Whistler Tour Details
- This exciting, nature-filled day begins with you being met in your hotel lobby by your tour guide and escorted to the bus. Once all guests are on board you will head out of the city via Stanley Park and the Lion’s Gate Bridge. Beautiful harbour and bay views beckon as the sun climbs over the mountains to the east. Then it’s up the hill for a short ride through the “Sea to Sky” corridor on the longest paved road, the Trans-Canada highway.
- The road winds it’s way perched on the side of the Coastal Mountains as they rise from the ocean depths and tower to your right. All the while the northern hemisphere’s most southern fjord stretches out to your left with a backdrop of forested islands and snow-capped peaks. Enjoy a quick break along the way that gives you time to stretch your legs, smell the sea air, grab a cup of coffee and marvel at gorgeous scenery.
- From here you drive through the pastoral growing town of Squamish and begin the Sea-to-Sky portion of your journey. The road follows the Cheakmus river. First cresting high above the river, offering views of ice blue glaciers on the peaks of the Tantalus mountains, then plunging, low into the river canyon; carved by eons of meltwater. From here it is a slow climb to 2000 feet above sea-level and the Whistler Valley. Skiing, biking, hiking, volcanoes, glaciers, high alpine lakes and forests, world-class restaurants and amenities; these are what draw people here. Enjoy four hours here on your own, to grab a bite to eat and explore this mountain village or partake in one of our many Adventure options (see below).
- A mid afternoon departure will take you to see and feel nature’s power at Shannon Falls – just a short trip down the Sea to Sky Highway, Shannon Falls is the third highest waterfall in the province at 335m or just under 1100 feet. Enjoy a short walk to the base for some great photos of nature’s erosive art or just drink-in the power and beauty of the cascading waters.
- This marks the beginning of the end of your tour. Board your bus for the 45 minute scenic, fjord-side, return trip. The sun lowers below the distant mountains as the bus meanders along highway 99 back to the city and your hotel, but not before one last stunning harbour view on a second crossing of the Lion’s Gate Bridge. You may even end your day with a parade of massive cruise ships as they pass under the bridge on their weekly journeys to Alaska.
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Experience the 4.4 kilometer journey between Whistler and Blackcomb mountain while suspended in a gondola 436 metres (at it’s highest point) from the valley floor. Enjoy the views from the top of Whistler peak. Take in a mountain top hike, or relax at the lodge. Includes a round trip gondola ride from the base of Whister mountain, and a round trip ride on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola.
Suggested Clothing: Comfortable clothing for the day including a warm shirt or outer layer. Walking shoes recommended.
Whistler’s most rejuvenating activity (2 Hours)…
Sauna’s, steam baths, nordic & thermal waterfalls. This spectacular outdoor spa overlooking Whistler’s incredible landscape offers the Scandinavian baths experience, also known as hydrotherapy. Renowned for their energizing and relaxing properties, the baths cleanse the skin, improve physical conditioning and promote a sense of well-being.
Suggested Clothing: Comfortable clothing for the day including long pants & warm shirt or outer layer, and a bathing suit. Sandals are also recommended for use within the spa.
Ziplining combines the exhilarating feeling of soaring through the air with the breathtaking beauty of Cougar Mountain and the Whistler Valley. The unique system allows two guests to ride side-by-side, each on their own cable during a scenic three-hour tour. The excursion includes five dual zip-lines connected to each other by a network of trails and boardwalks. The largest zip-line is over 1500 ft in length, 400 ft above the ground and offers a 200 ft elevation drop from launch to landing, reaching speeds of up to 100 km/hr (60 mph).
Suggested Clothing: Comfortable clothing for the day including a warm shirt or outer layer. No lose clothing or large pieces of jewelry. No open toe shoes.