If you would dare to face a raging
river, Whistler’s Wedge Rafting offers
whitewater rafting tours that will pump
up your adrenaline (and probably your
arms). Experienced guides provide safety
briefings, then lead groups on an exciting
run down the rapids.
The company offers a few different trips
(including a family-friendly tour on the
Cheakamus River), but the Green River
tour is Wedge’s most popular choice,
offering a mid-level experience that’s ideal
Guests travel north of Whistler to the
Green River, which offers Class 2 and 3
rapids. This tour takes 2. 25 hours, with
four trips departing daily. All guests need
to bring is a bathing suit and towel —
wetsuits, boots and lifejackets are provided.
If that sounds too tame, check out the
full-day Elaho-Squamish River tour. The
trip shuttles guests south of Whistler
into Paradise Valley, where your crew will
tackle challenging Class 3 and 4 rapids.
This tour also includes an on-river snack
and a barbecue lunch.
Whistler Mountain Bike Park
The Whistler Mountain Bike Park is a world-renowned playground for downhill
mountain bikers, with an expansive network of approximately 70 trails. While the park
offers plenty of beginner and intermediate-level terrain, there are also tons of advanced
trails and features that will challenge even professional-level riders.
If bobbling over big rocks and gnarly roots floats your boat, double black diamond trails
like Goat’s Gully, In Deep, Rock City and Joyride will rattle your teeth into a smile. If you
prefer to get airborne on jumps, step it up from A-Line to Dirt Merchant and Freight
Train. And once you’re comfortable there, Crabapple Hits offers the park’s biggest jumps
— which are huge!
Between the trails there are also a few large rock slabs and steep roll-ins to tackle as well.
Thousands of skilled downhill riders visit Whistler, but only a few have mastered every
trail and feature in the bike park.