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Whistler’s Award Winning Vallea Lumina Announces a Winter Journey

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The Adventure Group and Moment Factory bring new winter experiences to Whistler in global Lumina series.

After enchanting visitors in Whistler with multimedia magic set amidst the forests of Cougar Mountain, Vallea Lumina is debuting its first-ever winter journey. Premiering November 28, the acclaimed experience, created by Moment Factory and powered by The Adventure Group, will greet the season with a winter wonderland filled with dazzling lights, emotive soundscapes and stunning scenography.

Located in a lush forest setting, Vallea Lumina takes place just 10 minutes from Whistler Village at Cougar Mountain. Guests reach the night walk via complimentary shuttle, and are immediately immersed into charming storytelling in a breathtaking environment. Throughout the approximately 60 minute adventure, visitors follow in the footsteps of two long-ago hikers, Leonard and Gloria, who are seeking a mystical hidden valley where stardust falls from the sky; as guests move through the experience, opportunities abound to touch, play and engage with the ever-changing environment. The new winter trail will offer smooth, easy to walk surfaces with minimal elevation gain or loss; and additional lighting effects will serve to heighten and enhance the excursion. As with Vallea Lumina’s summer experience, guests can enjoy cozy non-alcoholic refreshments and snacks at base camp prior to entering the show.

Vallea Lumina is created by Montreal-based Moment Factory, a multiple award-winning entertainment studio that specializes in the creation, design and production of multimedia environments. Renowned for staging night walk experiences around the world, Moment Factory partnered with The Adventure Group, Whistler’s premiere activity provider, connecting locals and visitors to the region’s diverse array of experiences, to produce the first Vallea Lumina in 2018. An ode to Whistler’s culture and natural beauty, the night walk has received an overwhelmingly positive response from guests and critics alike, leading to the decision to adapt the show for winter.

We’ve been so thrilled with the response received from both locals and visitors from around the world that we knew we had to take Vallea Lumina to the next level with a winter experience.” said Joey Houssian, Founder and CEO of The Adventure Group.  “We can’t wait for you to see what we have created in the snow; it’s magical and truly a winter wonderland.

Admission to Vallea Lumina is $29.99 per adult, and $24.99 per youth; tickets include complimentary shuttle between Whistler Village and the Cougar Mountain.

Vallea Lumina’s summer season will run nightly until October 13. The new winter experience will launch November 28, and run nightly until April 2020. For more information about Vallea Lumina, or to book tickets, visit vallealumina.com, or call 1.833.800.8480.

About The Adventure Group:

Motivated by a simple philosophy – to create moments of growth through high quality experiences that are fun, safe, and memorable – The Adventure Group is Whistler’s premiere activity provider, connecting locals and visitors to all the region has to offer. The Adventure Group’s portfolio of activities include Vallea Lumina, Superfly Ziplines, Snowmobile Tours, Snowshoe Tours on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, Wedge Whitewater Rafting, RZR Tours and the Treetop Adventure. The Adventure Group offers a wealth of experiences for explorers of all ages and skill levels eager to tap into their sense of adventure.

About Moment Factory:

Moment Factory is a multimedia studio with a full range of production expertise under one roof. Our team combines specializations in video, lighting, architecture, sound and special effects to create remarkable experiences. With its headquarters based in Montreal, the studio also has offices in Los Angeles, London, Tokyo, Paris and New York City. Since its inception in 2001, Moment Factory has created more than 400 unique projects, including the Lumina Night Walk series. Productions span the globe and include such clients as Changi Airport, Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal, Nine Inch Nails, Microsoft, Sony, Madonna, Cipriani, the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Arcade Fire, and Royal Caribbean.

For more information or to book tickets, visit vallealumina.com

Fall Discounted Rates!

By | RZR Tours, SuperFly, Treetop Adventure, Vallea Lumina | No Comments

When we can feel that crisp in the air and the leaves start to change color, it only means one thing, fall. Not only are there less crowds and beautiful autumn colours to take in, there’s also savings to be had at hotels, activities and restaurants throughout Whistler!

Save up to $90 on RZR Tours, $40 on Superfly Ziplines, $20 on Treetop Adventure and $15 on Vallea Lumina.

