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5 BEST ATV Tours in Whistler

5 BEST ATV Tours in Whistler

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Whistler is one of the best places in BC to visit in the summer. In fact, there is almost too much to do! You can hike up to a breathtaking mountain, take on the largest zipline in North America, rent a mountain bike to explore trails, or get a little adventurous and try driving an ATV.

There are really so many outdoor adventure activities to be had, and many of them are included as part of tours in Whistler. But why do ATVs top our list of things to do during summer in Whistler?

Well, Whistler is one of our favorite spots for an ATV tour because there is so much wilderness to explore. ATVing is a great activity for outdoor lovers like ourselves because you can easily access the remote areas of British Columbia in a new and exciting way. 

Also, All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are SO fun to ride through the dense forest – trust me on this. You get a little adrenaline rush and you get out into nature!

We love taking tours for extreme activities like this because then all the equipment is provided, you get all the info to ensure you’re safe, and the guides know the area so well. It frees you up to simply enjoy your day and rip around the forest for a while. 

Here, we’ll give you the run-down of the five best ATV tours in Whistler to help you find the perfect one for your adventure!

Our TOP Whistler ATV Tour

Bailey poses for a photo in an ATV vehicle in Whistler-2

The best ATV tours have you making the most of all four wheels as you explore the wilderness and take in all the sights along the way! Our top pick has to be this 3-hour ATV experience that does exactly this – it’s perfect for small groups, where you get to cross streams, climb up mountains, and get plenty of amazing photos along the way.

Tickets for this tour cost $198 CAD per person and can be booked online in advance here. Just make sure to bring some appropriate clothes and you’ll be ready to rumble!

What ATV tours are available in Whistler?

Two people ride a side by side ATV in Whistler
Off we go on our RZR tour!
An ATV guide talks about the area during a stop on a tour in Whistler, BC
Learning about the area on the Call of the Wild tour!

While deciding between all the great tour options in Whistler, there are a few ATV tours that really stand out to us. They range from being more extreme and suited for the thrill-seeker to mild, yet fun and family-friendly.

While they are all a great chance to get the adrenaline pumping, here are the basics of each tour to help you choose!

Call of the Wild ATV tour

This Call of the Wild tour is the perfect choice for adventure lovers, thrill seekers, and outdoor explorers! You’ll get the opportunity to ride a quad through the beautiful Callaghan Valley just outside of Whistler and explore at your own speed. 

What we really love about this three-hour tour is that it’s a private tour, meaning you and your small group get one-on-one time with the guide. This is great because you can tell the guide what pace your group wants to travel at, whether it’s a leisurely scenic ride or traveling at Mach 5 speeds. 

You’ll meet your guide in the town of Whistler before heading out to the wilderness of Callaghan Valley. After a safety brief, the group will take off on the 4-kilometer (2.5-mile) track. You’ll spend a few hours weaving through the trees and taking in the sights while flying past on your ATV. 

This tour is only available during the summer and fall in Whistler from mid-May to the end of October. Gather up your friends and get ready for a memorable day exploring! You can book this tour online for $198 CAD per person.

RZR Off-Roading Tour

The RZR Off-Roading tour is another sort of adventure. Instead of riding a quad, you’ll be taking a Polaris RZR side-by-side! These are bigger, more comfortable rides that still give the thrill of being on an ATV. Side-by-side vehicles are great fun to do with a friend, as you’re sitting right next to each other instead of one person hanging on the back, like a quad. 

This is truly a choose-your-own-adventure tour because you will choose which off-road course best suits your skill level and experience. So if this is your first time ever driving an ATV, no need to be worried it will be too difficult. And if you’re a veteran ATV driver, you can be sure to have a good time!

You’ll be exploring the Whistler backcountry, which is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. Most people have to hike for days to really get into the backcountry, so I love that this makes it more accessible. You can simply drive out there! 

This is another small group tour, with up to four people in your party. The tours costs $340 CAD for two people and $450-480 CAD per group of four depending on the tour option you choose. This tour only runs from mid-May to early October, so book your tour online before it fills up!

