So you’re planning a winter holiday to Whistler Blackcomb and are looking for things to do apart from the obvious (skiing and snowboarding). Lucky for you there are loads of winter activities in Whistler for you to choose from. Here at Whistler Adventure Passport we want you to get the most out of your time in Whistler while spending the least amount of money. We have got the solution for great savings on tours, attractions, dining and retail in Whistler, BC. Here are our Top 7 Winter Activities (besides skiing) to try this winter; make sure to get yourself a Whistler Adventure Passport for savings on these great tours plus many more.
Learn wisdom from elders as you travel along old trapper’s paths deep into the Callaghan Valley. Along the Medicine Trail sample healing teas and medicinal plants that grow in these native forests of British Columbia. Visit an old Trapper’s cabin and hear stories about the history of the land and traditional uses of the area. Be amazed at the majestic old growth forests and unfiltered beauty. The tour finishes with a rejuvenating snack around a fire. This is a unique experience un-replicated anywhere else in the world.
Explore Blackcomb Mountain on a horse-drawn sleighride led by your expert guide. This is a great family experience or romantic day out. The 50-60 minute tour will take you through mountain terrain with beautiful views of the Valley and Whistler Village below. Your informative guide will be able to answer any questions you have about the area. Finish off with a cup of hot chocolate in a cozy cabin by the fire.
Soar above the snow-capped treeline over the Fitzsimmons Valley between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain. If you love an adrenaline rush then this tour is for you! Cross treetop suspension bridges to sky-high viewing platforms where you will get harnessed into your zipline. Glide seamlessly like an eagle through stunning old growth forest, taking in scenic views of Whistler Blackomb whilst having an adrenaline rush of a lifetime.
After a day on the mountain relax and rejuvenate with a bath pass at Scandinave Spa. The Nordic-inspired spa is situated amongst spruce and cedar forests at the edge of Lost Lake. Unwind your body in a restorative hot bath, sauna or steam room before rejuvenating yourself with a dip into a cold plunge pool. Finally, bliss-out in one of the relaxation rooms before performing the sequence over again. To top it off, organize a relaxation massage after your Scandinavian bath experience.
If you’ve ever wanted to experience a jaw dropping helicopter ride, this is your chance! Set your spirit a-light with a 39 minute flight over Whistler Blackcomb and to the sensational Cheakamus Glacier. Your pilot will touch down on the 12,000 year old glacier for an unforgettable experience. Your helicopter tour will be a combination of adventure and education but most of all an awe-inspiring experience of some of British Columbia’s most pristine environments.
A dining experience like no other! Charge 6000 ft. up Blackcomb Mountain on a snowmobile or snow cat to the charming Crystal Hut. Be treated to a fireside fondue dinner accompanied by fine wine and freshly baked pie. Local musicians will provide great ambiance as you savour this unique Whistler experience. This tour makes for a great romantic evening, fun group event or family tour.
Located at Base 2 of Blackcomb is the Coca-Cola Tube Park. Great for the young and the young at heart, the tube park is a fun and exhilarating way to spend a day or evening in Whistler- no experience required. Feel the wind rush past your face as you challenge the tube park runs- try and wipe that grin off your face- we dare you.
So there you have it. Seven winter activities to try while you are in Whistler (besides skiing). Make sure if you plan to eat, shop, or adventure during your stay to grab a Whistler Adventure Passport- your ideal travel companion. With over $1000 in savings plus a super handy and informative guidebook, you can’t go wrong. The Passport costs $25.00 and is valid for two years. Get a Whistler Adventure Passport today and see you this winter!