Winter is here so it’s time for some fun in the snow. I spent a week in Whitler in British Columbia, Canada and I loved it. It’s a busy place during the skiing season but well worth the trip. There are many options for different activities and I will talk about them another time. One of the absolute highlights would be a helicopter tour of the area.
Seeing area Whistler, British Columbia by helicopter can be a unique and exciting way to experience the beauty of the area. Whistler is a popular ski resort located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, about two hours north of Vancouver. It is known for its stunning natural surroundings, which include mountains, forests, lakes, and glaciers.
Several companies offer helicopter tours of Whistler and the surrounding area. These tours typically last for about an hour and provide breathtaking views of the mountains and surrounding landscape. Some tours also include stops at specific points of interest, such as mountain peaks, glaciers, or waterfalls.
To take a helicopter tour of Whistler, you will need to book a tour with a local company. Many of these companies have websites where you can book a tour online, or you can call them directly to make a reservation. Some companies also offer discounts for booking online in advance.
After getting picked up at the hotel by the tour company, we drove up the road to the heliport to board the aircraft, the tour was about an hour long. We made the stop with a landing on a glacier to enjoy some spectacular views, it was a beautiful day, simply perfect for the flight.
I would highly recommend it, but it is important to note that helicopter tours can be expensive, so be prepared to pay a premium for this unique and exciting experience. However, many people feel that the cost is worth it for the opportunity to see the beauty of Whistler from a different perspective. And I agree, it is one of these “once in the lifetime” opportunities we should take if we can.
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PS. Here are 10 lesser-known facts about Whistler, BC:
- Whistler is a resort town located in British Columbia, Canada, and is known for its world-class skiing and snowboarding.
- The town is named after the hoary marmots that inhabit the area, which emit a distinctive high-pitched whistle.
- The ski resort at Whistler is one of the largest in North America, with over 8,000 acres of skiable terrain and 200+ marked trails.
- The resort is also home to the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, which connects Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains and holds the record for the longest unsupported span for a lift of its kind.
- Whistler is surrounded by some of the most beautiful wilderness in Canada, including Garibaldi Provincial Park, which is home to hiking trails, glaciers, and alpine lakes.
- The town has a vibrant cultural scene, with a number of galleries, museums, and festivals throughout the year.
- Whistler is a great place to spot wildlife, including bears, cougars, and wolves, which can be seen on guided tours in the surrounding forests.
- The town has a rich history, with evidence of human habitation dating back over 10,000 years.
- Whistler hosted many events during the 2010 Winter Olympics, including alpine skiing, biathlon, and luge.
- The town is a popular destination for adventure sports, including mountain biking, zip-lining, and bungee jumping, and has some of the best downhill mountain biking trails in the world.