Try these 10 exciting activities on your Whistler vacation

Whistler is one of Canada's top tourist destination, summer or winter. (Image by 12416597 from Pixabay)

Whistler is a popular destination for skiers, snowboarders and outdoor enthusiasts, but there’s more to this mountain resort than meets the eye. If you’re looking for some under-the-radar experiences that will make your trip unforgettable, check out these 10 suggestions.

Fly through the air on a zipline

Experience the thrill of zipping across the treetops and over creeks, rivers and valleys on one of Whistler’s many zipline tours. You’ll get to see the stunning scenery from a different perspective and feel the adrenaline rush as you soar at speeds of up to 100 km/h. There are options for all levels of adventure, from family-friendly to extreme.

Ride the Peak 2 Peak Gondola

The Peak 2 Peak Gondola is a world-record-breaking engineering marvel that connects Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. It’s the longest and highest lift of its kind, spanning 4.4 km and reaching heights of 436 m. You’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the mountains, glaciers, forests and lakes as you glide between the two peaks. You can also hop off at either end and explore the alpine trails, restaurants and viewpoints.

Relax at the Scandinave Spa

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to some pampering at the Scandinave Spa, a tranquil oasis surrounded by nature. You’ll immerse yourself in the Scandinavian tradition of hydrotherapy, alternating between hot and cold baths, saunas, steam rooms and waterfalls. You’ll also enjoy the soothing massages, hammocks, fireplaces and lounges. It’s the perfect way to relax your body and mind.

Learn about the local culture at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre is a place where you can learn about the history, culture and traditions of the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations, the indigenous peoples of Whistler. You’ll see authentic artifacts, artworks, crafts and exhibits that showcase their rich heritage. You’ll also get to watch live performances, join guided tours, participate in workshops and taste traditional foods.

Discover a magical forest at Vallea Lumina

Vallea Lumina is a multimedia night walk that takes you on a journey through an enchanted forest. You’ll follow the story of two lost hikers who discover a hidden valley full of wonders. You’ll be amazed by the lights, sounds, music and projections that create an immersive experience. It’s a magical way to explore nature at night.

Take the plunge with bungee jumping

If you’re looking for an extreme challenge, why not try bungee jumping in Whistler? You’ll leap from a bridge over the Cheakamus River, dropping 50 m into the gorge below. Feel the ultimate rush as you freefall and bounce back up. You can choose from different styles of jumps, such as tandem, backwards or even naked!

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See Whistler from above with a helicopter tour

A helicopter tour is one of the best ways to see Whistler’s spectacular landscape. You’ll fly over glaciers, mountains, lakes and forests, admiring the beauty and diversity of nature. You can also land on a remote spot and enjoy a picnic, a hike or a snowshoe adventure. It’s an unforgettable experience that will make you feel like you’re on top of the world.

Explore the winter wonderland with snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is a fun and easy way to explore Whistler’s winter wonderland. You’ll strap on some snowshoes and walk on the snow-covered trails, enjoying the fresh air and the scenery. You can choose from different routes, from easy to challenging, and see wildlife, waterfalls, lakes and more. You can also join a guided tour and learn about the local flora and fauna.

Unleash your inner lumberjack with axe throwing

Axe throwing is a sport that involves throwing axes at wooden targets. It’s a fun and exciting way to test your skills and compete with your friends. You’ll learn how to throw axes safely and accurately, and try different games and challenges. It’s a great activity for groups, parties and events.

Solve puzzles and mysteries at an escape room

An escape room is a game that involves solving puzzles and mysteries in order to escape from a locked room. It’s a fun and challenging way to use your brain and work as a team. You can choose from different themes, such as pirates, zombies, spies or wizards, and have 45 minutes to find clues, crack codes and escape.

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