My boys were ready for adventure. After months at home, probably the longest stretch of sleeping in their own beds for years, we had booked three nights in Whistler for a multi-generational weekend getaway with my mum! While far-flung adventures are on hold for the time being, that did not mean that we were not going to explore. Where we were going to explore was everything that British Columbia has to offer! Whistler was first up and it did not disappoint!
While a few activities in Whistler are still closed due to the COVID19 pandemic, most restaurants, shops, and activities have opened with new safety precautions in place!
We arrived at Cougar Mountain base camp, excited for some time in the forest. A quick waiver was signed, as well as a temperature check and health questions. We knew masks were required so we packed our own, but for guests arriving without masks, they do have them available.
The kids Treetop Adventure Course is different than any other ropes course we had done in the past. It has two daily departure times and guides help and encourages the kids along the way as needed. There is a definite technical ability required to manage the C clamps and that is the main reason that their minimum age is 7. My youngest had a hard time with the mechanics and the mental on off on off pattern of moving throughout the course. But my 9 year old picked it up quickly and sailed through the course!
The boys thoroughly loved it, they both said the ziplines were their favorite. I really liked watching the challenge of the coordination and watching them face their fears and leap off the platforms onto the zip lines. I could see the fear and determination in their eyes and their smiles at the end of the course showed me that this was the perfect activity to get their adrenaline pumping in a safe and age-appropriate way!
While I watched the zip liners overhead I was a little jealous that they were having all of the fun, but those smiles and seeing them crush it was well worth it (and I am sure I will get my chance to zip line sooner or later!)
How to get to Whistler TreeTop Adventures:
The TreeTop ropes course is located on Cougar Mountain and is just off the highway (it looks like a forest service road, you are in the right place!). Type Cougar Mountain into your GPS and it is just 10 minutes by car north of Whistler. There is parking available on site.
Requirements for the Treetop Adventures Kids Course:
- 7 – 13 years old
- Ability to reach 4’7″ high with hand (no actual height requirement)
- Close-toed shoes (like running shoes)
- Comfortable clothing
- Hair tie for long hair
- Sunscreen and Bug Spray (The course is mostly shaded, we needed the bug spray!)
How to Book the TreeTop Adventures
Tag Whistler is where you can book this and many other summer and winter adventures. This activity is offered in the summer months only.
Treetop Adventures Discount Codes
Want to save a few dollars? Use these codes below and book online in advance.
ONLINE10 saves you 10% when booking online
MIDWEEK15 saves you 15% for Monday to Friday bookings made at least 7 days in advance.
Want More Whistler Activities
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Lindsay Nieminen hails from Vancouver, Canada and shares her love of travel on this website. She is passionate about showing others that they should not put off traveling the world just because they have young children or are single parents. She aims to encourage them to seek out adventure, whether it is at home or abroad by providing information on how just about everywhere can be a destination to explore as a family.