Ziptrek tours are all named after local wildlife - whether living, extinct or legend! Since Ziptrek's inception we've shared interesting facts about the local flora and fauna with our guests, we welcome you to read on and learn about the tour namesakes.
Summer can get HOT, we can experience temperatures in the high 30s during peak season so sun protection is very important. Make sure you apply sunscreen before your tour. You'll be wearing a helmet so you don't need a hat but you can bring sunglasses. If you plan on wearing sunglasses make sure they fit securely on your face by doing a gentle head shake test - if they fall off during this they'll likely fall off while ziplining, if they stay on then you are good to go! However, if you are taking on the Sasquatch Zipline, you'll want to make sure you have a strap for those sunnies as the speeds are much higher than on our other ziplines.
The PEAK2 PEAK Gondola has opened for summer operations, meaning Whistler's two most popular year-round activities are together again! Zipline one day, do the Peak 2 Peak the next, or fit them both in on the same day! With newly added photography and geology tours the on-mountain adventure options are endless. Check out our tips below for planning your ultimate mountain experience.
Whether you prefer video or photos, check out our tips below for getting the most out of your GoPro:
Spring weather is unpredictable in the mountains, it can be raining one minute and sunny the next – even snow can make an appearance in the early season. You can always check the forecast before your trip to Whistler but we still recommend packing layers so that you are prepared in case the weather doesn't go as predicted. One of your biggest packing priorities should be water proof/resistant jacket and shoes. If you don’t have access to a rain jacket, let our Guest Services team know ahead of time and they can reserve one for you (availability is limited so don’t leave this until last minute). While you will only be directly in the rain while on the zipline these items will ensure your comfort. When it comes to pants, any warm pants that you are appropriate for light hiking will do. Nearing the end of spring (or if you're from the Prairies) you may even be comfortable in shorts.
One of the best features of our full bodied harnesses is the freedom of movement! On the last zipline of every tour (once everyone feels nice and confident) we encourage our guests to try ziplining upside down, but now you can get a head start by checking out Keir’s demonstration below:
Even thought we aren’t officially into the winter season yet, winter weather starts around mid-Novemeber in Whistler. Average temperatures fluctuate from around -2˚C (28.4˚F) to 5˚C (41˚F) but they can definitely get colder. Always a good idea to check out the forecast before your trip, you can check online here.
As this time of year can be tricky to dress for, we recommend checking the forecast before your trip to Whistler and packing layers—that way you will be prepared whatever the weather. A water resistant jacket layered over a sweater is an essential combo to wear ziplining, even if it is not raining – fall weather can change quickly. If you don’t have access to a rain jacket, let our Guest Services team know ahead of time and they can reserve one for you (availability is limited so don’t leave this until last minute).