Celebrate Canada’s unofficial start to summer each year on the Victoria Day long weekend, with free music and street entertainment throughout Whistler Village, and incredible spring specials on golf, dining, spas, shopping and whistler accommodations – all adding up to the ultimate spring getaway. It is a great time of year to book luxury accommodation in Whistler, with prices representing great value for money.
Whistler boasts four golf courses featuring sprawling fairways and spectacular views of the region’s snow-capped mountains. Area lakes, mountain streams, stands of ancient cedars and forested course borders offer shelter for local wildlife such as brown bears, coyote, beaver, deer, birds and more. With average summer temperatures ranging from 9 to 23 degrees Celsius (48 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit) and some of the longest days of the year May through August, players can golf from dawn to dusk and log up to three rounds daily.
With all four Whistler-area signature golf courses open as of May 4, it’s time to get swinging in Whistler. The fantastic golf courses include the centrally located Whistler Golf Club, the impeccable Nicklaus North Golf Course on the shores of beautiful Green Lake, the stunning mountain-side Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club and the Big Sky Golf and Country Club, situated in nearby Pemberton at the foot of majestic Mount Currie. Many of the courses feature luxury chalets for rent conveniently located on the doorsteps of the courses.
Beyond championship golf however, the amenities of this pristine, four-season resort destination have helped turn Whistler into a golf mecca. Luxury accommodation, delectable dining, sensational shopping and rejuvenating spas are just a taste of what Whistler has to offer. Many of the Whistler chalets lead right onto the golf courses meaning guests can spend as much time as possible doing what they love the most.
The Whistler Mountain Bike Park also gears up for daily action starting May 19. Perhaps the most anticipated opening since the start of ski season in November, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park is famous the world over for its adrenaline-gushing, gravity-fed mountain descents and more than 200 kilometres of mountain bike trails suitable for beginners, pros and everyone in between.
It may be spring, but it sounds like summer in Whistler Village. Throughout the weekend the pedestrian streets of Whistler light up as musicians and entertainers bring their magic touch to herald the start of a new season. Watch for belly dancers and jugglers but don’t miss the deals as the Whistler Sidewalk Sale hits the streets for the May long weekend. Participating area retailers throughout the village are set to offer gear and gifts of all sorts at unbeatable end-of-season sale prices.
For those seeking another scenic route to Whistler, besides driving the awe-inspiring Sea to Sky Highway or enjoying the bird’s eye view from helicopter or float plane, the Whistler Mountaineer offers the perfect solution. Launching its second season of service on May 1 and operating through October 14, the Whistler Mountaineer provides an incomparable way to travel between the two world-class destinations of Vancouver and Whistler. Be sure to check out these great activities and more during your Whistler vacation!
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