Getting out and about lately has mainly consisted of doing laps around the block, so it makes sense that some of us might be craving some adventure. As hotels open up around the province and travel starts to become a possibility, you might be thinking how you can get out there and make the most of your summer.
If you’re looking for an experience that couldn’t be further from the couch, there’s no better way to escape the living room than with an itinerary designed to get your adrenaline going.
With summer adventure epicentre Whistler right in our backyard, it’s not too hard to come up with some options to get your heart racing.
We teamed up with The Adventure Group to bring you some of the most exciting activities Whistler has to choose from. While the company’s activities have been on hiatus over the past few months, it’s now made the careful decision to reopen safely.
Here are just some of the exhilarating options on offer.
Whitewater rafting is probably one of the most rewarding experiences you can have out in Whistler. You can forget about any jitters, too. The staff at Wedge Rafting have been doing this for over two decades, and they know their rivers.
The company is Whistler’s original rafting operator and has more experience than any other in the Sea to Sky Corridor. Grab a bunch of friends and get ready to face your fears — and have probably the most fun you’ve had in a long time.
Want to get your heart racing from a height but climbing is more your style? Treetop Adventure Course might just be the perfect option for you. Once you have your harness on, you’ll be free to play on over 70 elements, ranging from mild to wild, on the unique aerial tree course.
Whether you’re taking the fam, going solo, or adventuring with your buddies, it’s a great team-building exercise and ideal for those who want to overcome a fear of heights or step outside their comfort zone.
It makes sense that Superfly Ziplines in Whistler is such a popular option for birthdays and special occasions.
It’s the ultimate thrill ride not only because of the beautiful surroundings of Cougar Mountain that zipliners get to witness on their way down, but the option of dual zip-lines. So, whether you’re going with your best friend or your loved one, you can experience it side-by-side.
Forged Axe Throwing
Perhaps you’re not into heights and are looking for something exciting but a little more sea level. Well, the good news is that (as long as you have some closed toes shoes) axe throwing is totally a thing you can do in Whistler.
Whether you’re an experienced timber sports veteran or have never picked up an axe in your life, Forged Axe Throwing is a super fun activity to do with a group of friends.
You’ll learn how to (safely) throw an axe into a bullseye, as well as other games and trick shots. The best axe thrower in your group even gets crowned in a showdown!
If all the scenery and axe-throwing wasn’t enough to get your imagination going, the twilight expedition Vallea Lumina definitely will. The night walk lets visitors experience a heightened natural landscape of the forest through video, lighting, sound, and special effects, put on by Moment Factory.
The pathway through an old-growth forest lets your imagination come alive as you walk through a mysterious valley filled with enchantment on this evening excursion. It’s the perfect date night or way to round up a big day of exciting activities.
Mountain biking in Whistler is considered to be some of the best in the whole world, and people come from all over to visit. Using the tour’s suspension mountain bikes, visitors can opt for a scenic valley tour and explore the trails surrounding Whistler’s stunning lakes (think Lost, Green, and Alta).
Along the ride and amongst the stunning scenery, you’ll get to see luxury homes, thick forests, and picturesque golf courses. If you’re no newbie, try out the fast rolling trails and attempt some of the famous logs and ladders.
When you say the word “adrenaline,” one of the first things that probably comes to mind is bungee jumping. And if you’re going to bite the bullet and do it, why not opt for the most scenic spot possible?
At Whistler Bungee, you’ll be surrounded be cascading water, old growth forests, and rugged cliffs when you jump off a 160 ft bridge over the Cheakamus River. You’ll know you’re in good hands with a company that has over 17 years of experience and an untouchable safety record.
Not really down for a bungee jump? We feel you. But for those looking for something fun and exciting — that doesn’t involve you jumping into the sky, but still has you spying the sights from above — we have just the alternative.
Blackcomb Aviation’s Heli Sightseeing tours have been running for over twenty years and cater to a wide range of budgets, interests, and fitness levels. If you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion with a loved one, get a tour of BC’s stunning scenery, or just get as far away from your living room as possible, this is it.
No matter if you’re up for an exhilarating time in the sky, on the water, or in the forest, The Adventure Group in Whistler has something for everyone.
The company’s vision is to make every experience a special moment in someone’s life that stays with them long after they’ve left Whistler. According to owner, Joey Houssian, that moment can mean conquering a fear of heights or finding inspiration to look at the bigger picture in life.
Check out the website today to book your next adventure.