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.
Are you ready for the ultimate zipline experience? Spanning a mind-blowing distance of +2 Kms, The Sasquatch® is our most epic zipline tour with spectacular views and 7,000 feet of pure eco-exhilaration! Your adventure begins at our check-in area in the Upper Village beside the New Blackcomb Gondola. (Note: This check-in is for The Sasquatch® tour ONLY. To check-in for all other tours please visit our kiosk at the Carleton Lodge.
Spring in Whistler is usually one of the most refreshing times of the year. Our average temperature falls anywhere between 0-16 degrees Celsius and each day brings an uncertain mix of sunshine, clouds, and/or rain. Higher up on the Whistler and Blackcomb mountains there’s even a chance of snow!
On February 25th, Ziptrek was able to share an exclusive screening of The Radicals movie with the filmmaker himself, Brian Hockenstein, and Latoya and Florence Jack of the Xwisten First Nation in attendance. Beyond a typical movie viewing experience, this evening treated 30 excited guests to an event loaded with some extras!
All three of these wild cats are larger than your average house cat, and stay active through all seasons of the year. The Bobcat and Canada Lynx are the only two native bob-tailed cats in North America, while the Cougar is Canada's only long-tailed native cat. It is possible, but quite rare, to see any one of these three wild cats in the Whistler area.
The New Year is just around the corner... Are you ready to make 2019 your best year yet? If you'll be spending a little (or a lot) of time in Whistler, then you may be inspired by our new bucket list challenge! How many of these iconic activities can you cross off your Whistler Winter Bucket List?
Twilight is that magical time in between when the sun sets and the moon and stars come out - not quite daytime but also not yet complete darkness. It may be tempting to retreat to the warmth and comfort of your home or hotel room, but it won't be much of an adventure! Instead, we believe you should make the most of your time in Whistler and experience the thrill of Ziptrekking through the rainforest at Twilight. If you're not already convinced, then here are 4 reasons why you should join us on a Twilight Tour:
Have you ever wondered what our talented guides get up to on their days off? We launched the #ZiptrekLife hashtag a few years back so that you could follow along on all of their incredible adventures. In case you haven't been paying attention, we've put together a few of our favourite summer photos to give you a special inside look at what it's like to be a Ziptrek guide in Whistler!