Zip lining in Whistler is the closest thing to flying. Just imagine soaring through the air, 200 feet above ground, at breathtaking speed along the treetops of the rain forest!
A zip line is an exhilarating way to experience Whistler and the mountains around Vancouver. It combines the elated feeling of soaring through the air with the amazing areal views of the beauty of the mountains and the rainforest.
Initially known as Canopy Tour, the sport originated in Costa Rica where it introduced participants to a unique way of communing with nature by travelling through the forest canopy on cables strung from forest tree to tree. Combining the excitement of the ride high in the trees, with education regarding habitat, wildlife and history of the area – Ziplining Whistler tours became an instant success.
The largest Whistler zip lines tour is over 1500 ft in length, 400 ft above the ground and offers a 200 ft elevation drop from launch to landing, reaching speeds of up to 100 km/hr (60 mph).
Safety is always a priority and instruction is given to every rider. Each zip line system has a double or triple backup. Everyone is buckled into climbing harness equipment that is checked before the rider is hooked up to the zip line. Trained guides always accompany you.
New trolley and braking designs are allowing riders to descend steeper terrain, travel faster, further, and more frequently. More comfortable harnesses have removed the discomfort associated with hanging in the trees and have opened tours to opportunities to serve client groups that are younger, older and heavier.
Enjoy one of Canada’s most scenic highways from Vancouver to Whistler, the Sea to Sky highway. After the zip line adventure spend some time exploring the village of Whistler before returning to Vancouver.
|Description||Zip Lining is an awesome way to experience Whistler. It combines the exhilarating feeling of soaring through the air with the breathtaking beauty of the mountains and the Whistler Valley. Our unique system allows two guests to ride side-by-side, each on their own cable during a scenic three-hour tour. The excursion includes five dual zip-lines connected to each other by a network of trails and board walks. The largest zipline is over 1500 ft in length, 400 ft above the ground and offers a 200 ft elevation drop from launch to landing, reaching speeds of up to 100 km/hr (60 mph).|
|Season||daily May 1 through September 30|
|Time||08:30 – 18:30|
|Duration||Total time about 11 hours incl about 3 hours of zip lining|
|Price per person||Can$279.00 adults, Can$190.00 children|
|Participation||Minimum 2 adults|
|What to wear||Comfortable clothing for the day including a warm shirt or outer layer. No lose clothing or large pieces of jewelry. No open toe shoes. Hiking/walking boots or good athletic footwear should be worn. Long hair should be tied back. Bags, purses and backpacks are not permitted on the tour for ease of movement and safety reasons. We provide rain gear if required.|
|Weight||Participants must be a minimum of 65lbs/30kgs to a maximum of 250lbs/113kgs. Underweight participants who are at least 6 years of age may enjoy our zipline tour tandem with a guide. Tandem tours must be specifically requested when booking.|
|Cancellation||up to 7 days – no charge
3 to 6 days – 50 % cancellation fee
2 days or less – 100 % cancellation fee