Whistler is Canada's indisputable outdoor activity capital. Not far from Vancouver and with the stunning Blackcomb and Whistler mountains, dense rainforests and more extreme sports than you can count, boredom is not an option in the heart of Canada. But where to start?
Self-proclaimed eco-exhilaration hub, the Ziptrek learning experience will get your heart pounding and your mind racing as you zip through the tree-tops in Canada's activity capital, Whistler. The guides over at Ziptrek Ecotours have been voted the 'Best Adventure Tour' in Whistler by Pique Newsmagazine readers, and you can see why. Any weather, any time of year, they'll take you on a sky-high tour of Canada's temperate rain-forest - over bridges, platforms and 2000 feet-long zip lines.
Their foundation is essentially 'eco-learning + adrenalin rush = great holiday', which is perfect for families wanting to instil some good old green morals in their kids while learning all about it for themselves. As you zip over rivers or walk amongst the tree-tops, you'll be taught just about everything there is to know about your surroundings, as well as the best ways to save them. It's light-hearted in typical Canadian style so you don't feel like you're having an eco-dictionary shoved down your throat. Children can get involved with what they're learning rather than being fed information, only to be forgotten a few minutes later.
They offer a great range of tours at varying prices, meaning you can hand pick the one (or three) for you. Families are very well-catered for with the Bear tour, flying you high over the Fitzsimmons creek. Or if you're more of an adrenalin junkie, the Eagle tour will drop you 20 storeys in one line. Then check out the Treetrek Canopy walk, where you'll be guided through the trees whilst learning all there is to know about the local environment.
And the best part about this company is that they're 100% dedicated to being an environmentally friendly business, supporting local projects aimed at educating people on sustainable living, and providing sustainable jobs for the area. They also produce their own source of renewable energy - you certainly can't say these guys don't practice what they preach!
Toll Free: 1.866.935.0001
Address: Ziptrek Ecotours Inc.
PO Box 734
Whistler, BC V0N 1B0Canada
Prices start from $69 for adults and $59 for children. All prices are in Canadian dollars and don't include sales tax.Isle of Mull, Scotland