The town of Whistler is one of the top travel destinations in British Columbia, Canada. Known for its world-class ski runs, Whistler also offers additional activities that you can enjoy during your stay. Expedia makes it easy to book hotel rooms, car rentals, and airline tickets to Whistler.…
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Grab a window seat in a custom-built plane and take off from Green Lake—the largest lake in the Whistler area. With a knowledgeable pilot in the cockpit, hear narration about the sights through a personal headset. Peer down at crystal blue lakes nestled between mountain peaks and see massive glaciers before landing at a remote lake.
Step out on the soft sandy beach and take a deep breath of the crisp mountain air. Take a stroll along the untouched terrain, where snowcapped mountaintops frame the lake. A deli-style lunch is served before the return flight to Whistler, during which you may witness grand views of Garibaldi Lake and Garibaldi Provincial Park. Read More close
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Join your guide in downtown Whistler or catch a ride from your hotel before you head out into the forests, rivers, and lakes around this stunning stretch of British Columbia. Chat with your guide about the day's adventures, planned with your preferences in mind.
Consider taking to trails that wind through meadows and boreal forests on a sturdy mountain bike, learn about the area's diverse ecology on a nature walk through the woods, or grab a paddle and practice your J-stroke in a stable canoe. Work with your group as a cohesive team to overcome fun-filled challenges, and pick up some handy outdoor skills along the way. Read More close
Join your guide in downtown Whistler or catch a lift directly from your hotel and head north in a comfortable shuttle. Cruise up a gravel road to reach the Ancient Cedars trailhead, where you can hop out, lace up your hiking boots, and set off after your experienced guide.
Stroll around the gargantuan trunks of old-growth cedar, craning your neck to take in the sweeping arc of their massive branches. Learn about the area's ecology with commentary from your guide and take time to snap photos of these woodland giants before you reach the trail and turn back. Read More close
Meet up with your guide in the village or get picked up from your hotel and venture out into the wilderness that flanks Whistler's busy resort. Traipse along the edge of a wetland to a site where bears hibernate over the winter, and gain insight into the life cycle of these majestic mammals.
Keep your eyes peeled as you cross through areas that bears frequent in search of food to see if you can spot a berry-hunting bear in the brush. Get pointers from your guide on what to do if you even run into a bear up close, and learn about the efforts Whistler is making to reduce human-bear conflicts on this informative walk. Read More close
Wear layered clothing including a waterproof jacket and a hat before heading out on this epic fishing adventure. Then meet your fishing guide at Pemberton Fish Finder, and head over to your hand selected fishing spot on the Birkenhead River.
Upon arrival, put on some waders, and then learn the basic techniques of fly fishing from your guide in the shallow river. Practice casting your fly rod for a chance to catch sockeye salmon as they swim up the stream. Be sure to take the time to enjoy the enchanting landscape as the sun sets over the mountains dusted in snow. Snap photos to create a lasting memory of your day before the evening comes to an end. Read More close
Prepare for the journey ahead by wearing layered clothing, including a waterproof jacket and a hat. Don’t forget to bring a pair of polarized sunglasses to cut down on glare and insect repellent to ward off bug bites. Then meet your fishing guide at Pemberton Fish Finder to begin your adventure.
Upon arrival, put on some waders. Then learn the basic techniques of spin fishing from your guide. Practice your spin and reel technique along the riverbank, or walk into the shallow riverbed for a chance to catch sockeye salmon swimming upstream.
Take the time to enjoy the majestic landscape as the sun sets over the snow capped mountains with light peering through the evergreen forest. The tour concludes at nightfall, as you watch the sunset fall behind the horizon. Read More close
Begin by strapping into an open-air Jeep® and taking a deep breath of the refreshing mountain air. After a brief safety instruction, take off onto a rocky, winding trail.
Local wildlife is constantly creating new paths for exploration, making each tour unique. Experience the thrill of descending into Whistler Valley and blasting through glacier-fed rivers. Throughout your journey, your knowledgeable driver shares trivia about Whistler and surrounding landmarks.
Head towards the Horstman Glacier to learn about local wildlife such as deer, marmots, and otters, and maybe even spot a bear or cougar in the distance. When you're ready to take a break, stop at a lookout point and snap some pictures of Whistler's verdant valleys and towering mountains.
In just 2 hours, you get all the thrill and adventure of romping through Blackcomb's natural terrain, as well as breathtaking views from 4,500 feet (1,370 m) above sea level. Read More close
Arrive at the Upper Callaghan Basin and notice the blossoming flowers, vibrant cedar trees, and an abundance of singing birds. Professional instructors describe what to expect on the challenging course and how to safely ride and operate the ATV.
Hop on and get your adrenaline pumping on the longest single-track ATV trail in Whistler. Cross a narrow single file bridge and listen as your knowledgeable guide shares interesting Whistler trivia, highlighting striking landmarks and nature along the way.
Romp through streams, past surging waterfalls, and up steep forest-lined trails. Be sure to keep an eye out for bald eagles, deer, and maybe even a bear off in the distance. When you're ready for a break, savor a picnic lunch with the picturesque glistening mountaintops and lush forest as your backdrop. Read More close
Depart from your hotel or the Whistler Gondola Transit Exchange after a convenient pickup from your guide and set out for your first of 2 brewery stops. Meet a passionate beer connoisseur who provides an up-close and informative glimpse into the intriguing craft brewing process. You learn about different types of beer and sample special selections in search of your favorite malt beverage. Also, enjoy a bite of the provided snacks and appetizers to compliment your brew.
You may choose to bring your growler along to fill up with a delightful takeaway of your choice craft beer before returning to your starting point to conclude the tour. Read More close
A short bus ride to Paradise Valley takes you to the banks of the Elaho-Squamish River—a 70-km (44-mile) long waterway that winds through the spectacular Elaho Canyon. Grab your paddle, climb aboard amid the unspoiled wilderness, and prepare to fly by steep cliffs, evergreens, and alpine scenery as you make your way downstream.
Feel the rush as you maneuver through the swirls, waves, and eddies of the river's Class III and Class IV rapids—this challenging ride is sure to leave you totally enthralled and at least a little bit wet. As you float, glance into the forest, where you might just spot bears, elk, or eagles among the trees.
As the waters calm and you float toward the end of your journey, step ashore for a tasty barbecue lunch in a pristine setting before your ride back to Whistler Village. Read More close
Get suited up and find your spot on the inflatable raft. Your guide takes the back seat to ensure a full view for safety and navigating the river. As you sail upon the river's gentle waters, admire lush forests and be on the lookout for a variety of birds and other wildlife such as bald eagles and moose.
With splashes from the river in the background, listen as your guide shares stories about the Squamish First Nation people. Their lives have been deeply rooted in the surrounding wilderness for centuries and they traveled via canoe on this very river to gather food and supplies.
Cool off with a quick dip in the glacier-fed, pristine waters and stop for a midday snack along the way. Once out of the water, head to Executive Suites Hotel & Resort to freshen up and enjoy a full service restaurant, outdoor recreational areas, and an outdoor pool. Read More close
Meet your guide and check out the 15,000 bottles in the wine cellar at Bearfoot Bistro—here you have a chance to learn the perfect technique for sabering a bottle of champagne. Your guide shares information about Canada's culinary scene and introduces you to a game you play throughout the evening—there are prizes to be won at the end.
Dive into a savory amuse-bouche prepared by award-winning chef Melissa Craig. Her gastronomic flights of fancy might include Muscovy duck with prosciutto or Paradise Valley pork belly with sweet corn and crème fraiche.
