheels.

Soar Through the Sky on a Zipline Adventure

Get your adrenaline pumping with a thrilling zipline adventure. Soar through the treetops and take in panoramic views of Whistler’s majestic mountains and forests.

Hike Amongst Alpine Wildflowers

Whistler’s alpine meadows offer spectacular hiking opportunities during the summer months. Enjoy colorful wildflowers, clear mountain lakes, and stunning vistas as you trek through the pristine wilderness.

Discover the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

Experience the rich history and culture of the Squamish and Lil’wat First Nations at this interactive cultural center. Explore exhibits, watch traditional performances, and participate in hands-on activities.

Unwind at the Scandinave Spa

Treat yourself to a day of relaxation and rejuvenation at the Scandinave Spa. Enjoy the tranquil outdoor baths, steam rooms, and saunas nestled amongst the peaceful forest.

Stroll Through Whistler Village

Whistler Village is the perfect place to shop, dine, and explore. Browse local boutiques, indulge in delicious cuisine, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this pedestrian-only village.

Experience the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola

Take a ride on the record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, connecting Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, glaciers, and valleys during the scenic journey.

Play a Round of Golf

Whistler is home to several world-class golf courses, each offering unique challenges and stunning mountain views. Tee off surrounded by lush forests and snow-capped peaks. Whistler golf club offers stunning views and 18 fun-filled holes right in the heart of whistler village.

Try Your Hand at Axe Throwing

Embrace your inner lumberjack with an exciting session of axe throwing. Learn the basics from experienced instructors and test your skills in a friendly competition.

Plan and Book Your Trip with Backroads Whistler

Ready to plan your next Whistler adventure? Book a guided tour or rental with Backroads Whistler, the region’s leading provider of outdoor experiences. With over 35 years of expertise, exceptional service, and top-quality equipment, we strive to ensure an unforgettable experience. Visit to learn more or book here and start planning your dream trip today!