Whistler Tours: Top 7 Ways to See the Area in New Ways
Located north of Vancouver, Whistler offers an action-packed playground full of mountains to roam and scenic beauty. Among the top ways to see the area is through these Whistler tours complete with laid-back and adrenaline-filled activities. Whether planning a day trip or visiting for a week, these Whistler tours allow guests to experience everything this ski town offers.
Top Whistler Tours: Sightseeing Adventures for All Ages
The Adventure Group Whistler
Pick a Whistler tour with The Adventure Group Whistler (TAG Whistler) and gear up for seasonal fun. The company offers over 12 different tours, ranging from heli-sightseeing to bungee jumping. In the summer, plan an RZR tour for off-road rugged trails. Or see the area while hiking, mountain biking, stand-up paddleboarding or canoeing. Winter welcomes guests to book snowmobiling tours or enjoy the snow on foot with a snowshoe tour.
Canadian Wilderness Adventures
Another full-service tour company is Canadian Wilderness Adventures, which offers summer outdoor adventures such as Jeep 4×4, ATV, electric mountain bike and canoeing. In winter, have a blast on snowmobiles, snowshoes and even dog sleds. Guests who choose Canadian Wilderness Adventures also find sightseeing tours paired with dining experiences. For example, Salmon Bake combines an ATV tour with a salmon dinner, or drive a snowmobile to a fondue dinner with loved ones.
Whistler Discovery Tours
Join landscape photographer James Fougere and see bears on an adventure with Whistler Discovery Tours. Visitors climb into luxury Land and Range Rovers, and head into the Coast Mountain range for bear sightings or explore Coastal Temperate Rain Forest. Bear tours occur daily – morning, afternoon and evening. For more wildlife viewing, plan a Moose Valley tour where possible sightings include deer, moose, bears, mountain lions and coyotes. Don’t forget the camera!
See Whistler’s backcountry with Superfly Ziplines. The company offers custom ziplining tours that start on Rainbow Mountain and measure over a kilometer and 600 feet high. Those looking for a more physical activity should try the Treetop Adventure course with over 70 obstacles for a self-guided adventure. Superfly hosts tours all day and a special twilight tour where guests enjoy nighttime sightseeing.
For a family-friendly rafting tour, check out Wedge Rafting. The company offers three different rafting trips, ranging in difficulty and time lengths. For a half-day adventure, the Cheakamus River 4-hour tour welcomes the entire family to ride easy rapids. Those short on time should book the 2.5-hour Green River option, also ideal for first-timers and families.
Ziptrek Ecotours provides visitors several ecotour options in Whistler. Regardless of time of year, these ziplining tours explore the area and equip guests with their own GoPro camera to record the adventure. Visitors then have the option to buy the video card and footage. Two top tours are the bear tour and Sasquatch. The bear tour – suited for families and first-timers – features five ziplines, trails and interesting facts. The Sasquatch® only runs June through September and measures over 2 kilometers.
Whistler Tasting Tours
Looking for a more laid-back Whistler tour? Experience the city’s best restaurants on a Whistler Tasting Tour. Perfect for a friends or couples activity, Whistler Tasting Tours host four different options, each with their own focus. Finer Things and Hidden Gems take guests to four restaurants in one night. Visitors who take the lunch tour sample six spots with a personal guide. And don’t miss the dessert tour, where guests indulge as they enjoy six stops.