ACE CAMPS TRAVEL COMPANY

WHISTLER 2018

HIKE, BIKE + ADVENTURE IN WHISTLER | WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA | JUNE 13 - 18, 2018

Photo by Kamil Szybalsk

Photo by Kamil Szybalsk

Where the natural beauty and unique mountain lifestyle offers an escape like nowhere else. Just two hours north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Whistler is Canada’s favourite year-round destination. As Vancouver's partner city for 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games, this spectacular resort gained even greater recognition for all that it has to offer.

Although acclaimed for its winter attractions, Whistler is a year-round destination, with festivals, activities and fun for every season. A visit to the resort in the summer is the perfect time to inspire and challenge you. 

This 6 day trip is designed to challenge yourself in the natural beauty Whistler has to offer.  You will find yourself in the mountains, breathing in fresh mountain air and you will realize there is as much to be discovered inside of you as outside. 

Together we will to daily yoga, hike the top of Whistler’s Peak, visit crystal blue lakes, take a 3 hour ziplining tour, view some of the oldest and largest trees left on the planet and try downhill mountain biking! And we can’t forgot about  the record-breaking Peak 2 Peak gondola that connects the two Mountains, offering spectacular views of the alpine below. 

After adrenaline-filled days, we will head to the charming, pedestrian-only village to indulge in Whistler’s legendary après-ski scene with it’s unbeatable Spas, Museums, Shopping, Restaurants and Bars. 

...as always there will be free time for you to explore on your own. We think that's important!
 

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Peak 2 Peak Gondola

Peak 2 Peak Gondola

This Ace Camp includes:

  • 5 nights*  (based on shared occupancy)
  • 5 breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • 4 dinners
  • 5 Sunrise Yoga sessions each morning
  • Spa experience at the Scandinave Spa
  • Hike + Sightsee + Picnic on top of the Whistler Blackcomb..
  • Admission and tour fees to local museums - The Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre & Audain Art Museum
  • Half day Art Expression Workshop with two local artists
  • Ziplining Tour (3 hours)
  • Downhill Mountain Biking Lesson - to  include a 2 hour lift ticket, lesson & two hour rental (full suspension bike, full-face bike helmet & armour).
  • Hike to the Ancient Cedars (guided)
  • All transportation during tours and to restaurants
  • Tips for guides, hotel staff + drivers

*Rooms are shared with one other person.  .

This Ace Camp is limited to 12 people.

Flight + Airport transfers not included. We will send you information regarding transportation to Whistler.

There will be no refunds for this Ace Camp due to the planning and logistics involved. 

Fee:$2249.00 USD - airfare is not included

Deposit:$1249.00 - due when place in workshop is confirmed 

Final Payment of $1000 due March 13, 2018

 
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THE PLACE YOU'LL VISIT...the things you'll do.

  • Daily Sunrise Yoga
  • Hike + Sightsee - Whistler Blackcomb
  • Visit The Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre + Audain Art Museum 
  • Half day Art Expression Workshop with two local artists 
  • Fly like an eagle while zip-lining over the Fitzsimmons Valley between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.
  • Downhill Mountain Biking on Whistler Mountain.
  • Free time to unwind and enjoy a Spa experience at the Scandinave Spa
  • Free morning to walk around and enjoy Whistler’s Farmers Market. 
  • Guided Hike to the Ancient Cedars.
 

DINING IN WHISTLER 

Whistler’s fresh food, amazing views and mountain top venues cant be beat. The extensive selection of award-winning restaurants and chefs offer appetizing fare from different ethnicities and regions, with many of them featuring organic and locally sourced ingredients.

 

Scandinave Spa | Whistler

Scandinave Spa | Whistler

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WHERE WE'RE STAYING:

Enjoy luxury accommodation at Whistler’s only lakeside property. Nita Lake Lodge was voted one of the Top 25 hotels in Canada by Trip Advisor. The spacious suites feature king-size beds, a double soaker tub, glass-enclosed rain shower and a comfortable seating area with a basalt gas fireplace. With stunning optional lake views, these luxury suites offer the perfect escape after your day of Whistler adventures. 

