Abundant snow and a friendly vibe make Whistler the place to be each winter. Take in the gorgeous mountain scenery and delight in exhilarating outdoor activities on this 6-day winter excursion within easy reach of Vancouver.
While Whistler is well known for its world-class skiing opportunities, there’s so much more to discover in this pretty alpine village – from amazing food and great shopping to luxury spas and fun activities for all fitness levels. This getaway lets you safely explore the Whistler backcountry as you soar through the air on a zipline, snowshoe through pristine old-growth forests and snowmobile to impressive mountain vistas.
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Located just an hour and a half north of Vancouver, Whistler is easily accessible on the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway. The lively village is tucked away at the base of the impressive Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.
This excursion includes transportation from Vancouver airport and five nights accommodations in the pedestrian-only village, where you can delight in the many shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Nothing beats walking through the village, with mountains as the backdrop, as snow gently falls around you. Enjoy its legendary après-ski scene even if you don’t enjoy heading out on the slopes. Everything is accessible on foot and the village is particularly scenic in the glow of the evening light.
For those looking for more refined accommodation upgrade to the 4-star Delta Whistler Village Suites or the luxurious Fairmont Chateau Whistler.
During the day, you’ll be treated to four exhilarating activities that help you to safely explore the vast and rugged Whistler backcountry. Your activities can be scheduled on any of the days and include:
Ziplining: Travel up the mountain in a custom 4x4 Ranger and then strap on the safety harness to experience one of the most thrilling activities in Whistler. Two people can soar over treetops together – each on their own line – on the highest and longest zipline in Canada. You’ll have access to multiple ziplines that are interconnected by boardwalks and trails for some unforgettable views over Cougar Mountain. You’ll have full control over how quickly you want to go down the line – speed up for an adrenaline rush or slow down to take in the view.
Snowmobiling: The vast Whistler backcountry is a delight of old-growth forests and stunning mountain vistas, but it takes work to get there. On this adventure, your expert guide will show you how to access the most scenic parts on snowmobile. You’ll ride through snow-covered evergreens to impressive lookout spots that give you sweeping views of the surrounding mountainous terrain.
Snowshoeing: Slow down and smell the fresh mountain air as you strap on snowshoes and head out into the old-growth forests in Whistler. Your excursion begins with a scenic gondola ride up Whistler Mountain. You’ll then get the opportunity to snowshoe on freshly fallen snow through pristine wilderness. Look out for the many birds that call this forest home – you might even get a chance to have one land on your hand for some delicious treats. The serene tour also includes access to some fun snow slides.
Vallea Lumina: For something completely different, take an evening walk through the 1.5-km Villea Lumina, a spectacular outdoor light and sound experience. The natural landscape is enhanced with a multimedia experience that brings the Whistler forests to life and creates a world filled with adventure and enchantment. A legend of a long-lost trail that leads to a secret valley unfolds in chapters along the hour-long twilight walk.