BC is experiencing a heat wave perfectly timed for the school holidays. While we love the warm weather it’s good to keep cool and Whistler has a variety of ways to keep from overheating when the temperature soars:
Check Whistler’s many beaches, lakes and rivers! Whistler.com has created a How to: Lakes and Beaches video for visitors.
Anyone who has hiked up a mountain can confirm it’s cooler up top, according to KOMO News “temperatures drop around 2.5 degrees per 1,000 feet on a cloudy, humid day to about 4 degrees per 1,000 feet on a sunny, dry day. But the rate can vary depending on atmospheric conditions.” The good news is that Whistler Blackcomb have a lovely new gondola to whisk you up into the alpine to enjoy a hike at cooler temperatures. View details of the alpine hikes here.
For families with young children (and big kids!) Meadow Park Water Park provides a fun way to cool down and get wet. The water park is located behind the sports centre and accessed via the valley trail with parking accessed via Rainbow Drive. The park has a new rubberised surface made from recycled tire granules. Lots of photos of the park in this gallery.
After some summer fun kick back and find a patio, Whistler has some of the best patios to relax in the shade with a cool drink. Just walk along the village stroll to the upper village and you’ll be inundated with a sea of umberellas marking many of the patios, or venture out of town to the local golf courses, hotels or mountain top. BC Living has a list of some of the best Whistler patios here.