Whistler canoe and float combo package

New CANOE and FLOAT combo package!

Whistler canoe and float combo package

Canadian has partnered with West Coast Float to offer the perfect combo package for those looking to enjoy a double floating experience of nature and relaxation.

Voted Whistler’s number one thing to do, not only by visitors but by the locals, our River of Golden Dreams Canoe Tour is the ideal way to experience the journey.   An enchanting journey from lake to lake, the River of Golden Dreams is a Whistler summertime classic. Begin your adventure by paddling across the historic Alta Lake where you will pass the original site of Myrtle Phillip’s summer fishing resort. Following families of ducks and geese into the lush river mouth you’ll paddle through flowing lilies and around bends of overhanging greenery. Flowing with the current, use the strokes our guides taught you to navigate the winding river and steer through narrow passages . As the river opens up again on the other side you’ll get picked up at Dream River Park and enjoy a snack before being returned to the village.

Then you can compliment the experience with a new-to-Whistler experience that will blow you away with it’s amazing benefits.  Floating speeds athletic recovery, relieves pain, stress & sleep deprivation, deepens meditation, encourages visualization & creativity.  The practice involves floating in 10” of water with 650 lbs of Epsom salt, allowing you to be completely buoyant.  The water is heated to the same temperature as your skin and the float pod is light and sound proof. Floating is unique in that it provides exactly what you need using the same three factors – reduced gravity, sensory deprivation and Epsom salt.  Floating is a unique activity to offer to Whistler guests and locals alike.  More information about West Coast Float.

River of Golden Dreams Canoe Tour & West Coast Float Combo
Adult $155.00

Call us for more information.

Play in Whistler in both summer and winter

CWA is sponsoring Whistler Outdoor Photography Summit again for 2014

Last year Canadian Wilderness Adventures was a sponsor for the local annual Whistler Outdoor Photography Summit.  This year we will be sponsoring again.  2013 participants in the general outdoor photography workshop got transported by our Jeep’s up to our beautiful Sproatt cabin in the Callaghan to take advantage of the stunning terrain and vista’s.  The rainy and muddy weather only added to the beauty of the Callaghan which can be seen in the Whistler Outdoor Photography Summit 2013 video:

 

 

Whistler Outdoor Photography Summit poster

 

Canadian Wilderness Adventures Whistler Salmon Bake ATV Jeep

NEW CALLAGHAN JEEP TOUR!

New this year is the Wild West Jeep Tour that takes you on an exciting adventure through the Callaghan Valley.   Until now ATV’s were the only summer and fall option to explore this amazing terrain.  Now the option to travel by Jeep opens new doors.

Your professional driver will lead you on a journey of discovery in one of our custom Jeep 4x4s. Traveling up the Olympic Highway you will likely see bears and other wildlife.  Stop in at our sled dog kennels to better understand ‘life as a sled dog’, then head up mountain trails to the abandoned North Air goldmine where you can try your hand at gold panning.  We’ll also take you into the old growth forest with trees as old as 1000 years, and to view the impressive 140 ft Alexander Falls.

Departure:        9:00am
Duration:          3hours
Rate:                $129 Adults, $109 Youth & Senior, $69 Kids 12 & under

Check out some photos here.  Call us for more information or click here to book.

Whistler Callaghan Gold Panning on jeep 4x4 tour

Whistler Callaghan Jeep 4x4 Tour

Survivors walk by damages at typhoon ravaged Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Canadian Cares Foundation has raised $3,600 for the RYOT Foundation

Survivors walk by damages at typhoon ravaged Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

On November 8, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan known as Typhoon Yolanda struck Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan was and still is the strongest cyclone to hit land in recorded history. More than 13.3 million people were affected by this disaster. 6, 368 people lost their lives, and more than 12,000 people were injured. As of January 2014 bodies were still being found. Hundreds of Thousands of people were left homeless. Over 1.5 million fisherman and farmers need assistance to restore their livelihood.

Based on the fatalities and destruction caused this could be one of the most devastating natural disasters to have occurred in our lifetime.

