I spend a lot of time at Whistler/Blackcomb, both on and off the hill, but my favourite time of year is when the sun is high and hot in the sky and the only snow in sight is on the glaciers. As more and more travellers are learning, there really is no 'off season' at Whistler anymore, but the summer is a bit quieter and the village ambience is different. So what can a summer visitor do at Whistler – lots but here is my list of favourites: Hike, bike the Valley Trail or around Lost Lake. If you don't have your own bike, there are plenty of places to rent one. More avid bikers will want to check out the downhill and single tracks on the mountain, but families and people like me will prefer the valley. Lost Lake is a wonderful place to take a dip and there's a place for those who prefer swim suits and those who prefer to float in the buff.
The weekend market in the Upper Village Plaza outside the Chateau is wonderful – fresh veggies from the Pemberton Valley, fresh bakes goods, clothes, artisans and much, much more. Bike on over, pick up something yummy and have a picnic at Lost Lake!
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