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4 Ways to Experience Whistler by Air

From stunning glacier landscapes, old growth forests and expansive valleys between- Whistler is a spectacular place to explore from the air. Shifting your perspective by heightening your vantage point can lead to incredible experiences and unforgettable memories. You probably have seen Whistler by foot, ski and board, so why not take your exploration to new heights with 4 Ways to Experience Whistler by Air!


The ultimate way to view Whistler by air is via helicopter. Blackcomb Aviation offers helicopter tours year round allowing you to view some of the most incredible 360 degree panoramas. A Whistler Explorer Tour is an introductory helicopter experience and features a twelve minute aerial tour of Whistler Blackcomb.

The BC Experience Tour begins with a flight over Whistler Blackcomb followed by a flight to Cheakamus Glacier; your pilot will touch down on a 12,000 year-old glacier as you get a first-hand experience of the areas evolution.

In summer months you can enjoy the mountain-top Heli-Picnic Tour where you can enjoy a freshly prepared lunch amongst glacial lakes; an unrivaled experience unparalleled to anything else.


Experience what it feels like to fly with Ziptrek Eco-tours as you soar above the tree-line taking in Whistler’s stunning natural beauty. The Ziptrek Eagle Tour enables you to fly like an eagle over the Fitzsimmons Valley with old-growth forest and the slopes of Whistler Blackcomb below.

The family-friendly Ziptrek Bear Tour features five incredible ziplines joined by a network of suspension bridges, boardwalks and trails.

For the ultimate experience the Ziptrek Mammoth Tour conquers ten ziplines, combining the Bear and Eagle Tour, and provides the ultimate jaw-dropping adventure. From November to March soar through the mountain-air at sun-down on the Ziptrek Twilight Tour.

Peak 2 Peak

The award-winning Peak to Peak gondola is a must-see Whistler attraction year-round. The largest single free expanse between two towers in the world, the highest gondola in the world and the longest gondola in the world- your Peak to Peak experience will provide record-breaking excitement and fun in Whistler’s alpine.

In the safety of your gondola view the expansive views of Fitzsimmons Valley beneath and you smoothly and comfortably slide from the peak of Whistler to the peak of Blackcomb Mountain. The Peak 2 Peak is designed for skiers and riders in the winter months and sight-seers and hikers in the summer. Viewing Whistler from the Peak to Peak will open your eyes to the sheer size of the mountain destination.

Treetop Adventure Course

During the summer months bring the kids to the Treetop Adventure Course, a challenging and exhilarating way to navigate the forest. Channel your inner Tarzan and maneuver bridges, rope swings, tight ropes, monkey bars and ziplines. This unique aerial tree course is a fun and safe way to explore the forest canopy while testing your agility and coordination. The kids will be entertained for hours and so will you!

Experiencing Whistler by air offers a whole new perspective and is an essential way to view the magnificent mountain scenery. Want to get your hands on the best deals in Whistler and save on tours and attractions such as the ones above? Make sure to get your hands on a Whistler Adventure Passport, your ideal travel companion and ticket to over $1000 of savings on Whistler tours, attractions, dining and retail. Don’t pay full price on your Whistler adventures, get your Whistler Adventure Passport today!

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