A group of people on ATVs drive in the mountains of Whistler
The Easy Rider tours keep the group close so no one gets left behind!

Whistler Odyssey Off-Road Buggy experience 

Tackle the bumpy terrain in this Off-Road Buggy experience. A buggy is another side-by-side ATV, which we think is super fun! You’ll climb mountains and splash through streams, so be prepared to get a little dirty. But what’s an adventure without a little dirt?

This three-hour private tour meets in downtown Whistler. You’ll be traveling with a guide who will give some safety instructions and travel with you. We love having these guides because not only do they provide a lot of information about the area, but they are also super fun people! 

This is a great tour to do as a couple (maybe an adventurous add-on to a honeymoon in Whistler!) because the side-by-side buggy lets you sit right next to each other and share in the experience. Any ATV excursion we’ve done has always been such a memorable experience, and this one is sure to be the same!

This tour also only runs from June to the end of September. To book you need at least two people and it is $325 CAD per couple and includes a helmet, the guide, and of course, the buggy! You can easily book this tour online here.

Easy Rider tour

Riding an ATV can certainly seem intimidating if you’ve never done it before. That’s why we love this Easy Rider tour offered by Whistler ATV. It’s perfect for first-time riders or children and makes for a great family-friendly activity. 

You’ll meet at the Whistler ATV facility located 15 minutes south of Whistler Village. The tour provides helmets and safety instructions before you head out. You’ll encounter gently graded forest trails that make for a fun and easy ride. The two-hour tour intentionally moves at a slower speed so those who are new to ATVing or with small children have a good experience.

You must be over 19 to drive the ATV, but children as young as 5 years old can ride as passengers. Kids love this experience with the bumpy terrain, splashing through streams and puddles, and the thrill of being on an ATV. It is a great introduction to adventure activities!

We love that this tour is more affordable than the others, so if you do have the entire family ATVing, it won’t break the bank. For adult drivers, it is $169 CAD and for passengers is $129 CAD. Children are $89 CAD. These tours are offered from mid-May through October and have room for 10-15 riders on each tour. 

Bushwacker Tour

The Bushwacker Tour is great for those seeking a bit more of an adventure! This tour is also operated by Whistler ATV and is a step up from the easy rider. 

You’ll make your way through low to mid-range mountain trails with a range of scenic viewpoints. The coastal British Columbia climate makes this super fun on a rainy day. You’ll splash through mud and puddles, and definitely won’t leave this activity clean. I must say, this is a true British Columbia experience!

While this is a slightly larger tour of up to 15 people, it can be a great way to make friends and share in the thrill of ATVing through the backcountry. The tour is set for 2 hours, which leaves about an hour and a half for riding after getting geared up and the safety briefing. 

The Bushwacker tour is available to anyone ages 5 and up and is great for all levels, including adventurous beginners. This price is the same as the easy rider tour, $169 CAD for drivers, $129 CAD for passengers, and $85 CAD for children. Book your tour from mid-May through October and you’ll have an unforgettable experience!

Related Read: Don’t let the weather get you down, ATVing in the rain is a lot of fun (puddles!), and if you’re based in Vancouver, here are more rainy day activities to do in Vancouver.

What to expect on these ATV tours in Whistler

Call of the Wild ATV tour

A person splashes through a puddle on an ATv Tour in Whistler
When you hit the water with speed, you get really wet!

The Call of the Wild ATV Tour is one of the best for your small group of adventure-seekers. You’ll spend three hours exploring the rugged wilderness of Callaghan Valley. Your guide will take you on the 4-kilometer (2.5-mile) track that goes through streams, to mountain tops, and up to some incredible viewpoints overlooking the valley.

You’ll have the option of taking the tour at 9 am, 12 pm, or 3:30 pm. You will meet your guide at Carleton Lodge, which is located on Mountain Square in Whistler Village before all traveling to Callaghan Valley. Before taking off, the guide will give you safety instructions and teach you how to operate the ATV. You’ll get some stylish goggles and a helmet, and be ready to ride!

