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Sasquatch® Zipline Review – Is it Worth it?

Sasquatch® Zipline Review – Is it Worth it?

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If you’re a fellow adrenaline junkie like us, then the Sasquatch® Zipline in Whistler, BC is a must-do. Even though we’ve been ziplining before, taking on the challenge of the longest zipline in Canada was something we couldn’t pass up!

This famous (or should that be infamous?) zipline is one of the most extreme that we’ve ever done. It’s one long zipline, rather than a treetop adventure course, which means we picked up some serious speed. I think people for miles around heard Bailey scream – but she swears it was from excitement, not terror I promise!

We’ve been to Whistler countless times since living in Vancouver and after hearing people rave about this zipline, we just had to try the Sasquatch® out for ourselves … and we’re so glad that we did! So if you’re thinking about tackling this massive zipline and wondering if it lives up to the hype, stay tuned for our full review!

What is the Sasquatch® Zipline in Whistler?

Bailey at The Sasquatch zipline platform
Ready to ride!
Two people come down The Sasquatch Zipline in Whistler, Canada
The Sasquatch® Zipline in Whistler!

The Sasquatch® Zipline is a mega zipline stretching 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) long! It had us flying over the Fitzsimmons Valley, from Blackcomb Mountain to a lower point on Whistler Mountain at speeds of over 100 kilometers per hour (60 miles per hour). That’s pretty dang fast – especially when we were flying through the air, suspended up to 183 meters (600 feet) above the ground! 

We think what sets this zipline apart is the fact that it’s a single zipline, rather than a course, and there’s a steep drop. It’s not like a typical zipline course that we’ve done before that goes from platform to platform. Instead, we zoomed 2,133 meters (7,000 feet) in one go. I still can’t believe that’s how far we traveled!

It’s a dual zipline, too, so Bailey and I got to go together which was a lot of fun and made it a little less scary to start. Throughout our travels in BC, we’ve taken multiple zipline tours in Whistler, and this one absolutely is our favorite!

Our Experience on the Sasquatch® Zipline

Bailey stands near zipline gear at whistler, canada, sasquatch zipline
Listening to the safety briefing
Daniel at the top of the Sasquatch Zipline in Whistler known as one of the longest
You can’t tell, but I’m a little scared!

We both really wanted to do the Sasquatch® because it’s the longest zipline in Canada and one of the longest in all of North America! And since it’s only one zipline, the entire descent happens all in one go for an even bigger adrenaline rush than usual.

We started our day in Whistler Village, near one of the gondolas in town where we met our guide to put our helmets and harnesses on and listen to the safety briefing. Then, we took a short walk as a group towards the Blackcomb Gondola, which took us up the mountain. The ride was scenic so we sat back and enjoyed it, but once we got to the top our guide asked us if anyone was nervous. 

This certainly wasn’t our first rodeo with ziplining, so we were thinking “Why would we be nervous?” 

If only we knew. 

Ironically, the fact that our guide had asked us if we were nervous actually made us a bit nervous, but there was no turning back now, so we hopped into a van which took us further up the mountainside. 

The van used to ride to the zipline whistler, canada, sasquatch zipline
The van we took up the mountain

After a short drive, we arrived close to the zipline station and began walking down a steep path onto a metal walkway. As we approached, the penny dropped and we realized why our guide had asked us if we were scared. The zipline was huge and the drop was so steep! 

Usually, with zipline courses, the drop is broken up between lots of different lines, but from here, it looked like a straight shot into the valley below. We went from feeling a little bit nervous to feeling very nervous! 

And, in what felt like a cruel twist of fate, we had to go first because one of the guides had my Epipen. However, looking back, perhaps it was a good thing that we didn’t have to wait any longer at the top and let the nerves build up. 

So, we took a deep breath, pushed off of the platform, and down we went. The first part is really steep and Bailey screamed the entire time while holding on for dear life. It was so funny – and thankfully I caught it all on video! 

Bailey getting unhitched from the zipline after coming down whistler, canada, sasquatch zipline
So much fun!

After the initial steep drop, the zipline flattens out, although you’re still going very fast. Despite that, there is still time to enjoy the view of the valley below and the surrounding mountains. The zipline felt like it went on for a long time while we were up there but then, before we knew it, we landed at the bottom. 

We stayed at the bottom to watch the rest of our group zoom down. There’s a maximum of 10 people per group so there’s not too much waiting, and it was fun to watch the others do what we had just done ourselves. 