At Hy's Steakhouse, dig into blackened Ahi tuna, and at Quattro, enjoy an entrée-sized portion of veal scaloppini with boconcini or salmon filet with an orange-Dijon glaze, both served with chef-owner Antonio's signature spicy pasta dish.
Bring your meal to a sweet close at Roger's Chocolates—the staff will tell you all about Canada's chocolate making history. Finally, finish your evening back at the FireRock lounge, discussing your culinary exploits over a plate of artisan cheeses.
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Meet up with your professional angling guide at your hotel lobby, and then head out to the snow-fed Squamish River to begin your fishing trip. While premium fishing gear is provided, be sure to wear layered, water-resistant clothing and bring polarized sunglasses to cut down the glare from the river. Melting snow from the Tantalus Mountain Range feeds the Squamish River system with rich nutrients, creating a pristine environment for salmon to breed.
Your experienced guide knows several ideal locations along the river suited for either stillwater or fly fishing and can teach you how to properly tie a fly, and then cast a line. If you are capable of casting a floating line more than 50 feet (15 m), then there is also an option to fly fish off the beach where the river meets the sound.
Pink salmon average 2–6 pounds (0. 9–2. 7 kg) and the abundance of fish returning in the summer grants the possibility of catching more than a dozen. After an exciting morning fishing along the river, your guide provides transportation back to your hotel accommodation. Read More close
Meet up with your professional angling guide at your hotel lobby then head out to the Squamish River to begin your fishing adventure. While premium fishing gear is provided, be sure to wear layered, water resistant clothing and bring polarized sunglasses to cut down the glare from the river. Winds passing over the snow capped Tantalus Mountains deliver a cold breeze over the Squamish Riverbed, so be sure to keep warm. Panoramic views of snow covered peaks and frosted trees offer a welcoming reward for overcoming the elements.
Your experienced guide knows several ideal locations along the river suited for either stillwater or fly fishing and can teach you how to properly tie a fly before you cast a line. If you are capable of casting a floating line more than 50 feet (15 m), then there is also an option to fly fish off the beach where the river meets the sound.
Adult Chum salmon average 10–20 pounds (4. 5–9. 1 kg) while adult Coho salmon average 7–11 pounds (3. 2–5 kg), but can be much larger. Meanwhile, various species of trout and steelhead meander through the river in the winter months. After an exciting morning fishing along the river, your guide provides transportation back to your hotel accommodation. Read More close
Catch a ride to the top of the Whistler Village Gondola and join your guide to get set up with your equipment for the day. Strap on a snug helmet, grab an ice axe, and help carry thick coils of rope as you set out across the Whistler Bowl's snowy slopes toward the toe of a massive glacier. Before you get started, go over basic glacier-crossing practices, learn how to use your equipment, and then fall in line as you get roped together with fellow trekkers.
Cross over the pale blue depths of crevasses, punch your boots into hard sections of snow, and work as a team to zigzag across the glacier, using techniques that have been around since the turn of the 20th century. Along the way, chat with your guide about the role of glaciers in forming the craggy peaks of Whistler's iconic mountains, and get tips on other natural areas to check out during your stay before you head back toward Roundhouse Lodge and close out your day. Read More close
Take off from Green Lake, the largest lake in Whistler area, and admire striking views from the comfort of a window seat in a custom-built plane. With a knowledgeable pilot in the cockpit, hear narration about the sights through your personal headset.
The Coast Mountains of British Columbia boast some of the most spectacular wilderness scenery in the world. Just a few minutes by air from the heart of Whistler, the gem of this amazing landscape is Garibaldi Provincial Park. Soar above the majestic glaciers, rugged peaks, unique volcanic formations, and lush alpine meadows that surround Garibaldi Lake. Read More close
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After riding the Whistler Village Gondola to the Roundhouse Lodge, head to the tour office to get equipped with a sturdy ice axe and helmet before setting out with your guide across the Whistler Bowl. Depending on the season, you might pick your way through trails that wind through wildflower and boulders, or hike across pristine blankets of fresh snow to reach your starting point at the toe of the glacier.
While you hike, enjoy up-close views of Whistler Peak's 7,086-foot (2,160-m) summit and listen to your guide's engaging commentary about the relationship between climate change and glacier conditions. When it's time to head back, knock out some glissading practice by sliding down the glacier, and then meander back toward the lodge to turn in your gear. Read More close
Board a floatplane for your unforgettable scenic flight. From the comfort of your window seat, gaze at the endless alpine views and the rugged glacial landscape. Feel the warmth of the afternoon sun as you fly to the highest peaks, and marvel at the beautiful rivers and ice-shaped surroundings.
With a knowledgeable pilot in the cockpit, hear narration about the sights through your personal headset. Take in the stunning views of the Pemberton Icecap, which stretches over 120 square miles (330 sq km) of treeless terrain and feeds a chain of 3 turquoise glacial lakes. Soar above the majestic glaciers, unique volcanic formations, and lush alpine meadows. Don't forget your camera to capture these one-of-a-kind aerial views before you touch down on the water and then step back onto solid ground. Read More close
Get picked up from your hotel or walk into the village to meet your guide right at the shop, where you get fitted for a rugged mountain bike. Once you're all geared up and have your helmet on, pedal out of the village and onto the best paths of the Lost Lake mountain bike trail network. Fly over tree-shaded trails behind your guide and hone your technical riding skills on your way to Green Lake.
Once you reach the shores of the lake—the largest in Whistler—swap your wheels for a paddle and settle into a canoe or kayak. Push off from the beach and paddle leisurely across the lake, soaking up the sweeping views of glacier-capped peaks and evergreen forests. Arrive at the lake's north shore and walk through the trees to peek at the abandoned buildings, rusted tractors, and ghostly traces of the old mill town of Parkhurst before you jump in a waiting vehicle to ride back to the village. Read More close
Just a short ride from Whistler Village, head to the banks of the Green River, step into your wetsuit, and hit the river in a 12-foot (3. 6 m) inflatable river raft. Practice your paddling on calmer stretches of water then dive into a thrill ride on the river’s powerful waves, bumps, curlers, and eddies as you work your way through Class II and III rapids.
Float by postcard-worthy landscapes with densely forested hills and snow-capped peaks as you drift downstream, and keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife such as elk, black bears, and bald eagles among the trees. Along the way, your knowledgeable guide provides tips and techniques as well as commentary on this pristine wilderness. Read More close
Get picked up from your hotel or walk into the village to meet your guide for the quick shuttle ride out to Green Lake, the largest lake in the resort's vicinity. Slip into a life jacket and settle into a kayak or canoe to dip your paddle into the water and glide off behind your guide.
Absorb the serenity of this breathtaking natural setting, and keep your eyes on the sky and the shoreline to spot wildlife like bald eagles. Approach the north shore of the lake, where the once-buzzing mill town of Parkhurst now sits abandoned just beyond the trees that fringe the beach. You can traipse through the trees to scope out empty, collapsed houses and remnants of tools and tractors in this strange old ghost town before hopping back in your canoe to paddle back to shore. Read More close
Head to the banks of Alta Lake after catching a ride from your hotel or meeting up with your guide at the office downtown. Choose between the classic comfort of a canoe or the low profile of a kayak, don a life jacket, and grab a paddle before pushing off and heading downstream.
