Summer in Vancouver and Whistler: Our Top Picks Must-Do & Must-Visit!

CitySkyline from Seawall -  Paradox Building

Dive into the vibrant pulse of Vancouver and the breathtaking beauty of Whistler with our ultimate insider's guide tailored just for you. Get ready to soak up the best of both worlds, where urban excitement meets natural wonders. Let's discover the hottest attractions and coolest activities that these vibrant destinations have to offer.





Nestled between mountains and ocean, Vancouver boasts a vibrant city life alongside stunning natural beauty.


Stanley Park: Nature's Playground in the Heart of the City

A couple stretches on a beach in Stanley Park, Vancouver

Stanley Park is Vancouver's ultimate playground packed with gorgeous beaches, endless trails, and more family-friendly fun than you can shake a stick at (think pools, water parks, and even a mini railway). This 400-hectare (1,000-acre) playground is not just a green space – it is a straight-up urban wonderland. Amp up the adventure with our hotel perks by renting a bike / e-bike / e-scooter from Puzzle E-Ride, strap on those sneakers, or just take it chill as you dive into this urban oasis. And while you are at it, make sure to check out the epic First Nations totem poles or soak in those mind-blowing views from the seawall.

P.S. Stanley Park is just a short 15-minute walk away from the hotel.


Richmond Night Market


Drawing inspiration from Asia's vibrant night market culture, Richmond's version, born in 2000, reigns supreme as North America's largest. With a magnetic pull drawing over a million visitors annually, it is a wild adventure through enticing vendor stalls, vibrant live performances, and food stands that redefine deliciousness with their vast array of mouthwatering dishes. And in 2024, brace yourselves for over 110 food vendors flaunting a whopping 600 plus jaw-dropping dishes. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds, ignite your senses, and fill your Insta feed with drool-worthy snapshots of culinary brilliance.

P.S. The market operates exclusively on weekends, from Friday through Sunday until October 14th, 2024. If you are planning to visit with friends, consider purchasing the Zoom Pass to skip the lengthy queues.

Whale Watching Tours: Mother Nature's Grand Show in the Pacific

2 people back facing whale watching


Get ready for an epic whale watching escapade departing from Vancouver! Unleash your inner marine biologist on a Vancouver whale watching tour. Witness humpbacks, orcas, and other underwater behemoths in their natural habitat. But hold onto your hats because it is not just whales stealing the show here. Pack those binoculars because besides the giants of the deep, you are in for a spectacle of seabirds like brown pelicans, harlequin ducks, Pacific loons, tufted puffins, and bald eagles.

P.S. Consider to dress warmly in layers as it is always colder on the water. Also, advance reservations are highly recommended because of the high demand.


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2 people mountain bike

Whistler in summer transforms into a haven of outdoor excitement and laid-back charm, where visitors can revel in thrilling activities, stunning natural landscapes, and a vibrant village atmosphere.


Peak 2 Peak Gondola: Soar Above the Clouds

lady sit inside peak2peak cabin looking over mountain


Strap in for a ride that will blow your Insta stories out of the water. Witness 360° views of Whistler Village, peaks, glaciers, and more – it is like a real-life nature documentary, but way cooler. Feeling adventurous? Opt for the glass-bottom gondola and see the forest from a whole new angle.

P.S. Summer Alpine Experience will be offered between June 15th to September 22nd.


Alta Lake

couple paddling at Alta Lake


Feeling like a melted popsicle on a scorcher of a day? Alta Lake is your summer oasis. Rent a kayak and explore hidden coves, or grab a paddleboard and become a water warrior. Lakeside Park boasts sandy beaches for catching some rays and picnic areas for refuelling your adventures. Just don not forget the sunscreen – nobody wants that "tomato tourist" look. 

P.S. You are free to swim, canoe, and kayak here. Plus, feel free to bring along your furry pals, just make sure they are eashed on these pet-friendly trails.


Whistler Village: Sip, Shop, and Savor

Whistler village


Whistler Village is your post-mountain pitstop. Dive into delectable Asian delights at joints like Sushi Village, or indulge in Pacific Rim fusion goodness at Araxi. But Whistler Village is not just about fuelling up – sip on killer craft cocktails that will knock your socks off (in the best way possible) and shop 'til you drop (or until your credit card cries). Whether you are a party animal or a chill chinchilla, this village caters to your inner wild thing.

P.S. Spotting parking can be a hassle. Three day lots sit between Whistler and Blackcomb. Since the villages are pedestrian-only, these lots are your closest bet by car. Lot 4 fills up fast as it is free.


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From the cool vibes of Vancouver to the majestic peaks of Whistler, these spots will blow your mind with their jaw-dropping scenery, lively vibes, and endless excitement. Whether you are chasing adrenaline rushes, cultural highs, or foodie thrills, Vancouver and Whistler promise an epic journey that will leave you buzzing with inspiration. So, toss in your gear, dive into the adventure, and uncover the enchantment of the Pacific Northwest.


Your next unforgettable escape starts here!