In the summer there are countless ways to see the wondrous Coast Mountains and temperate rainforest around Whistler. From the valley floor on hikes or bikes, by canoe or kayak down the Cheakamus River or River of Golden Dreams, or even by skydiving in Pemberton. Whatever method you choose (and we suggest you try them all), your senses will experience something different every time.
One of our favourite sensory overloads is to fly at around 100km per hour with the birds, over the valley, past glaciers, mountain peaks, and through forests, at Superfly ziplines.
Local knowledge: Superfly base is at Cougar Mountain just 10mins north of Whistler Village, on the same FSR that takes you to the Ancient Cedar’s loop – a great hike for after your zipline adventure.
Zipline with Superfly, Whistler
When travelling at these speeds and hights, safety is Superfly’s number one priority. Before you set off on the tour, your guides will give you a full run down of all the equipment – so you know you’re in good hands.
Superfly’s ziplines start up on the side of Rainbow Mountain, weaving across to Cougar Mountain and all the way back down to the valley. To get up there, we jumped in a dirt buggy and drove up winding fire service roads through the lush, green rainforest.
Superfly has a very unique harness compared to most other zipline companies. The seated harness is more comfortable than the traditional climbing harness style, and they have a big stash pocket in the back…perfect for phones and cameras! This style of harness also stops you from spinning as you travel down the line, so you get a more stable view of the incredible landscape.
The view from the top of the first line, looking right out over Blackcomb Mountain. If you look closely you can see some of the ski runs.
The boardwalks between lines are the perfect place to slow down and soak up the super, natural surroundings.
Superfly’s ziplines run parallel allowing two people to fly side-by-side at the same time. Time to get the best profile photos, ever!
Local knowledge: On the last line, before you set off, grab the hand of the person flying next to you. When the guide releases the break take it in turns to pull each other forwards down the line, like a slingshot. You’ll pick up extra speed, fast.
If you’re not quite feeling up to the zipline, yet, Superfly also do treetop adventure tours with bridges, rope swings, tight ropes, monkey bars, and (smaller and shorter) ziplines.