Category Archives: White Water Rafting

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, [email protected]

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Whitewater Rodeo – June 20th, 2018.

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Whitewater Rodeo – June 20th 2018

It’s that time of year again Whistlerites! Time for the local adventurers to band together to have a bit of fun, make fools of themselves, compete for some awesome prizes and do a little rafting along the way.
Last year was a huge success being the 20th anniversaries for both Wedge Whitewater Rafting Rodeo and our good local friends at Zero Ceiling, and this year we’re going back to our roots.

That’s right, the epic whitewater rafting race will be followed by the legendary, exclusive after party on Cougar Mountain. It’s back, and it’s bigger and better than ever. Celebrate the start of summer with the very best adventure and après Whistler has to offer.

The Rodeo is legendary and so are Zero Ceiling and together we are going to make this the best day and night of the summer. Come join us on June 20th and rock out to what will be the best and most legendary rodeo yet. Here are the deets:

Wednesday, June 20th

– Choose between 9am, 10am, 1pm, or 3pm start time (please note you may not get your requested start time, depending on demand)
– You must arrive 15 minutes before your chosen start time
– Each crew must have six members, including at least two men and two women
– You must pay for six spots (ie. a full boat) on registration to secure your boat (crew names can be changed after booking for no extra fee)
– Every participant must sign a release of liability waiver to take part in white water rafting
– Participants must be aged 19 and over
– Transport will be provided to and from the Green River and Cougar Mountain

Rodeo & After Party Includes:

– A class three whitewater rafting adventure down the Green River
– Raft games and competitions…and of course, prizes for the best paddlers on the river
– Free après (burgers and beers) at Longhorn’s
– Exclusive after party on Cougar Mountain with an open bar
– Great tunes from local legends Skiitour
– Costume competition…the standards are pretty high, so get planning now!
– A little teaser of the action from a few years ago: https://vimeo.com/26343210

EARLY BIRD TICKETS SOLD OUT! Don’t worry, there’s plenty more boats left at only $109 per person, so grab your crew now – must have everyone’s payment to complete your registration!

All proceeds of the event go to Zero Ceiling to help tackle homelessness by providing housing, employment, support and outdoor adventure! Thanks to The Adventure Group, Wedge Whitewater Rafting, Gibbons and Good Fortune Collective for this incredibly generous donation!
For more info, call Wedge Rafting at (604) 932 7171 or email: [email protected]
Spaces go quickly so don’t delay – it’s the longest running event and the hottest party in town! Please like our page for the most up-to-date info and please share with your friends!

Buy tickets here!

For more info, call Wedge Rafting at (604) 932 7171 or email: [email protected]

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Summer Adventures – Green River & RZR Open!

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Summer Adventures: Green River Rafting and RZR Tours Open!

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

Green River Rafting is in Full Swing.
The Green River opened last weekend with bustling waters. Early season rafting is the best time to get out, higher water levels make for an adrenaline filled adventure.

Early season rates are a steal at, $99/Adult & $79/Child from now until May 17th. Daily departures happen at 9am, 12pm and 3pm.
For a sneak preview and to book click here.

Stay tuned for updates on the Cheakamus and the Elaho-Squamish River tours later in the summer!

Buckle Up – RZR Tours Open This Weekend
We’ve had an incredibly generous winter in Whistler this year, receiving a whopping 40.6 feet of snow!
Our operations team have been battling snow and plowing the trails since late April to get them open for us early season enthusiasts! Thanks to their hard work, we can now look forward to the RZR Tours official opening this weekend Saturday, May 12th.

Tell me more…
Fire up your RZR engine and be first on the trails laying fresh tracks in Whistler’s rugged backcountry.
Until more of the snow melts, we will be offering a shortened 1.5 hour round trip (45 minutes ride time) beginner tour at the discounted rate of $189/2-seater and $269/4-seater. Stay tuned as very soon we will be running tours daily that will have you exploring our natural paradise, riding side-by-side, ripping through the mud without a care.
For more details and to catch a sneak peak of our RZR’s in action click here.

It’s time to embrace the first glimpses of summer!

Give the Gift of Adventure this Christmas.

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Looking for last minute gift ideas for the adventure lover in your family?

This Christmas give your loved ones memories of a fantastic adventure in Whistler.
Up until December 25th, buy a $100 gift card for $90.

Gift cards valid for any activity:

*Hard-copy and digital gift cards available.

For more information or to purchase a gift card, give our reservations team a call on 604 932 0647 or email [email protected].

Whistler Village Beer Festival.

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The 5th Whistler Village Beer Festival is this weekend, Sept 13-17 2017.

Beer in the mountains – it just feels right. 2017 marks the 5th anniversary of the Whistler Village Beer Festival. In celebration, all Saturday Main Event tickets grant festival-goers access to the grounds on BOTH Saturday and Sunday.
The main event happens on Saturday & Sunday at the Whistler Olympic Plaza, there will be 60 breweries to choose from, live music and food on site. In addition check out other WVBF events happening from Weds, Sept 13th on here.

As one of Whistler Beer Fest’s activity sponsors, enjoy 25% off Flex Pass tickets with the code TAG. Ticket link here.

We’ll be at the festival all weekend, offering high-fives and discounted rates for WVBF ticket holders. See you there!

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, reward your team with a staff party full of adventure with The Adventure Group. We’re offering 50% off for businesses in the Sea to Sky corridor for the following activities:

Superfly Ziplines. Regular Rate: $149 /Adult – Staff Party Rate: $74.50 /Adult
2 Hour RZR Tours. Regular Rate: $219 /RZR – Staff Party Rate: $109.50 /RZR. *RZRs can hold 2 people.
Treetop Adventure Course. Regular Rate: $59 /Adult – Staff Party Rate: $29.50 /Adult
Wedge Rafting Green River. Regular Rate: $109 /Adult – Staff Party Rate: $54.50 /Adult. *Water level dependant.

To enquire or to book contact Luke Snyder: 604 932 0647 or [email protected].
Valid for Monday – Friday reservations only. Reservation dates must be after September 4th 2017.

Forged Axe Throwing, Now at Cougar Mountain.

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Forged Axe Throwing are setting up a 2 lane mobile axe throwing hall at Cougar Mountain this summer!

Forged Axe Throwing at Cougar Mountain

Learn to throw an axe while on site at Cougar mountain with Forged! During these action packed 20 minute sessions you will learn how to throw an axe safely, hit those bullseyes, and how to compete in the sport of axe throwing. Anyone over 10 years old is welcome to participate in this truly unique experience that will have you competing against your friends in no time.

Starting Thursday, July 20th 2017 Forged will be at Cougar Mountain daily. $20 a session (around 20 minutes.)

For more details on Forged Axe Throwing >> forgedaxe.ca

#TakeMeToWhistler – Photo Contest.

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This summer, win an unforgettable trip to Whistler with The Adventure Group & Four Seasons Resort Whistler.
Submit your adventure photo* for a chance to win a Whistler summer vacation.

Grand prize includes (for 2 people):

1 Night’s stay at Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Choice of 2 of 4 activities from The Adventure Group, Whistler:

  1. Superfly Ziplines
  2. RZR Tours
  3. Treetop Adventure Course
  4. Whitewater Rafting

To enter, it’s easy:
1. Like The Adventure Group Whistler & Four Seasons Resort Whistler on Facebook.
2. Submit your photo here: 1.shortstack.com/9jRdn0

*Adventure photo guidelines: No R-Rated content in photos, these photos will be rejected and do not count as an entry. Photos must be taken outside doing adventurous activities to be entered into the contest.

Terms & conditions here.
Winner announced August 14th, 2017.