Whistler Glacier Discovery Tour

Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures Upper Lynn

What You'll Get


Take a walk on the snow and ice atop the Whistler glacier. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to observe a 10,000- to 12,000-year-old glacier in retreat. An early summer walk provides the opportunity to slide or glissade down the snow.

Meet at the Mountain Skills Academy and Adventures mountaintop office 15 minutes before the tour's departure. The ride on the Whistler Gondola from the village takes approximately 30 minutes. On the 9am tour, guests will meet their guide at the base of the Gondola at 8:45am at the picnic tables. At the office, meet the guide, sign a waiver, and be outfitted with glacier travel gear.

Next is a walk across either a beautiful alpine snow slope or a breathtaking glacial morraine and wildflower meadow (depending on the time of year and the mountain conditions). While approaching the Whistler bowl and glacier, look up at the bowl to see the 2,160 meter Whistler Peak.

Along the way, learn how the last ice age interacted with the terrain to form the beautiful coast mountain ranges. Take advantage of the world-class photo opportunities of the Pacific Coast mountain ranges.

The tour will conclude with a walk back to the mountaintop office.

As with all activities in the beautiful Canadian Alpine, each day is subject to varying mountain conditions. Ask the staff what the mountain has in store for that particular day. This popular tour is great for people of all ages and abilities, and is especially fun for families with children eight years and up. No experience is necessary.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please confirm shoe and harness size in the Special Requirements box at checkout
  • What to bring: hiking boots (no sandals), gloves, backpack, water, snacks, lunch, extra layers, and an all-weather jacket
  • Moderate level of fitness required
  • Suitable for beginners (no climbing experience required)
  • Fitness level: average
  • Small-group tour
  • Local, professional guide
  • Glacier travel equipment

  • A 'Peak 2 Peak' lift ticket for Whistler Mountain is required for this tour. If a lift ticket has not already been purchased, they are available at the village office or at any Whistler Blackcomb ticket window.
  • Snacks, food, and lunch

Departure Point
Whistler Mountain

Departure Time
9am and 1pm

Please check in at the mountain top office 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time.

2 hours

Voucher Info
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