Joining Alta Lake and Green Lake, the River of Golden Dreams is often called Alta Creek, because of the lake its burbling current empties into. Learn about its path and about Whistler's waterways as a whole as you listen to your guide while you paddle. When you break out onto the lake, enjoy stunning views of Whistler Mountain before heading to shore to dry off your gear and get a ride back to your hotel. Read More close
Jump past the club-goers lining up around the block with your VIP access to Tommy Africa's, where you can grab a drink then get down on the dance floor to tunes spun by 1 of Whistler’s best DJs. From there, head to Garibaldi Lift Co. , a cool apres-ski joint with a prime selection of draft beers. Rest your dancing feet over a local brew, then move to the Cinnamon Bear Bar & Grille. Shoot a game of pool, fill up with some pizza, nachos, or other hearty bar food, then head to the mezzanine at Merlin’s in the upper village for a game of darts and another round of libations.
End your evening at Garfinkel's, Whistler's hottest party spot and craziest nightclub, where you can skip by the bouncers and keep your cover charge, then dance the rest of the night away, enjoying table service from friendly servers until the wee hours.
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Leave from Whistler Village after meeting up with your guide on Main Street or getting picked up at your hotel. Head to the trailhead to get fitted for a snug helmet and then spend some time adjusting the height of your seat and handlebars to ensure you're comfortable. Go over a few basic riding techniques and familiarize yourself with the bike's gears before setting off down narrow single-track trails that weave under an evergreen canopy.
Navigate between zigzagging paths that wrap around old-growth cedar trunks and thick patches of ferns, break out into open meadows with sweeping views, and keep an eye out for wildlife. Along the way, listen as your guide offers up tips on your riding style and then head back to the car, honing your skills even more along the way. Read More close
Opt to get picked up from your hotel or just stroll into the village to meet your guide for the short ride over to Alta Lake. Once you arrive, get fitted in a life jacket and take your pick of a kayak or canoe, hopping in and pushing out into the shimmering cobalt waters of Alta Lake.
Dip your paddle beneath the tranquil surface and cruise along behind your guide to reach Rainbow Park, where you can pull the boats up onto shore to walk around a bit. Explore this historic homestead site and check out its collection of restored log cabins before continuing your aquatic adventure. Make your way to the mouth of the River of Golden Dreams, where lilypads capped with pink and white flowers blanket the shoreline, and then head back to the beach to trade in your gear and ride back into town. Read More close
Get picked up at your hotel or meet your guide at a shop in Whistler Village and make your way to Lost Lake, a short walking distance from the village. Loop around the clear waters of the lake and alongside a burbling creek on easy terrain, sticking to a leisurely pace that's perfect for nature lovers of all ages and fitness levels.
As you stroll, your guide shares facts and stories about Whistler's natural history and the flora and fauna that thrive here in the snowy depths of winter and the sun-kissed summer months. Learn about native plants, watch for wildlife in the brush, and enjoy the fresh air and exercise on this foray into the forest. Read More close
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Get picked up from your hotel or meet at a shop in the village for the short ride to beautiful Wayside Park at Alta Lake. Get situated with a kayak or canoe, slip on your life jacket, and then push off from the beach into the lake's shimmering waters. Soak up the view as you drift along behind your guide before dipping your paddle in to turn back to shore.
Back on dry land, hop on a sturdy bike, grab a helmet, and then take off behind your guide to tackle the easy-going mountain biking trails around the lake. Ride up and over hillsides on evergreen-shaded trails and work up a sweat before looping back to your starting point and heading back to town. Read More close
Join your guide downtown or take advantage of convenient hotel pickup to get a ride to your starting location near Alta Lake. When you arrive, hop on an off-road ready mountain bike and strap on a helmet for a leg-pumping ride around the area's scenic trails. Take in views of Whistler Mountain, listen to your guide share stories about the area's ecology, and then transfer to a canoe or kayak for a thrilling paddle down Alta Creek, known locally as the River of Golden Dreams.
Float past the massive trunks of cedar and Douglas fir as you make your way toward Alta Lake, where the snow-dusted peak of Whistler Mountain greets you as you break out into the open water. Cross over to the shore, where you can transfer back to your bike and close out your afternoon with some more riding on zigzagging trails before you head back and turn in your gear. Read More close
Join your guide downtown or catch a ride from your hotel to reach your starting point, where you can get fitted for a rugged mountain bike and strap on a snug helmet. When you're ready to take off, follow your guide to the Valley Trail, a 25-mile (40-km) route that passes by the sparkling shores of pristine lakes, over the rushing rapids of energetic creeks, and through quiet stretches of boreal forests.
Make frequent stops to hear about Whistler's unique, glacier-shaped topography, and chat with your guide about how the world-class ski resort developed over the years. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife as you ride, and don't forget to snap a few photos of your active excursion before you coast to your finish point.
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Meet with your fishing guide at their office, or you can contact them for roundtrip transportation to your hotel in Whistler or Pemberton. Once you've said your hellos, head out to one of the dozen small lakes that are within an hour drive from Pemberton.
Pemberton is uniquely situated at the bottom of a valley that is surrounded by the Coastal Mountains. These steep slopes make for a picturesque scene for you to practice your fishing skills. Your guide's inside knowledge about the area and where the fish are currently biting enhances your chances of reeling in a mess of fish.
Once you're situated at a small, serene lake, listen to the instruction provided by your guide. Learn how to put the bait or lure on and then tackle the art of flicking your wrist just right so that you are casting like a pro in no time.
Feeling confident in your new skills, begin fishing for the Pacific salmon, trout, and steelhead that occupy the lake's waters. Make sure you snap a photo of your biggest fish held up in front of a stunning background of snowcapped mountains. Then, return to your hotel full of pride at your accomplishment. Read More close
Prepare for the tour by wearing warm, layered clothing, gloves, a hat, and a waterproof jacket. Don’t forget to bring a pair of polarized sunglasses to reduce the glare from the water, along with sunscreen and insect repellent. Meet with your fishing guide at their office, or contact them for convenient roundtrip transportation from your Whistler or Pemberton accommodation.
Then, head out to one of the dozen small lakes that are within an hour drive from Pemberton. The small town resides at the bottom of a valley surrounded by the Coastal Mountains which tower thousands of feet above sea level. Take in the spectacular views of snow-covered peaks and lush evergreen forests before casting your line into the pristine freshwater. Fish along the shores or board a small pontoon to venture out into deeper territory.
Your professional guide keeps a record of current fish populations in the lakes to provide an optimal chance to catch Pacific salmon, trout, and steelhead. After a few hours fishing, the tour concludes with a return trip to your hotel. Read More close
Meet up with your expert angling guide at your hotel lobby, and then head out to the Squamish River to begin your fishing trip. While premium fishing gear is provided, be sure to come prepared by wearing layered, water-resistant clothing and bringing polarized sunglasses to cut down the glare from the river. The melting snow from the Tantalus Mountain Range that feeds the Squamish River system with rich nutrients, creates a pristine environment for the salmon to breed.
With the insight of your guide you find the best places to stillwater or fly fish. Watch as they use their nimble fingers to help you learn to tie a fly, and then try your luck by casting your line out for a fish. If you are capable of casting a floating line more than 50 feet (15 m), then there is also an option to fly fish off the beach where the river meets the sound.
