Glacier Discovery

Adult: $119

Youth (8-16 years): $99

Private (up to 8 People): $599

Discover a Canadian glacier atop Whistler Mountain this summer!

Location: Whistler

Duration: 2 Hours

Discover the glacial snow and ice of the Whistler Glacier on a Glacier Discovery Tour! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to observe a 10,000+ year old glacier on our 2 hour interpretive walking tour.

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• Booking individually? Choose the Adult/Youth option.

• Already have a group?  Book a Private Group (Group from 1 to 8)!

• Have a Group larger than 8? Please contact us to make a booking.

• Enjoy this amazing experience with MSAA!



Tour Location: This tour is located on Whister Blackcomb and you will require a lift ticket.

Public Tour Pricing

Glacier Discovery (no lift ticket):

No Lift Ticket. Choose this option if you already have a ticket or season pass.

Public Tour Pricing + Ticket

Peak 2 Peak Package (lift ticket inc):

Choose this option if you require a Peak 2 Peak ticket. Before or after your Glacier Discovery, spend your downtime exploring the mountain top!

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Private Tour:

Book a Private Tour and have a guide to yourself!


Walk across a beautiful alpine snow slope or a breathtaking glacial moraine and wildflower meadow (depending on the time of year and mountain conditions) as you approach the Whistler Bowl and glacier.

As you look up at the bowl you will see the Whistler Peak. Along the way your guide will tell you about how the last ice age interacted with the terrain to form the beautiful coast mountain ranges. This popular tour is great for people of all ages and abilities, and is especially fun for families with children.

For families with older active children the Glacier Ascent tour is recommended. As with all activities in the beautiful Canadian Alpine each day is subject to varying mountain conditions – ask our staff what the mountain has in store for you and your visit!

Tour Times: 9am & 1pm

Don't forget if you purchase a Peak 2 Peak package exlore the Whistler mountain top on your downtime!

Morning Adventures: Meet the guide at the Escape Route Alpine Demo Centre in the village before you take the gondola to our mountaintop office.

Afternoon Adventures: Meet at our Mountaintop Office. To get to the mountaintop office, take the Whistler Gondola all the way to the top. Walk out of the gondola station about 100m and look for the wooden building on the right.

Note: The Whistler Village Gondola takes 30 minutes from bottom to top and line-ups can get quite busy, so plan to get to the top with plenty of time before the start of your tour.

At the mountaintop office, the guide will have you sign a waiver and be outfitted with your climbing gear. You can also borrow hiking boots here.

Recommended Gear:

  • Weatherproof shell jacket and pants. Shorts are acceptable depending on conditions
  • Warm layer(s)
  • 2 pairs of socks, preferably synthetic or wool hiking socks
  • Light gloves
  • Hiking boots
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Camera
  • Small Backpack
  • Personal items you may require

At the top of the gondola you will be in an alpine mountain environment where weather and conditions can change fast – it is best to be prepared with extra clothing layers.


Guide and guest half way up whistler via ferrata

Whistler Via Ferrata

Whistler’s Via Ferrata provides exhilarating views you have to experience!

Whistler Bowl Glacier Ascent

Glacier Ascent

Climb the glacier and enjoy the stunning alpine vistas atop Whistler Mountain!