Via Ferrata Whistler

Adult: $169

Youth(12-16 years): $149

Private (up to 6 People): $849

Whistler’s Via Ferrata provides exhilarating views you have to experience! This thrilling sky-high activity is great for the whole family!

Location: Whistler

Duration: 4 Hours

Fitness: Good

Ability: Beginner

Via Ferrata is a combination of hiking and climbing on Whistler Mountain. Feel the exhilaration of climbing to the top of Whistler Peak with the safety of a professional guide and specialized climbing equipment. Enjoy this unique half day adventure ascending a gorgeous route high above Whistler. No climbing experience is needed.

Don’t forget to try our Squamish Via Ferrata

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Public Adventure:

Please note: This adventure is currently not available.

Book online or contact our office to ask any questions: 1-604-938-9242 or info@mountainskillsacademy.com

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ADVENTURE INFORMATION

This tour combines glacier hiking with mountain climbing. Your guide will give you detailed instructions on the use of equipment and technique for ascending. Hike past the bottom of the Whistler glacier to the base of the Via Ferrata route.

Using a special lanyard system you will clip yourself onto the cable and climb the rock headwall using a series of ladder rungs that lead you to the summit of Whistler Peak. Climbing a Via Ferrata does not require any special skills or prior experience. This thrilling activity is suitable for guests of all abilities.

This tour takes up to 4 hours depending on conditions, number of participants, and their fitness levels. The route covers roughly 4 km (2.5 miles) of mountain terrain and 260 meters (850 feet) of elevation gain.

The tour begins with a 30-40 minute hike before heading up a series of fixed ladders and rungs towards Whistler Peak. There will be a short water/snack break halfway up which provides an opportunity for photos.

**The price of the tour does not include a gondola ticket. Gondola tickets are available for purchase through our office.**

9am Adventures:

Meet the guide at 8:45am at the Escape Route Alpine Demo Centre down in the village before taking you to the mountaintop office.

1pm Adventures:

Meet at 12:45pm 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.

All climbing equipment is included.

Recommended Clothing

  • Weatherproof shell jacket and pants. Shorts are acceptable depending on conditions
  • Warm layers
  • 2nd pair of socks (in case your feet get damp from snow on the route)
  • Light gloves
  • Hiking boots (can be borrowed)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Camera
  • Small backpack
  • Any personal or medical items you 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.