2.5 Hour Alpine Sunrise & 2 Hour Wilderness Ride:
$229.99 $179.99/2 seater RZR| $329.99 $249.99 /4 seater RZR

2.5 Hour BC Tour:
$259.99 $199.99 / 2 seater RZR | $359.99 $269.99 4 seater RZR

Superfly Ziplines:
$159.99 $119.99 /Adult | $109.99 $89.99 /Child (7-12yrs old)

Treetop Adventure Full Course:
$69.99 $49.99 /Adult
Kids Course:
$39.99 $29.99 /Child

Vallea Lumina:
Weekday Adult Price: $39.99 | $24.99 /Adult | Weekend Adult Price: $29.99 /Adult
Weekday Youth Price: $34.99| $19.99 /Youth (6-15 Years) | Weekend Youth Price: $24.99 / Youth (6-15 Years)
Child Price: Free (5 Years & Under)

Book online >> RZR Tours | Superfly Ziplines | Treetop Adventure | Vallea Lumina

* Vallea Lumina is open until 13 October, Treetop Adventure Course due to close October 7 and RZR Tours due to close November 18 or until there is too much snow. Superfly Ziplines open all year round.

Book Your Winter Adventure and Save!

By | Scandinave Spa, Snowmobile Tours, Snowshoe Tours, SuperFly | No Comments

Book Winter Activities Before August 31 and Save 30%!

Book your winter adventure before August 31 and save 30%, use code EARLYBOOKING online or call us at 1 855 824 9955. Valid on all activities, blackout dates apply.

Snowmobile Tours

Enjoy The thrill Of A Snowmobile Ride Through The Pristine Backcountry 

Whistler’s diverse terrain allows The Adventure Group to boast a reputation of having some of the most incredible snowmobile tours in the world. Our Whistler snowmobile adventures range from gentle family cruising to single track riding through the forest. Cut loose on our brand new machines and explore wide-open areas that create memories that last a life time. For more information on which tour is best suited to your level of experience, click here. 

 Snowshoe Tours

Explore Whistler Blackcomb by Snowshoe

Explore the serene old-growth forest trails of Whistler Blackcomb on the Natural Mystic or the Winter Wonderland Snowshoe Tour. Why not pair your snowshoe experience with the incredible record breaking Peak 2 Peak Gondola for the ultimate mountain experience? You don’t need to be a skier to enjoy all our mountains have to offer! Find out more here.

 Superfly Ziplines

Zipline Above Frozen Forests 

Superfly Ziplines is open 365 days a year! Wrap up warm and enjoy breathtaking winter views through the old growth forest on four dual ziplines. Highlighted by our longest zipline at well over a kilometre long and 200 metres high, you will reach speeds up to 100 km/hour as you fly through the BC backcountry. More information here.

*Blackout dates – Dec. 20 – Jan. 5, Feb. 14-17, Mar. 14-23

Win a Whistler Summer Getaway!

By | Forged Axe Throwing, Snowmobile Tours, Snowshoe Tours, SuperFly, Uncategorized | No Comments

Summer isn’t over yet, now could be your chance to win the Whistler getaway you’ve been dreaming of!

Prize includes, for two people:

– Two (2) night stay in a one bedroom suite at the Pan Pacific Whistler.

-Two (2) Superfly Ziplines Passes.

-Two (2) tickets for Vallea Lumina.

-Dinner for two (2) people at Stonesedge Kitchen.

Contest ends August 12th 2019.

Good luck!

Summer Adventures – All Activities Open!

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Summer Adventures: All Activities Open!

The sun’s out and the snow has gone, that only means one thing…summer is on! And so are the adventures.

Green River Rafting is in Full Swing.
The Green River opened in May with bustling waters. Early season rafting is the best time to get out, higher water levels make for an adrenaline filled adventure. The Green River is perfect for first timers or those on a family adventure with a combination of fun bouncy rapids and picturesque scenery, a tour that can easily fit into a busy schedule.

Rates start at, $99.99/Adult & $79.99/Child, daily departures happen at 9am, 12pm and 3pm.

The Mighty Elaho-Squamish River Tour Opened June 15.
This iconic adventure provides thrill-seekers with the challenges of two of BC’s biggest rivers, paddle the exhilarating class 3-4 rapids of the Elaho before flowing into the Squamish River where you will enjoy waterfalls, glaciers and forests with a true backcountry feel. This full day adventure includes a locally sourced BBQ lunch after your tour as well as free professional photos.

Rates start as, $199.99/Adult & $179.99/Child, departures daily at 8:30am.

For a sneak preview of rafting and to book click here.

Buckle Up with a RZR Tour
Fire up your RZR engine and get the ultimate adventure through  Whistler’s rugged backcountry. All tours are open including the early bird Alpine Sunrise, a 2.5 hours trip (1.75 hours ride time) departing at 8:30am – $229.99/2-seater and$329.99/4-seater.

The Wilderness Tour, a 2 hour trip (1.25 hours ride time) departs multiple times during the day, 9am, 11am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4.30pm and 6pm – $229.99/2-seater and $329.99/4-seaterThis tour will have you exploring our natural paradise, riding side-by-side, ripping through the mud without a care.

