Duration

  • 7 Days

Price

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$3,595
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$4,595

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Hiking in Whistler

The mountains are calling! Experience the natural beauty of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains one foot at a time. From the moment you arrive in Whistler Village, nestled in at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains you'll see why this resort village is the envy of the rest of the world! With a huge variety of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, this pedestrian only village has an energy and style marveled at by the rest of the world.

Visible from below as a delicate string stretching from mountain to mountain is the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola that links Blackcomb and Whistler Mountain, a true feat of engineering, with an unsupported lift span of over 3km, is the highest of its kind and offers unparalleled 360-degree views. You'll feel like your at the top of the world as you walk the new 130m-metre long Cloudraker Skybridge that connects Whistler Peak to West Ridge. Take in the view from the Raven's Eye platform giving you 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains.

At the The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre you'll be treated to a culinary journey that blends traditional ingredients and food preparation with modern plates while Nation members in regalia share songs and stories from their journey along the Pow Wow circuit.

  • Group welcome dinner in Whistler Village
  • Orientation walking tour of Whistler Village
  • PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola
  • Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre & Feast

Hikes

  • Brandywine Falls Hike
  • Peak Express Traverse
  • Valley Trail Hike
  • Overlord Trail Hike
  • High Note Trail Hike

 

Return Airfare from Toronto, motorcoach transportation, 6 nights accommodation, 2 breakfasts, 3 dinners, Tour Director,  Connections Program and all taxes.

Prices are in Canadian dollars, are per person and include HST. If booking your own airfare reduce price by $500.

Delta Whistler Village Suites (6 nights)

Breathe in the fresh mountain air of British Columbia from the comfort of your room at the recently renovated Delta Hotels Whistler Village Suites. Located in the epicenter of Whistler, guests have easy access to shops and markets, as well as ivory slopes for skiing and bike trails. Signature on-property restaurants, Hy's Steakhouse and Brickworks Public House, serve up creative meals and cocktails during your stay.

 

Make yourself at home in one of Delta Whistlers' spacious one-bedroom suites:

  • Seperate bedroom
  • Fully equipped kitchen including fridge, stovetop, oven and dishwasher
  • Dining table
  • Living/sitting area
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Gas fireplace
  • TV in bedroom and Livingroom
  • Complimentary high-speed internet

 

Day1

Toronto to Vancouver

Fly from Toronto to Vancouver where you’ll be greeted by your tour director. Arrive in Horseshoe Bay, a charming seaside town for lunch (on own). After lunch, journey through Brandywine Falls Provincial Park to the Brandywine Falls, a spectacular 70-metre waterfall. Legend has it that the falls (and subsequently the creek) were named by a couple of railway surveyors who bet a bottle of brandy on who could accurately guess the height of the falls.

Brandywine Falls Hike
2km – 45 mins – Elevation minimal – Easy

Walk across the covered footbridge and through the forest to the new viewing platform overlooking Brandywine Falls. Continue along a new, short walking path to a second viewpoint of the falls and another of the surrounding area of Daisy Lake and the Black Tusk.

Arrive in Whistler Village, nestled at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains and enjoy a delicious included dinner. Afterward, get acquainted with the area during a walking, orientation tour.

Stay: Delta Whistler Village Suites Hotel
Nights: 6
Meals: D

Day2

Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains

Rise and Shine, enjoy breakfast at the hotel before making your way to Whistler Base for a Gondola ride up the mountain to the Roundhouse Lodge. From the Lodge, walk the Peak Express Traverse to the Peak Express Chair where you’ll ride an open lift to the Top of the World Summit.

Peak Express Traverse
0.6km (0.4 mi) – 10 mins – Elevation 63m (207 ft) – Easy

Walk the gravel trail to the Peak Express Chair and enjoy your ride up. Take in the incredible view from these ancient peaks form from prehistoric activity. Walk the new Cloudraker Skybridge and visit the Raven’s Eye with breathtaking views from Whistler Peak.

