The Concierge Team recommends......

The Concierge Team recommends......

80 Things You (May) Have Never Done in Whistler

1. Hike the Musical Bumps - Whistler's classic hike along Piccolo and Flute summits.
2. Renew your Vows or Say "I do" for the first time in the Spectacular coastal mountains, delivered by helicopter
3. Travel from Vancouver to Whistler via Helijet or float plane
4. Take a Glider Tour over mountains, rivers and valleys in the Pemberton Valley.
5. Take an Eco-Tour Nature walk, which explores an age-old tree covered in lava from Black Tusk volcano.
6. Paddle down the River of Golden Dreams through the wetlands of the Whistler Valley.
7. Horseback Ride to Whistler's Ancient Cedar Grove.
8. Take a Zip Trek Tour gliding on a series of zipline cables, which zip over rugged mountain terrain.
9. Take an ATV over the mud pits in the All Terrain Park.
10. Get schooled by Whistler's finest mountain bike instructors in Mountain Biking 101.
11. Learn to Flyfish in a day (for the absolute beginner).
12. Go Speyfishing for Steelhead using two handed casting.
13. Gather a team and strategize your position through a paintball game.
14. Make an executive impression by chartering your own helicopter to take you to Vancouver for that luncheon meeting.
15. Experience Whistler's celebration of Aboriginal culture through Weetama, a spectacular showcase of the region's arts and culture.
16. Glacier Walk with crampons and ice axe like a true mountaineer.
17. Use all your strength to rock climb on the wild side with the Core, Whistler’s Climbing Center.
18. Travel in a 4x4 vehicle to visit active bear dens, daybeds and feeding sites.
19. Take the Extreme Golf Challenge and golf three designer courses in one day.
20. Bungee Jump over the Brandywine/Cal-Cheak trail system, 160 feet above a raging river.
21. Enjoy the pampering of two registered massage therapists who will use warmed Balsalt Ocean Stones to give a Satheo Stone Massage treatment.
22. Tandem Paraglide over the top of Whistler/Blackcomb mountains.
23. Have a personal caterer deliver a custom meal to your room at either one of the Pan Pacific properties in Whistler.
24. View the spectacular 210-foot Brandywine Falls and walk the Calcheak Suspension Bridge (just south of Whistler).
25. Take a trip back in time and explore the remnants of the 12,000-year-old Sisqua Glacier via helicopter.
26. Check out the wine cellar at the Bearfoot Bistro and pick out your own vintage bottle of wine (tag it for your next visit) or saber a bottle of Champagne like Napoleon did.
27. Have a gourmet lunch on a glacier (via helicopter).
28. In-line skate throughout the Whistler Valley on the paved trail system.
29. View waterfalls and ride the waves on a jet boat trip.
30. Be part of an overnight, fly-in whitewater rafting excursion.
31. Take the family on a guided voyageur canoe trip.
32. Neck with your sweetie in the gondola on the way to the Top.
33. Stroll down to the picturesque Birkenhead River with a smiling llama.
34. Hold on tight with a Hummer tour, which bounces through rugged terrain en route to glaciers, back route territory and spectacular views around Whistler.
35. Mountain bike "Logger's Trail," "Big Kahuna" and "White Knuckles" to cross the Cheakamus Gorge to even more unbeatable mountain terrain.
36. With the highest concentration of bald eagles in the world, enjoy watching these spectacular birds 45-minutes south of Whistler in Brackendale.
37. Mush!  Drive a sled pulled by Alaskan Huskies through the spectacular Soo Valley Wildlife Reserve.
38. Be the first to carve your tracks into Whistler Mountain every morning with Fresh Tracks Breakfast.
39. Giant Percheron horses lead sleigh rides through Whistler's magical winter wonderland.
40. Arrive by Snowcat or snowmobile and be extravagant with a gourmet fondue dinner in a cozy secluded cabin.
41. Take part in Cornucopia, one of the hottest Epicurean events in North America.
42. Summer ski and snowboard on Blackcomb Mountain's Horstman Glacier.
43. Check out the "nude" dock at Lost Lake (on a hot summer day).
44. Discover the interpretive trails through the Old Mill Road in Lost Lake Park.
45. Buy fresh fruit and veggies at Farmer’s Market on a Sunday during the summer.
46. Toonie Race on Thursdays during the summer.
47. Take cooking lessons at Apres.
48. Go blueberry picking on Whistler Mountain.
49. Walk the Valley Trail.
50. "Borrow" a dog from the humane society for a long walk with an enthusiastic friend.
51. A block from the Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside is a great kid area, with a bouncy castle, bungie jumping and short horse back rides for the little kids.  The area also has longer horseback rides up the ski resort mountain.  On Saturdays, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., tram car rides take guests up the mountain where they have Bar-B-Q dinner. There is also a very unique wood carved playground that young kids will play for hours on.
52. Take a helicopter tour with spectacular panoramic view of Whistler Mountain.
53. Ski the glacier.
54. Walk around Alta Lake.
55. Take an eco/nature float tour (river rafting) in the coastal temperate rainforest.
56. Go dog sledding.
57. Take a picnic box lunch up to the Lost Lake park, a 25-minute trail walk up from the upper Whistler Village to enjoy a refreshing swim in the Lake and the incredible surrounding mountain vistas.
58. Visit during the TELUS Ski festival.
59. Get a psychic reading at the oracle.
60. Visit in April for the wild flower tour.
61. Sit in the patio hot tub at the Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside and listen to the live music drifting up from the Dubb Lihn Gate pub.
62. Take a ride on the West Coast Loge.
63. Slather yourself in honey and run thru the village so the bears will chase you.
64. Go white water rafting on the Elaho-Squamish rivers.
65. Head off for the "Bear Zip Trek" tour.
66. View the stunning vistas offered high atop Whistler Mountain, which are breathtaking. Head up to the mountain’s highest accessible points and go for a hike, relax with a picnic or just take in the magnificent scenery.
67. Bike the Flank Trail down to Alpine from Function Junction, around Green Lake into Lost Lake to discover a variety of trails for all levels. Tow favorites would have to be Molly Hogan to the Green Lake Lookout and finishing it off on Tin Pants. From there, head into the Village for a beer on the Mix by Rix patio.
68. Enjoy a Hydro Bronc ride down the Fitzsimons creek. 
69. Take a lazy afternoon walk down to Rainbow Park for a couple of beers on the Beach.
70. Go horseback riding.
71. Enjoy the nightlife in the Village.
72. During the skiing season (which ends in Late April), rent a pair of skis or a snowboard and head up to the top of the snowcapped mountain.
73. Bring along a GPS device and find some caches around Whistler.  Visit www.geocaching.com to find where caches are hidden around the Whistler area.
74. After a day of skiing or snowboarding, there is nothing better or more Canadian than stopping at the outdoor kiosk, Zogs, for some poutine.
75. View the Red Bull Elevation Tour on the GLC Patio in the summer.
76. Get a free, guided snowboarding tour.
77. For a romantic night, get a couples massage, cuddle in the hot tub and then go out for Champagne and oysters.
78. Simply enjoy people watching, whether it’s the tourists strolling the Village or the downhill freestyle riders.  It is especially exciting to watch the people at the bottom of the bike park hill.
79. Hike any one of the myriad of trails.
80. Ski…duh?!

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