Whistler Medicine Trail

The Whistler Insider features our new Medicine Trail Guided Hike

The Whistler Insider feature a nice article by Feet Banks about our new guided Medicine Trial Nature Walks.

“There is much we can learn from a walk in the woods around Whistler but there are also generations of knowledge and wisdom we’ll never tap into alone. Indigenous peoples have been living in these mountains and utilizing local rainforest plants and trees for millennia and Canadian Wilderness Adventures guide Mel Kardif is happy to share some secrets of the local flora as she leads us along The Medicine Trail in Whistler’s Callaghan Valley.” Read more…

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O’Neill’s Road Trip Warriors Explore Whistler by 4×4

O’neill ambassador Erica Craig just posted a great story about her experience exploring Whistler on a Jeep 4×4 Tour with Canadian Wilderness Adventures.

Blackcomb Jeep tour

Crystal Hut Whistler by jeep

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The Fishing Boats are Finished!

On June 19th Canadian Cares hosted a Prohibition Party/Fundraiser for the RYOT foundation. We managed to raise enough money to purchase 4 fishing boats for fisherman in the Philippines who were affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

The boats are now ready and will be presented to the fisherman soon! Huge thank you to David Darg, from RYOT, who hand delivered our logo and is keeping us updated on our progress.  Thank you to all the volunteers, everyone who attended, and everyone who donated. We couldn’t have done it without you!

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Canadian Wilderness Adventures fishing boats Whistler Philippines

Prohibition Party/Fundraiser for RYOT – June 19th

On June 19th we hosted a Prohibition Party/Fundraiser for RYOT. We managed to raise enough money to buy 4 fishing boats for fisherman in the Philippines. Thank you to everyone who attended, donated, and supported this event.

Thank you to Pete Bailey for this video.

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Crystal Hut Salmon Bake by ATV on Shaw TV

Recently Shaw TV visited us for our famous Crystal Hut Salmon Bake by ATV.  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 Food Bank Shelves need stocking

Canadian Cares is participating in Foodworx and we want your help!

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Canadian Cares is participating in the Foodworx competition from August 8 – August 15 and we want your help! This fundraiser is an initiative put on by Whistler Community Services and runs during Cranworx Whistler. It is a  friendly competition amongst businesses in Whistler to see who can collect the most amount of food by weight during a week long competition.

How can you help?


From August 8 – 15 CWA will be collecting food at our front desk. If you bring a donation for the food bank to our desk in the Carleton Lodge we will give you 20% OFF any of our Summer tours! (Direct Bookings Only)

Whistler Food Bank Shelves need stocking

Some stats about the Whistler Food Bank:

  • In 2013 the Whistler Food Bank had 2,370 visitors
  • Children were served 470 times
  • The busiest times of year at the Whistler Food Bank are the shoulder seasons when people find their hours cut, lose their job, or have difficulty finding work
  • The majority of clients use the Food Bank only 1-3 times in a 12 month period

Much Needed Items at the Food Bank

Food Items:

  • Canned Tuna/Salmon/Meat
  • Rice
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pasta
  • Oats
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Cereal
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruit
  • Granola Bars
  • Dried Beans
  • Tea and Coffee

Non Food Items:

  • Powder Laundry Detergent
  • Diapers (Size 3+)
  • Re-Usable Shopping Bags
  • Toothpaste + Toothbrushes

Thank you for you help!

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.

Whistler horseback tours

Canadian Wilderness Adventures Introduces Horseback Adventures


On July 12, 2014 CWA will be welcoming guests on Horseback Tours in the Callaghan Valley. These tours will be guided by Larry Veilleux, Casey Raimondo, and Bailey Raimondo.

Larry E. Veilleux

Larry E. Veilleux was born and raised in southern Alberta and has been around horses and livestock his entire life. Being able to share the spirit, personality and uniqueness of each horse with clients has been a wonderful experience. Just like people, horses have bad days; at Canadian Wilderness Adventures we respect that and have a rest and recreation pasture where horses can be allowed to take a break when we see the need for it. Having traveled extensively globally, with work commitments, Larry knew there would be a time when he could devote his time fully to his passion for horses. “Our horses came to us like a bunch of rowdy school kids at their first day of school. Everyone was an individual with various life experiences from previous owners. Now, we have a herd, which is tightly knit and each horse misses the other one when one is gone.” The horse experience is fun and we hope to give our clients a unique learning and riding experience coupled with the most gorgeous scenery and terrain.

Casey Raimondo Whistler Pemberton

Casey Raimondo is a born and raised Sea t0 Sky local, growing up in Pemberton. Casey has spent countless hours in the mountains on her horses and her dirt bike, and she is very knowledgeable of both the wilderness and the wildlife. Casey got her first horse, Rusty, when she was four, whom continues to be her best friend today.  Since the day she got him she has not gone a day without being a horse owner. Over the years Casey has competed province wide on her horses in barrel racing, and has had much success. In 2013, Casey graduated from a two year course and is now an Equine Sports Therapist, specializing in massage, chiropractic’s, saddle fitting, and holistic medicine for horses.

Bailey Raimondo Whistler Pemberton

Bailey Raimondo, Casey’s younger sister, was also born and raised in Pemberton. Bailey has owned horses her whole life, and has spent endless hours in the saddle exploring the mountain ranges of the sea to sky valley. Since Bailey was very young she has been traveling on the rodeo circuit with her sister, Casey, competing in barrel racing.  Bailey is a recent graduate from Pemberton Secondary School and will be attending the University of Victoria for nursing in the Fall.

The tours we will be running are:

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HOKEY POKEY – Gold Rush Tour

This tour is for the faint of heart! The horse’s power will be felt but speeds will be kept to a minimum for your comfort level. You will ride  nice and easy wide trails to stunning viewpoints and to the historic Northair goldmine. From here you can marvel at the valley below!

Departure: 9AM

Duration: 3 hours round trip from Whistler

Price: $159 Adults, $129 Kids 10 – 12 years

Minimum age: 10 years old

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HIDDEN VALLEY – Waterfalls Trip

Are you ready to step into real nature? This tour rides deep into a stunning old growth forest that is so quiet you might even hear your heart beat. The horses will take you along a wagon trail path that follows the gorgeous Callaghan creek. Expect to see 1,000 year old trees, get energized by the 150 foot waterfall and relish in the beauty of the area with the horses. It is as if you returned to the olden days.

Departs: 12:00PM & 3:30PM

Duration: 3 Hours

Rate: $159 Adults, $129 Kids 10-12 years

Minimum age: 10 years old

Photos by Kate Mada Photography 

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 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