Travel back down to the Roundhouse Lodge and prepare yourself for the Peak 2 Peak experience! Spanning the distance between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, the Guinness World Record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola provides an unparalleled perspective of British Columbia’s rooftop and incomparable views of towering volcanic peaks, coastal rainforests, and ancient glaciers.

Arrive at the Rendezvous Lodge for lunch (on your own) before enjoying free time for the rest of the afternoon and evening. From the lodge there are many hiking trails, try one of our suggestions.

The Alpine Loop – Length: 1.4 km (0.9 mi); 30 minutes – Elevation Change: 72 m (236 ft) – Easy

Lakeside Loop – Length: 2.2 km (1.4 mi); 40 minutes – Elevation Change: 72 m (236 ft) – Moderate

Meals: B

Day3

Optional Valley Trail Hike & Activities

After breakfast (on own), join your tour director on an optional, easy walk through the Golden Dreams Conservation area along the Valley Trail in Whistler Village. Additional fees may apply.

Valley Trail
0.6km (0.4 mi) – 10 mins – Elevation 63m (207 ft) – Easy 

A paved trail and boardwalk network that connects all of Whistler’s neighbourhoods, lakes, viewpoints, and picnic areas.

After your morning hike, return back to the village where the rest of the afternoon is yours to discover the many things to do in Whistler. Your tour director can assist with any bookings (note: additional fees may apply). Suggested activities include:

  • Horseback Riding – est $115
  • Whitewater Rafting – est $ 189
  • Alpine Photography Tour – est $175
  • Bungee Jumping – est $125
  • Summer Bobsled Experience – est $99
  • Mountain Bike Rental – est $50

*Activity rates are subject to change

Tonight you’re in for a real treat – The First Nations Summer Feast & Tour features an Indigenous-inspired menu paired with breathtaking powwow performances throughout dinner service. To learn about the cultures and histories of Whistler’s first peoples, a guided tour is also included and lead by knowledgeable Cultural Ambassadors from the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations.

Meals: D

Day4

Overlord Trail Hike

After breakfast (on own), set out for Garibaldi Provincial Park, named after its towering 2,678 metre peak, Mount Garibaldi, and designated as a provincial park in 1927. In honour of the 19th-century Italian patriot, Giuseppe Garibaldi, the park is known for its natural beauty and its endless hiking opportunities.

Overlord Trail
Length: 3.7 km (2.3 mi); 60-80 minutes – Elevation Change: 124 m (407 ft) – Moderate

Stretching into Garibaldi Provincial Park, this two-way trail is used as the main connecting route to all of Blackcomb Mountain’s hiking. Enjoy a wide variety of rich alpine wildflowers, amazing views of Overlord Glacier and many alpine lakes with glacier runoffs.

After your morning hike, return back to the village where the rest of the day is yours.

 

Day5

Free Day with activity options

After breakfast (on your own), enjoy an optional (bike rental fees will apply) biking tour of Whistler’s neighborhoods along the Valley Trail with your tour director. The remainder of the day is at your leisure and your tour director can assist with any activity bookings (note: additional fees may apply). Suggested activities include:

  • Intro to Downhill Biking – est $185
  • Horseback Riding – est $115
  • Whitewater Rafting – est $ 189
  • Alpine Photography Tour – est $175
  • Bungee Jumping – est $125
  • Summer Bobsled Experience – est $99
  • Mountain Bike Rental – est $50

Day6

High Note Trail Hike

After breakfast (on own), experience the best of Whistler as you embark on a guided hike on the High Note Trail. Be sure to pack your picnic lunch to eat while you rest and take in the region’s beauty!

High Note Trail
Length: 9.4 km (5.8 mi); 4 hours – Elevation Change: 420 m (1378 ft) – Most difficult

Ascend to the Top of the World Summit and catch the trail behind the Inukshuk at the top of the Peak Express chairlift. Take in the 360-degree view of hundreds of snow-covered peaks before descending down through rugged terrain. Hike along grassy ridges that offer views of Black Tusk, Helm Peak, Castle Towers, Mount Davidson, and Cheakamus Lake. Several short but steep ascents bring you back to back to the Roundhouse and the two gondola stations.

