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Best Whistler Spring Activities (That Aren't Skiing)

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It’s undeniable that Whistler is one of the best places in the world to ski. From top-notch amenities, vast and varying terrain to some of the best snow in the world - it’s no wonder why so many skiers and snowboarders dream of coming here.

But as most of us know, long days of skiing back to back can take its toll on our bodies and sometimes we need some non-skiing activities. Luckily there are lots of fantastic Whistler spring activities that don’t include hitting the slopes!

On The Land

Just because the mountain tops still have plenty of snow on them it doesn’t mean that there aren’t lots of great things to do in the valley and on the lower reaches of the Coast Mountains.

Bear Watching Tour

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Bears are synonymous with Canada - they’re a cultural icon and play an important part in our eco-system here. So why not consider treating yourself to a morning of being driven around the wilderness and spotting some of our famous bears. The 4x4 tours start in early May when the bears begin to wake from their hibernation and give you a unique opportunity to get close to these amazing wild animals without endangering them.

This is a great chance to take some incredible photographs and make memories that will last a lifetime!

Scandinave Spa

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What better way to rest up than spending a day at one of the most scenic (and photogenic) spas in Canada? The Scandinave Spa is tucked away in a part of the ancient rainforest that’s just a short drive north of the village and is the ideal place for a recovery day from skiing.

Treat yourself to a deep tissue massage or spend the morning rotating between the outdoor hot pools, saunas, steam rooms and plunge pools!

On The Water

Springtime means that temperatures rise and the frozen lakes in Whistler begin to melt. This opens up a whole world of water-based activities!

Whitewater Rafting

Just because you have a day off from skiing it doesn’t mean that you can’t get your fix of adrenaline! Local rafting companies like Wedge Rafting and The Adventure Group take groups on adventurous journeys down glacier rapids on wild rivers in beautiful settings.

Don’t worry if you’re not an experienced rafter though, the tour guides here are very experienced with the safety and enjoyment of everyone being their top priority.


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For a more tranquil time on the water how about taking a canoe out on the lake and explore the landscape? Canoes are perfect for family days out, you can be truly immersed in nature with your loved ones as your paddle across Alta Lake and onto the River Of Golden Dreams.

Backroads Whistler has a range of boats available once spring has sprung. 

In The Air

Feeling very adventurous this spring? Then why not take to the air above Whistler. You’ll get a unique view and something to brag to your friends about.


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Ziplining is quickly becoming one of the most popular attractions here in Whistler. Flying through the treetops with snow on the ground is a once in a lifetime experience. You’ll climb high into the treetops and walk across suspended bridges to the viewing platforms where your guide clips you on to the zipline.

Take a deep breath in and step off the platform and fly like a bird on the zipline - some of which are over 1km long!

Whistler Bungee

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Looking for something that will really get your blood flowing? Then you have to try bungee jumping when you’re here! Whistler Bungee is open year-round, but spring is our favourite time to go. There’s still some snow in the valley but the temperature is warmer than in winter.

The bridge platform spans over the river below as the guides strap you in and lead you to the edge. Jumping off you’ll freefall for 50 meters before bouncing and returning safely to the bridge above.

Whistler has so much to offer year-round, so why not book a stay with us and come and live the Whistler life for yourself!