Pink salmon average 2–6 pounds (0. 9–2. 7 kg) and the abundance of fish returning in the summer grants the strong possibility of catching more than a dozen wriggling fish. After an exciting morning fishing along the river, your guide provides transportation back to your hotel accommodation. Read More close
Winds across the open waters can be chilly so plan ahead and wear warm, layered clothing along with a waterproof jacket, gloves, and a hat. On sunny days, bring a pair of sunglasses to cut down the glare and put on sunscreen before heading out. Then meet your tour guide at your hotel lobby to be escorted to the boat dock. The private charter accommodates 4 people creating an intimate fishing experience, especially in the vastness of Lillooet Lake. The calm waters are surrounded by snowcapped Coastal Mountains that feed the lake as the ice melts in the summer.
Board the boat, and then head into the deeper areas of the lake for a chance to troll for salmon and trout. The bigger the lake, the bigger the fish. In Lillooet Lake, it is not uncommon to catch 10-pound (4. 5-kg) trout. After a few hours trolling on the lake, the boat returns to the dock where your guide takes you back to your Whistler or Pemberton accommodation. Read More close
Before heading out, be sure to wear layers of warm clothing as the snow-fed rivers and lakes hover a few degrees above freezing. Meet your fishing guide at your hotel lobby to start the fishing tour.
Pemberton is situated in a valley surrounded by the Coastal Mountains that tower thousands of feet above. This impressive setting offers majestic views of snowcapped peaks and evergreen forests. The rustic town is surrounded by many rivers and lakes that Pacific salmon migrate through to breed. The largest of them is Lillooet River that flows into a massive lake of the same name.
With your guide's inside knowledge as to where the fish are currently biting, you travel to one of a dozen or more waterways to try your luck at reeling in a big one.
Fly fishing utilizes a casting technique much different than spin or bait and cast, but your professional guide can teach you the basic methods to get you started. Spend the day perfecting your casting and, with a little luck, catching a few fish. The tour concludes with a return trip to your hotel. Read More close
Your professional fishing guide keeps a record of fish populations within the nearby rivers, so be sure to contact them a few days in advance to optimize your private tour. Prepare for the day by wearing warm, layered clothing including a waterproof jacket, gloves, and a hat. Bring along a pair of polarized sunglasses, sunscreen and insect repellent take make the experience more enjoyable.
Enjoy the ease of roundtrip transportation to and from your Whistler or Pemberton hotel. Once your guide arrives, board a shuttle for a short ride to the nearby rivers and take a moment to enjoy the spectacular landscapes dominated by the snowcapped Coastal Mountains.
At the river, put on a pair of waders, and then slowly walk into the water. Your guide goes over a brief orientation on basic spin and reel techniques. Spin rods lack the trigger mechanism found in traditional bait poles enabling you more control over the amount of slack on the line. This feature allows you to practice different techniques on reeling in your line in an attempt to lure fish. Once you've spent a few hours improving your skills and, with luck, reeling in a mess of fish, you can relax on the ride back to your hotel. Read More close
Meet up with your professional angling guide at your hotel lobby, and then head out to the Squamish River to begin your fishing adventure. While premium fishing gear is provided, be sure to wear layered, water resistant clothing and bring polarized sunglasses to cut down the glare from the river. Winds passing over the snow capped Tantalus Mountains deliver a cold breeze over the Squamish Riverbed, so be sure to keep warm. Panoramic views of snow covered peaks and frosted trees offer a welcoming reward for overcoming the elements.
Your experienced guide knows several ideal locations along the river suited for either still water or fly fishing and can teach you how to properly tie a fly and then cast a line. If you are capable of casting a floating line more than 50 feet (15 m), then there is also an option to fly fish off the beach where the river meets the sound.
Adult Chum salmon average 10–20 pounds (4. 5–9. 1 kg), while adult Coho salmon average 7–11 pounds (3. 2–5 kg), but can be much larger. Meanwhile, various species of trout and steelhead meander through the river in the winter months. After an exciting morning fishing along the river, your guide provides transportation back to your hotel accommodation. Read More close
Contact your friendly guide a few days in advance and have a chat about your personal fishing goals so that your excursion is perfectly tailored to you. Then start the tour with a convenient pickup from your accommodation in Whistler or Pemberton. Be sure to wear warm, layered clothing and a waterproof jacket as the snow-fed waters are quite cold. Also, don’t forget to pack a pair of polarized sunglasses to cut down the glare along with sunscreen and insect repellent.
Your guide keeps a record of fish populations in over a dozen rivers and lakes within a short drive from Pemberton. This enables them to provide you an optimal chance to catch salmon, trout, and steelhead. When you arrive, put on some waders and head out into the water for a brief lesson on how to cast a fly rod. The untouched rivers and lakes are eclipsed by Coastal Mountains towering high above, creating a beautiful evergreen landscape and a serene place to fish. Practice makes perfect and, with a little luck, a bountiful catch. After a couple hours of fishing the tour concludes with a return trip to your hotel accommodation. Read More close
Begin your trip with a convenient pickup from your Whistler or Pemberton accommodation. Depending on the conditions and the personalized advice from you local guide, set up your fishing location on one of Whistler or Pemberton's rivers or small lakes.
Begin with an introduction learning or refining your casting technique and ability to read the waters before you start reeling in the fish. Some of the fish that you can expect to catch include steelhead, rainbow trout, bull trout, chinook, coho, sockeye, and white sturgeon.
Be sure to have your camera ready for the glorious moment of your first catch. Capture the moment with your fish in hand and the stunning British Columbia landscape in the background.
Finally, grab some one-on-one pointers from your experienced fishing guide before the 3-hour adventure concludes, and enjoy a comfortable transport back to your hotel. Read More close
The adventure begins at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, where you choose between driving and romping through the rugged terrain on an ATV, or relaxing and taking in the scenery in a 4x4 Jeep®. Both are led by professional guides who brief you on riding logistics and narrate throughout your journey with fascinating Canadian trivia. Follow a network of trails up to Crystal Hut and keep a lookout for local wildlife, including deer, marmots, otters, and maybe even a bear or cougar in the distance.
Perched at the top of the mountain, you find a quaint log cabin with panoramic views of Whistler Village and the Coast Mountain Range. Savor cedar-planked and maple-glazed wild British Columbia salmon, local vegetables, fresh salad, and a decadent dessert. Sit back and enjoy live entertainment with scenic views. Read More close
Plan your itinerary in advance with your friends and family along with a professional angler who knows the best places to fish along the Squamish River. Options include traveling upstream to fly fish for Pacific salmon or finding calmer waters toward the mouth of the river to still water cast a line for trout and steelhead. If you are capable of casting a floating line more than 50 feet (15 m), then there is also an option to fly fish off the beach where the river meets the sound.
After confirming your itinerary, meet up with your angling guide at your hotel lobby, and then head out toward the Squamish River to begin your epic adventure. While premium fishing gear is provided, be sure to pack enough outdoor clothing and supplies to make the trip most enjoyable. A multi-day fishing trip is normally geared for experienced anglers, but your professional guides can show you proper fly fishing and still water casting techniques to maximize your potential to reel in more than enough fish to last the entire trip. Read More close
Customize your itinerary in advance with your professional angler who accompanies you on the trip and knows the best places to fish along the Squamish River. Decide whether to travel upstream to fly fish for Pacific salmon or find calmer waters toward the mouth of the river to cast a line for trout and steelhead. There is also an option to fly fish off the beach where the river meets the sound if you are capable of casting a floating line more than 50 feet (15 m).
