6 Ways To Spend Canada Day Outdoors in Whistler

1. Canoe the River of Golden Dreams

What can be more Canadian than floating down a river in a canoe? And there’s even a good chance you’ll run into a few of the local beavers. Our favourite canoe tour is with Whistler company, Canadian Wilderness Adventures. Tours start from $58 and you can book here: http://bit.ly/RiverofGoldenDreams

What an awesome day on the river! Yesterday we kicked off our first Instameet of the summer with @canadian01 and a river trip full of games, races, and good times. A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to play! Don’t forget there is still one big prize left to be won, and ATV tour with @canadian01, and it will be awarded for the best Instagram photo or video from the day ? The winner will be announced on July 3rd. To submit your photos simply tag them #summitlodge #canadianwildernessadventures and #explorebc. Then leave a comment on the group photo on our Facebook page letting us know you’ve entered. —————————————————- ? by @mel_hatte —————————————————- #whistlerbc #whistlerlife #pnwlife #canoeing #canoetrip #canadagram #riverofgoldendreams #rivertrip #explorecanada #littlethingswhistler

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2. Follow the Whistler Canada Day Parade

The Canada Day parade is a national tradition full of colour, music, dancing, singing, and celebration, and Whistler knows how to party! Come and celebrate with us on July 1st in Whistler Village. Details of the parade time and route can be found in our events calendar here: http://www.summitlodge.com/event/canada-day/2016-07-01/

Canada Day Celebrations in Whistler Village

3. Venture in to the great Canadian outdoors & visit Iceberg Lake

Skywalk is a fantastic new high-alpine trail on Rainbow mountain in Whistler, BC. The trail’s most popular attraction is Iceberg Lake and the surrounding meadows that are ablaze with flowers July – September. Here’s how to get there: http://artofliving.summitlodge.com/live-adventurously/iceberg-lake-the-skywalk-trail-whistler/

4. Soak up a free open-air concert by Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Grab a rug, a picnic, and a group of friends because this is one of the most popular events of the year. The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to enriching transform lives through music, and they are third largest symphony in Canada. Every year the VSO plays two free Canada Day concerts at Whistler Olympic Plaza. Concert times can be found here: http://www.summitlodge.com/event/free-concerts-vancouver-symphony-orchestra/

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in Whistler

5. Watch the Canada Day fireworks display

Who doesn’t love fireworks? Let out your inner child for the evening and join a huge crowd at the base of Whistler Mountain for the annual Canada Day firework show. Fireworks will start at sunset.

Fireworks over Whistler Village

6. Fill up on local treats at the Whistler Farmers Market

From it’s humble beginnings in 1994, the Whistler Farmer’s Markets gets bigger and better every year. Now with an average of 80 vendors showcasing fresh fruit, farm grown vegetables, art, crafts, and baked goods, this is the place to go to stock up on local produce and Canada Day tasty treats. The market runs every Sunday from 10am – 4pm.