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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

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 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.