Photo: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane
June is an incredible time to visit Whistler. The season is changing from spring to summer, the weather is spectacular, and there are a ton of exciting and novel things to do. Visiting the mountains during this time of year means that you’re privilege to events and even natural phenomenon that only happen during this month. What’s more, many of the summer staples like the Whistler Farmer’s Market and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra begin their summer schedule. If you haven’t already put visiting Whistler in June on your list, here’s what you might be missing!
Whistler Farmer’s Market
By June, the Whistler Farmer’s Market is in full swing. Taking place every Wednesday afternoon (only in July and August) and Sunday all-day throughout the summer months, the market features local artisan goods, amongst other things. The smell of tasty treats, stunning sights and live music make this a must do when in Whistler.
Tough Mudder and Tough Mudder Half
The Tough Mudder and the Tough Mudder Half are back for their 7th season in Whistler. Over the course of a weekend, Whistler Olympic Park is transformed into not just any old obstacle course. Participants will face climbing, running, and of course, mud. This event is just as exciting for the spectators as it is the participants!
June is one of the best times to view bears in Whistler. They have only just come out of hubernation and many are in the valley looking for food. At this time, guides can guarentee seeing one at least. To make this adventure more appealing, it’s not unsual to catch a glimpse of cubs and mothers foraging for food.
Once the ski season comes to an end, Whistler Blackcomb carves a path through all the snow left over from the winter, creating what is known as the Whistler Snow Walls. This 7km hike is rated as easy. Hikers will travel amid the massive walls of snow up Pika’s Traverse back. The hike begins at the Roundhouse Lodge and is accessible by the Village Gondola and the Peak 2 Peak.
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in Whistler
Starting June 30th, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra returns to the Olympic Plaza. This event is a perfect time to pack a picnic, set up a blanket, and enjoy the magical atmosphere as the VSO serenades its audience.
How appealing is June in Whistler? Book your early summer vacation now!