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Duration
7 days
Activities
  • 3 day hikes
  • 2 days cycling
  • Optional paddling
Accommodation
  • 6 nights lodge
Meals
  • 1 Dinner
  • 6 Lunches
  • 6 Breakfasts

Price

$2400USD

* All prices subject to applicable taxes

Trip Code: WHS

Overview

Trip highlights


  • Explore Whistler and Creekside Villages
  • Bike the Sea to Sky Trail
  • Ride the Peak to Peak Gondola
  • Hike atop Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains
  • Bike rolling valley trails
  • Alpine lakes, meadows, creeks, and glaciers
  • Optional canoeing/kayaking and Via Ferrata

Experience the best of Whistler in a sampling of each of your favourite summer activities. We have hand-picked the most impressive hiking routes, biking trails and pathways, and can show you the best places to dine at the end of the day before settling into a very comfortable lodge at the base of Whistler Mountain. Our trails bring us along the edge of beautiful alpine lakes, to the base of a glacier, through lush rainforest, amid alpine meadows, and atop mountains including the famous twin peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb. A free afternoon mid-week allows you to choose your own adventure, but we highly recommend a paddle on the 'River of Golden Dreams' or to get verticle on the Whistler Via Ferrata (Iron Way). We wouldn't blame you if you decide to extend your stay and keep exploring this gorgeous region just north of the beautiful city of Vancouver.

Activities:
Grading:
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Introductory

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Make your way to your mountain home in beautiful Whistler. Exact location and group briefing time to be advised with final documents. Located two hours north of Vancouver by way of the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway, Whistler is a world-renowned ski and snowboard destination in the winter but is also an absolute gem in the summer with an abundance of trails, alpine lakes, beaches, and a lively village scene. We make our home in a centrally-located and comfortable lodge at the base of Whistler Mountain.

Meals:  Nil

After breakfast, enjoy a morning bike ride on paved back roads and quiet trails through the Whistler Valley. Ride around Lost, Alta, and Green Lakes enjoying incredible mountain views from handlebar level. After a picnic lunch, we continue pedalling along a meandering river, stopping often to photograph wildlife and wildflowers, then continue on the Sea to Sky Trail, a multi-use section of TransCanada Trail that extends all the way to Squamish. We'll stay in the mountains though, and loop back to Whistler Village where we began.

Meals:  B,L

Today we embark on one of the most beautiful day hikes in British Columbia. The forested trail provides views of the Cayoosh Mountains and takes us to the edge of three turquoise lakes - Lower, Middle, and Upper Joffre. The base of impressive Matier Glacier is where we enjoy a picnic lunch and perhaps an invigorating swim. Our return hike back down the valley unveils a new view as we continue through the rainforest and back to the trailhead. After a rewarding full day of hiking, we return to our comfortable accommodations to freshen up for the evening.

Meals:  B,L

This morning we will head back out on the bikes and connect new sections of trail that line the Whistler Valley. Your guides will go over some more bike skills on the trail as we go deeper into the mountains on crushed gravel and dirt trails. Whistler is famous for it's biking and we will head out on some lesser-traveled routes away from the Village area. The afternoon is open for you to choose your own adventure. Your guides have lots of recommendations including kayaking/canoeing the River of Golden Dream, enjoying some lake time to relax, exploring the village or heading out for an afternoon hike.

Meals:  B,L

Today we will head up to the top of Whistler Mountain! Boarding the Gondola in the morning, we ascend to the alpine and start our hike 5,000 feet above Whistler Village. After a short hike, we connect across to Blackcomb Mountain via the famous Peak-to-Peak Gondola. The alpine wildflowers that paint the side of this trail include Indian Paintbrush, Arctic Lupine, and Mountain Arnica. As the resident Hoary Marmots and Ptarmigan scamper for cover among the rocks, look out at the picturesque mountain setting atop Oboe Peak where your guides will create the ultimate alpine picnic. Be sure to keep an eye out for bears!

Meals:  B,L

Whistler's newest hike is a local gem. The trail climbs through some beautiful coastal rainforest with great views along the way. This day trip allows us to “meet the mountains” and discover a piece of unspoiled nature, taking us back in time to the formation of this dramatic landscape. Upon reaching the alpine we will be met with open meadows, glaciers, cascading creeks and views of the Whistler Valley below. Tonight, we’ll have a final celebration dinner to commemorate a week’s worth of fantastic memories.

Meals:  B,L,D

Sip coffee or cocoa and enjoy a leisurely morning before our trip into the Cheakamus Valley. A short hike takes us to a volcanic crater-turned-lake. Picturesque Loggers Lake is one of the best spots in Whistler to relax and take a swim. Lunch will be enjoyed lakeside while savouring the mountain views. Mid-afternoon, we return to the village and say goodbye - Until next time. Either extend your stay or make your own way back to Vancouver via multiple daily shuttle services.

Meals:  B,L


Inclusions

  • 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 1 dinner
  • professional wilderness guide(s) - two guides for groups of more than 4
  • twin share accommodation in a comfortable lodge
  • private internal transportation from the morning of Day 2 until the afternoon of Day 7
  • park permits and lift tickets
  • front-suspension mountain bikes and helmets for use on Days 2 and 4.
  • $100 donation to the Trans Canada Trail Association

  • international flights
  • travel to/from Whistler
  • meals not listed in the itinerary
  • alcoholic beverages
  • optional kayaking/canoeing on Day 4
  • items of a personal nature (i.e. phone calls, tips, etc)
  • gratuities
  • travel insurance (compulsary)
  • applicable taxes

Suitability

Introductory

3

This itinerary is meant for active individuals who enjoy hiking and biking. Bike trails are mainly crushed gravel with some paved sections and some dirt sections. Trails wind up and down through the forest so riders must be comfortable on a bike and riding on rolling hills (as opposed to flat rail trails), but no mountain biking skills are required.


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Notes

NB:
prices valid up to 31/12/2018. For trips departing after this date, price will likely increase subject to local inflationary pressures on operational costs.

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Total Priceper person from

$2400USD

* All prices subject to applicable taxes

Options & Supplements*
  • Single SupplementUSD$550
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Why travel with us

Our Expertise

Everyone who works with us, from our office staff, ground staff and guides is the ‘’real deal’’. Our team is comprised of actual hikers and cyclists who have explored or live in the region in which you will be travelling. Our entire network is highly-specialised in active travel.

Great Value

Quality services at the best price make our adventures great value for money. Having essential items included like National Park fees, charming accommodations, most meals, bikes for cycling trips, maps and support for peace of mind. Our inclusions allow you to better budget for your big adventure.

Innovative Itineraries

We look beyond the horizon to find new and exciting adventures. We’re passionate about shaping the next generation of outdoor travel in Canada, and constantly seek different ways, routes and alternatives to exceed our clients’ dreams.

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We are committed to responsible travel and true sustainability, formed when the company was established, and in the face of a multitude of threats to the environment, our commitment is stronger than ever. We aim to "leave no trace" in both an environmental and cultural sense.