5 must do activities for the adventurous couple in Whistler this summer

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Try your hand at downhill on the Bike Park 101

If you are an avid mountain biker or you are just starting out, Whistler bike park is the place for you! Take a 2 hour personal mountain bike instruction for you and your loved one. With personal bike instruction you will both feel the adrenaline rushing as you tackle the worlds largest bike park. Come rain or shine this is a beautiful place to both ride hard or take it easy. With three different levels of difficulty there will be something for everyone and we guarantee that you will both have a great time and want to go back for more! In the summer season you may even spot a wild Grizzly bear foraging amongst the wild flowers and there is plenty more wildlife hiding within the alpine landscape. Throughout the ride you will both come across different environments, amazing views and sometimes even feel like you have the entire forest to yourself. The bike park staff are friendly and helpful and will advise you on both bike rental and safety equipment throughout your bike journey.

Find out all the information you need from http://bike.whistlerblackcomb.com/.

Take a short hike to the snow walls

For those of you that love a hike and are prepared to embrace the cold take a trip up to the snow walls. Be prepared to pack for all weathers as Whistler village may be sunny but as you upload to the top of the mountain via the Whistler Village gondola the environment changes from green alpine to snow laden peaks. At the top it is as easy hike via road through amazing snow walls. As you ascend the walls get higher, some even reaching over 10 meters tall! The snow walls are created by the last of the winters snow being moved from the mountain to higher elevations – and Whistler gets a lot of snow!

Along the way there are perfect opportunities to take in the stunning, ever changing landscape so bringing a camera with you is a must. When you reach the highest point you will be greeted by the famous Whistler monument, where there are more opportunities to capture great landscapes. Look out and listen for the animal that the trail is named after, the Pika! They can be seen scurrying around at the top as they forage for grasses and sedges to store up for next winter.

Try the PEAK 2 PEAK 360 experience

For stunning views why not try out the record breaking PEAK 2 PEAK gondola. Connecting both Whistler mountain and Blackcomb mountain this journey provides some of the most stunning views across 2.73 miles worth of gondola. Even in the early summer you will go from snow laden peaks to thick alpine forest all seen from the sky. This is a perfect, easy ride and provides many picturesque moments to be captured. You may even be lucky enough to see a black bear! In early summer you may be lucky enough to grab a gondola to yourselves which is incredible. There is also the option of a gondola with a glass floor in the middle so you can take in the stunning views directly below.

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Catch some air

For the adrenalin seekers out there why not try out the Whistler zip trek. Be amazed as you walk through the treetops, whilst learning about the landscape that surrounds you. Feel like you are flying as this amazing network of zip lines and suspension bridges never cease to amaze you. There are three guided zip line tours that are throughout the day.

If you want to go higher and take it a little easier enjoy a helicopter tour of Whistler. From here you will experience Whistler from the sky and see the famous mountain bike park and skiing and  hiking trails, which were used in 2010 Winter Olympics. A perfect end to the day and a special way to make memories.

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Catch some aprés and shopping

Whistler village itself is a great place to kick back and relax after a hard days work enjoying yourselves. With over 200 restaurants and bars to choose from across the whole of Whistler, there is something for everyone. A great place to start is the GLC, next to the the bike park entrance for a bit of people watching and the butter chicken poutine. With great views of the village, small snacks and a large range of both alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks it’s a great place to get some you time.

Whistler village hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympic games and is known as the number one rated ski resort in North America. It is a beautiful village that has many high street and outdoor branded shops that are open late, so you can browse at your leisure.

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