Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or visiting Whistler for the first time, the mountain offers far more than just world class skiable terrain. Whistler boasts some of the most unique outdoor adventures in the world, not to mention world-famous apres, five-star dining, spas, shopping, and legendary nightlife. We assure you there’s plenty of activities to keep you busy this winter.
Here’s a list of some of the most unique experiences to tick off your bucket list this season.
YUKON BREAKFAST SNOWMOBILE TOUR
Carve your way through the remote backcountry of the Callaghan Valley to a rustic cabin on Sproatt Mountain for a full Canadian Yukon breakfast. Cooked on an old fashioned wood stove, you will certainly enjoy this skillet style mountain feast. After you have had your fill, rip it up on the frozen lake, or head off into the alpine before you descend back to reality.
Tour offered by Canadian Wilderness Adventures.
*YOU CAN SAVE UP TO $20/PERSON ON THIS TOUR USING YOUR ADVENTURE PASSPORT.
CRYSTAL HUT FONDUE BY SNOWMOBILE OR SNOWCAT
Unique, distinguished and one of a kind! For an exclusive dining experience, journey to the quaint and charming Crystal Hut, perched atop Blackcomb Mountain at 6000ft. Be treated to a traditional candle-lit fondue dinner accompanied by fine wine, followed by fresh baked fruit pie served hot from a wood-fired oven, whilst enjoying live entertainment.
Tour offered by Canadian Wilderness Adventures.
*YOU CAN SAVE UP TO $16/PERSON ON THIS TOUR USING YOUR ADVENTURE PASSPORT.
NICKLAUS NORTH SLEIGHRIDE AND FONDUE DINNER
Enjoy a beautiful 30 minute sleigh ride through a “Winter Wonderland” following wooded trails beside Green Lake before returning to Table Nineteen Lakeside Eatery for a four course gourmet fondue dinner including an appetizer, cheese fondue, Chinoise fondue (with beef, pork, prawns and/or scallops), and their signature chocolate fondue for dessert.
Tour offered by Blackcomb Sleigh Rides.
*YOU CAN SAVE $16.35/ADULT & $8/CHILD ON THIS ACTIVITY USING YOUR ADVENTURE PASSPORT.
Your day will start with a scenic flight over Rainbow Glacier before landing at Beverley Lake to enjoy your backcountry picnic. While you enjoy the visual feast, your mountain guide will be preparing a wonderful lunch that will satisfy the heartiest of mountain appetites. You are welcomed to spend time amidst these dramatic settings that will leave you with a long lasting impression of Whistler’s Backcountry.
Tour offered by Blackcomb Helicopters.
*YOU CAN SAVE $94.50/PERSON ON THIS TOUR USING YOUR ADVENTURE PASSPORT.
ZIPTREK TWILIGHT TOUR
With only a headlamp and the soft glow of twinkling lights in the distance, let your imagination run wild as you soar through the night on this unique Whistler adventure! The perfect après adventure that includes 6 unique ziplines.
Tour offered by Ziptrek Eco Tours.
*YOU CAN SAVE UP TO $18/PERSON ON THIS TOUR USING YOUR ADVENTURE PASSPORT.
A truly Canadian adventure, experience the treasured Canadian wilderness in timeless style & relax as you are whisked away on an unforgettable winter journey. Dog sledding originated approximately 4,000 years ago and researchers suggest that life in Northern Canada may never have been possible without sled dogs.
Dog Sledding tours are offered with Canadian Wilderness Adventures and Blackcomb Dogsled.
BOBSLEIGH & SKELETON EXPERIENCE AT THE WHISTLER SLIDING CENTRE
The Whistler Sliding Centre is home to the fastest ice track in the world! Feel the thrill of sliding down the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games bobsleigh, luge and skeleton tracks first-hand. Visitors are invited to tour the state-of-the-art facility or experience the action first-hand with passenger bobsleigh and skeleton rides.