In January 2014 Allan Crawford, the owner of Canadian Wilderness Adventures (CWA), went on a humanitarian vacation to the Philippines. This is his story:

 

While he was there he built homes for numerous families, but he came back feeling as though there was so much more he could do. This is when the idea of the Canadian Cares Foundation started to form. Through discussions with Brittia Thompson, CWA In-Resort Sales and Marketing Manager, and Leah Primeau, the Sponsorship and Development Coordinator for WFF, the idea was born to host a fundraiser in partnership with the RYOT Foundation.

RYOT Foundation boat

On June 19th, 2014 CWA hosted a Prohibition Dance Party / Fundraiser for the RYOT Foundation. Though we had a few setbacks, such as weather, and technical issues with the auction, the Canadian Cares Foundation was able to raise:

$3600 and will be purchasing 4 Fishing Boats

($860 buys one fishing boat)

so far….

With your help we hope to reach our goal of purchasing 10 Fishing Boats. Please contact Brittia Thompson at [email protected] if you would like to donate and help us reach our goal!

CWA could not have done this without the help of some amazing people and companies.

THANK YOU to all of our generous sponsors:

THANK YOU to those who donated items for the auction:

THANK YOU to our volunteers:

  • Ellie Irwin for selling drink tickets
  • Sarah Johnson for selling drink tickets and raffle tickets
  • Amanda Bouchard for selling raffle tickets
  • Imogen Osborne for selling raffle tickets and drink tickets
  • Lindsey Rosstrom for selling raffle tickets
  • Natalie Skokan for selling raffle tickets
  • Krista Sirianni for bartending
  • Angie Nolan for bartending
  • Fish Boulton  for bartending
  • Emily Wood for bartending
  • Randy Randoid for being the Head of the Casino
  • Chelsea  for helping run the Casino games
  • Nolita Anada for donating your time (it was an amazing performance!)
  • Kat for helping run the Casino games
  • Benny Bock for being our MC
  • Larry Veilleux for being our auctioneer
  • Valerie St-Arnaud for setting up our photo booth and taking amazing photos

And last but not least CWA wants to give a huge round applause to LEAH PRIMEAU who donated all of her time in order to help us put on an amazing event!

For images of the event please click visit our Facebook Page.

 

 

Bear walking on grass in Whistler

5 Things to Remember When Viewing Bears

FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN VIEWING BEARS

Now that Spring has fully arrived in Whistler, the bears have emerged.  Though they are very majestic and beautiful to watch please be smart when viewing these animals. Here are a few things to remember:

1. All bears are individuals

Bears are very similar to humans in that they each have a distinct personality. Just like humans their personalities are derived from nature and nurture. That being said every disturbance that bears experience has an impact on them. Bears are very intelligent and sensitive to their surroundings. Try to minimize your impact on them.

Bear standing up

2. Be weary of a bear’s “critical space”

Just like humans with their personal space, bears have “critical space.” This space is the area around each bear that they may defend. That is why keeping a safe distance is important. If you notice a change in the bears behavior you may be within the bear’s critical space. Time to back up!

Karate Bears Whistler

4. Bear Viewing on the roads

We all love bears; We all love watching bears; We don’t love getting into car accidents. If you are stopping to watch a bear please make sure you are in a safe area. Don’t pull off alongside the highway to watch a bear, as it is not safe for the cars behind you. Make sure to maintain a generous distance between your vehicle and the bear. Standard distance is 100 metres (about the length of 7 school buses). Don’t call out or whistle to attract the bear’s attention for a photo. All noises or actions that might stress bears should be avoided. Don’t do this when viewing bears:

Leave bears in Whistler alone

5. Bears love FOOD

Yes that means they like your garbage, or that half eaten granola bar in your car, they will try to eat both. Make sure to lock up your garbage and avoid leaving food in your car. If you do leave food in your car, you may return to see this:

Bear in car Whistler

For more information about bears or safety tips please check out Bear Smart.

