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 to Pause Operations
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4 Reasons To Try the New Winter Après Tour
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Meet Our 2020 Winter Brand Ambassadors
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20 Sustainable Habits to Implement for 2020
Let's make 2020 our greenest year yet!
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Where to Find Green Gifts in Whistler
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eXXpedition Fundraiser & Workshop at Ziptrek's A-Frame!
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#ZiptrekWhistler Best of Summer Photo Series
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Meet the 2019 Summer Brand Ambassadors
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Creature Feature: American Black Bear
The American Black Bear is the most widespread and commonly found bear in Canada
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Return of The Sasquatch®
The Sasquatch® reopens in Whistler for the 2019 season on June 8th!
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How to Plan for a Spring Zipline Adventure
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Special Film Screening & Fundraiser at Ziptrek’s A-Frame!
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Creature Feature: Wild Cats of Canada
Did you know that Canada has three species of native wild cats?
calendar_todayThursday 28, February 2019
Meet the 2019 Winter Brand Ambassadors
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Whistler Winter Bucket List Challenge
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4 Reasons To Go Ziptrekking At Twilight
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3 Spooky Stops off the Sea-to-Sky Highway
Are you brave enough to venture out to these haunted places?
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#ZiptrekLife: Summer Adventure Series
Work and Play in Whistler
calendar_todaySaturday 29, September 2018
Creature Feature: Hoary Marmot
Did you know that Whistler was named after this little creature?
calendar_todayThursday 30, August 2018
Meet the 2018 Summer Brand Ambassadors
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The Sasquatch® 2018: Two Ways to Play
Things to know before booking your summer 2018 Sasquatch® tour...
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It's a Spring Thing: Whistler's Hidden Gem
Spring in Whistler features a delightful mix of Summer and Winter activities, dining deals, and more!
calendar_todayFriday 27, April 2018
Top 5 Things to Do in Whistler with a Group
If you're traveling to Whistler with a bigger crew, you may want to try some of these fun group activities!
calendar_todayThursday 29, March 2018
Creature Feature: White-Tailed Ptarmigan
Keep an eye out for the White-tailed Ptarmigan
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Meet the 2018 Winter Brand Ambassadors
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5 Resolutions for a Greener New Year
Create a better future for our planet and yourself this 2018
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Shop Green in Whistler for the Holidays
calendar_todayThursday 30, November 2017
Creature Feature: Things that go Bump in the Night
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Best of Summer with Ziptrek
End of Summer Giveaway. Enter our Photo Contest - For chance to win a $200 prize!
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The Sasquatch: Myth and Legend
calendar_todayThursday 31, August 2017
Meet the Summer Ziptrek Brand Ambassadors
calendar_todayMonday 31, July 2017
Creature Feature Canada 150 Edition: The Beaver
calendar_todayFriday 30, June 2017
The Sasquatch® is Coming! Are you Ready?
The elusive Sasquatch is about to appear once again...
calendar_todayWednesday 31, May 2017
#ZiptrekLife: Summer Guide Training Begins
What does it take to become a Ziptrek guide? Read on to find out!
calendar_todaySunday 30, April 2017
5 Reasons to Visit Whistler in the Spring
Can't decide between a winter or summer vacation in Whistler? Visit in spring and get the best of both!
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Creature Feature: Northern Spotted Owl
Meet an old-growth forest resident, the Northern Spotted Owl
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Introducing the Ziptrek Brand Ambassadors
Meet the ambassadors!
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How to Have a Year of Adventure
Make 2017 unforgettable
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Sasquatch is Katy Perry Approved
Katy Perry Goes Zip-Lining with the Help of R. Kelly and Sugar Ray
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Your Adventure Gift Guide
Give the Gift of Adventure
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Get to Know the Pacific Coastal Temperate Rainforest
Your Guide to the Coastal Temperate Rainforest from the Ground up
calendar_todaySunday 30, October 2016
5 Reasons to go Fall Ziptrekking
The air is crisp, the leaves are bright and the village is relaxed - this is fall in Whistler.
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#ZiptrekLife Presents: In the Middle
A short film by Kingfisher Blue Productions
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Get to Know Whistler’s Glaciers
Take a trip back in time
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Conquer Your Fear of Heights
Palms sweating, head spinning, legs shaking... just thinking about heights? Sound familiar?
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4 Reasons to Go Spring Ziptrekking
You’ve probably been spring skiing before but have you been spring Ziptrekking?
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Best of Vancouver 2015
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Best of Whistler 2015
Ziptrek Wins "Best Adventure Tour"
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Newest Zipline Named
Ziptrek names its newest & longest zipline
calendar_todayTuesday 12, May 2015
Helping to deliver on Wishes
Read about one of the wishes Ziptrek was able to grant
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New Zipline Announced
Ziptrek Announces New Longest Line
calendar_todayTuesday 24, March 2015
Shinrin-yoku in Whistler
Shinrin-yoku Translation: Forest Bathing
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Ziptrek Wins the Sustainability in Action Award!
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The Original Twilight Tour
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Top 10 Ways to Zipline in Style
With Our Free-Range Harnesses the Posing Options are Endless
calendar_todayThursday 27, March 2014
What to Wear Ziplining in the Fall
How to dress for fall ziplining
calendar_todayWednesday 29, October 2014
Ziptrek to Play in The Super Bowl
Zipping Into Super Bowl XLVI
calendar_todayTuesday 17, January 2012
Ziptrek Wins Employees First Award
Ziptrek claims BC Tourism Award
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Learn How to Zipline Upside Down
Learn how to zipline upside down before you even step foot into a harness.
calendar_todayTuesday 27, January 2015
Get the Most Out of Your Complimentary GoPro Rental
Now offering complimentary GoPro rentals on Ziptrek tours!
calendar_todayWednesday 27, May 2015
The Ultimate Mountain Experience
Whistler's most popular year-round activities, together!
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What's in a Name?
Have you noticed anything 'hairy' about the tour names?
calendar_todayWednesday 30, September 2015
Opening Season, The Sasquatch™
Opening season of the longest zipline in Canada & the USA
calendar_todayThursday 15, October 2015
Work and Play in Whistler
calendar_todayMonday 30, November 2015
Your Guide to Green Travel In Whistler
In honour of Earth Day we’ve put together a guide to green travel in Whistler featuring fun, food and lodging!
calendar_todayFriday 22, April 2016
Whistler's Black Bears Have Emerged!
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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Views from The Sasquatch™
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What to Wear Ziplining in Winter
Dress for warmth on your winter zipline experience
calendar_todayFriday 28, November 2014
What to Wear Ziplining in Spring
All you need to know about dressing for your spring zipline adventure
calendar_todayThursday 30, April 2015
What to Wear Ziplining in Summer
Wondering what to wear ziplining in summer? We've got the answers!
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Family Day in Whistler
The best way to spend Family Day in Whistler
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Don't Forget to Zip!
Adventure awaits, how a day off skiing can make your vacation that much better
calendar_todayTuesday 29, November 2016
Celebrate Canada Day The Canadian Way In Whistler
calendar_todayFriday 29, June 2018
Meet the Ziptrek Giants
Our new Green Team is on a mission!
calendar_todayFriday 27, September 2019
Creature Feature: More Things that go Bump in the Night