Once everyone reached the bottom, we walked together down to the gondola with our hearts still racing, on a massive high from the experience we had just had! Then, it was another scenic gondola ride back down to Whistler, which was a nice note to end on.

Although the experience was a little nerve-wracking, it was so much fun and we were glad we did it. The Sasquatch® really is so much more than just a zipline! 

Is the Sasquatch® Zipline Scary? 

Bailey riding the gondola up whistler, canada, sasquatch zipline
Only a little nervous
A man on The Sasquatch Zipline in Whistler
I think everyone found it a little scary!

Yes! 

We’ve ziplined many times before and don’t usually get nervous, but the Sasquatch® takes it to another level. The first part of the zipline plummets down over the valley and we both thought it was a super steep drop!

We were soaring above trees at over 100 kilometers (60 miles) per hour – and screaming our lungs out, in Bailey’s case! You can get well over 100 kph, and I would have loved to know what our top speed was. 

So yes, it’s scary, but it’s a real thrill. And although it’s very fast, it’s also not as scary as activities like bungee jumping or skydiving, where there’s a freefall involved. All in all, I would rate it as a 7 out of 10 for scariness – it’s exhilarating, but not out-and-out terrifying.

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Sasquatch® Zipline FAQs

The view out the window of the Sasquatch Zipline in Whistler as another cart moves by.
Can’t beat those views!
A person zooms towards the end of the Sasquatch zip line in Whistler, BC
Can you spot the start?

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.
  • Lowest price guarantee – If you happen to find the same tour at a lower price elsewhere, Viator will refund you the price difference.
  • 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! Or, for more info, read our detailed review about Viator here.

Is the Sasquatch® Zipline Worth it?

Bailey walking down a path towards the zipline whistler, canada, sasquatch zipline
The views on the way are incredible

Yes! It’s one of the best ziplines that we have ever done, anywhere in the world. It’s an amazing experience that delivers a huge adrenaline rush and really gets your heart racing. We both immediately wanted to do it again once we were done!

This is truly a zipline like no other. Not surprisingly, the zipline made our list of the best things to do in BC!

Related Read: If you’re visiting the town as a couple, be sure to check out our guide to planning a romantic getaway in Whistler.

Other Things to do While You’re in Whistler

Brandywine Falls, Canada
Brandywine Falls
Two people ride a side by side ATV in Whistler
Views on an ATV tour in Whistler!

While you’re in Whistler, don’t miss out on some of the best activities in the area! Below, I have just listed a glimpse of my favorite things to do in Whistler to add to your Whistler itinerary!

  • Brandywine Falls – The nature all around Whistler is stunning, and the 70-meter (230-foot) Brandywine Falls surrounded by rough cliffs is not one to miss! This is a short hike – only about 15 minutes one-way starting from the parking lot. It’s accessible from April to October.
  • Ride an ATV/buggy – One of our very favorite tours in Whistler was a buggy tour! In our small 4-wheel utility vehicle, we zoomed the mountain tops and admired all of the panoramic views (when we weren’t splashing in the puddles, that is!). If you prefer to ride an ATV, that is possible too with the same company. The buggy tour is $335 CAD whereas the ATV tour costs $209 CAD.
  • Via Ferrata – Whistler is one of many places in Canada to try Via Ferrata, an introduction to rock climbing. Challenge yourself to climb the entire summit of Whistler Mountain with safety cables and metal rungs. The scenery is indescribable and well worth the $209 CAD price tag. You can reserve your spot in advance here.
  • Scenic flight – While not cheap, these 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! These are our favorites for a range of budgets:

Luxury – $$$

For luxury travelers, I obviously love the Fairmont Chateau 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!

Suites start at $200-$400 CAD depending on the time of year. Reserve your suite at the Pan Pacific here.

Mid-range – $$

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.

Rooms are typically in the $200-$250 CAD range, but we’ve snagged the best deals when booking a room at Adara a couple months in advance on Booking.com.

Budget – $

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.

These pod-style rooms start around $125 CAD – even in the peak summer season! It’s also easy to book on either Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.

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

Thanks for reading!

Daniel and Bailey take a selfie in Whistler after riding the  Sasquatch zip line
Thanks for reading!

Going on the Sasquatch® Zipline is absolutely a must-do while in Whistler, especially if you’re a fan of ziplines in general. We certainly were not disappointed with our experience and would go again! Hopefully, our guide has given you all the info you need to try out the Sasquatch® Zipline for yourself.

If your travels include more stops in Canada, be sure to read the rest of our guides to destinations in BC. You can get started with one of the related blogs below:

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