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How to See Whistler From the Sky

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… you taking in the sights of Whistler from the sky!

There are plenty of beautiful things to see down in Whistler Valley, and the views arguably get even better as you head up the mountains. Just imagine how it would look soaring through the sky!

Luckily, in an adrenaline-fueled town like Whistler, there are plenty of ways to experience Whistler from a bird’s eye view. Here are a few of our favourite ways to see Whistler from way up above.

See Whistler From the Sky… Without Getting Too Extreme

peak2peak

The best way to see Whistler from the sky without getting overly crazy is by way of the Peak 2 Peak. The Peak 2 Peak Gondola is the longest unsupported lift span in the whole world, linking Whistler and Blackcomb mountains together in one smooth ride.

Don’t get us wrong — you’ll most likely feel goosebumps, being suspended so high in the sky, but you’ll also feel safe from the comfort of the large, modern gondola cabins.

You can access the Peak 2 Peak from either Blackcomb Mountain (by Rendezvous up Solar Coaster) or Whistler Mountain (by the Roundhouse at the top of the Village Gondola). Head up either mountain and make your way to a Peak 2 Peak terminal, and get ready for the ride of your life. Throughout the 11-minute journey, you’ll cross 4.4 kilometers, dangling 415 meters in the sky.

For an extra special experience, catch one of the two glass-bottom gondolas. Look for the grey cabins (the regular ones are red), or talk to a lift attendant to find out more.

See Whistler From the Sky… While Zipping Through the Air

Whistler Ziptrek

Zip lining is probably the closest you’ll ever get to actually flying. Secured into a harness, your limbs will be free to flap and flail as you zip across Blackcomb Mountain to Whistler Mountain and back again, passing the rushing Fitzsimmons River down below.

There’s a certain magic that hits you about halfway through each line, when you’re far from both the takeoff and the landing platforms. With nothing but air between you and the ground, you’ll realize just how awesome Whistler looks from up high.

See Whistler From the Sky… Aboard a Float Plane

Whistler Flightseeing

For those looking to get really high, look no further (or higher) than Whistler Air. The adventure starts on Green Lake, where your float plane will be waiting to whisk you away. Depending on which scenic tour you select, you’ll find yourself gliding over glaciers, fjords, and volcanoes, perhaps passing waterfalls or stopping for a picnic on a golden sand beach.

Whistler Air offers a truly unique way of experiencing Whistler from the sky. You’ll notice the rivers, mountains, and meadows in a way that simply isn’t feasible from the ground. You’ll definitely want to bring your camera along on this trip of a lifetime.

 

There you have it: three easy ways to experience Whistler’s glory from the skies. Feeling particularly adventurous? Why not try all three for the ultimate Whistler aerial adventure!

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