Bobsleigh & Skeleton Experience offered by Whistler Sport Legacies.
Spending a day on a frozen lake after a tough day on the slopes is a great way to rejuvenate. Relax, sit back and wait for a fish to hit your line while soaking in Whistler’s incredible beauty. The scenery of a high mountain lake will take your breath away and there is something to be said about looking into your ice hole and watching a 5lb Rainbow Trout take your lure.
Ice Fishing Tours are offered with Trout Country and Pemberton Fish Finder.
BACKCOUNTRY SNOWMOBILE DINING TOUR
Whether you start or end your vacation off with a bang, you’ll want to include Whistler’s most exclusive dining experience to your list. Journey deep into the backcountry and experience a taste of true Canadian winters with this unique dinner that combines savoury and sweet with adventure and awe. Take pleasure in either a delicious fondue dinner or pinnacle style main course as you sit by the fire surrounded by candlelight in a remote log cabin with your own private chef.
Tour offered by Blackcomb Snowmobile.
FINER THINGS DINNER TOUR
This 4-course dinner tour explores four award-winning restaurants and a local chocolate shop. Included is a visit to an impressive 15,000-bottle wine cellar where guests learn the old Napoleonic tradition of champagne sabering. If you are looking to treat yourself to Whistler’s best fine dining, this is the tour for you. Listed below are the venues and sample tour menu (can be altered for dietary restrictions or allergies):
- Meet at the FireRock Lounge in the Westin Hotel
- Bearfoot Bistro: Amuse-bouche plate from Melissa Craig, Canadas best chef in 2008, with wine cellar tour and champagne sabering lesson
- Hy’s Steakhouse: Cajun crusted blackened ahi tuna with blind wine tasting seminar
- Quattro: Veal or wild salmon main course sided with restaurant signature pasta
- Rogers’ Chocolates: Icewine truffle
- FireRock Lounge: Artisan cheese plate
Tour offered by Whistler Tasting Tours.
HELI SNOWMOBILE AND SNOWBIKE ADVENTURES
Fly over, ride on, and explore the inner magic of the Pemberton Ice Fields. You’ll fly to a staging zone by Helicopter. Once landed, your professional team of mountain guides will lead you on state-of-the-art mountain snowmobiles and snowbikes on an Arctic-like expedition. You’ll cross 8,000 foot ice fields and over mountain tops to secret ice caves, and whenever possible, you’ll dine in the comfort of 15,000 year old ice caves. This is the most spectacular snowmobile terrain on the planet!
Tours offered by Headline Mountain Holidays.
If adrenaline isn’t really your thing and you’re looking for something more zen-like, then Scandinave Spa is where it’s at. The spa is dedicated to creating a space of well-being where you can relax in the heart of nature and snow. Breathe in the exhilarating mountain air; invigorate and cleanse your body, mind and soul. Enjoy the hot baths, wood burning Finnish Sauna, eucalyptus steam room and melt away with a relaxing massage in Whistler’s most unique Health & Wellness Spa.
Spa experience offered by Scandinave Spa.
FIRE & ICE WILDERNESS SPA
If you’re looking for a spa with a touch of adventure, then the Fire & Ice Wilderness Spa tour is a once in a lifetime experience! Lift off from Whistler in an A-star helicopter and fly over Canada’s largest, southernmost ice cap to explore an evolving world of ice and snow. Stop enroute to explore an ice cave before settling into a natural hot spring to enjoy your Wilderness Spa experience. Exclusive, natural, private and serene are words that simply don’t do this experience justice. Your flight transports you through a world of ice, water and rock as you fly over the ice cap, down through Canada’s most recent mountain slide to the ancient natural hot springs where your host awaits with pool-side appetizers. Your spa professional will sooth your soul and rejuvenate your mind with an array of bespoke spa services and massage treatments in this remote mountain setting!
Tour offered by Headline Mountain Holidays.