Whistler Mountains and Adventure Tour: Hit the road and take a trip along the spectacular Sea to Sky Highway to discover wonderful Whistler and the awe-inspiring Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Museum. Pass 2,200 metre (7,000ft) mountains and vast ocean vistas and see the second largest granite monolith in the world, the Stawamus Chief, a sacred site for the indigenous Squamish people. Walk to the base of Shannon Falls, a 335-metre (1,000ft) waterfall cascading down among old growth forest into Howe Sound. Finally, visit the pretty resort town of Whistler, which made a picturesque backdrop to many events in the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Your friendly guide will bring the trip to life with history, current events and personal anecdotes. There are plenty of stops at view points before you arrive at Whistler, with its alpine chalets and towering peaks. You’re free to stroll through the peaceful village, shop, and soak up the small town atmosphere. Or take to the skies with exclusive reduced rate tickets for a ride on the world record Peak 2 Peak Gondola, linking two mountains and offering breathtaking views.
Finally, visit the new Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Museum, the very first museum of its kind dedicated to the local Squamish and Lil’wat peoples. The beautiful building is based on traditional indigenous buildings, and inside you’ll find a treasure trove of cultural artefacts, informative footage and photography, as well as a café serving delicious indigenous-inspired foods such as baked sage and cheddar bannocks. Learn about the incredible spirituality, art and technology of the Squamish and Lil’wat peoples, and their remarkable relationship with the awesome rainforests of the north.
Meeting/pick-up point: Select hotels in the Downtown Vancouver area.
Duration: Approx. 10.5 hours.
Start time: 8:30am.
Others: Included: Driver/guide, transport, admission to the Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Museum, discounted tickets for the Peak 2 Peak Gondola available for purchase from the tour guide.