The next few hours will be filled with heart-pumping excitement as you drive your ATV through the bumpy terrain. The cool part we found about this tour is that you get to go pretty far into the wilderness, not something everyone gets to experience! You’ll have opportunities to stop at scenic viewpoints to enjoy the area too before the tour ends and you’re transported back to the initial meeting point in Whistler Village.

Be sure to dress according to the season you’re visiting, as British Columbia can be cold even in the summer. Keep in mind that you’ll likely get dirty on this tour, but that’s really the fun of ATVing anyways! This tour only allows single riders, so it is limited to those 19 years or older.

Be sure to book your Call of the Wild ATV tour before it fills up!

RZR Off-Roading tour

An ATV on an offroad trail in Whistler

The RZR Off-Road tour takes you up to the beautiful Cougar Mountain. I like this ATV experience because you’re in a side-by-side, where you can choose to book a two-seater or four-seater, depending on who you’re traveling with. We opted for the two-seater and it was a blast. Such a fun way to share the experience with someone!

Cougar Mountain is a gorgeous area of Whistler that is less traveled than some. I love visiting less-touristy areas like this because you get the vast wilderness to yourself. This area is strikingly beautiful with panoramic views of several different mountain peaks. So even if you’re driving or riding shotgun, it’s an incredible area to explore. 

Your tour will meet on Cougar Mountain Road, about ten minutes out of Whistler Village. To get there, follow any mapping app to Sixteen Mile Creek Forest Service Road, Whistler BC. You’ll see a large wooden sign off of the Sea to Sky Highway that says “Welcome to Cougar Moutain” and that’s where you turn.

You’ll meet your guides, go over safety information, and get in the appropriate riding gear. Keep in mind that the tour operates no matter the weather, so if you happen to book a rainy and cold day be sure to bring lots of layers and enjoy getting wet! We found that it can get quite dusty if it hasn’t rained recently, so a little rain isn’t a bad thing!

Drivers must be at least 16 years old and have a valid driver’s license. Children are welcome on this tour and must be a minimum of 6 years old. This tour has a maximum of 5 travelers, which is great to have one-on-one time with the guide and just your group! Make sure to wear closed-toe shoes and a helmet is provided.

You can book your adventurous RZR Off-Road escapade here!

Whistler Odyssey Off-Road Buggy experience 

Bailey sits in an ATV in Whistler, BC

Three hours of side-by-side exploring with your friend, partner, or family is sure to be a memorable experience in Whistler! 

This Odyssey Off-Road Buggy tour departs at 9 am. First, you’ll be introduced to your guide for the day and get a helmet.

Your guide will give instructions on how to operate your buggy and any necessary safety information, then you will do a short training session to ensure you’re ready to ride. I appreciate the safety precautions they take because sometimes you are climbing up steep hills on a cliff which can be a little nerve-wracking! 

The guides are also great at taking photos and videos of your experience. It’s nice to have those to take home or post online right after your ride!

This tour requires drivers to be 19 or older with a valid driver’s license. Children are permitted to ride as passengers but must be at least 4 feet tall to fit in the buggy safely.

We love booking this tour through Viator because of the easy cancellation up to 24 hours in advance in case your plans change and the handy book now, pay later option. Be sure to reserve your day of adventure online!

Easy Rider tour

Off road tril on an ATV tour in Whistler, BC
Explore the stunning backcountry of Whistler!

The Easy Rider tour is ideal for new ATV riders. This is meant to introduce people to the world of ATVing, so it is a super fun and laid-back day!

You’ll meet at the tour’s Base Facility in the Brandywine Valley which is located here – about 15 minutes south of Whistler Village and has lots of free parking available. It’s recommended you arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour’s departure time. The tours run for 2 hours and can depart at 9 am, 10:30 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, and 4 pm.

Before heading out, your guide will give a safety briefing and make sure that all drivers and passengers feel comfortable on the ATV. Drivers must be 19 years or older and have a valid driver’s license. Passengers can be as young as 5 years old.

This tour runs no matter the weather, which makes it a bit more exciting! Be sure to check the weather conditions so you’re prepared for a fun adventure. Your tour will include helmets and can provide rain gear, goggles, and boots if needed. Oh, and the ATV is included of course!

