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Things to do in Whistler

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

Our most recommended things to do in Whistler

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!

Vancouver: Sea to Sky Gondola and Whistler Day Trip

2. 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 day trip from Vancouver. Feel in awe of the 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, enjoy free time to explore the downtown shops, cafes, the Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort, or the surrounding hiking trails.

Whistler: Wedge Mountain & Glacier Helicopter Tour

3. 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.

Whistler: Guided eBike Adventure

4. 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: 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.

Whistler: The Longest ZIpline in North America

6. Whistler: The Longest ZIpline in North America

Meet your professional tour guide in Whistler. 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 near the mid-mountain area of Whistler. Ride the Whistler Gondola back down to the main village.

Whistler: Glacier Helicopter Tour and Mountain Landing

7. Whistler: Glacier Helicopter Tour and Mountain Landing

Enjoy live commentary from your pilot as you take in British Colombia's mountain range from above. Pass by ancient glaciers along the way. First, lift off from the north end of the Whistler Valley. Rise into the magnificent Coast Mountains. Explore expansive glaciers, the Whistler Blackcomb ski resort, and the majestic backcountry peaks. Next, see turquoise lakes, and the incredible volcanic features of the Garibaldi Provincial Park. Land on a mountaintop, where you’ll get to stretch your legs, snap some photos, and take in the view for 15 minutes (complimentary and weather dependent). Finally, fly back to Whistler Valley and land on solid ground. Choose options for a private group for yourself and 4 others or board with other curious flyers.

From Vancouver: Sea to Sky Gondola and Whistler Tour

8. 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). Enjoy time 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, 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 Valley Tour by Seaplane: 20-Minute Flight

9. Whistler Valley Tour by Seaplane: 20-Minute Flight

Venture further than the majestic mountains and valleys surrounding Whistler as you fly high over the scenery on this 20-minute seaplane flight.  Get an introduction to seaplane aviation as you depart from Green Lake, Whistler. Then, enjoy stunning vistas of the Whistler Valley, including Whistler village and monuments from the 2010 Winter Olympics. Get a bird's eye view of the Olympic Rings at Whistler Olympic Plaza, along with the Olympic Park and other Olympic venues. Fly over the spectacular cascades of Brandywine Falls and watch the water plunge into Brandywine Creek. What started as a 2 plane operation in 1982 to service the British Columbia forestry sector has now grown into North America’s largest seaplane company and only fully carbon neutral airline. With a showcase fleet of Canadian-made De Havilland aircraft, you’ll fly aboard a DHC-3 Turbine Single Otter, DHC-6 Twin Otter or DHC-2 Beaver. Let’s fly!

From Vancouver: Full-Day Whistler Tour

10. From Vancouver: Full-Day Whistler Tour

This 10.5-hour tour is the best way to explore the road to the 2010 Winter Olympics and the resort town of Whistler. You will begin the tour from Vancouver and travel to Whistler through the "Sea-to-Sky Highway." On the way, pass 7,000-foot high mountains, the third highest waterfall in British Columbia, and the second largest granite monolith in the world. Stop by the Sea to Sky Gondola. Soar 885m above sea level to experience hiking trails, and test your fear on the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge. Rise 2800 feet above sea level for sweeping views of the Howe Sound fjord, luscious coastal forest, and surrounding mountains. Enjoy stories from your guide about the area's history and current events. Stop at Shannon Falls and have free time in Whistler. Explore the majestic Whistler Village and browse through the quaint village shops. You can also hike at the base of the beautiful Shannon Falls, walk along forest trails, or just relax and enjoy the breathtaking mountain scenery.

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What people are saying about Whistler

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4.7 / 5

based on 510 reviews

Absolutely brilliant trip. Lesley our tour guide was funny and told us lots of useful information and history of Vancouver as we were travelling. The coach was comfortable and we had a few coffee breaks on the way which all had toilet facilities. We would definitely recommend

Great way to see Squamish & Whistler without renting a car & having to drive yourself. Andy did a great job informing us of a ll the sights along the way & was very helpful with things to do & see. Great value for the price!

Very cool experience! I wish I could have a bit more time at Whistler village!

Informative, good use of time & fantastic destinations. Tour guide was fab

Amazing tour, amazing views amazing guides … amazing fun !