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Whistler - Rocky Mountaineer and Whistler activities


All of the companies featured on this page have been approached for discount opportunities. If I hear back the discount will be stated by each activity.

Whistler BC, Canada is best known for being home to Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains - the continent's two greatest vertical-rise ski mountains with the largest terrain of any ski area in North America, huge alpine bowls, expert grooming and ski runs that last forever. No wonder people keep coming back.

Perhaps maybe not so well known is Whistler's accessibility. Whistler is only two hours from Vancouver along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway and five hours from Seattle, Washington. Travel to the resort is easy via air, train or bus.

This year-round resort is ever-popular for the abundance of activities on offer. It's impossible to get bored with skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing to entice during the winter months and mountain biking, golf, hiking, rock climbing and watersports all available during summer.

Whistler Resort, a site of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, also includes a vibrant pedestrian village. Whistler Village joins the base of the mountains, and is filled with restaurants, patios, cafes, bars, shops, galleries and spas - all surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of Whistler Blackcomb.


With the launch of the Peak 2 Peak Gondola in 2008, Whistler's multi award-winning mountain experience just got a whole lot bigger! The record-breaking gondola joins Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains in only 11 scenic minutes. Boasting the longest unsupported lift span in the world at 3.024 kilometres (1.88 miles), it's also the highest lift of its kind at 415 metres / 1,361 feet.

Speed   7.5 Meters per second
Ride Time   11 Minutes
Frequency   One cabin departs every 49 seconds
Total Distance   4.4km /2.73 Miles
Length of Unsuported Span   3.024km / 1.88 Miles
Highest Point   436m/1427 feet above the Fitzsimmons Creek
Number of Cabins   22 Seated & 6 Standing
Capacity   2050 people each hour each way
Number of Towers   4 (2 on each mountain)
Height of Towers   35-65 meters / 100-213 feet
Track Ropes   The two stationary ropes that the cabin rides upon are each 56mm in diameter. The total length of the track rope with the sag is 4600meters
Haul Rope   The single rope that pulls the cars along the track ropes is 46mm in diameter. Total length of the haul rope loop with sag is 8850m


Ziptrek Website


Often voted by Whistler locals as the most extreme activity in Whistler, Whistler Bungee provides an exhilarating, adrenaline filled rush that no other activity can compare to. Whistler Bungee gives thrill seekers an unforgettable experience by jumping 160ft (50 meters) over the glacial fed Cheakamus River.

We are happy to offer a first time jump price of $105.00 including tax (normally $130.00) for your delegates.  This price is valid if the jumper is able to book and drive themselves to our bridge.  Transport from Whistler village in one of our shuttles can be pre arranged for $10 per person, if required and booked in advance. 

Valid for jumps between 6th September to 16th September 2016 only.

Quote "Stargate"when booking. You will need to take a copy of your ticket confirmation printout if jumping before The Homecoming, or your convention pass if jumping after The Homecoming

To take advantage of this offer you need to book your jump by phone. Online bookings will not work with this code. Telephone : 1.877.938.9333


TOURISM WHISTLER official website

Unfortunately Rocky Mountaineer aren't able to offer any discounts to us, and indeed the route to Whistler will no longer be available on its own :
"In 2016 and beyond our Whistler Sea to Sky Climb is being integrated into a 3 day journey between Vancouver and Jasper with overnights in Whistler and Quesnel.  This route will no longer be bookable on its own.  If you’re looking for a short excursion from Vancouver you may want to consider our 2 day journey from Vancouver to Banff, Jasper or Lake Louise (one-way)."


Whistler Service
Enjoy a classic rail experience with extended legroom and scenic views through large picture windows. Our knowledgeable and friendly Rocky Mountaineer Hosts will provide outstanding service and interpretive storytelling throughout your three and a half hour trip through the Sea to Sky region.

Whistler Classic Coach
 - Breakfast (northbound) and afternoon snack (southbound) served at your seat
 - Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages
 - Access to the Heritage Observation Car
 - Rail station transfers to and from the station locations in North Vancouver and Whistler

Route Highlights:
 - Scenic views of West Oceanfront route along the shores of Howe Sound with views of the British Columbia Coastal Mountains
 - Shannon Falls
 - Mount Garibaldi
 - Spectacular journey through Cheakamus Canyon
 - Brandywine Falls
 - Four-season mountain resort of Whistler


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