Located in the British Columbia region of Canada, Whistler is one of the largest and most popular ski resort towns in North America. With its two majestic mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb, this place is a paradise for all the ski and snow-activity lovers. During the winters, the whole area gets covered with powdery snow, offering a range of winter activities like skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, backcountry skiing and much more. The place has a lot ofsummer and all year round activities in store too. However, besides all of the outdoor activities, Whistler has to offer to its visitors, the town also packs a number of visit-worthy picturesque attractions for you to explore. If you want to know the Whistler which lies beyond its array of activities, just get yourself one of the Whistler home rentals and explore few of these tourist attractions which you must visit in Whistler.
Garibaldi Provincial Park
The Garibaldi Provincial Park was designed as a provincial park back in 1927, and it’s a great place if you are in for some hiking through pine forests and breathtaking landscapes. The park houses the beautiful Garibaldi Lake, which will simply awe you with the striking blue colour of its water if you visit the lake when it’s not frozen. The first six kilometres of the hike is a little strenuous with its uphill switchbacks, but the scenery that you get to experience after that will simply make the journey worth it. You can also hike to Cheakamus Lake which is located within the park, which offers a relatively easier trail.
Located at a short distance from Whistler, the Lost Lake Park is a beautiful tourist spot where you can take a break from the slopes and spend some relaxing time.You can also plan a picnic by the lake if you are travelling with your family. There are a number of hiking trails near the area which are worth exploring. During the winter months, the lake gets completely frozen and the surrounding areas get covered with powdery snow, offering nearly 12 kilometres of snowshoe trails and over 20 kilometres of maintained ski trails.
Located just beside the Alta Lake, you can reach Rainbow Park by taking the beautiful valley trail from Whistler village. This park is a beautiful place to spend a few leisurely hours with your family. You can go for a relaxing swim in the lake when it’s not frozen, play some volleyball, have food from the food trucks you can find there and you can be sure that you will have a great time. You will have the most amazing views of all the mountains from this park. There are a number of walking trails too, one of which leads to the Rainbow Falls.
Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre is a museum which preserves and document the culture of the first indigenous people of these regions. This three storied museum is a great place to learn about the history and the culture of the Squamish and Lil’wat nations if you want to take a break from all the mountain activities of Whistler. You will get to go on a guided tour of the museum and have a hands-on experience with the things and tools and even musical instruments used by these people. It is a really insightful experience, and one of the must-visit tourist attractions during your trip to Whistler.