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).
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On June 19, 2015 at the Whistler Excellence Awards, Ziptrek Ecotours were the honoured recipients of the Sustainability in Action Award. Co-founder and President, Charles Steele accepted the award on stage and shared with the crowd how Ziptrek Ecotours came to be -
As winter melts away most of us start to spend more time outdoors, which turns out is even better for you than we thought. The Japanese have a popular practice of “forest bathing” (shinrin-yoku), teachers at Tokyo’s Nippon Medical School found in one study that women who spent 2-4 hours in the woods on 2 consecutive days had a 50% increase in the activity of cancer-fighting white blood cells. Another study showed being among plants produced lower concentrations of cortisol, lower heart rate and lower blood pressure. There are many similar studies but what it all comes down to is getting outside is good for you on several levels.