The winter blues settle in when people get sick of staying indoors, watching the same reruns, and knitting tiny mittens for their house centipedes. Get back to nature and out of that teeming lair of insects with today’s Groupon from Blackcomb Adventures in Whistler. Choose between the following options:
- For $66, you get a Trapper’s Trail snowshoe tour for two (up to a $132.16 value, including tax).<p>
- For $132, you get a Trapper’s Trail snowshoe tour for four (up to a $264.32 value, including tax).<p>
Trapper’s Trail tours include the following: * Two-hour guided tour, with one hour spent on snowshoes and one in the cultural centre * Snowshoe rental * Admission to the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre<p>
Trappers Trail tours depart from the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre three times daily at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m.
Blackcomb Adventures whisks away nature nuts of all ages on educational, scenic First Nations cultural adventures helmed by savvy guides. Before setting off into the powdery horizon, ramblers slip paws into rental snowshoes that enable feet to hover above the snow without the hassles of stealing a ghost’s loafers. During the course of the two-hour Trapper’s Trail tour, snow shepherds bolster jaw-dropping views with tales of First Nations’ winter survival. Winter wanderers can pause sporadically to appreciate the high mountain vistas or to ask local caribou to take a group photo. As an added bonus, all tour participants receive admission to the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre that grants them an opportunity to take in a host of exhibits expounding upon First Nations’ culture.
Vancouver Water Adventures
Vancouver Water Adventures equips maritime adventurers with wet suits, life jackets, and personal watercraft for exploring the waterways of False Creek and English Bay. The staff stocks a fleet of jet skis, paddleboards, and kayaks, which riders can paddle past beaches and along inlets. In addition to soaking up scenic ocean views and spying on local wildlife, guests can accompany skilled guides on jet ski tours to the area's most impressive sights. Those operating machines must have a valid driver's licence, and all passengers must be at least 6 years old without factoring in alternate theories of relativity.