It’s the perfect time to take a vacation, and there’s no better place to head than Whistler-Blackcomb.

This resort town is well known as a ski destination, but there’s plenty to do in the sunshine-filled valley throughout the summer. Follow these tips to help you plan the perfect family summer vacation to Whistler!

Each summer presents itself as an opportunity to make magical memories with your family that will last a lifetime. The kids are out of school for a few months, and everyone adopts a laid-back approach to life for a while.

Here’s how to plan the perfect summer trip for your family to this wonderful destination: 

Step 1: Begin Saving for Your Vacation!

It’s never too early nor too late to begin saving for your next vacation. If you want to visit Whistler-Blackcomb this summer, there are a few easy ways to save extra cash for your trip.

According to an article published on U.S. News and World Report, the best way to start saving is to open a separate savings account specifically for your vacation.

Throw your extra money into that account each week, and you’ll see your vacation fund grow. You also might want to consider dropping an unnecessary expense for a few months — like premium cable or streaming services — and saving that money for your trip instead.

Step 2: Book as Early as Possible

The sooner you book your trip to Whistler-Blackcomb, the better off you will be. The best accommodations are available early in the season, and will be reserved before you know it.

If you know Whistler is the destination you want to visit this summer, then start the planning process early. By booking a vacation rental, condominium, vacation home or hotel room early, you will be able to secure a rental that you want, before those options are all gone. You will likely also save on early season bookings discounts saving you more money.

 Step 3: Make Sure You Get a Great Deal

Check out our deals page before you finalize your bookings. There are always amazing accommodations available at incredible prices, so you don’t want to miss out on a chance to save a lot of money on an incredible trip.

Here are a few Whistler deals that are currently available:

Book early to Save big! 

  1. 35% OFF SUMMER STAYS! – Save 35% on Summer Lodging! No blackout dates! 5 night minimum stay required.
  2. 30% OFF SUMMER STAYS! – Save 30% on Summer Lodging! No blackout dates! 3 night minimum stay required.
  3. 25% OFF SUMMER STAYS! – Save 25% on Summer Lodging! No blackout dates! Call today to book!

Step 4: Don’t Wait to Book Your Flights

After you have decided on the dates for your summer trip to Whistler-Blackcomb and you have secured an amazing deal on a place to stay in the area, the next step is to book your flights. This should be a top priority, as you will want to get the cheapest airfare possible.

According to an article published on USA Today based on a study completed by CheapAir.com, the best time to book your flights is 112-21 days prior to leaving for vacation.

This is when you are most likely to get the best rates, but you should check rates daily in order to scoop up an amazing deal. Flying on off days, such as Tuesdays and Wednesdays, is another good way to save money on airfare, according to AirfareWatchDog.com.

Step 5: Read Reviews, but Rely on the Experts

Online reviews are a valuable resource to help you make a more trusted decision, especially for travelers who are hoping to book activities and excursions while they are staying in Whistler-Blackcomb. However, usually those who are very satisfied or extremely disappointed leave reviews. For expert guidance and reliable tips, call and speak with our reservations team for more information on what to do in the area with your family.

Our experts both live in and breath Whistler year round. There are no better qualified experts to help you make those decisions, with added insight and experience.

Step 6: Research, Research, Research

Read blog posts about the local area to learn more about what there is to do. For instance, our post on great Whistler Village Restaurants will provide you with information about the most delicious restaurants in the area that can also be perfect for families with children of all ages.

Another post we published on the family-friendly amenities available at the Whistler-Blackcomb Resort might also be of interest to you.

Step 7: Pick a Few Family-Friendly Activities to Enjoy

Regardless of the ages of your children or your interests as a family, you are sure to find many thrilling activities to enjoy on your summer trip to Whistler-Blackcomb.

According to Whistler’s Best, some of the top activities enjoyed by families include hiking along the trails and sightseeing. There are 18 different mountain trails in the region, ranging from beginner-level trails to advanced hiking trails.

Another activity to consider is a helicopter tour, which is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many families and will provide your kids with a memory that they will cherish forever.

There’s nothing quite like seeing the mountains from above!

Don’t forget to check out the Blackcomb Kid’s Adventure Zone, which gives kids an opportunity to climb, swing and jump all while soaking up fantastic views of the mountain range.

Through Whistler-Blackcomb Lodging and Vacation Rentals, you can book not only your lodging but also the services you need to enjoy an outstanding trip, as well as the activities your entire family wants to enjoy.

Visit our site today in order to begin planning the best family summer vacation to Whistler yet.