After confirming your itinerary, meet up with your angling guide at your hotel lobby, and then head to the Squamish River to begin your fishing adventure. While premium fishing gear is provided, be sure to pack enough outdoor clothing and supplies to make the trip most enjoyable. A multi-day fishing trip is geared for all fishing levels, and your professional guides can help you learn or refine your fly fishing and still water casting techniques to maximize your potential to reel in plenty of fish for your trip. Read More close
Head to Blackcomb Village, where you can meet up with your guide for the day, get fitted with a snug helmet, and find out how to use your electric bicycle. Equipped with pedals and a small motor, this hybrid contraption lets you pedal down hills and flat stretches, and then cruise with ease up steep sections where you want a break. After a quick test ride, head out of town catching glimpses of the grand exterior of Fairmont Chateau Whistler and the burbling waters of Fitzsimmons Creek as you go.
See the River of Golden Dreams, hear stories about the 1914 lodge that that once offered locals a mountain retreat, and find out how it helped establish Whistler as a dream destination. Zoom past the rolling fairways of world-class golf courses, keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife including elk and bear, and listen for the buzzing of seaplanes as they splash down in Alta Lake.
When you're ready for a break, point your handlebars toward the fresh-from-the-oven goods at Purebread bakery, where you can enjoy crunchy Rice Krispies treats or refreshing raspberry chocolate ice cream before you head back to your starting point and close out your tour. Read More close
Catch a ride from your Whistler hotel or meet up with your guide at a central location on Main Street before heading to the rolling, forested hills of Callaghan Valley, where Olympic planners created an expansive playground for expert skiers, bobsledders, snowboarders, and dozens of other winter sports athletes.
At the Whistler Olympic Park, explore the cross country and biathlon trails, crane your neck to take in the top of the 460-foot (140-m) ski jump, or see how the venue has shifted to host a variety of recreational trails for locals and visitors alike. For those that opt to head to the Whistler Sliding Centre, enjoy peering down the curved runs of bobsled routes and imagine sleds reaching speeds of up to 90 miles per hour (145 km/h). Read More close
Meet up with your guide in the village or get picked up from your hotel for the short ride to Wayside Park on the shores of beautiful Alta Lake. Grab a seat in a large voyaguer canoe, modeled after the boats used by French trappers who paddled up and down Canada's waterways to transport valuable furs. Your guide handles the steering, so you can help out with paddling and just focus on the view.
Skim across the lake's calm surface, and take pictures of the snow-capped mountains, distant glaciers, and multi-hued greenery that blankets the surrounding hills. Watch the banks for wildlife, and keep your eyes on the sky to try and spot bald eagles. As you cruise, your guide rattles off facts and stories about the Whistler region, its natural history, and the role of voyageur canoes in the area's past before heading back to shore. Read More close
Join your guide at a central meeting point in Whistler or elect for convenient pickup from your hotel. Settle into the seat of your private vehicle for the quick drive north, winding up dusty mountain roads that lead to the Ancient Cedars trailhead. When you arrive, tighten your boots and take off down quiet paths that meander between enormous old-growth cedars.
Ideal for those with little or no hiking experience, this leisurely paced trek takes you past trees that have been around for hundreds of years. Listen to your guide share a bit about their history as you walk, making plenty of time for tree-hugging breaks and photo stops along the way. Read More close
Start your excursion with pickup from your hotel, or walk into the village to meet your guide right at the shop, where you get fitted for a helmet and a perfectly sized mountain bike. Once you're all geared up, hop on the bike and pedal off behind your guide, weaving your way out of the village and onto the tree-lined Lost Lake Mountain Bike Trails.
Zip over dirt paths and hone your riding skills on your way to Green Lake, where you trade out the bike for a boat and clamber into a canoe or kayak. Push off from the beach and dip your paddle into the calm waters to propel yourself across the lake. Take in the spectacular natural surroundings on the way to the north shore, where you can get out and walk through the trees for an up-close look at the abandoned remnants of the ghost town of Parkhurst. Pick your way around the long-empty houses and by old and rusted tools and tractor parts before jumping in a waiting shuttle for the return ride to the village. Read More close
You and your crew can choose to get picked up from your hotel or meet your guide in the village before hopping in a shuttle to ride out to the shores of Green Lake. Once you arrive, push your kayak or canoe off from the beach and set off, dipping your paddle into the tranquil waters to cruise along beside your guide.
Watch for wildlife as you take in breathtaking vistas of glacier-capped peaks and evergreen hills, and make your way to the north shore, where the once-booming mill town of Parkhurst hides abandoned behind the trees. Spend some time exploring this peculiar ghost town's remaining houses, tractors, and buildings before jumping in your boat to paddle back to your starting point. Read More close
Make your way to the shop in Whistler Village or get picked up from your hotel to kick off your animal adventure. Head out of town and pick your way through a life-filled wetland, listening to your guide rattle off facts about black bears, offer tips on what to do if you ever encounter one in the wild, and describe Whistler's efforts to reduce human-bear conflicts.
Visit a winter denning site, where bears cozy up to hibernate through the winter, and watch the valley floor, where it's common to see these fascinating mammals looking for food. Once you've learned everything there is to know about Whistler's most famous furry residents, wrap up your excursion and head back to town. Read More close
After getting picked up at your hotel, or meeting your guide downtown, head to the trailhead in a private vehicle. When you arrive, get fitted for a secure helmet and let your guide fine-tune your bike's seat and handlebars to fit your body type. Go over a few pointers before you hit the trail, and then follow your guide down the day's first stretch of single track.
Work on tight turns, steep drops, and leg-pumping hills as you weave through forests of cedar and Douglas fir. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife including black bears and bald eagles as you work on your skills, and don't forget to ask for pointers on techniques you can work on in the future before you part ways with your guide. Read More close
Head into the village to meet your guide or get picked up from your hotel for the short ride to the shores of Alta Lake. Opt for a kayak or a canoe and head down to the water's edge to put in. Once you're all set on the water, paddle off behind your guide to explore the natural attractions of this beautiful body of water.
Pull up onshore at Rainbow Park, an old homestead where you can see restored log cabins up close. Look out at the mountain-framed landscape and the shimmering waters of the lake, and float through the lilypads at the mouth of the River of Golden Dreams before your private excursion cruises to a close. Read More close
Meet up with your guide at a shop in the village or get picked up from your hotel and set off in the direction of Lost Lake. The trail meanders along lakefront beaches, beside a burbling creek, and through verdant forest over flat terrain that's great for walkers of all ages and fitness levels.
As you loop around the lake, your naturalist guide shares information about Whistler's geological history, plants and wildlife that call the area home, and the cultural background of this beautiful pocket of British Columbia. Read More close
You can opt to get picked up at your hotel or meet your guide in the village for the quick shuttle ride out to Wayside Park on the shores of sparkling Alta Lake. Grab a life vest and then hop into a kayak or canoe to follow your guide out across the water, drifting through quiet coves and taking in the views of evergreen forests and craggy mountain peaks.
After your paddling adventure, trade in your life jacket for a helmet and grab the handlebars of a sturdy mountain bike. Set off after your guide as you ride up and over hilly trails on the easy-going terrain around the lake. Pedal along tree-shaded pathways, keeping your eyes peeled for local wildlife before slowing down, dropping off your bike, and heading back to the village. Read More close
Get picked up from your hotel or meet up with your guide downtown before getting fitted for your bike and helmet. Start your day with a warm-up ride along the Valley Trail, catching peek-a-boo looks at Whistler's snowy top before you reach the banks of Alta Creek, also known as the River of Golden Dreams.
