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Locals, Reclaim Your Whistler – Free Tours Via Donation to Zero Ceiling

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Free tours via donation to zero ceiling

The Adventure Group is excited to announce we are opening our summer tours as of June 26! If you are anything like us, we are itching to get back out into nature and get a good dose of adventure.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic the Whistler community has come together to help stop the spread of the virus, and now is the time to get back out into nature and to reclaim your Whistler! To celebrate our start to summer we are opening our doors early, just for locals and offering free tours on June 23, 24, 25.

How it works:
– Book online at tagwhistler.com starting today, June 19.
– Valid for sea to sky locals (Mount Currie, Pemberton, Whistler & Squamish).
– Local ID required at check in.
– Limited spaces available.
– Valid on all single activities.
– Maximum one day activity per person (Superfly Ziplines, Treetop Adventure, Wedge Whitewater Rafting)
– Limit two people per booking. *
– Whistler food truck, Whistler Pizza will be at our basecamp on June 23 serving delicious hot pizza, you can pre-order on their website here. Be sure to select June 23 and The Adventure Group (TAG) location.

*Whitewater Rafting: Only guests from the same party in each raft. Minimum of 4 people per booking, maximum 6 people per booking.

Free tours include Superfly Ziplines, Treetop Adventure, Wedge Whitewater Rafting on the Green River and Vallea Lumina, all we ask for is a minimum of $6 (plus applicable taxes and fees) donation to local charity Zero Ceiling, you can of course donate more if you would like to.

Zero Ceiling is committed to ending youth homelessness in BC. For over twenty years, they’ve been helping young people facing homelessness have a healthy transition to adulthood. They provide stability, support, and opportunities so that young people can focus on personal growth. They believe every young person deserves the chance to become the best version of themselves.

Based in Whistler, they serve youth aged 16-24 from Metro Vancouver and the Sea to Sky Corridor. Their programs offer supportive housing, supportive employment, case management, life skills education, mental health supports, and outdoor recreation in a safe, supportive environment. They build strong relationships and support young people for as long as they need: just like a family.

Like many charities, Zero Ceiling were hit hard with the CCOVID-19 crisis. Many of those they support did not have anywhere else to turn, and as an essential service to their participants they stayed committed as ever to ensure the safety, health, and well-being of the young people they serve.

Zero Ceiling’s goal is to raise $20,000 to provide housing, stability, and support for young people facing homelessness at this critical time and will be giving away a weekend of adventure and a two-night hotel stay in the heart of Whistler village. Buy a raffle ticket to win a Whistler Staycation for two here, tickets on sale until July 31.

We look forward to having our locals back at our basecamp to enjoy activities! With our return, we have a set of new COVID-19 procedures in place which you can view in detail at here

To donate directly to Zero Ceiling, click here.

For more information on Zero Ceiling, click here.

Adventure with Us Safely: New COVID-19 Procedures in Place

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Adventure with us safely.

The safety of our employees and guests is our primary concern.The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in late 2019 has prompted a need for many institutions to create policies and procedures for safe operation during the pandemic. Measures that serve to limit the spread of COVID-19 while maintaining business operations require a shift in normal operations with the goal of maintaining physical distancing and safe practices for Infection Prevention and Control (IPC).

The Adventure Group has collaborated with PEAK Emergency Response Training on solutions for infectious disease management and control to offer safe recreational activities in the adventure tourism space. PEAK and The Adventure Group are focused on developing policies and procedures that are consistent with WorkSafe BC and regional health authority’s direction on reopening businesses. The purpose of the COVID-19 management program for The Adventure Group is to fulfill the requirements from WorkSafe BC and the Provincial Health Officer regarding written plans for safe operation.

Guests will be required to consent to a non-invasive temperature check, and wearing a mask is requires at times. Masks will be provided, or guests can bring their own.

Below is a list of the new COVID-19 procedures put in place.

Please contact our Guest Services team if you have any additional questions.

Reclaim Your Moments – We’re Back!

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Summer Adventures with a 25% Discount!