The signature BC Tour offers a longer tour later in the day, a 2.5 hours trip (1.75 hours ride time) departing at 10:30am and 2:30pm – $259.99/2-seater and $359.99/4-seater.

For more details and to catch a sneak peak of our RZR’s in action click here.

Challenge Yourself on the Treetop Adventure
The Treetop Adventure is a high ropes course like no other with over 70 different obstacles from rope swings to balance beams that reach heights of up to 60 feet above the forest floor. Rise to the challenge and experience the canopy from an elevated perspective.

Full course rates start at $59.99/Person. Kids course $39.99/Person and tour depart every hour from 9am – 5pm.

For more details and to see the course click here.

Superfly Ziplines Open All Year Round
Be a bird for the day 365 days a year, Superfly Ziplines has swapped its winter wonderland for breathtaking views of the old growth forest. Four side-by-side ziplines located in stunning mountain wilderness, our tour features a newly engineered and revolutionary braking system. Highlighted by two of Canada’s longest ziplines at over a kilometre long, 200m high and reaching speeds of 100km/hour all in the comfort of our unique harness system. Sit back, relax and enjoy the flight.

Rates start at $129.99/Adult & $109.99/Child, tours depart every hour from 9am to 7pm.

Check out where you could be flying or to book click here.

All our tours above are available as combos which give you double the fun, with huge savings. Call to book – 1 855 824 9955

Vallea Lumina back in its Second Year
The breathtaking lights of Vallea Lumina are back transporting you to another world after launching last summer. Vallea Lumina take guests on a multimedia night walk in search of a hidden valley that’s filled with unexpected enchantment. The 1.5km trail takes you through the ancient forest, between the trees and in the shadow of the mountains, toward a place filled with beauty and proof that the legends of Whistler are true.

Rates start at $39.99/Adult & $34.99/Youth(6 – 15 years old) & FREE /Kids (5 years old & under). Showtimes nightly, at sundown. Every 20 minutes.

See more information on this magical evening excursion click here. 

Vallea Lumina Opening May 18

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The Award-Winning Vallea Lumina is Returning to Whistler on May 18th

This spring, magical nights await visitors to Whistler at Vallea Lumina, a ground-breaking experience that will bring Cougar Mountain’s old-growth forest to life. This award-winning multimedia experience invites guests into an enchanting universe, inspired by Whistler’s unparalleled natural beauty and local culture. In its first year, Vallea Lumina won a prestigious Communication Arts Award in the Environment and Interactive category.

Vallea Lumina launched in July 2018 and will be returning on weekends only from May 18th, and then every night from June 7th until October 2019. The experience is located at our base at Cougar Mountain, just eight minutes north of Whistler Village, in the heart of a lush rainforest. The unique night walk uses a universal language, speaking to audiences of all ages and interests and bringing generations together using a combination of emotive lights, videos, soundscape and scenography. Guests are transported to another world, with plenty of opportunities to explore and engage with the environment.

The experience begins at sundown and takes place every 20 minutes (exact times vary depending on time of year). The illuminated 1.5km long trail takes approximately 60 minutes to complete and a complimentary shuttle service is provided to transport visitors between Whistler Village and Cougar Mountain.

Tickets cost $39.99 for adults (16+), $34.99 for youth (6 to 15 years) and children 5 years and under receive free admission. For more information or to book, visit vallealumina.com

The Legendary Whitewater Rodeo is Back – June 18

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Iconic Whistler businesses come together to make the Whitewater Rodeo 2019 a force for good.

The Whitewater Rodeo is Whistler’s favourite locals’ sell-out summer party, with 300 locals and VIPs rafting the Green River with Wedge Rafting, delicious après and kicking on at a bumpin’ after-party at Whistler’s newest event space, The Hanger. This will be its 22nd year

The Adventure Group (TAG), Wedge Rafting, GibbonsGood Fortune Collective, The Hangar and Forged Axe Throwing have pooled their expertise and experience to plan a fun-filled, feel-good event for locals to kick off the summer in style. They have joined forces to make this long-standing event a force for good.

Once again, 100% of ticket sales will be donated to Zero Ceiling, funding their programs for young people who have experienced homelessness from the Sea to Sky corridor.

Every year, the Work 2 Live program supports eight young people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness from Vancouver, the Sea to Sky corridor and the lower mainland. The program offers full-time employment in the outdoor tourism industry, as well as supportive housing, life skills, one-to-one support and plenty of mountain adventure. Through the program, participants learn new skills, gain experience and become part of a community, and are empowered to live healthy, autonomous lives.

