Get the lay of the land with a free daily orientation tour of either mountain for intermediate and expert skiers and snowboarders. Novices can head straight to the Family Zone around Whistler’s Emerald Express with its mellow slope, while advanced skiers can earn their turns on Blackcomb’s Spanky’s Ladder.
Non-skiers and riders with a sightseeing ticket can take in the views on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, which connects Whistler and Blackcomb on the longest unsupported span in the world (just over three kilometres).
Lunch at Rendezvous Lodge
Midday on Blackcomb, you can satiate your fresh-air appetite at the Rendezvous Lodge. It has quick-serve food options, including made-to-order Japanese ramen and Mexican tacos. The fine-dining Christine’s Restaurant has also been revamped; expect a tantalizing menu, as chef Steve Ramey was formerly a sous-chef at Vancouver’s acclaimed Hawksworth Restaurant.
Once the lifts close, you can continue your snow play at the Coca-Cola Tube Park, at the base of Blackcomb. It’s lit into the evening and has a conveyor lift to maximize the gravitational fun.
Canada’s Best Urban Beaches
Going to the beach is a classic summertime activity, but you don’t have to leave the city to find one. Watch fireworks at English Bay Beach in Vancouver, catch an outdoor movie at Sugar Beach in Toronto or sunbathe at Montreal's Clock Tower Beach located right in the city's historic Old Port.