This is the best family ATV activity in Whistler! You can create some epic memories together while also taking in the beautiful scenery of the area. Keep in mind this activity is seasonal, so be sure to book it on your next summer trip to Whistler!

Bushwacker tour

An ATV in Whistler BC with no one on it

The Bushwacker tour is operated by the same company as the Easy Rider Tour, Whistler ATV. A lot of the information for this tour is similar, but the actual ride is quite different. 

The Bushwacker tour is geared toward more adventurous riders looking to get into the wilderness of the Whistler area. With a group of up to 15 riders, it can certainly make for a day of adventure.

You’ll begin the tour by meeting at the Base Facility, 15 minutes south of Whistler Village. This is also a 2-hour tour and can depart at 9 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2 pm, 3:30 pm, and 5 pm. There are plenty of times to fit your schedule! 

This is one of the most popular ATV tours in the Whistler area because it’s well-suited for all levels. You can expect to have an exciting day going through the dense forest, up and over rocks, and splashing through rivers.

Drivers must be 19 years or older to operate the ATV, and children have to be at least 5 to join the tour. While this tour is considered more adventurous than the Easy Rider, it is still suitable for new riders and children. It only operates during the summer, so be sure to book your spot before it fills up!

What does it cost to go ATVing in Whistler?

a buggy with mountain views in whistler
Doesn’t this look epic?! Photo Credit: Canadian Wilderness Adventures

Booking an ATV tour in Whistler is actually more affordable than you might think! Most tours last a few hours and include all of the equipment you’ll need, as well as a guide so you don’t get lost. They average around $250 CAD, but here is a price breakdown for each specific tour. 

Call of the Wild ATV tour

The Call of the Wild ATV tour can be booked for $198 CAD. It is a single-rider tour, therefore children are not allowed and all drivers must be at least 19 years old. There is also a $25 CAD collision coverage fee and a $5 CAD fuel surcharge per ATV that can be paid on the day of your tour. This three-hour experience includes your guides, transportation, and your all-terrain vehicle!

RZR Off-Roading tour

The RZR Off-Roading tour offers two options for your side-by-side: 2-seater or 4-seater. There are a variety of tours offered ranging from 2 hours to 2.5 hours. 

The 2-seater 2-hour tours are $340 CAD per group, whereas 2-seater 2.5-hour tours are $350 CAD per group. There is an option for beginner or moderate-level tours, but the price doesn’t vary. 

The 4-seater 2-hour tours are $450 CAD per group and 4-seater 2.5-hour tours are $480 CAD per group. Again, the beginner or moderate experience level does not change the prices. 

When you arrive for your tour, you have the option of adding on a GoPro for an additional $29 CAD. 

Whistler Odyssey Off-Road Buggy experience 

The Odyssey Off-Road Buggy tour is $325 CAD for two people and requires a minimum of two people per booking. There are no 4-seater options for this buggy experience. It is the same price for adults and children, although adults 19+ are only allowed to drive. This tour includes your professional local guide, a helmet, and the buggy! You are required to pay a $35 CAD collision coverage fee on the day of your tour.

Easy Rider tour

The Easy Rider tour is a 2-hour tour that is $169 CAD for drivers, $129 CAD for passengers, and $89 CAD for children. This tour includes your guide, transportation, and the ATV with gas. There is the option to rent more equipment if desired. With each driver, there is a $30 CAD charge for required collision coverage. 

Bushwacker tour

The Bushwacker tour is the exact same as the Easy Rider tour! It is $169 CAD for drivers, $129 CAD for passengers, and $89 CAD for children. This 2-hour tour includes transportation, the ATV, gas, and a helmet, and you have the option to rent goggles, gloves, rain gear, etc. There is also a mandatory $30 CAD collision coverage for each driver, just to be safe!