Canadian Wilderness Adventures Whistler Snowmobile Tours

Yukon Breakfast Snowmobile Tour on Shaw TV

Recently Shaw TV visited us for a Yukon Breakfast Tour.  The story is airing this week on Shaw TV, channel 4. You can catch it during the show, Go! Sea to Sky starting this evening. The show runs for a full week, key times to watch are 7-9am, 11am, 3pm, 5, 7, 9 & 11pm.  Here is our own segment.  Thanks Shaw!

 

 

Whistler mountain snowmobile

10 Commandments for The Mountain Snowmobiler:

Whistler mountain snowmobile

Canadian Wilderness Adventures knows what it is like to get stoked on heading out and up on what looks to be like an epic day…bluebird, lots of fresh pow…but please remember to always play it safe.  Canadian Avalanche Centre has these 10 Commandments to always keep in mind.

Know the current avalanche forecast

Have a plan for your trip & choose terrain based on the avalanche forecast

Have a Plan B for simpler terrain if avalanche conditions are at all questionable or have changed rapidly

Ensure that everyone in your group has a properly working avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe on
their person and knows how to use it

Only allow one person on a slope at a time

If crossing an avalanche path expose only one person at a time

Watch or gather in safe area, never in avalanche run out zones or terrain traps

Always pay attention to snow conditions and the terrain above you as you move through areas

Gather frequently in safe areas, and discuss your route observations

If you others in unsafe situations, speak up

Canadian Avalanche Centre logo

 

Canadian Wilderness Adventures snow safety course Whistler

Canadian Wilderness Adventures is a leader in Snow Safety

 

Canadian Wilderness Adventures snow safety course Whistler

Canadian Wilderness Adventures has safely been operating Snowmobile Tours and offering various leading snow safety and instructor courses for 20 years.  Our approach to safety has multiple strategies and focuses.  Canadian leaders are exceptionally qualified.   Craig Beattie, CWA’s General Manager is a senior instructor for BCSF (British Columbia Snowmobile Federation), the only one in the local tour community.  Canadian offers the BCSF Industrial Snowmobile Operators Course to industry & public in addition to providing our guides with the best safety training.  This course provides hands on snowmobile safe operation training and certification.  Please contact us for more information about the course.  Our Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 Course (snowmobile or ski/snowboard) can be done in conjunction with the Industrial Snowmobile Operators Course as a 3 day program or separately if you just want to learn!

Canadian offers snowmobile rentals for courses as well.  We pride ourselves in not only having an amazing safety track record but also in being leaders in safety instruction to the community that is our home. For more information visit our courses page.

Whistler snowmobile tour at night

Night Snowmobiling – 20 years of Whistler’s best night activity

 

Whistler snowmobile tour at night

For 20 years Canadian has been offering Whistler’s best night adventure, night snowmobiling up Blackcomb Mountain. After the mountain activities stop for the day Canadian offers exclusive access to the mountain by your own snowmobile. The night sky come to life each night, equally enchanting on the clear nights or the storm nights, there is nothing else like it.  The village lights glow below as you climb to the Crystal Hut.  From up here under the night sky, you can get the most epic view possible of Whistler.  As you climb wide switchback trails the bright headlights shine on the snow, glistening magically.  The ultimate night adventure for couples as you have a cozy romantic ride on your own snowmobile under the beautiful night sky of Whistler.  To learn more about each tour: The Night Rider, Blackcomb Mountain Safari, or Crystal Hut Fondue dining tour by snowmobile or snowcat… have a look at our night tours.

Canadian Wilderness Adventures Whistler Snowmobile Tours

Snowmobile to breakfast at our private backcountry cabin

 

Canadian Wilderness Adventures Whistler Snowmobile Tours

The snow is here and it’s the perfect time to book a Canadian Yukon Breakfast snowmobile tour up to our private log cabin in the beautiful Callaghan Valley. Cooked on an old fashioned wood stove, this skillet style mountain feast includes Canadian back bacon, Yukon gold potatoes, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, sauteed onions, and bell peppers along with pancakes and real maple syrup. After you have had your fill, rip it up on the frozen lake, or head off into the alpine before you descend back to reality.

Departs: 8:00am

Duration: 4 hours

Cost: $209 single  $169 per person sharing