Perched amongst the western mountains of Canada’s British Columbia, Whistler Blackcomb plays host to hundreds of thousands of eager boarders and skiers each year. In fact, this is the largest ski resort in North America. Alongside its numerous runs, you’ll find plenty of fantastic winter activities to slake your thirst for adrenalin, take in the scenery, or do a little bit of both at once.
Here are 5 things you can’t miss.
- Whistler Bungee Jumping
This is British Columbia’s highest year-round bungee. You’ll drop 50 meters (160 feet) above the glacial-fed Cheakamus River. Safety records are perfect, so there’s no need to worry, and the view across snow-dusted old growth forest is stunning.
- Eagle Viewing Float Tours
The bald eagle might be more closely-associated with the United States, but it truly makes its home in the Great White North. You’ll be able to spot these magnificent creatures of the sky as you float along a gorgeous river at their winter habitat in Brackendale. You might even see one pluck a salmon from the freezing waters.
- Whistler Dog Sledding
Experience the exhilaration that comes with bounding across winter trails with a pack of exuberant sled dogs at your head. A quintessential Canadian experience, you’ll be able to learn about these fascinating creatures as you race through the trees of the Callaghan valley.
- Whistler Sleigh Rides
Looking for something a little more romantic? Try a sleigh ride instead. You’ll be drawn by Percheron horses, then treated to hot chocolate and a gourmet fondue dinner. Just remember to book up early if you’ll be heading to Whistler around Christmas!
Snowshoeing is one of the most exciting and authentic ways to explore the winter wonderland of Whistler. Take winding trails deep into the snow-capped forest to spot local wildlife and experience the scenery free from all noise but the gentle padding of your fellow walkers.
Heading to Whistler can be all about the skiing and boarding, but don’t let yourself forget about some of the other wonderful opportunities the resort can offer during your next trip.