It's that time of year again, the forest has grown quieter, the pulleys have been maintenanced and the orange helmets are lined up awaiting our fresh faced recruits. The future Ziptrek guides are arriving from all over the world, coming here to dedicate their summer to making sure you have the best time of your life ziplining.
As you can imagine, operating in one of the last stands of old-growth forest in the Whistler Valley means we encounter and (respectfully) operate side-by-side some incredible wildlife. In this feature we'd like to introduce you to the northern spotted owl.
Here at Ziptrek Ecotours we're big on gifting experiences instead of things. Less waste and more fun! If you're looking to give the gift of adventure this season, we've got you covered with Gift Certificates. Don't know which tour to gift? Check out our adventure gift guide below, we have something for everyone:
BC is home to a portion of the Coastal Temperate Rainforest which is one of the richest and most diverse temperate forests in the world. This type of rainforest popped up after the regression of the ice age and is now a rarity on global standards, currently covering only 10% of the earth. This is the forest we work and play in.
At the heart of Whistler lies the spirit of adventure, the urge to explore. This town attracts people from all over the world who hear the same call – get out there, see what's beyond that bend, climb up that peak, find the best line – make every moment count. Marchy, Lead Guide at Ziptrek (and the man behind Kingfisher Blue Productions) has put together some of our team's favourite of those moments from the season. Enjoy!
Whistler is home to many glaciers which carved out and shaped the valley during the last Ice Age. These forces of nature receded to the mountain tops where they continue to slowly transform the landscape. What is a glacier? A glacier is defined as “a slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles.”