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The Ultimate Mountain Experience

calendar_todayMay 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM

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.

When to go

The earlier, the better so you can take full advantage of all there is to see and do up there. Early summer is best for experiencing the high snow banks lining the foot paths while late summer is best for viewing the alpine wildflowers in bloom.

What to see

Bears! Try and spot them from the lift on your way up or take a bear viewing tour with experienced local guides. Look south from the peak of Whistler to view the famous Black Tusk mountain - known as the Thunderbird's landing place in First Nations legend. Keep an eye (and ear) out for the Hoary Marmot, the whistling noise they make is how Whistler got it's namesake.

What to do

Take a photo with the Inukshuk! You'll find this classic Whistler photo opportunity at the peak of Whistler mountain, these rock sculptures originated in the Arctic and communicate different messages depending on form. Join the efforts of visitors past and see if you can stack your own! You'll also find many alpine hiking trails to choose from on both peaks. A great option for the whole family (and if you're short on time) is Harmony Lake Loop while the intermediate High Note Trail offers amazing views and is a great option for those with more time and hiking experience.

 Purchase your Ziptrek tour and Peak 2 Peak ticket together at a savings, but only from Ziptrek Ecotours, package at checkout.


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