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When it comes down to planning your day-to-day list of things to do, ShermansTravel experts have you covered. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation, we recommend the can't-miss museums and attractions, as well as the off-the-path activities and unique local experiences that will make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do in Whistler


Alpine meadows, granite peaks, and glacial ice fields await heli-hikers on seven hour-long, guided trips through high, remote backcountry reachable only by helicopter.

9990 Heliport Rd., BC, 604-938-1700, www.blackcombhelicopters.com
Tags: family | hiking | editor pick | smart splurge | off the path | things to do | adventure

Nicklaus North Golf Course

Blue and bent grass fairways beckon on this par 71 course with its outstanding mountain and lake views.

8080 Nicklaus North Blvd., BC, 604-938-9898, www.nicklausnorth.com
Tags: family | golf | things to do | outdoors

Raft and dine

From April to September work up an appetite for the after-party barbeque on an exhilarating two-day “raft and dine” adventure on the Squamish and Elaho Rivers. Watch for bald eagles while you paddle.

Canadian Outback Adventures, BC, 604-921-7250, www.canadianoutback.com
Tags: family | editor pick | things to do | outdoors | adventure | boating

Skiing and snowboarding

Whistler and Blackcomb’s slopes are the main attraction during snow season, but die-hards can indulge in summer skiing and snowboarding until early August (conditions permitting) on Blackcomb’s glaciers.

Whistler Blackomb Ski Resort, BC, 800-766-0449, www.whistler-blackcomb.com
Tags: family | hiking | skiing | things to do | outdoors | adventure

Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa

Whistler’s most relaxing experiences can be found at Taman Sari where guests are indulged and invigorated with treatments previously reserved for Japanese royalty.

4359 Main St., BC, 604-938-5982, www.tamansarispa.com
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | things to do

TLH Heliskiing

TLH Heliskiing runs all types of heli-trips from the secluded Tyax Lodge on the shores of Tyaughton Lake. The company can pick up skiers via helicopter or bus from Vancouver or Whistler. In the remote South Chilcotin Mountains, TLH has mapped 300 runs over 830,000 acres - more terrain than all the ski resorts in Colorado combined. For the 2010 season, TLH is granting unlimited vertical footage, so skiers can take as many runs as they wish each day

Tyax Resort, BC, 800-667-4854, www.tlhheliskiing.com
Tags: skiing | things to do | outdoors | adventure

Whistler Heli-Skiing

For a chance to out-extreme the Winter Olympics athletes in British Columbia, intermediate and expert skiers alike can set out with the 29-year-old Whistler Heli-Skiing company. Come evening, participants gather for an "après party" to watch a professional video of the day's runs. From $763 for three runs, lunch, and safety gear rental.

4545 Blackcomb Way, BC, 888-435-4754, www.whistlerheliskiing.com
Tags: skiing | things to do | outdoors | adventure

Ziptrek Eco Tours

Spy on bears and eagles as you hurtle between the trees on a wire-hung harness and trot along canopy walks on this two-hour trip with an eco guide.

4282 Mountain Square, BC, 866-935-0001, www.ziptrek.com
Tags: things to do | outdoors | tour | wildlife

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