The Adventure Group is excited to announce we are opening our summer tours as of June 26! If you are anything like us we are itching to get back out into nature and get a good dose of adventure. With our return, we have a set of new COVID-19 procedures in place which you can view in detail here.

To celebrate our start to summer we are offering 25% off any tour between June 26 – July 5. Use promo code MOMENTS at the checkout. Valid on single activities only and cannot be combined with any other offer.

But what’s open?

Explore the Magic of Vallea Lumina.
The bright lights of Vallea Lumina are back, transporting you to another world. This multimedia night walk takes you in search of a hidden valley that’s filled with unexpected enchantment. The 1.5km trail leads 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.

Discounted tickets are $26.24/Adult & $22.49/Youth (6 – 15 years old) & FREE /Kids (5 years old & under). Showtimes nightly at sundown, exact times depend on the time of year.

See more information on this extraordinary evening excursion and to book tickets click here.

Fly through the open skies on Superfly Ziplines.
Be a bird for the day and take in awe-inspiring views of Whistler’s old growth forest. With cutting edge technology that features a newly engineered and revolutionary braking system and four side-by-side ziplines, you and a friend can fly through BC backcountry in a rush of adrenaline, beauty and speed. 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.

Discounted rates are $116.24/Adult & $78.74/Child (7-12 years old). Tours depart 9am, 12pm & 3pm.

To check out where you could be flying and to make your booking, click here.

Discover the tranquil and invigorating waters of the Green River.
This whitewater rafting tour is perfect for first timers or those on a family adventure. With a combination of fun bouncy rapids and picturesque scenery, this is a tour that can easily fit into a busy schedule.

Discounted rates are, $89.99/Adult  &  $59.99/Child (10-16 years old). Tour departs at 12pm. Call us for more options.
Only guests from the same party in each raft. Minimum of 4 people per booking. Smaller groups can be accommodated for additional costs.

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

Have Courage on the Treetop Adventure
Challenge yourself on this unique aerial 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.

Discounted rates are $56.24/Person for Full Course, $33.74/Child (7-13 years old) for Kids Course. Tours depart 9am & 2pm for the Full Course and 10:30am & 2pm for the Kids Course.

For more details and to see the course, click here.

Now is the time to reclaim your moments.

What moments matter to you?

Call our Guest Services team on 1 855 824 9955 or book online here using the promo code MOMENTS.

Voted Whistler’s Favourite Adventure Company for Second Year Running

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Pique’s Best of Whistler 2019: Favourite Adventure Tourism Company

Here at The Adventure Group we are stoked to have won the local newspaper; Pique’s Best of Whistler reader’s poll in the ‘Favourite Adventure Tourism Company’ category for the second year in a row.

A huge thank you to everyone who voted for us, the support from the incredible Whistler community which means so much to us, our guests, partners and of course to all our employees & everyone in the TAG family!

For more information on what we do click here, call us at 1-855-824-9955 or visit us at our main Guest Services office next door to Rocky Mountain Chocolates, in the Hilton.

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. 

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

50% off for Local Staff Parties this Fall.

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Adventure is the best reward – 50% off for local staff parties this fall.

It’s been a long summer of working hard so reward your team with a staff party full of adventure with The Adventure Group. We’re offering 50% off the following activities:

Vallea Lumina. Regular Rate: $29 /Adult – Staff Party Rate: $14.50 /Adult
Superfly Ziplines. Regular Rate: $149 /Adult – Staff Party Rate: $74.50 /Adult
2 Hour RZR Tours. Regular Rate: $229 /RZR – Staff Party Rate: $114.50 /RZR. *RZRs can hold 2 people.
Treetop Adventure Course. Regular Rate: $69 /Adult – Staff Party Rate: $34.50 /Adult
Wedge Rafting Green River. Regular Rate: $119 /Adult – Staff Party Rate: $59.50 /Adult. *Water level dependant.

To enquire or to book contact Luke Snyder: 604 932 0647 or luke@tagwhistler.com.

Valid for Monday – Friday reservations only. Reservation dates must be after September 4th 2018.

Mid-Summer Heatwave Remedies.

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It’s the middle of summer and the temperatures are soaring. Here’s our 5 best ways to cool down on those 30°C days.

