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The Do’s and Don’ts of ATV’ing in Whistler

Find a helmet that fits you. Pick a pair of goggles. Settle yourself onto the seat of your own personal all-terrain vehicle.

You’re officially ready for the ride of your life.

If you’re looking for a summertime activity that will let you explore Whistler while getting that good old adrenaline pumping through your veins, you’ll definitely want to consider going on an ATV tour. Our list of do’s and don’ts will tell you everything you need to know about ATVing. Hint: it’s a big do!

Do drive your own ATV

When you’re signing up for the ATV tour, you’ll have the choice between registering as a driver or as a passenger. Ditch your partner and declare yourself a driver—manning the vehicle is a huge part of the fun.

If you’re hesitant about your ATV skills, you might think that riding as a passenger will be easier, but consider this: if you’re driving your own ATV, you can control your speed and direction instead of having to rely on someone else’s instinct.

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DON’T worry about the weather

The beauty of an ATV tour is that, no matter the weather, it’s a LOT of fun. Rainy days are no problem: the rain settles the dust, and the tour provides you with rain gear and galoshes so that you can splash hard in the puddles. Blue skies in the forecast? Fantastic—you’ll be able to take in the views for miles.

DO head to the Callaghan

You really can’t go wrong with any of the ATV tours, but those that take place in the Callaghan Valley allow you to explore an area of Whistler that is often overlooked. In the summer months, your group will practically be the only ones on Sproat Mountain—that’s a pretty cool feeling!

DON’T forget to take in the views

When you first pull that trigger and zoom onto the trail, you just might feel like an action hero—and that’s okay. But between maneuvering the machine and lurching over rocks, don’t forget to take in your incredible surroundings! Forests, lakes, wildflowers, and incredible mountain views—be sure to look up every now and then!

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DO expect to get dirty

Chances are pretty good that you’re going to get either muddy or dusty (or, if you’re lucky, both!) on your ATV tour. Wear something you don’t mind getting a little scruffed up, and DO charge it through those puddles.

DON’T be Intimidated

ATVs are powerful machines, but they’re pretty easy to use. Your guide will make sure that you’re comfortable handling the vehicle, and will stop periodically to give you tips to help navigate the upcoming terrain.

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DO sign up for an ATV Tour

By now, it should be a no-brainer: get ready to tackle rocky trails, zoom through forest roads, and splash through creeks as the boss of your own ATV. Just about anyone can do it—we just saw a man celebrate his 90th birthday by tackling the most challenging course, the Wild Wild West. And yes, he drove his own ATV.

Click here to reserve your very own ATV adventure. It’s a trip you’ll definitely never forget!

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