Transfer to a canoe or kayak and put your paddle in the waters of this crystal-clear creek, paddling past airy groves of Douglas fir and cedar trees on your way to Alta Lake. When you arrive, spend some time scouring the shoreline for wildlife like bald eagles, and listen to your private guide share fascinating commentary about the area's rich ecology. Back on shore, return to 2 wheels for a day-capping ride along more winding mountain bike trails before returning to your hotel. Read More close
Catch a ride with your guide in a private car from your hotel or head to a meeting point in the village to get set up with a rugged mountain bike and a comfortable helmet. Fill up your water bottle before taking off toward the Valley Trail, a 25-mile (40-km) circuit that passes by the shores of Alta Lake and Green Lake.
Let your guide share stories about the glacier-carved landscapes all around you. Pass over burbling creeks on wooden bridges, take plenty of breaks to snap postcard-worthy shots of nearby mountains, and ask for tips on other places to check out as you get the lay of the land by bicycle. Read More close
Meet your guide in the Whistler Village or get picked up at your hotel for the scenic, 25-minute ride south to the trailhead. Once you arrive, tighten your shoelaces and set off onto the easy-to-moderate trail. Hike through wooded groves blanketed in bright moss, spot the red clusters of berries on Devil's club shrubs, and listen to your guide describe the spiritual importance of the Cheakamus River Valley to the area's First Nations.
Listen to the rushing of the Cheakamus River through the trees as you approach Cheakamus Lake, and then soak up the view as the forest opens up to reveal the dazzling turquoise waters of Cheakamus Lake. Snap photos of the forest-fringed, glacier-fed lake before turning around to trek back to the trailhead and return to Whistler. Read More close
Get picked up at your Whistler hotel or meet up with your guide downtown before taking the quick ride to the banks of the River of Golden Dreams. Choose between a canoe or a kayak, don a life jacket, and listen as your private guide goes over a few basic paddling techniques to help you navigate the river's burbling rapids.
Push off from the bank and begin drifting through groves of old Douglas fir and cedar, scanning the treetops for nesting bald eagles, and listening as your guide shares facts about Whistler's glacier-carved landscapes. Enjoy a pace customized to your abilities and take as many photo breaks as you like, capturing your aquatic adventure in full before you pop out on Alta Lake and return to shore. Read More close
Meet your guide in the village or get picked up right at your Whistler hotel and take in the mountainous scenery as you drive north to Pemberton. After the 20-minute ride, hop out and stretch your legs as you set off down the easy walking trail toward the falls.
Listen to your guide share facts and stories about the region's ecological history, and arrive at breathtaking Nairn Falls. Snap photos of the churning green waters as they charge through the canyon in 2 separate drops before beginning the return walk to the car for the drive back to Whistler. Read More close
Catch a lift with your guide from your hotel or meet up downtown before taking a ride on the Whistler Gondola. Enjoy the views as you ascend to the Roundhouse Lodge, where where you can transfer to the Peak 2 Peak Gondola bound for Blackcomb's trail-crossed slopes. Along the way, chat with your guide about the area's development and ecology, and learn more about the hike to come.
When you reach the starting point, lace up your hiking boots and start trekking, winding beneath the airy canopy of boreal forests before you break out into grassy alpine meadows flecked with the delicate blossoms of tiny wildflowers. Look for scruffy black bears and boulder-hopping marmots as you walk, and enjoy ample breaks to snap photos of the snow-dusted peaks that surround you. Read More close
Begin your trip with convenient pickup from your hotel or cruise ship terminal. Then, enjoy the picturesque photo opportunities as you ride along the gorgeous Sea to Sky Highway. En route, you also pass through the charming sea-side village of Horseshoe Bay.
Your first stop is at the majestic Shannon Falls, British Columbia's third largest waterfall. Take a short trek through the forest along the river's edge to the base of the roaring falls. Glance upward to see cliff climbers as they scale Stawamus Chief.
You also make stops at Brandy Wine Falls and the Tantalus Lookout which affords excellent views of the Candian Rockies, flowing streams, and dense forest. Continue toward Whistler Mountain where you ride the Peak 2 Peak Gondola from Whistler to Blackcomb Mountain.
Then explore Whistler Village, ducking into boutique shops or maybe an inviting cafe for a bite to eat. You can also check out the art galleries and the Whistler Museum in your free time. Another option to make this trip even more unforgettable is to add a Zip Trek ticket to your itinerary. This adds 2 or 3 hours to the duration of your trip and you need to reserve the pass 48 hours in advance.
Once your tour is complete, return to Vancouver, flipping through all the incredible photos or conversing with your friends as you go. Read More close
Pick a time that works well for you and get picked up right at your hotel in Vancouver. Vehicles range from luxurious sedans to spacious minibuses, so you can travel in comfort and style whether you're on your own or with a group. As you cruise out of the city on the breathtaking Sea-to-Sky Highway, chat with your driver about the sights and attractions that interest you most.
Pass by dramatic coastal fjords, evergreen forest-blanketed islands, and tumbling waterfalls as you drive along Howe Sound toward Whistler. Stop at Shannon Falls, watch for majestic birds wintering at Brackendal Eagles Provincial Park, and check out the historical museum at Britannia Beach for insight into the town's copper-mining heritage. Arrive in Whistler Village and spend the rest of the day as you see fit. You could ride the PEAK 2 PEAK gondola at the top of the resort, trek along hiking trails, or bop around the shops and restaurants in the village before your return ride to Vancouver. Read More close
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Get out into the wilderness of beautiful British Columbia on an easy–moderate hike in the Cheakamus River Valley, just 25 minutes from Whistler. Meet up with an interpretive guide in the village or get picked up from your hotel for the short drive south to the trailhead.
Once you get there, tighten your shoelaces and set off into the densely wooded upper part of the valley, which holds special spiritual significance to the area's First Nations people. Walk beneath the massive trunks of Douglar firs and centuries-old cedar trees as you explore a rainforest that's been untouched for thousands of years. Snap photos of bright green moss and the red berries of Devil's club along the trail, and arrive at the luminous, glacier-fed waters of Cheakamus Lake before looping back to your starting point and heading back to town.
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Meet your guides at the Carleton Lodge in Whistler Village, and then take a short trip to Alta Lake where your canoing experience beings. After a brief orientation, board your narrow boat and embark on your adventure by paddling across the historic Alta Lake. Here you pass the site of the Whistler valley’s first settlement, Rainbow Lodge.
Following families of ducks and geese into the lush river mouth, you paddle through floating waterlilies and around bends with overhanging greenery. Flowing with the current, use the strokes your guides taught you to navigate the winding river and steer through narrow passages. Coming to the other end of the river, you spill out into glacier-fed Green Lake. Your return shuttle awaits on the shore, but first, stop to enjoy a snack in Dream River Park. Read More close
Meet up with your guide on Main Street in Whistler or catch a lift directly from your hotel and head to Squamish, a frontier-era town on the steel grey waters of glacier-carved Howe Sound. When you arrive, check your vertigo and grab a seat aboard one of the cars of the Sea to Sky Gondola. Enjoy the smooth ride up to the top and take advantage of 360-degree views that offer limitless photo opportunities.