Whitewater Rafting

1. Whitewater Rafting

The wide variety of Whistler Whitewater Rafting tours offered by Wedge Rafting, Whistlers original rafting company, is meant to provide the perfect challenge and adventure for your group. We offer tours between Classes 1 and 4 rapids all on glacial fed rivers. In the presence of an experienced professional raft guide you will venture onto one of Whistler’s pristine rivers with the confidence it takes to rip through the wild waters.

River of Golden Dreams

2. Whistler Eco Tours – River of Golden Dreams

Take a gentle paddle down The River of Golden Dreams and experience lush, old growth forest and wildflower-lined banks, as well as stunning snow-capped mountain vistas. Choose between a canoe or single or double kayak for this family friendly activity.

Superfly Ziplines

3. Superfly Ziplines

The air is cooler up here! Feel free as a bird, as you fly through the forest on an exhilarating high wire adventure. Superfly Ziplines unique system allows two guests to ride side-by-side, each on their own cable making it an incredible scenic experience for the whole family. Tours depart daily, every 30 minutes from 9:00am to 7:00pm.

Lost Lake Park

4. Lost Lake Park

Spend the warm summer days on a beautiful beach by a cool, clear mountain lake. Within 15 minutes walking distance from Whistler Village, Lost Lake beach features a swimming area, docks, barbecue stands, washrooms, picnic tables, a kid’s area and a concession stand for some delicious summer treats!

Peak 2 Peak Gondola

5. PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola

Experience 11 minutes of 360 views. Ride the Guinness Book of World Records-holder for the longest and highest lift, connecting the peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain. For a sensory overload, check out the variety of alpine wildflowers which can be spotted on both mountains during bloom periods.

21st Whitewater Rodeo Goes Back to its Roots.

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Iconic Whistler businesses come together to make the Whitewater Rodeo 2018 a force for good.

The Whitewater Rodeo is a legendary Whistler event, with 300 locals and VIPs rafting the Green River with Wedge Rafting and kicking on at a bumpin’ after-party at Cougar Mountain. This will be its 21st year.

The Adventure Group (TAG), Wedge Rafting, Gibbons, and Good Fortune Collective 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 and Vancouver.

Zero Ceiling’s Work 2 Live program provides housing, employment, support and outdoor adventure for young people who have experienced homelessness from the Sea to Sky and Vancouver. All have faced significant challenges in their lives: many have been in government care, experienced poverty, unstable housing, and disruption in their lives. They’re looking for stability and opportunity, and that’s what the Work 2 Live program provides.

“Our incredible community is what makes Whistler such a powerful place to base our Work 2 Live program,” said Chris Wrightson, Co-executive Director of Zero Ceiling.

That’s also what inspired Joey Houssian, owner of TAG, to donate the rodeo ticket sales to Zero Ceiling last year. “We know the Whitewater Rodeo has always been a favourite among locals, and leveraging their enthusiasm to support Zero Ceiling just makes sense,” said Houssian. “The community spirit that the Rodeo embodies is the same spirit that makes Zero Ceiling’s programs so effective, so we’re glad we can bring a real benefit to these young people through the event.”

Joey Gibbons, owner of Gibbons Whistler was also keen to come on board, and use Gibbons’ decades of experience planning the best parties and events in Whistler to support Zero Ceiling. “We were really excited to come on board. It’s a fantastic cause and one that’s close to our hearts as a long-time local business. We understand how hard these young people are working to transform their lives, and it’s great to be a part of that.”

“We’re humbled by the time, effort and resources all our partner organizations have put into the Whitewater Rodeo,” said Chris Wrightson, Co-executive Director of Zero Ceiling. “The funding raised from this event will make a huge difference to the young people in our programs. We’re only a small charity, so we’re thrilled that these iconic Whistler businesses have come together to transform this long-time locals’ event into such a great fundraiser for Zero Ceiling.”

The Whitewater Rodeo 2018 is taking place on Wednesday June 20th. Check out www.zeroceiling.org/whitewater-rodeo to find out more.

CONTACT: Chris Wrightson, Zero Ceiling, 604 966 4304, chris@zeroceiling.org

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