Nita Lake Lodge 

Nita Lake Lodge 

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TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is the closest international airport to Whistler, located 135 km south of Whistler in British Columbia, Canada. Driving time to Whistler is approximately 2 - 2.5 hours along Highway 99, a scenic road also known as the Sea to Sky Highway.

ACE CAMPS administration will email you when it is time to make your travel arrangements. This email will always be sent 60 days or more before your trip.

 

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WEATHER

June in Whistler is a month of mixed weather, prepare for showers and hope for sun. June daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 70°F (21°C ) and at night the average minimum temperature drops down to around 46°F (8°C). Bringing layer clothing so you can adjust accordingly is a good idea.

 

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ACE CAMP TOUR LEADER

The ACE CAMP TOUR LEADER is a part of your group and are there to look out for your safety, to help resolve issues, and to make sure you get what you want from your vacation. The Tour Leader will make sure that everyone who wants company has it, including dinners when no group meal is scheduled.

 


ITINERARY

DAY ONE

Arrival in Vancouver, BC. Whistler is a two-hour drive from downtown Vancouver. You will take the spectacular Sea-to-sky highway via Horseshoe Bay, Britannia Beach and Squamish and make your way to beautiful Whistler.  

You will arrive at Nita Lake Lodge and settle into your accommodation.  We will help you arrange transportation to the hotel after your travel plans have been sent to us.

This evening: Meet + Greet dinner at the hotel.

DAY TWO

Sunrise Yoga, followed by breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Hike + Sightsee on Whistler Blackcomb. We will ride the Whistler gondola to access trails that wind through a volcanic landscape surrounded by jaw-dropping vistas, ancient glaciers and alpine lakes. We will connect both mountains (Whistler & Blackcomb) with the Guinness World Record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, that offers spectacular views of the alpine below.

Lunch - Picnic in the alpine!

After lunch we will head down to the Whistler Village - this will give you sometime to check out two local museums. The Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre, offers you an opportunity to learn about and celebrate the traditions and evolving culture of the First People of this place. The Audain Art Museum, showcases Michael Audain and Yoshiko Karasawa’s private collection of significant British Columbia artworks. Both museums are very unique to Whistler! 

Dinner - TBD

DAY THREE

Sunrise Yoga, followed by breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Downhill Mountain Biking on Whistler Mountain - This Bike Park session is an intro clinic tailored for first-time downhill mountain bike park riders looking to get a taste of the park. If you’re comfortable riding a bike on pavement,  by the end of the season they will  you loving our easy cruising trails and learning areas.

Lunch -TBD

Afternoon: Unwind and enjoy a Spa experience at the Scandinave Spa - Scandinave Spa Whistler offers a traditional Scandinavian baths experience in a peaceful and natural environment.

Dinner - TBD

 

 

DAY FOUR

Sunrise Yoga, followed by breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Art Expression Workshop with two local artists.

Lunch - At the hotel Cafe

Afternoon: Fly like an eagle over the Fitzsimmons Valley between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. The Eagle tour features five different ziplines, including a 2400 ft zipline with a 30-storey descent, perfect for anyone who wants a heart-pounding adventure!

Dinner - on your own

DAY FIVE

Sunrise Yoga, followed by breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Free morning to walk around and enjoy the Whistler’s Farmers Market. Located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, the Whistler Farmers Market welcomes residents and resort guests alike as they interact in the festive atmosphere accented by assorted entertainers.

Lunch - on your own

Afternoon: Guided Hike to the Ancient Cedars - A moderate one hour climb leads hikers into this sheltered grove of towering giants. These trees are centuries old, and are surrounded by dense undergrowth making this a great place for nature photography. Your qualified naturalist guide will share with you how life has been able to survive here, untouched, for thousands of years. This area is rich in ecological history and spectacular scenery.

Dinner  - Final Group Dinner - TBD

DAY SIX

Sunrise Yoga, followed by breakfast at the hotel.

Travel day.  Departure from hotel.

After breakfast we say our final good bye’s and head our own way.  We will help you share rides to the airport or get you to your next destination.

 

 

Nota Bene: this is a prospective itinerary. It is subject to modest modifications, dependent on local weather, new opportunities and the desires of the group.

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