Why We Book Tours with Viator

Viator is a trusted online booking system for tours around the world! We almost always book our tours using Viator for a couple of reasons:

  • Free cancellation on most tours – Most of the tours on Viator allow you to cancel and get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance. This is handy in case plans change, or if booking an outdoor activity, the weather forecast is looking grim.
  • Reserve now and pay later – You can secure your spot on some of the most popular tours well in advance and not pay until closer to the day of the tour.
  • Pay in your chosen currency – Avoid costly international transaction fees by choosing to pay in your home currency.
  • Peace of mind – When booking with tour operators you find in person on the street or in small booking offices, you are often promised one thing and given another. This online platform holds tour operators accountable with a written description of inclusions as well as the opportunity for customers to leave reviews.

Check out the Viator website here!

Which ATVing tour is best for families? 

View out the front of an ATV on a tour in Whistler

There are so many adventure-filled activities to do as a family, ATVing included! I know it might sound like riding ATVs is some sort of extreme sport, but there are actually some really great tours that are suitable for kids even as young as five!

My top choice of the family friendly tours is the Easy Rider tour by Whistler ATV. As the name says, it is a great introduction to riding an ATV whether it’s for children or adults who have never been on one!

The Easy Rider tour doesn’t go over any crazy big mountains or beside giant cliffs, instead, it is a gradual climb on relatively even terrain. But don’t let this give you the impression it’s boring! You’ll still get the thrill of being on an ATV. You’ll be in the vast wilderness of Whistler, so even though it’s more of a mild tour, you’re still seeing spectacular sights, making it enjoyable for any age or skill level!

This tour is two hours in total, which includes the safety briefing and getting used to the ATV. It’s nice that this tour is slightly shorter than others, so kids stay entertained the entire time.

While kiddos can’t drive the ATV they can be passengers at 5 years old. This ATVing experience will definitely be a memorable activity on your Whistler trip and might even get the family excited to do more adventures in the future!

Related Read: Some of the best hikes in the Vancouver area are actually near Whistler! Don’t miss checking out the Stawamus Chief and the breathtaking Joffre Lakes.

Which Whistler ATVing tour is best in winter?

Snowmobiling in Whistler
Photo credit: Canadian Wilderness Adventures

Visiting Whistler in the winter is one of my all-time favorite things! There is so much to see and do that is completely different than any other time of year. That being said, all of the ATV tours are closed during the winter.

But we have a different activity that is pretty much ATVing but winter edition: snowmobiling! If you love ATVing, you’ll certainly love snowmobiling. Here are my two favorite snowmobiling tours in lieu of the ATV tours of summer.

Wilderness Adventure snowmobile tour

This 2-hour Wilderness Adventure snowmobile tour takes you exploring the Whistler backcountry, just 10 minutes outside of Whistler Village. You’ll see frozen lakes, scenic lookouts, and high-alpine bowls as your guide leads you through this winter wonderland. This tour can accommodate up to 10 explorers, so it keeps it small and gives you a chance to make some new friends!

This tour includes hot drinks and snacks, as well as your guide and the snowmobile. If you forget any winter weather gear, you can borrow some at no extra cost. This tour is suitable for children as young as 5 years old, so this makes for a super fun family outing! You can book this tour online for $200 CAD, and there is a $30 CAD collision coverage fee for the drivers. 

Whistler Wilderness Run snowmobile tour

This might be one of my favorite winter tours out there. The Whistler Wilderness Run snowmobile tour is a three-hour excursion that takes you through the area where the 2010 Winter Olympics were held! You’ll get to cut across the landscape as if you were a winter olympian yourself (it’s okay to pretend) and see the Coastal Mountain Range, frozen lakes, and lots of wildlife!

Your local guide will make sure you are fully prepared by giving you a safety briefing and leading you the entire way. What I really love about this tour is the Canadian Yukon breakfast that is included, giving you a chance to refuel and try some authentic Canadian maple syrup over pancakes and bacon. 

This tour can be booked online for $272 CAD per person for a single-rider snowmobile. Children age 12 and up are welcome and the tour has a max of 14 people. You will need to pay a $25 CAD collision coverage fee as well. For an action-packed morning with the sights, adrenaline rush, and breakfast, this might be the tour for you!

Which ATVing tour in Whistler is best for thrill-seekers? 

