In honour of the new decade, we're going bigger than ever before with the newest recruits to our brand ambassador program. This season we're pleased to introduce not three, or four, but FIVE fantastic Ziptrek team members who will be taking photos and videos for us to share with you this winter and spring!
It's hard to believe that the end of a decade is drawing to a close and that we are about to head into the new year of 2020. As we reflect on the past ten years and look to the future, we can only hope that the next decade will be remembered as a time when humans reshaped their habits to build a better tomorrow. If you're ready to do your part then consider implementing some (or all) of these sustainable resolutions for 2020 and beyond:
One of the wonderful things about Whistler is the number of eco-conscious businesses and artisans that keep the environment at the top of mind while crafting their products and services. If you're looking to make your holiday shopping a little greener this year, this is the perfect place to do it! Here are a few of our favourite places to find some great green gifts:
This October, Ziptrek in partnership with Ecologyst Whistler hosted a workshop run by Nikkey Dawn, writer, documentary photographer and former Ziptrek guide.
As we learned from our past Creature Feature: Things that go Bump in the Night, the coastal temperate rainforest is home to a few formidable nocturnal creatures like cougars, owls, and bats. So this Halloween, we're here to warn you about two more creatures that you might be spooked to come across in the night...
The International Earth Strike and Global Climate Action Strike are both taking place today in cities all over the world. In Whistler, our high school students have organized a climate protest of their own that will begin at noon in Lost Lake Park. With all of this inspirational action happening around us today, we thought it would be the perfect time to introduce our new GREEN team, the Ziptrek Giants, who have been volunteering to help with various eco-friendly initiatives throughout the Sea-to-Sky corridor.
The hustle-bustle days of summer have passed and the powder hounds of winter have yet to arrive, but we'll let you in on a little secret... this can be the best time of year for a Whistler adventure. Here are our top 5 reasons fall is a favourite time for Ziptrekking through the rainforest:
The summer may be winding down but we aren't ready to say goodbye just yet... In an effort to help the summer vibes stick around a bit longer, we're taking a look back at some of our favourite #ZiptrekWhistler photos from the season.
Scientifically known as Ursus Americanus, the American black bear is the smallest native bear to North America. Although they are smaller than the grizzly or brown bear (Ursus arctos) and the polar bear (Ursus maritimus), an adult black bear averages 130-190 cm (50-75") long from nose to tail and approximately 90 cm (35") from foot to shoulder when on all fours. Male black bears typically weigh between 130-500 lbs, while females are slightly smaller and weigh between 90-350 lbs.