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Whistler

Skiing, glaciers, and zip lines are just a taste of what this alpine adventure playground has to offer.

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Whistler Zipline Experience: Ziptrek Eagle Tour

1. Whistler Zipline Experience: Ziptrek Eagle Tour

Meet your professional and fun tour guides in Whistler Village then get geared up for your adventure. This tour is accessed via the Whistler Village Gondola with a short walk to the first zipline launching at an elevation of 3,280 feet (1,000m) right on Whistler mountain. From here, your adventure continues with 5 breathtaking ziplines and 4 treetop bridges. The first zipline is side-by-side so you can zip next to a friend and the last zipline brings you right back into Whistler Village. This tour is perfect if you've ziplined before or crave an adrenaline rush!

Whistler Spectacular Glacier Tour by Seaplane

2. Whistler Spectacular Glacier Tour by Seaplane

Discover even more of Whistler's majestic mountains and glaciers as you fly high over the scenry on this 30 minutes flight.  Experience British Columbia’s supernatural beauty with this eagle’s eye flight over the majestic glaciers, rugged peaks, unique volcanic formations and lush alpine meadows that surround the turquoise waters of mile-high Garibaldi Lake. Don’t forget your camera! With currently over 50 aircraft, Harbour Air, Westcoast Air, and Whistler Air operate the largest seaplane fleet in the world. Dehavilland DHC-3 Turbine Single Otters and Twin Otter service regularly scheduled flights between the Lower Maindland, and Vancouver Island. DHC-2 Beavers service the Gulf Islands, and a Cessna 185 aircraft is available for charter. What started as a two airplane operation in 1982 to service the BC forestry sector, Harbour Air Seaplanes has grown into North America’s largest seaplane airline and only fully carbon neutral airline. With a showcase fleet of Canadian-made De Havilland aircraft, you’ll enjoy flying aboard a DHC-3 Turbine Single Otter, DHC-6 Twin Otter, or DHC-2 Beaver. Let’s fly!

Vancouver: Sea to Sky Gondola and Whistler Day Trip

3. Vancouver: Sea to Sky Gondola and Whistler Day Trip

Ride the Sea to Sky Gondola, explore Whistler Village and admire the natural wonders in between on this 10-hour adventure that departs from Vancouver. Feel in awe of ever-changing landscapes along the Sea to Sky Highway. There will be a pit stop to marvel at the 335 meter high Shannon Falls. Ride the famous Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish, an outdoor paradise for climbers and backcountry adventurers. The gondola takes you to Habrich Ridge, where you will have 90 minutes to take in breathtaking views of the mountains, coastal rainforest and network of inlets of Howe Sound. Pass the quaint town of Squamish and the Tantalus Glacier while continuing the journey to Whistler. Once there, spend an afternoon exploring downtown shops and cafes. Located at the base of Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort, home of the 2010 Olympics, you will be able to take advantage of the surrounding hiking trails.

Whistler: The Longest ZIpline in North America

4. Whistler: The Longest ZIpline in North America

Meet your professional tour guide at Whistler's Upper Village at the base of the Blackcomb Gondola. Gear up for your adventure and then ride the gondola. Hop off the gondola and take a short shuttle van to the launch area. Feel your adrenaline pumping as you zip over 2 kilometers between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. Take in the incredible views of the Fitzsimmons Valley. Finally, land on firm ground again at the near the mid-mountain area of Whistler.  Ride the Whistler Gondola back down to the main Village.

Whistler: The Sea to Sky Helicopter Tour and Glacier Landing

5. Whistler: The Sea to Sky Helicopter Tour and Glacier Landing

Discover the astonishing beauty of Whistler and the surrounding area on this scenic helicopter flight. After meeting your professional pilot and getting comfy in a helicopter, get ready to take in incredible views. During your 42 minutes in the air, see the famous Whistler Blackcomb Resort, the turquoise green Cheakamus Lake, Garibaldi Lake, and fly over the spectacular mountain top with a view of Black Tusk Peak. Feel the cold icy snow with both feet as you enjoy a 15-minute landing to savor a magnificent glacier viewing, if weather conditions allow. This landing experience offers absolutely amazing views. After your scenic flight, you will return to the Whistler Heliport.

From Vancouver: Sea to Sky Gondola and Whistler Tour

6. From Vancouver: Sea to Sky Gondola and Whistler Tour

Set off from Vancouver aboard a luxury coach on a journey to Whistler. Take in panoramic views of the ocean, sky-high mountains, and glaciers. Enjoy the special opportunity to spot local wildlife. The first stop is Shannon Falls, the third-highest waterfall in BC, where water cascades over a series of cliffs from a height of 335 meters (1,099 feet). There are two viewing platforms for the falls just a short walk from the parking lot. The next stop is the Sea to Sky Gondola just south of Squamish. Take a short ride up to the summit (an impressive 885 meters above sea-level). You will have 1.5 hours to grab a bite to eat, hike the trails, and enjoy the sweeping views of the surrounding mountain ranges and the turquoise waters of Howe Sound. From there the bus will continue north along the Sea to Sky highway to the world-famous Whistler Village. The charming pedestrian-only village has something to offer everyone. Take 4 hours to explore world-class restaurants and shopping or just wander through the village. Watch the sunset on your way back to Vancouver.

