South of Whistler, tucked into the Callaghan Valley, lies Whistler Olympic Park. In 2010, Whistler Olympic Park played host to the Nordic events during the 2010 Winter Olympics, however, the legacy of the park continues.
Stunning any time of the year, Whistler Olympic Park offers year-round events and experiences for the whole family. In the winter, visitors can experience world-class Nordic skiing, ski-jumping and more. In the summer, the park offers an endless network of hiking and biking trails of all ability levels and much more.
With so much to do in the summer at Whistler Olympic Park, you’ll want to be sure to set aside at least a full day to enjoy all that the park has to offer.
Explore the beautiful area by hiking around on one of the many trails. The park offers a variety of trail difficulty including the meandering Top of the World lookout trail and the challenging Ski Jump Challenge which takes hikers from the bottom to the top of the Olympic ski jumps.
Similar to the hiking trails, the biking trails provide a variety of difficulty levels. Rent an e-bike from the Day Lodge and explore the park on the Nordic ski trails. E-bikes offer wide tires for traction, suspension for comfort and an electric motor to help make hill climbs less strenuous.
Learn how to shoot like an Olympian by taking a biathlon tour. After an introduction into the sport of biathlon, participants will have the opportunity to shoot a real 22 calibre rifle. Challenge your friends and family in a mini race as you run to different targets and take aim.
The park offers a 9-hole disc golf course that winds through the forest on the Nordic ski trails. Bring your own discs or rent discs from the Day Lodge.
Not only does the Day Lodge act as the rental shop, but it also offers a gift shop, cafe, exhibit and more. Finish off a day of exploring the trails with drinks and snacks from the cafe on the fully licensed patio with spectacular mountain views. Learn all about the park in the new Olympic Sport and Nature Exhibit or play free garden games offered at the lodge.
Summer at Whistler Olympic Park is a great time of year and guarantees fun for the whole family.
Currently, the Whistler Olympic Park operates as a non-profit organization with all proceeds from the recreational activities and ticket sales going directly to support the growth and development of Nordic athletes.
Learn more about summer at Whistler Olympic Park here.
Once you experience summer in Whistler, you’ll want to keep coming back or maybe even never leave. If you would like help finding your perfect home in Whistler, be sure to contact me.