People ride an ATV through a puddle on a tour in Whistler, BC

Whistler might be one of the perfect vacation spots for those looking for adventure! ATVing should be near the top of your Whistler itinerary for thrilling summer excursions. 

The best tour for thrill-seekers is the Call of the Wild ATV tour. This is the only tour that is a single rider, so you can have the freedom to be a bit more risky and adventurous. The 4-km (2.5-mile) trail is very rugged terrain and takes you high up mountains to some of the most awesome views! This tour is only for those who are 19 years old and up, so it really does allow the group to go a bit harder and faster than some of the other tours. 

Which ATVing tour in Whistler is best for couples? 

Daniel and Bailey take a selfie while ATVing in Whistler, BC

If you’re planning on visiting Whistler with a partner and you’re seeking some adventure, taking an ATV tour is an excellent idea! There are certainly a lot of good options, but my favorite couple’s ATV tour is the Odyssey Off-Roading Buggy adventure.

This is the best tour for couples because it is a side-by-side, so you can sit right next to each other instead of sitting on the back of a quad. It is quite the thrill and you can trade off drivers, maybe even make it a competition to see who is the better driver!

Related Read: Another activity we enjoyed as a couple was going horseback riding in Pemberton. It’s only 30 minutes from Whistler and well worth the trip.

Do you need to book in advance?

Yes, it is definitely a good idea to book in advance! Because these tours only run during the summer, they are likely to fill up fast.

Booking your tour ahead of time ensures you get the best time and tour to fit your travel needs. If you book your ATV tour through Viator, you can change or cancel most reservations up to 24 hours before the departure time just in case any issues arise. 

What should you wear ATVing in Whistler? 

A guide shows a group of people how to drive an ATV on a tour in Whistler, BC
You get dirty, like real dirty!

You should wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty! Riding ATVs certainly isn’t a prim and proper activity, so expect to leave a little dusty, muddy, wet, who knows! That’s part of the adventure. 

The weather in British Columbia can be cold even in the summer, so be sure to check conditions the day of your tour. Some tours offer gloves, goggles, or other gear to rent if you don’t have any. All tours require closed-toe shoes, so be sure to pack those! 

I suggest bringing a backpack to store your belongings and probably best to keep valuables at home so they don’t get lost or damaged. 

Is ATVing in Whistler worth it?

Daniel and Bailey in an ATV in Whistler

Absolutely yes!

Whistler is one of the most beautiful places in Canada. ATVing is such a good way to get out and explore the wilderness. You’ll reach places that you’d probably never see by just hiking and getting to experience the area in an entirely new way.

ATVing is also a super fun adventure! Your heart will be beating fast as you go through the rugged terrain, over streams, and up to the top of mountains. Even if you’ve never ridden an ATV before, it’s a fun activity for beginners, families, or experienced adrenaline junkies!

Other Things to do While You’re in Whistler

Brandywine Falls, Canada
Brandywine Falls

While you’re in Whistler, going on an ATV tour isn’t the only thing you need to check out. Below, I have listed just a glimpse of my favorite things to do in Whistler to add to your Whistler itinerary!

  • Go ziplining – For epic views of rivers, glaciers, lakes, and mountains, why not soar above them? Whistler has some incredible ziplining tours and the one that tops them all is the Sasquatch® Zipline! It’s the longest zipline in Canada and the craziest one we’ve been on (in a good way!). You’ll zip 7,000 feet (2,133 meters) down the face of Blackcomb Mountain – talk about an unforgettable experience!
  • Go hiking – The nature all around Whistler is stunning! Some of our favorite spots include the 70-meter (230-foot) Brandywine Falls. It’s only a short walk from the parking lot to this stunning waterfall surrounded by rough cliffs. And of course, you can’t miss the hike to Joffre Lakes. These three alpine lakes are an unreal shade of blue (the second one is my fav!) you’ll have to see to believe.
  • Scenic flight – Scenic flights around Whistler are not cheap but are 100% bucket-list worthy! There are a few different options here but the most unique are the scenic helicopter flight with a mountain landing and a seaplane flight that departs and lands from the water. Both options have mindblowing views and the helicopter tour even includes a glacier landing!

