Whistler is a charming, little town located north of Vancouver, BC. The pedestrian village is nestled at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Whistler is best known for having the largest ski resort in North America. Action and adventure seekers will certainly enjoy the many outdoor activities to be found here. The area is perfect for winter sports like skiing, sledding and snowboarding in the cold months. In the warmer months, enjoy hiking, biking and lots of great fishing. Here are the 8 best adventure tours to help you plan your vacation to Whistler.
Get off the beaten path and go on the off road adventure of a lifetime. Three different options are available for beginners to intermediate drivers. Enjoy the thrill of seeing cool, glacial lakes, stunning mountain valleys and dense forest groves. Keep your eyes open to spot the local wildlife who live in the area. All three tours last about 2 to 2.5 hours. Prepare to get dirty and don’t worry, crash helmets are provided.
RZR Offroading Tours in Whistler
Tour Times: Daily 8:30 am, 10:30 am & 2:30 pm
Ticket Prices: 186.92 USD
Get the adrenaline pumping with one of three great river rafting experiences. Newbies to experts are sure to enjoy the thrill of shooting over the rapids. Three different rivers offer up three very different tours. Choose to float down the river while taking in the scenery. Or go for broke and maneuver your way down a challenging water course while you try to stay afloat. Experienced guides will accompany you on the way. Enjoy a light snack while on the river and end your day with an outdoor barbecue lunch.
Whistler Whitewater Rafting
Duration: 2 hours
Your two hour trip starts at the Carleton Lodge in the main village. You will board a comfortable jeep 4x4 and enjoy a winding drive up Blackcomb Mountain. The highlight of the tour is the Horstman Glacier. Here you will be stunned by the amazing views of the coastal mountain range and Whistler Village. Your driver will narrate the tour with interesting facts about the area and point out places of interest.
Blackcomb Glacier Safari by 4x4
Duration: 2 hours
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Take your taste buds on an adventurous tour of the best restaurants Whistler has to offer. This four course tour starts at the Crystal Lodge, where you will meet your foodie guide. First stop is Barefoot Bistro where you will visit the extensive wine cellar and learn how to open a bottle of champagne with a sword. Here you will also sample your first course, appetizers. Some of the dishes you will taste on your tour include local wild salmon, cajun crusted tuna and delicious desserts and icewine confections.
Fine Dining Dinner Tour in Whistler
Duration: 3 hours
Experience a night out with new friends at the hottest clubs in Whistler. Start the night with appetizers and drink specials while you get to know your guide and fellow party goers. The tour will take you to three other clubs where you will get to skip past the line outside and enjoy VIP treatment. Drink specials are offered at every location as well as some fun new bar games to help you create lasting memories. The ticket price includes all cover charges and bar games, and you must be 18 or over to participate.
Whistler Club Crawl
Duration: 6 hours
Enjoy stunning views of forest, wildlife and white water rivers, as you soar through the sky. The zipline tour incorporates ziplines, suspension bridges and land trails. Two different tours are available for beginners and adventure seekers. Your tour begins at the Carlton Lodge in the main village. Two guides will join you on your adventure and help with all of the necessary equipment. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy shoes.
Zipline Adventure in Whistler
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Get a bird’s eye view of Whistler, Blackcomb Mountain and the Cheakamus Glacier on one of three helicopter tours. You will be picked up in the village and driven to the heliport where you will meet your guide. After a brief safety training you will board the helicopter and take to the skies. The total time and scenery you see depends on which tour you choose. After arriving safely back on ground you will be transported back to the starting point.
Whistler, Blackcomb and Black Tusk Helicopter Tour
Duration: 24 to 45 minutes
The whole family will enjoy this unique nature walk. Suspended in the air, enjoy your unique perspective of old growth forest as you walk among the tops of the trees. A knowledgeable guide will accompany you and keep you informed of the different trees and wildlife you will see. The adventure takes about 90 minutes to two hours to complete. Shuttle transportation is provided to and from Whistler Village.
Treetop Canopy Walk in Whistler
Duration: 2 hours
Something exciting all year
Whistler is a great vacation destination no matter what time of year you choose to visit. Find some of the best trails for skiing and snowboarding during the winter. Enjoy stunning mountain views and local wildlife while hiking and exploring during the summer. And all year round you can find some interesting shops featuring handcrafted goods and delicious food in the local restaurants. No matter when you choose to visit Whistler, Canada, you are sure to find plenty of activities the whole family will enjoy.
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