When you reach the Summit Lodge, climb out and snatch a few lungfuls of crisp mountain air before following your guide toward the roped-up spans of the Sky Pilot suspension bridge. Soak up views of Howe Sound as you cross over and listen to your guide share intriguing commentary about the area's glacial past and forest ecology before you turn around and head back down. On your return to Whistler, make a final stop at the tumbling cascades of Brandywine Falls or the eagle-packed parks at Brackendale, depending on the season. Read More close
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Kick start your day on the water with convenient pickup at your Whistler hotel, or meet up with experienced staff at the tour office downtown. Choose between a classic canoe or a sleek kayak and then head down to the waterfront, where you can get a few paddling tips and advice on where to take your boat.
Push off from the banks and head down the River of Golden Dreams, passing under the sweeping branches of airy evergreen forests and keeping a lookout for wildlife including bald eagles. Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere as you paddle along at your own pace, making your way back to shore when you're done to catch a ride back to your hotel. Read More close
Head to the tour office in the village or get picked up from your hotel for the quick shuttle out to Alta Lake. Once you're there, take your pick of sturdy kayaks or old-fashioned canoes, grab a life vest, and set off across the lake's blue waters. Dip your paddle in to glide along at whatever pace you see fit as you absorb the natural beauty of the lake and its evergreen-blanketed surroundings.
Pull up onto shore at Rainbow Park to stretch your legs with a stroll around this historic homestead site, where the Rainbow Lodge once stood. Check out the restored log cabins that date back to the area's earliest settlement days, and then get back in your boat to paddle to the mouth of the River of Golden Dreams. Drift among the flower-topped lilypads before wrapping up your scenic journey and heading back to shore. Read More close
Get picked up from your hotel or head to a meeting point in the village for a quick and easy shuttle out to Alta Lake. Once you arrive, get situated with a canoe or kayak, clip on a life vest, and set off on your own to drift cross the glistening waters of Alta Lake.
Once you've toured the coves and parks along the shore, head back to dry land and swap your boat for a bike. Head off in the direction of dirt mountain biking trails, tackling the terrain you're most comfortable with and riding over tree-shaded paths before cruising back to the starting point and turning in your gear. Read More close
Head to the tour operator office in the village or get picked up from your hotel before heading to your departure point. Get fitted for an off-road-ready mountain bike and grab a map from experienced staff as they lead you through directions to the river. When you're set to go, put your feet to the pedals for a leisurely paced ride toward Alta Creek, known locally as the River of Golden Dreams. Find your kayak or canoe when you arrive, leaving your bike with staff as you set off down this forest-lined waterway.
Break out into Alta Lake after navigating the river's currents and point your bow toward the shore and your designated meeting point, where you can hop back on your bike and spend some more time riding before you return to the shop. Read More close
The pick-up and drop-off locations in Vancouver are:
Select this option for hotels located in Vancouver city center.
- Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
- Burrard Skytrain Station
- Century Plaza Hotel (available only for Whistler to Vancouver)
Select option for hotels in Whistler Village.
Available hotels & condos:
- Aava Whistler Hotel
- Adara Hotel
- Blackcomb Lodge
- Cascade Lodge (World Mark)
- Clock Towers
- Club Intrawest
- Coast Blackcomb
- Crystal Lodge
- Delta Village Suites
- Executive Inn
- Fairmont Chateau Whistler
- Four Seasons
- Gateway Loop
- Glacier Lodge
- Hilton Whistler
- Holiday Inn
- Horstman House
- Le Chamois
- Listel Hotel
- Market Place Lodge
- Mountainside Lodge
- Nita Lake Lodge
- Pan Pacific Mountainside
- Pan Pacific Village Centre
- Staff (Fairmont Staff Housing)
- Summit Lodge
- Sundial Boutique
- Tantalus Lodge
- Town Plaza Suites
- Westin Resort
- Whistler Pinnacle
- Whistler Village Inns and Suites
- Wildwood Lodge
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2 hours 15 minutes
You're greeted by a welcome song as you enter the Cultural Centre, and from there, you can partake in a guided tour of the collections—each guide has their own story to share—or explore the displays and exhibits on your own.
Watch an informative film about the 2 nations' histories, get a hands-on look at crafts and arts like basket weaving, canoe making, and tattoos, and learn about the symbolism and meaning behind traditional carvings, regalia, legends, and art.
Beat a drum, watch a dance, and listen to the music that has been played in this traditional territory for centuries. Before you leave, stroll through the gift shop for a look at Coast Salish crafts and wares, and enjoy the serenity of the surrounding forest with a walk around the grounds. Read More close
Join your guide near the Sea to Sky Gondola, which whisks visitors from sea level up 2,900 feet (885 m) to stunning viewpoints surrounding a cozy lodge. At the top, don a helmet and a safety harness while you listen to your guide explain how the Via Ferrata works. Meaning "Iron Way" in Italian, this innovative system uses established steel cables and iron rings embedded in the rock to offer an easy introduction to rock climbing.
When you're ready to hit your first route, clip on and climb up, grabbing onto the iron rings like rungs of a ladder to reach vertical vantage points where you can admire the sparkling waters of Howe Sound and British Columbia's undulating landscape of never-ending evergreen forests.
Traverse cliff-hugging catwalks, tiptoe across swinging suspension bridges, and give your arms a workout as you make your way to the finishing point on the sun deck of the Sea to Sky Summit Lodge, where you can high-five your fellow climbers, snap photos of Sky Pilot's snow-capped peak, and consider a cold drink to celebrate your exhilarating ascent. Read More close
Gear up at Wayside Park on Lake Alta, which stretches between Creekside and the Village. Fringed with parks and sandy beaches and a speed limit of 7 mph (12 km/h) for boats, the lake's calm waters are perfect for stand-up paddling.
Your guide introduces you to the basics if you've never paddled before, and then you can set out along the shoreline, cruising over clear, deep waters, picking up speed, and trying turns as you get more confident. Pick up pointers on how to perfect your paddling technique, soak up the serenity of this slow-paced sport, and get a core-strengthening workout during your lesson. Read More close
Meet your guide beneath the large clock tower of the Brewhouse, Whistler's only brewery, and enjoy samples of their famous wood-fired margherita pizza. A flight of house-brewed beer or a glass of wine complements the food. From there, head to Elements, which is known for serving some of the freshest dishes in town, this eatery treats you to samples of pan-seared salmon with vegetables or a barley and lentil croquet paired with red or white wine.
No fine dining tour of Whistler would be complete without a visit to Rogers Chocolates, the village's top chocolatier. Enjoy a delicious truffle infused with local ice wine while hearing about Canada's rich chocolate-making history. Complete your experience with visits to Stonesedge and Caramba and more samples of fresh, seasonal foods and alluring drinks. Receive a perks card for discounts at Whistler Village shops and restaurants to use during the rest of your stay. Read More close
Admire a unique perspective of the dense and verdant Pacific Northwest forest as you hike up stairways to platforms suspended in the tree canopy and tucked among the branches. Feel the bridges sway and swing as you work your way across the elevated pathways.
As you move through the forest canopy, your naturalist guide shares insight into the ecosystem of the old-growth forest, with trees that date back 800 years, and the second-generation forest. Learn about the essential role these stately trees play in our environment, from the clean air and water they produce, to the pests they control and the unique wildlife they support. Read More close
1 hour 30 minutes
Get picked up from your Whistler hotel or meet up with your guide on Main Street before heading south toward British Columbia's bustling hub in Vancouver. On the way, make a side trip to Brackendale to see a park dedicated to the protection of bald eagles. When you arrive in Vancouver, wind through the expansive grounds of Stanely Park for sweeping views of the city skyline and up-close looks at hand-carved totem poles.
