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What to Wear Ziplining in Whistler During Summer

calendar_todayMay 21, 2024 at 2:48 PM

Ziplining through Whistler's coastal temperate rainforests is an exhilarating experience that should be on every adventurer’s bucket list. The summer months, with their warmer temperatures and clear skies, make it an ideal time to soar through the treetops.

To ensure you’re comfortable and safe while ziplining, it’s essential to dress appropriately. Here’s Ziptrek Ecotours' comprehensive guide on what to wear for your summer ziplining adventure in Whistler.

Comfortable and Breathable Clothing

The key to a great ziplining experience is wearing comfortable, breathable clothing. Opt for athletic or outdoor wear that allows for a full range of motion. Moisture-wicking fabrics are ideal, as they help keep you cool and dry.

  • Tops: A lightweight, moisture-wicking t-shirt or tank top is perfect. Consider layering with a long-sleeve shirt if you’re sensitive to the sun. 
  • Bottoms: Shorts or lightweight pants are both good options. There is some walking in between lines, so make sure your pants are suitable.

Proper Footwear

Your choice of footwear is crucial. Closed-toe shoes are mandatory for safety reasons. Sneakers or lightweight hiking shoes are perfect, as they provide good grip and support without being too heavy. Make sure your shoes are broken in to avoid blisters.

Protection Against the Elements

Even in summer, the weather in Whistler can be unpredictable and we zip rain, snow, or shine! Here are a few items to consider:

  • Rain Jacket: A lightweight rain jacket can be a lifesaver if you encounter a sudden shower. Look for one that’s breathable to avoid overheating.
  • Sunglasses: Protect yourself from the sun with UV-protective sunglasses. Sometimes loose-fitting sunglasses can be lost on the zipline, when you check in for your tour, our guest service team sells CHUMS that connect your sunglasses and stop them from falling off your head. 
  • Sunscreen: Apply a high-SPF sunscreen before heading out.

Safety Gear

Ziptrek will provide you with the necessary safety equipment, including a helmet and harness. However, it’s a good idea to wear clothing that fits comfortably under this gear:

  • No Loose Items: You will not be able to take any loose items on tour with you so avoid wearing scarves, loose jewelry, or any hand bags and backpacks.

GoPro or camera

Many people like to capture their ziplining experience. We are happy for you to bring a GoPro, however large cameras are not suitable for tours. We hire out GoPros if you have forgotten to bring yours, or you are more than welcome to bring your own!


To ensure that you are prepared for an amazing day up in the trees, we recommend you take a glance at the weather forecast the morning of your adventure so you can prepare for any unexpected changes. 

By dressing appropriately you can focus on the thrill of the adventure and the breathtaking views that Whistler has to offer. So gear up, and get ready to zip through the mountains for an unforgettable summer experience!

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