A full day adventure

A summer party like no other, the Whitewater Rodeo packs in:

  • A class three whitewater rafting race and games on the Green River
  • Free après at Longhorn’s
  • Exclusive after-party at The Hangar
  • Whistler’s best costume competition
  • Epic prizes for the rodeo champions and best-dressed team

New for 2019: Rodeo like a VIP.

VIP teams get the ultimate Rodeo Experience. There’s an exclusive reception at Forged Axe to kick your night off in style. VIP treatment all day. And Ultimate VIPs even get access to the Scandinave Spa for the perfect post-rodeo recovery. Check out the full VIP packages and sign up today.

The legendary locals party returns Tuesday June 18, 2019.

Check out www.zeroceiling.org/whitewater-rodeo to find out more.

To buy tickets click here

CONTACT: Call 604 962 5000 or info@zeroceiling.org

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Zero Ceiling Work 2 Live: Kehews Story

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The Adventure Group proudly supports Zero Ceiling’s Whistler adventure-based learning program, Work 2 Live. Every year, the Work 2 Live program supports eight young people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness from Vancouver, the Sea to Sky corridor and the lower mainland. The program offers full-time employment in the outdoor tourism industry, as well as supportive housing, life skills, one-to-one support and plenty of mountain adventure. Through the program, participants learn new skills, gain experience and become part of a community, and are empowered to live healthy, autonomous lives.

Kehew graduated from the program in 2017 after working as a lift operator for Whistler Blackcomb and as a Superfly Ziplines guide.

Hear from Kehew herself about how the Work 2 Live program helped to change her life:

Kehew - Superfly Ziplines Guide

Every year, The Adventure Group together with other local businesses puts on the legendary Whitewater Rodeo, a fun-filled, feel-good event for locals to kick off the summer in style. 100% of all the ticket sales are donated to Zero Ceiling’s programs including Work 2 Live.

Tickets for this year’s Whitewater Rodeo with be available from mid-April here.

To donate to Zero Ceiling, click here

Whistler for the Non-Skier

By | Forged Axe Throwing, Heli Sightseeing, Scandinave Spa, Snowmobile Tours, Snowshoe Tours, SuperFly | No Comments

Heading to Whistler but don’t want to hit the slopes? Here’s a jam-packed guide for the non-skier.

Whistler is renowned for the vast terrain of Whistler Blackcomb for skiers and snowboarders alike, but behind the ski runs, there are many more activities to get your adventure fix.

Snowshoe Peak 2 Peak Combo

1. Scandinave Spa Whistler

While the skiers are hitting the slopes, rejuvenate at Whistler’s Scandinave Spa in a peaceful environment all while surrounded by nature. You can also combine access to the spa with our guided tours.

  • $79 /Adult

Snowshoe Peak 2 Peak Combo

2. Snowshoe / Peak 2 Peak Combo

Combine the best of Whistler Blackcomb. Experience the serenity of snowshoeing with our experienced guides with the impressive, record-breaking Peak 2 Peak experience. After your walk through the wilderness, journey between the two mountains with a 360-degree window into Whistler Blackcomb’s alpine environment and surrounding peaks.

  • $129.99 /Adult
  • $89.99 /Child

 Fly & Ride Combo

3. Fly & Ride Combo

Craving adventure? The Fly & Ride combo is for you. First, explore frozen lakes and visit Whistler’s Ancient Cedar Forest led by one of our professional snowmobile guides. After you’ve driven through the forest, time to soar above it, fly Superfly Ziplines, the World’s Most Spectacular Ziplines. The Fly & Ride combo is the best way to experience the Whistler backcountry.

  • $229.99 /Person

Forged Axe Throwing

4. Forged Axe Throwing

Unleash your inner lumberjack at Whistler’s only indoor axe throwing venue. Open to all levels of experience, learn how to hit a bullseye and even get competitive in the Axe Throwing League.

  • $39.99 /Person

Heli Sightseeing

5. Heli Sightseeing

Blackcomb Helicopters offers heli-tourism activities like sightseeing, hiking, picnics and glacier travel. Glide high above the ski runs in comfortable, fully-equipped touring helicopters and get views like no other.

  • Tours from $179

All these activities and more can be booked by clicking here

Whistler Dream Getaway

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Always wanted to go on the ultimate, adventure filled Whistler vacation!? Now is your time to WIN IT!

WIN a Whistler, Dream Getaway for 2 people presented by the Crystal Lodge & Suites
Grand prize valued at $2,500 includes:

2 Nights in a Deluxe Studio at the Crystal Lodge & Suites
2 Hour Beginner or Intermediate Snowmobile Tour
3 run Classic Experience Package for One with Whistler Heli-Skiing
Fondue & Wine Experience for Two at Basalt Wine + Salumeria

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