Whistler Olympic Park Summertime Fun

There are many poeple who think that the Whistler Olympic Park in the Callaghan Valley is not as much of a recreational wonderland in the summer as it is in the winter.  They are wrong.

With more than 40 km of biking, hiking and horseback riding trails, interpretive tours, and a fully functioning biathlon range and roller ski trails, the Whistler Olympic Park is an amazing place to visit in the summer.  There is event camping for the avid outdoorspeople.

Whistler has plenty of wildlife that can be seen just driving up the road.  The most popular inhabitants are the black bears and there are lots of those just relaxing on the side of the road.  We've also had the pleasure of seeing deer, wolves, marmots and many different kinds of birds.

The CVTC team uses the road to the Callaghan Valley multiple times each week for roller skiing.  The road has wide shoulders, little traffic, and is primarily uphill, which is ideal for rollerskiing as those little training devices have no brakes!  "The roads are in great condition and offer varying terrain, including some fantastic long climbs," comment Chris Manhard (coach) on why he prefers the Whistler Olympic Park road for training. 

The access road is not only ideal for rollerskiing, as many road cyclists include it on their outings.  Ironman Canada has even included the road as part of its 180 km bike route. 

Needless to say, if you haven't visited Whistler Olympic Park in the summer, it's about time you considered it!

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