Whistler Alpine Guides Bureau

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Explore Whistler Mountain through guided alpine activities that include: Rock Climbing, Via Ferrata, Wilderness Hike, Glacier Hike, Glacier Walk, Backcountry Hike, Scrambling and Musical Bumps Hiking


The Whistler Alpine Guides Bureau offers a variety of guided walks and hikes on Whistler Mountain, as well as rock climbing and glacier tours.

Phone: 604.938.9242
Email:
Web: www.whistlerguides.com

Location: 207B 4368 Main Street, Whistler


Via Ferrata

An exhilarating tour combining glacier hiking with mountain climbing. Negotiate your way across Whistler glacier using crampons and an ice axe to the base of the Via Ferrata route. 'Via Ferrata' is Italian for 'Iron Way' and is an engineered vertical pathway with permanently fixed cables for protection and metal ladder rungs to ease your movement over the rock. This tour is suitable for ages 14 and up. No climbing experience is necessary. 4 hours round trip.

Offered daily




Departure Difficulty Duration
10:30am or 12:30pm
check-in 1 hour before
Moderate - Challenging 4 hours round trip
from Whistler Roundhouse
Adult Youth (18 and under) Family (2 Adt, 2 Yth)
$119 $109 $399
Glacier and climbing equipment included.
Please check in at our village office 1 hour before scheduled tour time.
Tour is weather dependant, if snow levels are high the season may start in late June to early July.


Glacier Walk

Outfitted with boots, crampons and an ice axe you will learn how to walk using glacier equipment and take a tour around Whistler Glacier. Along the way, you will learn about the formation of glaciers and crevasses and have a chance to play on the ice and snow. This tour is great for people of all ages, abilities, families with children 8 years and up. No experience is necessary. 2.5 hours round trip.

Offered daily




Departure Difficulty Duration
10:30 am or 2:00 pm
check-in 1 hour before
Easy 2.5 hrs round trip
from Whistler Roundhouse
Adult Youth (18 and under) Family (2 Adt, 2 Yth)
$79 $59 $249
Please check in at our village office 1 hour before scheduled tour time.


Glacier Hike

One of our most popular tours! Outfitted with boots, crampons, ice axe, harness and rope, your guide will lead you onto the glacier snow and ice atop Whistler Mountain. You will be educated on glaciology and use of equipment in order to ascend the glacier like a mountaineer. Once at the top, enjoy stunning alpine vistas before descending. No experience necessary. This tour is suitable for people of most ages and abilities, families with children 12 years and up. 3.5 hours round trip.

Offered daily




Departure Difficulty Duration
10:30am or 2:00pm
check-in 1 hour before
Moderate 3.5 hrs round trip
from Whistler Roundhouse
Adult Youth (18 and under) Family (2 Adt, 2 Yth)
$99 $79 $319
Glacier and climbing equipment included.
Please check in at our village office 1 hour before scheduled tour time.


Scrambling

Scramble your way up to the top of Whistler Mountain on the newly developed scrambling route. Scrambling combines the use of hand and foot holds on section of the trail, yet is less technical than rock climbing. Once you reach the top, join us for a Rap Jump or take the next step and climb the Via Ferrata. No experience necessary. 3 hours.

Offered daily




Departure Difficulty Duration
10:30 am or 1:30 pm
check-in 1 hour before
Moderate 3 hrs round trip
from Whistler Roundhouse
Adult Youth (18 and under) Family (2 Adt, 2 Yth)
$89 $69 $279
Boots and day pack are included.
Please check in at our village office 1 hour before scheduled tour time.


Rock Climbing Tour

This very popular half-day tour is designed for individuals or groups looking for a fun filled morning or afternoon of single pitch, top roped climbing. Our experiences guides will set everything up and provide helpful hints along the way. No climbing experience is necessary. 4 hour round trip.

Offered daily




Departure Difficulty Duration
8:30am and 1:30pm Moderate 4 hours round trip
from Whistler Village
Adult Youth (18 and under) Family (2 Adt, 2 Yth)
$99 $99 $359
All climbing equipment is included. Transportation is not included.
$185 single person rate.


Wilderness Hike

Get a glimpse of the spectacular wilderness the Whistler region has to offer on one of our half-day interpretive hikes. We will guide you through easy to moderate terrain boasting magnificent views of the local mountains, alpine lakes and rugged glaciers. 3-4 hours (round trip).

Offered daily




Departure Difficulty Duration
8:30 am and 1:30 pm Easy - Moderate 3 - 4 hours round trip
from Whistler Village
Adult Youth (18 and under) Family (2 Adt, 2 Yth)
$89 $69 $289
Hiking poles and day pack included. Transportation is not included.
$150 single rate.


Backcountry Hike

These hikes start in the valley and can gain up to 1000 metres (3300 ft) of elevation, leading you to pristine alpine lakes and through meadows surrounded by snow-covered peaks ad glaciers. There will be several awesome viewing points along the way for photos and a well-deserved rest! With over half a dozen spectacular hikes to choose from you won't be disappointed. 6-8 hours (round trip)

Offered daily




Departure Difficulty Duration
Check at Office Moderate - Difficult 6 - 8 hours round trip
from Whistler Village
Adult Youth (18 and under) Family (2 Adt, 2 Yth)
$129 $109 $429
Transportation, hiking poles and daypack included.
$249 for Single person tour.


Alpine Hike - Musical Bumps

Experience this classic Whistler hike - a must do! Ride the Whistler Mountain Gondola to the high alpine and venture outside the Whistler Blackcomb ski area boundary along Piccolo and Flute summits. Gaze down at Cheakamus Lake and across to a magnificent view of Black Tusk. Observe wild alpine meadow flora and if you are lucky resident fauna such as a marmot or bear! The Musical Bumps Trail is an absolute Whistler classic - a hiking experience you don't want to miss on any summer vacation in Whistler.

Offered daily




Departure Difficulty Duration
10:00am
check-in 30mins before
Moderate - Difficult 6 - 8 hours round trip
from Whistler Village
Adult Youth (18 and under) Family (2 Adt, 2 Yth)
$119 $109 $399
Hiking poles and daypack included.
Please check in at our village office 30 minutes before scheduled tour time.
$199 for Single person tour.

Registration and Reservations

Advance registration is required for all programs. Registration can be made by email, phone or in person by stopping by our office. A credit card or prepayment is required to confirm and guarantee all bookings. Space will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. All prices listed are subject to TAX.

Phone: 604.938.9242
Email:
Location: 207B 4368 Main Street, Whistler

Cancellations

A minimum cancellation fee of $25+HST applies. Cancellations received within 24 hours of booked tour and no shows will be charged full tour price.

Please note: a lift ticket is required for all mountain top activities.

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