Consider a trip to the nearby aquarium and then continue on to Gastown to learn about the area's frontier past, which is filled with stories of rough-and-tumble trappers and gold miners. Wrap up your day exploring the vibrant markets, hip cafes, and lively waterfront on Granville Island before you head back to Whistler. Read More close
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Meet up with your guide in Whistler Village or opt to get picked up from your hotel, hopping in a comfortable vehicle for the 20-minute drive to your starting point near Pemberton. Set off along the trail as your guide shares facts about the region's ecological and geological history and points out natural landmarks in the alpine landscape.
Walk along the banks of the Green River to arrive at spectacular Nairn Falls, where water cascades down 197 feet (60 m) over 2 rocky drops on its plunging descent through a narrow, river-carved canyon. Snap photos, breathe in the fresh air, and absorb the serenity of this pristine wooded setting before heading back to Whistler. Read More close
Get ready to tackle the natural forces of the river as your guide shows you how to paddle through rapids, swirls, and eddies. Once headed downstream, it won’t be long before you feel the rush of adrenaline as you rip through the wild waters. With waves splashing and the raft bouncing, prepare for a wet experience. If water levels are safe, you might even take a quick dip in the rushing river and feel the power of the rapids.
Along the 10 miles (16 km) of rafting in the midst of British Columbia wilderness, take in the majestic views of dormant volcanoes, old growth forests, monstrous glaciers, and thundering waterfalls. You may even spot some local wildlife such as deer, beavers, and bears.
Complete your day at Executive Suites Hotel & Resort, where you may freshen up and enjoy the onsite facilities, including a full service restaurant, outdoor recreational areas, and an outdoor pool. Read More close
Meet up with your guide in Blackcomb Village, where you can get fitted for a helmet and go over the basic operation of your electric bike. Just like a normal bike, these futuristic versions come equipped with a small motor to help you tackle tough hills with ease. When you're ready to head out, follow your guide past the grand edifice of the Fairmont Chateau Whistler and down winding trails that lead into Whistler's rugged surroundings.
Continue down the Valley Trail, scoping out the massive trunks of monster cedar trees, snapping photos of Fitzsimmons Creek, and listening as your guide shares intriguing facts about the glaciers and snow fields that feed its ice-cold waters. Keep your eyes peeled for venues used in the 2000 Olympic Games, and learn about the history of Whistler's famous ski runs as you ride by the waters of Lost Lake.
Gaze at the elaborate homes in the wealthy Benchlands neighborhood, and then wrap up your ride with a rest at Purebread bakery, where you guide will pick up the tab on crunchy Rice Krispies treats or raspberry cheesecake ice cream. After your snack, head back to the starting point and turn in your bike. Read More close
Make your Whistler experience unforgettable without breaking the bank, visiting and trying out a vast number of activities and attractions while enjoying fantastic savings.
Your Whistler Adventure Passport includes discounts on the following:
- Medicine Trail Snowshoe Tour
- Backcountry Snowmobile Tour
- Nicklaus North Sleighride with 4-Course Fondue Dinner
- Ziptrek Mammoth Tour
- WB Coca-Cola Tube Park
Museums and Tours
- Whistler Museum
- Blackcomb Aviation - Explorer Tour
- Whistler Day Trip with West Coast Sightseeing
- Britannia Mine Museum
- Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center
- Stonesedge Kitchen
- Longhorn Saloon & Grill
- Tapley's Neighbourhood Pub
- Avalanche Pizza
- Southside Diner
- Ski & Snowboard rentals
- Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa
- Scandinave Spa
- Snowbus between Vancouver and Whistler
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Lace up your hiking shoes and join your guide in Whistler's center, or catch a lift directly from your hotel before heading to the Whistler Gondola. Enjoy the smooth ride to the top, where you can transfer to the Peak 2 Peak Gondola that whisks you from the Roundhouse Lodge toward the craggy peaks around Blackcomb.
Hop out when you arrive and follow your guide toward a nearby trailhead that leads you into an alpine wonderland. Pass through meadows filled with delicate wildflowers, snap photos of cloud-shrouded peaks, and learn how massive glaciers carved out this dramatic landscape thousands of years ago. Along the way, look for berry-picking black bears, boulder-hopping pikas, and chattering marmots that call this outdoor paradise home, and then head back to your starting point to take a smooth gondola ride back to Whistler. Read More close
Make your way to the Longhorn Saloon to kick off the night and meet your bar hopping guide. Located at the base of Whistler Mountain, where you can enjoy being in the heart of all the action on their open patio.
For your next destination, make your way to Tapley's Neighborhood Pub to sit back and enjoy live music from local bands, or engage in a game of darts or foosball at the Village's favorite sports bar. Following, stop at FireRock Lounge. Often referred to by locals as "Whistler's hidden gem," enjoy a complimentary drink and get to know your fellow bar hoppers from all over the globe at this cozy lounge.
After socializing at these local bar stops, kick the night into gear at Buffalo Bills. Head to the dance floor while the DJ blasts some of your favorite dance tracks, or take it easy and enjoy some complimentary bar snacks and a drink while you shoot some pool.
Finally, end the night at the legendary party destination, Garfinkel's. Hit the dance floor one last time and enjoy drinks among your new friends for a perfect end to an unforgettable night. Read More close
In Blackcomb Village, join up with your guide for the day as you get fitted with your bike, throw on a helmet, and put your feet to the pedals for a quick test ride. Find out how to use the electric motor to tackle steeper sections of trail and then cruise out of town to start your adventure.
While stops vary depending on the season and your interests, you might scope out the glacier-fed waters of the River of Golden Dreams, hear about Whistler's early history at Rainbow Park, or watch seaplanes spash down in the deep blue waters of Alta Lake. Consider cruising by the links of world-class golf courses, find out where local anglers like to cast their lines, and get the chance to admire the stunning architecture of mansions in the Benchlands neighborhood. Grab a snack before you head back to your starting point and get tips on other places to check out around Whistler before your tour winds to a close. Read More close
Join your guide near the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, either at the base if you're embarking on the morning tour, or at the tour office at the top, where you can start your day getting outfitted with a snug harness, helmet, and other rock necessary gear. Go over the day's itinerary, practice a few essential skills, and then head off through snow or boulder fields to take on Via Ferrata's lower ledges and cliff faces.
Hook onto pre-existing lines and grab onto iron rings embedded in the rock that offer a secure way to ascend this craggy peak, much like climbing a ladder. Pause for lunch on the aptly named Lunch Ledge, snap a few photos to document your progress, and then continue on to bag the summit and enjoy breathtaking views of the valley below. Read More close
Step into your harness and follow your guide up into the ancient pine, fir, and cedar trees. You can choose among the Bear Course, the Eagle Course, and the Mammoth Course—each offers a different level of difficulty and thrills. Clamber across a network of canopy bridges and platforms for spectacular views of the forest environment and the snowcapped peaks beyond.
The anticipation builds as you walk to the first platform in the trees and prepare for your first zip. Feel the rush as you leap and fly along steel cables. The ground drops out from under you as you cross over creeks and ravines on your way down the cable. Each line is unique and provides different views and experiences—on the Eagle Tour, the newest line stretches an exhilarating 2,400 feet (732 m) and drops down 30 stories toward the forest floor.
As you explore, your guide offers tips and techniques for getting the most out of your ride, and also provides insight and commentary about the surrounding vegetation and the animals that call this verdant region home.
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2 hours 30 minutes