Katy Perry is soaring to new heights…literally. The singer has been enjoying some time-off of her Prismatic World tour, which picks back up in September, and decided to spread her wings and fly…with the help of a zip line. Katy posted several videos on her Instagram of her latest adventure, the first being a slow-motion clip of her gliding through the forest, as R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly” fittingly plays in the video.
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. 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: