Editor's Trip: Summer Adventures in Whistler
Sore muscles and bruised limbs -– are these the sign of a good vacation? They were for me after a weekend in Whistler, British Columbia, a town that takes physical activity to new heights. This mountain playground was the home of the 2010 Winter Olympics, after all. While this all-seasons resort nestled in Canada's breathtaking Rocky Mountains might be best-known as a ski resort, it shines just as brightly in summer.
Though Whistler's majestic mountain views and glacial lakes are a serene summer backdrop, I, like most, didn’t come here for a lazy mountain retreat, but for a taste of adventure. During my recent weekend getaway, I pushed myself physically and mentally with adrenaline-fueling and fear-inducing rock climbing and downhill mountain experiences. I even punctuated the days’ feats with equally adventurous (if less scary) ways to unwind: Swedish spas and ice-cold vodka rooms. Whatever adventure you find yourself trying at Whistler, take a deep breath and look up. You don’t want to miss the view.
Follow my summer must-do's for a Whistler adventure to remember: