Adventure • Education • Inspiration
Ziptrek Ecotours truly delivers it all as a global leader in zipline based, adventure ecotourism. Ziptrek’s flagship location in Whistler, Canada first brought prominence to ziplining in North America and a second world class location in Queenstown, New Zealand has now set the standard for zipline based tours in the southern hemisphere. Ziptrek Tremblant, in Quebec, Canada is Ziptrek’s latest adventure and is poised to continue this trend of delivering unique and unparalleled guest experiences. These three landmark locales and other high profile projects including ziplines in downtown Vancouver, Canada as a feature attraction of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, and an installation at Super Bowl Village 2012 in Indianapolis, USA have established Ziptrek Ecotours as a preeminent name in the adventure tourism industry.
On Ziptrek tours you enjoy an unforgettable opportunity to explore, learn and delight in the thrill of an aerial adventure in natural environments that lend themselves perfectly to an enlightening ecological curriculum. In Canada, whether high in the treetops in an ancient temperate rainforest, or enjoying spectacular vistas from the highest peak in the Laurentians, or in New Zealand, hundreds of feet above the pristine blue waters of Lake Wakatipu, these are ideal sites for interactive learning and outdoor adventure.
Your inspiring journey through the forest happens via a combination of ziplines, ground based trails, observation platforms, and depending on the location, suspension bridges. Ziplines are suspended steel cables - some of which are over 15 stories high and 7,000 feet long - that you ride from platform to platform. In order to fly on the zipline cables you are outfitted with a custom harness that is then attached to the zipline with a specialized pulley. At each aerial launch platform you simply and bravely step down the stairs until there is tension on the harness tethers, lift your feet and soar down the line reaching speeds up to 100 km/hr (62 mph). The harness system allows you complete freedom to move, take a look around and even enjoy your zipline ride hanging upside down if you wish.
Ziptrek Ecotours was founded by two lifelong friends and entrepreneurs, David Udow and Charles Steele, who came together with the goal of creating not only the first zipline tour in North America but also a tour that would provide you with the unique combination of true nature based learning and the rush of adrenaline felt while soaring over some truly spectacular vistas. Since its inception in 2002, Ziptrek’s mandate has been to provide an experience that far and away exceeds your expectations while following a sustainable business model and promoting the importance of The Natural Step Framework for sustainability both locally and globally.
Ziptrek is proud to conform to the United Nations principals of ecotourism. Among other things, Ziptrek supports local and international organizations also committed to environmental education, provides sustainable jobs in the community and creates its own renewable energy in an effort to lead by example. Collaborating with a team of passionate people from diverse backgrounds ensures that Ziptrek is an environmentally progressive company able to provide unparalleled adventures in an environmentally and socially responsible way.
Ziptrek Ecotours is eco-exhilaration®.
Ziptrek Claims 2020 Traveller's Choice Award
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The Ultimate Zipline Now Available on weekdays
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Let's make 2020 our greenest year yet!
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The American Black Bear is the most widespread and commonly found bear in Canada
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The Sasquatch® reopens in Whistler for the 2019 season on June 8th!
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Did you know that Canada has three species of native wild cats?
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Are you brave enough to venture out to these haunted places?
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Work and Play in Whistler
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Did you know that Whistler was named after this little creature?
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Things to know before booking your summer 2018 Sasquatch® tour...
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Spring in Whistler features a delightful mix of Summer and Winter activities, dining deals, and more!
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If you're traveling to Whistler with a bigger crew, you may want to try some of these fun group activities!
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Keep an eye out for the White-tailed Ptarmigan
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Create a better future for our planet and yourself this 2018
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End of Summer Giveaway. Enter our Photo Contest - For chance to win a $200 prize!
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The elusive Sasquatch is about to appear once again...
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What does it take to become a Ziptrek guide? Read on to find out!
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Can't decide between a winter or summer vacation in Whistler? Visit in spring and get the best of both!
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Meet an old-growth forest resident, the Northern Spotted Owl
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Meet the ambassadors!
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Katy Perry Goes Zip-Lining with the Help of R. Kelly and Sugar Ray
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Your Guide to the Coastal Temperate Rainforest from the Ground up
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The air is crisp, the leaves are bright and the village is relaxed - this is fall in Whistler.
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A short film by Kingfisher Blue Productions
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Palms sweating, head spinning, legs shaking... just thinking about heights? Sound familiar?
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You’ve probably been spring skiing before but have you been spring Ziptrekking?
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Read about one of the wishes Ziptrek was able to grant
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Shinrin-yoku Translation: Forest Bathing
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With Our Free-Range Harnesses the Posing Options are Endless
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How to dress for fall ziplining
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Zipping Into Super Bowl XLVI
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Ziptrek claims BC Tourism Award
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Learn how to zipline upside down before you even step foot into a harness.
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Now offering complimentary GoPro rentals on Ziptrek tours!
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Whistler's most popular year-round activities, together!
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Have you noticed anything 'hairy' about the tour names?
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Opening season of the longest zipline in Canada & the USA
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In honour of Earth Day we’ve put together a guide to green travel in Whistler featuring fun, food and lodging!
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It’s that time of year where our idyllic valley becomes dotted with a spectrum of black to cinnamon dots across the mountainside, the bears are awake.
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Dress for warmth on your winter zipline experience
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All you need to know about dressing for your spring zipline adventure
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Wondering what to wear ziplining in summer? We've got the answers!
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The best way to spend Family Day in Whistler
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Adventure awaits, how a day off skiing can make your vacation that much better
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Our new Green Team is on a mission!
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