Brett Tippie leads what many would consider a charmed life. In his late 40s, he has a wife (Sarah) and two daughters (Jess, 9, and Alix, 6), has enjoyed sustained success in two sports, is revered in his community — this past spring he was voted Favourite Local Legend at the Whistler Chamber of Commerce’s annual excellence awards ceremony — and is known to colleagues as the “Director of Good Times” for his gregarious nature.
What could be better than summer in Whistler: afternoons by the lake, hiking in the alpine, a barbecue and drinks on the patio? Less than 90 minutes from Vancouver, with options for dining, shopping, galleries and public art, and outdoor adventure, Whistler is at the top of the list of North American mountain towns as a summer destination.
The Alpine Loop trail system begins with the Alpine Walk trailhead located mere steps from the Blackcomb Mountain end of the Peak 2 Peak Gondola. The easy-walking, narrow dirt path leaves the sights and sounds of Whistler Blackcomb’s operations behind. Minutes later, hikers are immediately hit with a view of forever-reaching peaks, snow and sky.
Black bears are constantly on the move in Whistler. They can be seen on the mountains, in the Village and in residential neighbourhoods. They are fast — as in covering 50 feet in one second. They swim and climb. Their intelligence is likened to that of the great apes — or a three-year-old child.
Whistler’s spectacular scenery is the backdrop for an exceptional variety of activities. Why don't you try some of these unforgettable Whistler experiences this summer? Experience decadent dining at winemaker and longtable dinners. Get culturally connected with Whistler’s public art, museums and cultural venues. Embark on an e-bike adventure in the nearby Callaghan Valley or Whistler Olympic Park. Get out on the water and navigate down the River of Golden Dreams.
Giving you the inside information on what’s happening, what’s fun and what’s new in Whistler. Find out more about the Spearhead Huts Project in Whistler’s backcountry and exciting upgrades and new attractions on Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. Plus learn about the local areas’ grizzly bear population.