My wife would like to go, having heard of it for years, but I wonder if it'd be very crowded, with more of a resort than natural/relaxing atmosphere (we loved Lake Quinault in Washington). Would likely be a mid-week visit, about July 8-10. We'll be spending most of our time in Washington, flying into and out of Seattle. Looking at real estate in WA. Already planning on taking the ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria, spending a couple of days there, and then going somewhere else before heading to the Seattle airport for departure July 14.
Any experiences in Whistler during July? Any other ideas, either in the same general area, or back on Vancouver Island?