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Whistler Glacier Discovery Tour

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Take a walk on the wild side with this glacial snow and ice excursion on the Horstman Glacier in Whistler, British Columbia. Observe the 10,000-year-old glacier in retreat with an early summer walk that provides the opportunity to slide or glissade down the snow. The sun is shining and the lakes are warm — but the snow remains, a perfect time to experience the Horseman Glacier. All the necessary equipment — boots, crampons, and an ice axe — is included.
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Local, professional guide
Interpretive talk in English
A 'Peak 2 Peak' lift ticket for Whistler Mountain is required for this tour. Tickets can be bought online or at the village office or at any Whistler Blackcomb ticket window. You must purchase your ticket before the date of your tour to avoid lineups and possibly missing your tour start time.
Snacks and water
Guide gratuity (suggested)

Departure Point

Whistler, Whistler, British Columbia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This summer, explore the glacial snow and ice of the Horstman Glacier in Whistler, British Columbia. Slide or glissade down the snow of this 10,000-year-old glacier in retreat with an experienced, local guide.

Choose from a morning or afternoon departure time from the mountaintop office at Mountain Skills Academy. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Meet the guide, sign a waiver, and get outfitted with glacier travel gear, including boots, crampons, and ice axe. Then take the Whistler Gondola for a 30-minute ride to the glacier.

Walk across a beautiful alpine snow slope or a breathtaking glacial morraine and wildflower meadow (depending on the time of year and the corresponding mountain conditions) while approaching the Whistler bowl and glacier. Look up to see the 2,160-meter Whistler Peak. Along the way, learn how the last ice age interacted with the terrain to form the beautiful coastal mountain ranges.

This popular tour is great for people of all ages and abilities, and especially fun for families with children eight years of age and older.

As is the case with all activities in the Canadian Alpine, each day is subject to rapidly changing mountain conditions. Check with the staff beforehand to see what the forecast is for any particular day.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • What to bring: hiking shoes, gloves, small backpack, water, snacks, rain jacket
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Fitness level: average
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Whistler Glacier Discovery Tour?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Whistler Glacier Discovery Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Whistler Glacier Discovery Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Whistler Glacier Discovery Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Whistler Glacier Discovery Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Whistler Glacier Discovery Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Whistler Glacier Discovery Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Whistler Glacier Discovery Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Whistler Glacier Discovery Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Whistler Glacier Discovery Tour.

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Had a really nice time walking on a...
Ptkochanny
, Aug 2016
Had a really nice time walking on a glacier on an 80 degree day in August! Our guide Maya was very nice and told us many facts about the area and the glacier. Never thought I'd be sliding down a snow hill on August 23...very unique and lots of fun!

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