Surround by the breathtaking Coast Mountains of British Columbia and a mere two hours north of Vancouver, Whistler is the perfect year-round destination for a Canadian vacation. Consistently ranked the number one mountain resort in North America, Whistler features a variety of adventurous activities, perfect for any thrill seeker.From snowboarding to zip lining to rock climbing, Whistler has everything you will ever need to get the adrenaline rush your crave.
10 zip lines in one with Ziptrek Eco Tours: Whistler’s Ziptrek Eco Tours continues to be a world leader of zip line based ecotours. For those who are never satisfied with the standard offerings, or who have an enlarged appetite for adrenaline and exhilaration, Ziptrek Whistler now offers The Mammoth. The Mammoth half day tour combines the Bear and Eagle Tours – 10 zip lines, 9 treetop bridges, a fully guided interpretive canopy adventure and boxed sandwich meal at their A-frame cabin. Priced at $199 for adults, this zip lines create a thrilling ride you won’t want to miss.
Biggest biking event of the summer returns: The seventh edition of the world’s biggest mountain biking festival, Kokanee Crankworx, is sure to please with new events and a loaded roster of pro athletes. Taking place August 9-18, this biking extravaganza features nine days of gravity-defying free ride competitions, pro riding demos, music, entertainment and much more. With an attractive prize purse of $80,000 in cash for the pros and $50,000 in prizes for the amateurs, this festival is a highlight of North America’s downhill mountain biking calendar. Attend the event and book a room for $89 CAD per night or get a Stay & Ride package!
Via Ferrata: Italian for “iron way”, Via Ferrata originated in the Italian Dolomites as a way to move soldiers easily across difficult terrain during the war. In 2005, Whistler Alpine Guides Bureau established the first Via Ferrata in North America, located on the north side of Whistler Peak. Designed for anybody of reasonable fitness level, it combines a trek over one of Whistler’s ancient glaciers and an 800 vertical feet rock climb assisted by carabineers and iron ladder rungs fastened to the rock face. Via Ferrata includes a four-hour excursion to the summit of Whistler Peak, guaranteed to break a sweat and provide unlimited views.
Interested? Well, here’s a little extra incentive. While you experience all the adrenaline rushing activities Whistler has to offer, you can also save on lodging. When you book a last minute deal, you can grab a discounted rate. And vis versa, when you book you’re a travel package early, you can save up to 36 percent. So, do some research and get the skinny on all the deals and packages available.
We know your busy, but not having time to plan is no excuse to not travel. When you travel to Whistler, everything is taken care of. Reservation agents at Whistler.com can customize a vacation package just for you, taking care of flights, transportation, accommodation and activites. Call 1-800-WHISTLER (944-7853) or visit whistler.com for more information.