Posted on February 17, 2021

Springtime in Whistler BC is a favorite amongst many travelers and locals. The days are longer, the weather starts to warm up and more activities become available. But what is it that drives so many people to enjoy Whistler in Spring? At the Crystal, we have listed what makes Springtime the perfect time to visit Whistler so you can plan the perfect trip to unhibernate yourself.


March is typically the snowiest month for Whistler Blackcomb, which is a great way to kick off Spring. April shows longer and sunnier days with amazing snow conditions that allow you to de-layer and swap your goggles for sunglasses as you lap the alpine chairlifts.


Get a head start on your biking fitness and enjoy the Sea to Sky bike trails in Spring. With the majority of bike trails snow free by April, you can get some early season trail riding in. Spring biking has less crowds, cooler days so you can ride for longer and the dirt is usually nicer as it hasn’t been dried out.


The best golf courses in Canada are in Whistler. By mid-May, Spring golfing is underway and the best time to get out on the greens and shake off any cobwebs that might have occurred over the Winter. Cooler temperatures mean you can take your time mastering your shots without feeling the heat from the Summer sun. Our favourite courses to play are Whistler Golf Course, Nicklaus North Golf Course and Big Sky Golf Course in Pemberton. You might even come across some of Whistlers four legged locals as the bears love the golf courses just as much as we do.


One of the more unique experiences that Whistler has on offer is sailing on Alta Lake. Sail around the 2.5km lake and take in the amazing surrounding mountain views. With plenty of ramp access, it is easy to take your own sailboat on the water or you can rent from Whistler Sailing Club.


Explore your favourite Whistler hikes in Spring and see them in a different light. Iconic Whistler hikes such Iceberg Lake and Rainbow Falls are best in Spring when the snow is melted enough for easy access and creating amazing waterfalls as well as giving the surrounding peaks enough snow to frame each view uniquely.

Bear Watching

After a long Winter, the Whistler bears are also starting to unhibernate and make their way out into the forest. Some will have new family members with them and start the process of showing their new born cubs how to forage for food and other bear necessities.


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These are just a few of the things that make Whistler the perfect place to visit in Spring. We love to make everybody’s experience one that they will never forget when they stay with us at Crystal Lodge. Contact our Guest Services Team and they can assist you in finding Whistler accommodation at the best rates and offers we have at [email protected] or 1 800 667 3363.