Our Top Summer Family Activities in Whistler
Here in Whistler, we are lucky to have so many activities at our doorstep. But given the wide range of options, it can often times be overwhelming choosing what to do while here. The choice is even more difficult when you are travelling with children; you need to maintain a good balance of adventure while not being too juvenile for the adolescent and teenagers in the family. We have created this list of top 5 summer activities for families while in Whistler to help make your vacation planning easier.
Multi-day discounts are available if you would like to do more than one activity, so give us a call at 604-938-9242 to book your ultimate family vacation!
A mixture of hiking and climbing, scrambling is a method of travel that isn't completely vertical, but no walk in the park. It is challenging, yet not impossible for young ones, giving the high alpine thrill while still having ground underneath your feet. You use all four limbs to help in your ascent, promoting agility and problem solving as you navigate your way to the top. Once at the top, we take the chairlift down, providing you a safe, comfortable ride down after earning your way up.
Ages 10 and up are welcome on this trip, so come check out the alpine using your hands and feet!
Discover the excitement of using real mountaineering equipment such as crampons, ice axes, and harnesses as you step foot on an ancient glacier. Your guide will educate your family on glaciology and how glaciers have played their part in the formation of the mountain peaks and valleys that surround Whistler. As you roam onto the glacier, you will learn the techniques that mountaineers have perfected for the last century, giving you a great taste of what alpine mountaineering is all about. It could quite possibly be the beginning of a lifelong adventure of exploring mountains all across the globe… we hope it is!
Ages 8 and up are welcome on this adventure.
Exploring the alpine scenery of Garibaldi Provincial Park, you will feel as though you have been transported into an old painting as you leave the crowds and noises behind. Our guides will provide interpretive details about the surrounding peaks, valleys, glaciers, flora, and fauna throughout your entire trip. Inquisitive young (and young at heart) minds will be satisfied as the guides share their depth of knowledge on the area we are lucky to call home.
Our trips will be based on the skill of the group, so all ages and abilities are welcome.
Whether it is your first time climbing or 100th time, we will take you to some routes that will be both challenging and fun. Our guides are experts in their field and will take you through the proper procedures and methods to give you lifelong rock climbing skills.
All safety equipment is provided, so you can concentrate on having as much fun as possible while becoming a better rock climber. The Whistler area is blessed with great options for rock climbing, so get in touch if you would like to improve (or begin) your rock climbing skills!
Not only is this the most exciting summer adventure, it is also the most unique in that it is the only Via Ferrata in Whistler. Via Ferrata means "Iron Way" in Itialian, the inventors of this exciting method of Alpine travel. We have set up a series of metal rungs and steel cables that allow you to climb just as you would climb a ladder. You are harnessed in the entire time, allowing you to move swiftly without the worry of a large fall.
It is a way of exploring the alpine rock environment without necessarily having any formal Rock Climbing experience. It is also an efficient way to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time. Both kids and adults will appreciate the challenge, and the fact that it is something that you don't see or do every day. It' is a uniquely Whistler adventure that will definitely be a highlight of your Whistler vacation experience!
Ages 10 and up are welcome.
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