Whistler: Wedge Mountain & Glacier Helicopter Tour

7. Whistler: Wedge Mountain & Glacier Helicopter Tour

Enjoy the spectacular views of the Garibaldi Mountain range on a scenic helicopter flight from Whistler. Take off and ascend to 8,000 feet in altitude to discover breathtaking scenery on a 14-minute flight. Admire the views of Wedgemount Lake - a picturesque turquoise-coloured alpine lake located in Garibaldi Provincial Park. Then, fly around Wedge Mountain, the highest summit in the Garibaldi Range. See the Wedge Glacier which descends from the mountain peaks, before flying back to Whistler.

Vancouver: Whistler Mountain Via Ferrata Climbing Experience

8. Vancouver: Whistler Mountain Via Ferrata Climbing Experience

Experience the heights of Vancouver's Whistler Mountain on a shared group or private tour. Arrive at base camp and ride up in a gondola to the alpine shop to start your climb via ferrata. Use rungs built into the rocks to reach the peak and take in stunning views. Make your way to the village base camp and climb into a gondola, watching the world below becoming smaller and smaller as you ascend towards the starting point of your climb. Step off the gondola and enter the local partner's alpine shop to learn about the special lanyard system that will allow you to climb Whistler with ease. Look up in awe at the peak and clip yourself onto the cable that leads up the rocks. Take it rung by rung until you reach the top of the mountain and reward yourself with unforgettable views of Garibaldi Provincial Park. On the way back, choose to follow a 3-kilometer hiking path or take a chairlift.

Whistler: Guided eBike Adventure

9. Whistler: Guided eBike Adventure

Experience the breathtaking scenery of Wilderness Valley on this eBike tour. Tours depart at 9:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 5:00 PM, so you can choose a time that suits you. Explore Wilderness Valley and visit an active bear den, 3 glacial-fed Alpine lakes, 500-year-old ancient cedar stands, fishing holes, bird sanctuaries, and beaver lodges along the way. See Whistler only airport, a seaplane harbor, and bike along the River of Golden Dreams and Romance before you reach the last stop, Rainbow Park. There will be stops along the way to take photos, and your guide will teach you about the local flora and fauna of the Wilderness Valley.

Whistler Zipline Experience: Ziptrek Bear Tour

10. Whistler Zipline Experience: Ziptrek Bear Tour

Meet and gear up with your professional tour guides to begin, then hop into a quick shuttle taking you to your 33-acre playground in the valley between Whistler and the Blackcomb Mountains. Enjoy up-close views of the 2010 Olympic Bobsled and Luge track on your way up to our zipline course. Take a walk on a Suspension Bridge to say hello to 'Big Doug,' the oldest Douglas Fur tree on site and then get zipping. This tour takes you on a series of five ziplines from 400 to 1100 ft in the heart of the old growth rainforest, zig zagging from the Blackcomb to Whistler mountains over Fitzsimmons Creek. You will also get to learn about the local ecology and community of Whistler along the way. This tour is perfect for groups, families and mellow zippers!

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What people are saying about Whistler

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 228 reviews

Well it all started because senior management ( My Wife) made a corporate decision that as it was her Significant birthday that had us in Vancouver then we were going to Whistler. We don’t ski, never have and as for snow boarding , well let’s just I couldn’t stand on a surf board on the beach so theres no chance either if of us could do it on a snowboard!! We booked a trip and were picked up from our hotel in a very luxurious bus, very friendly driver who even came to the lobby to find us. We met up with the rest of the tour group and set off with our driver, historian and Dad joke specialist Leslie. The weather was terrible but the journey was brilliant due to the constant chatter from Leslie about all the local history and characters that had carved out the province of British Colombia. We stopped at the sea to sky Gondolas ride, amazing experience. On to Whistler and if you like shopping , food, beer your in heaven, oh yea and snow ! Return journey was as good and dropped to Hotel.

Ian was a very knowledgeable and entertaining guide. He was very flexible with our family interests and needs. I would highly recommend this tour! Ian is very funny and did an amazing job weaving in stories from the First Nations people to provide a fulsome picture of the region. It’s a great way to learn about the area while enjoying nature.

It was a fantastic trip, Steven our driver and guide was fantastic and keep the whole trip entertaining and interesting! The sites were gorgeous and the food in Whistler was delicious! High recommend this trip! Definitely recommend sitting on the left side of the bus (driver side) you will get the most of the tour!

Renzo was a fantastic, knowledgeable guide who created a really memorable experience for those on our tour today.

Tour guide so helpful! A nice thing to do, especially if you’re travelling solo