If you crave that feeling of your heart beating hard against your chest, or the feeling of butterflies fluttering in your stomach, you’re in for a treat when on your next Whistler visit! Besides snow sports and mountain biking, Whistler Blackcomb offers plenty of exciting options for all thrill-seeking enthusiasts out there!
Wrestle With Rapids White Water Rafting
Experience weaving through the heart-pounding class 3-4 rapids of the Elaho River aboard an inflatable raft! Choose your own adventure, whether it be a 2.5 trip, or a full on 2-day river expedition! Tackle the wild currents head on, with your team of 8 paddlers! These rivers are fed by glaciers, so it’s the perfect activity to cool off on those hot and humid summer nights.
The amazing guides will teach you proper rafting technique on land, get you suited with a wetsuit and take you on a Huckleberry Finn adventure to Squamish – a quick drive from Whistler. Gather a group of 8 explorers, or come as you are and get to know other water-adventurers along the way! White-water rafting is a one in a lifetime experience that will definitely build teamwork and camaraderie!
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Off-Roading on ATVs
From the rivers, then back on land, it’s time to go off-roading on an ATV! ATV’s or All-Terrain Vehicles are basically four-wheeled motorcycles, which come either as a single seater or with space for one passenger. Rev up your motors and discover hidden passages in Whistler’s amazing alpine. Live the ultimate bushwhacking fantasy, and ride through all the bumps, and the dips while scaling the sides of Whistler Mountain’s steep slopes! Why not take it to the next level and enjoy a nice picnic lunch in one of Whistler’s hidden lakes, only accessible by ATV’s.
All participants are provided a helmet and additional mask if the roads are dry and dusty, or they get rain gear if the pacific rain comes in. As long as you’re up for adventure, this ATV tour will get your blood rushing while rapidly descending steep slopes, going full throttle through muddy waters, or ‘parking’ right on the edge of a cliff to enjoy the scenery.
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Speed Down an Olympic Bobsleigh Track
Ever wonder what it feels like to slide down the world’s fastest track, like the Olympians do? If you’re in dire need for speed, the The Bobsleigh Experience might just cure the itch. Reaching speeds up to 125 km/hr, the Bobsleigh is another activity to check off your bucket list. Running in both summer and winter seasons, you an four other ‘team mates’ slide down the track and traverse through various twists and turns at stop speeds.
If you really want to push the limits on how fast you can go, try this Whistler activity in the winter-time! Soak up every second of your slide, because at more than 100 km/hr, your moment will be over before you even realize what’s happening. Each slider will be given training prior to getting on, and helmets are provided. This activity is mostly for adult, but older children can try it out with a guardian’s permission. Whistler sliding centre is a few minutes drive from Whistler Village and also has other activities such as skeleton, and cross-country skiing. If you feel the need for speed, then it’s time to take on the Bobsleigh / Skeleton Challenge.
Fly Through The Forests on a Zipline
Ziplining is the art of going from one end of the forest to the next at high speeds, suspended hundreds of feet off the ground, and supported by nothing but a harness and a super strength cable. Soar through ancient rainforests, with a partner of go at it alone. Enjoy views of the Whistler woods, the creek below and maybe even some cool wild life along the way.
New this year, is the longest zipline in US and Canada called the Sasquatch, which spans between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. This activity is open for all ages, but there are weight restrictions for the super young zippers! Whether you’re in Whistler in the winter or the summer, this adventure is sure to be a year-round hit.
Scream You Lungs Out Bungee Jumping
One of the only Whistler activities where no training is necessary. What’s so hard about jumping off a birdge, thousands of feet up in the air, held only by an elastic tether? Not hard at all, right? Except when you look down from that platform, with the raging river underneath you, and you’re standing on a small platform the width of a sheet of paper, then it’s a bit of a different story. Whistler Bungee operates in summer and winter, to satisfy every adrenaline junkie’s heart’s desire.
If you’re going in the summer, be sure to avoid wearing loose clothing or flip-flops. Your daredevil session will be photographed by Whistler Bungee’s official photographer, and you have the option to purchase it after the jump. Either way, you get a t-shirt after your jump, so make sure to show it off, and wear it with pride. A word of wisdom, don’t think – just jump. You’re holding up the line and that’s not cool with the other jumpers!
Whether you’ve got that need for speed, or you’re up for the challenge of taking on Mother Nature’s incredible power, there’s always an adrenaline rush waiting for you in Whistler! For ultimate adrenaline-charged experience, take on the full list above in one trip, and make it a truly unforgettable visit. For Whistler accommodations, be sure to visit alluraDirect.com and get amazing deals and discounts for some activities with your vacation rental booking.