 Return to your hotel and freshen up before your farewell, group dinner.

Meals: D

Day7

Whistler to Toronto

Enjoy a buffet breakfast at your hotel before travelling to Stanley Park, Vancouver’s first and largest urban park. One-fifth larger than Central Park, this urban oasis is home to half a million, hundred-year-old trees, 200 bird species, many small mammals, and 10 km of the world’s longest, uninterrupted waterfront path known as the Vancouver Seawall.

Enjoy a walk through Stanley Park and learn about the cultural significance the land has had with the Indigenous peoples. Discover scenic vistas, landmarks, monuments, and sculptures and take a moment to reflect on how culturally and spiritually significant this area is.

Say goodbye to your comrades and reminisce about your fantastic trip as you are dropped off at Vancouver International Airport.

Meals: B

Brandywine Falls Hike
2km – 45 mins – Elevation minimal – Easy

Walk across the covered footbridge and through the forest to the new viewing platform overlooking Brandywine Falls. Continue along a new, short walking path to a second viewpoint of the falls and another of the surrounding area of Daisy Lake and the Black Tusk.

 

Peak Express Traverse
0.6km (0.4 mi) – 10 mins – Elevation 63m (207 ft) – Easy

Walk the gravel trail to the Peak Express Chair and enjoy your ride up. Take in the incredible view from these ancient peaks form from prehistoric activity. Walk the new Cloudraker Skybridge and visit the Raven’s Eye with breathtaking views from Whistler Peak.

 

The Alpine Loop – Length: 1.6 km (0.9 mi); 30 minutes – Elevation Change: 72 m (236 ft) – Easy     

The one-way Alpine Loop acts as a nice warm-up or short loop from the Blackcomb or Peak 2 Peak Gondolas. Visitors will find an easy gravel path that connects to the extended network of trails. The views are good, though not as good as those found further ahead. If you’re only hiking this loop, consider adding in the short but rougher Fitzsimmons Loop.

 

Lakeside Loop
Length: 2.2 km (1.4 mi); 40 minutes – Elevation Change: 72 m (236 ft) – Moderate

Follow the Lakeside Loop Trail through the sub-alpine trees a short distance and the trail opens up into a large clearing. Only a few more minutes up the trail and Blackcomb Lake appears with an incredible, scenic backdrop from the surrounding mountains.

After enjoying the views at the lake, continue along the trail as it passes the lake and descends downhill, passed through the meadows and over small streams. The trail eventually meets the Overlord Trail. 

 

Overlord Trail
Length: 3.7 km (2.3 mi); 60-80 minutes – Elevation Change: 124 m (407 ft) – Moderate

Stretching into Garibaldi Provincial Park, this two-way trail is used as the main connecting route to all of Blackcomb Mountain’s hiking. Enjoy a wide variety of rich alpine wildflowers, amazing views of Overlord Glacier and many alpine lakes with glacier runoffs.

 

High Note Trail
Length: 9.4 km (5.8 mi); 4 hours – Elevation Change: 420 m (1378 ft) – Most difficult

Ascend to the Top of the World Summit and catch the trail behind the Inukshuk at the top of the Peak Express chairlift. Take in the 360-degree view of hundreds of snow-covered peaks before descending down through rugged terrain. Hike along grassy ridges that offer views of Black Tusk, Helm Peak, Castle Towers, Mount Davidson and Cheakamus Lake. Several short but steep ascents bring you back to back to the Roundhouse and the two gondola stations.

 

 

These destinations offer very limited accessibility and guests can expect to experience uneven surfaces (i.e. cobblestones) or hilly ground on a regular basis. This level applies to many of our overseas tours as many historical landmarks tend to demand greater effort to reach. This also applies to our Newfoundland tours as accessibility options are scarce in some remote areas.

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