Where to Stay in Whistler

Our room at Adara Hotel in Whistler, BC
Our room at Adara Hotel had a suite below it and a bedroom upstairs!
Bailey on our balcony with a view at the Adara, Whistler
The view and pool were our favorite!

As you can imagine, Whistler is a mountain town filled with great hotels.

Our go-to hotel in Whistler is the Adara Hotel. For us, it is the perfect mix of luxury and affordability with everything you need for a comfortable stay. They offer underground parking and are only a one-minute walk from the Whistler Stroll, so you can park your car and leave it while you explore Whistler Village. They also have a beautiful outdoor pool and hot tub offering mountain views – perfect for relaxing in the evening. The loft rooms are our favorites and most also offer mountain views from the upstairs patio.

For budget travelers, Pangea Pod Hotel is a great option. It’s a basic hotel with pod-style rooms with clean, well looked after facilities. The location is also really good right in the heart of Whistler Village. One thing to note is this is not your typical hotel and it does lack privacy due to the style of rooms. However, for location and price, it’s the best low-cost option. It’s also easy to book on either or

For luxury travelers, I obviously love the Four Seasons Resort Whistler, but another option slightly cheaper is the Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre. Its location is perfect for luxury travelers because it’s only 250 meters from the closest gondola/chairlift. On top of that, it has all the luxury facilities you’d expect such as a heated, outdoor pool and two hot tubs with mountain views, a fitness center, a spa and wellness center, as well as an included breakfast. Oh, and all suites have a full kitchen!

Those are just a few of the many amazing places to stay in Whistler – read our blog for more info!

Renting a Car in British Columbia

A rural road with Mt Currie in the background
Road trips are the best way to explore Canada!

If you’re arriving in British Columbia via plane, then I can’t recommend getting a rental car enough. British Columbia is a large province and traveling between the best places to visit in BC requires transport. Although you can use public transport on some occasions, this means your trip will not only require more time but more planning.

Car rental in Canada isn’t relatively cheap, but it’s not that expensive either, especially if you get a budget car. The cheapest car with a pick-up and drop-off in different locations is around $100 CAD per day. The price does vary though, depending on the time of year. For car rentals, I use the website Discover Cars. It’s a search engine with lots of deals with good customer service. In fact, I’ve used Discover Cars all over the world, including in Chile, New Zealand, and Australia.

Another popular option is to rent a campervan or motorhome (only for the brave in winter.) Using Motorhome Republic, you can search hundreds of deals across multiple companies to pick a great vehicle and the cheapest price. Having a motorhome is a stunning way to see Canada, and using crown land and campsites, you can often camp for free or very cheap in the most beautiful places imaginable!

Travel Insurance is more important than ever right now!

If you’re traveling during these uncertain times, be sure that you have travel insurance!

SafetyWing is our go-to insurance when we are going on longer trips. They offer travel medical insurance that’s super affordable (only $45 USD per 4 weeks!) and even have coverage in case you get that dreaded c-word. The only thing to note is that the insurance must be purchased once you’ve left your home country – we typically buy it as soon as we land at the airport.  

We’ve personally used SafetyWing for many different trips, and we’ve been reimbursed for countless expenses when we’ve fallen ill. SafetyWing even covered our flights back to Canada in full when the pandemic first happened (when last-minute flights before the borders closed were super expensive!)

It’s safe to say that travel insurance has saved us thousands over the years!

Thanks for reading!

Daniel and Bailey take a selfie at a viewpoint on an ATV tour in Whistler, BC
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There you have it, the absolute best ATV tours in Whistler! I think ATVing is certainly a must-do experience if you’re planning a visit to Whistler in the summer or early fall. The adrenaline rush and stellar views make for such a fun time. Trust me!

If you’re in the midst of planning a Whistler getaway, make sure to check out our other blogs on BC’s West Coast for more ideas and tips. Here are a few helpful blogs to get you started:

The 4 BEST Whistler Tours from Vancouver

15 BEST Restaurants in Whistler, BC (with epic views and better food!)

12 BEST Stops on the Drive from Whistler to Revelstoke