Zip Lining Near Whistler, BC

I was going through some older photo shoots this week and came across a series of them I did in and around Whistler, British Columbia. From those captures I have attached a series of them around a zip line we did with our youngest daughter. I love zip lining and have done it a few times around the country. In this case it felt like we were in an old Star Wars movie getting to the zip line. The reference is these walkways we had to take to the launching “tree houses” (if you get the reference after seeing the pictures, great …if not, sorry). The shots don’t do justice to just how far off the forest floor you are walking. You get a slightly better perspective of how far up you are with the last two shots of the actual zip line. The zip line was strung over a mountain river and went back and forth zig zagging down stream. We would zip line from one “tree house”… cross the river, get off the line and zig zag further downstream on the next zip line.

The next set of pictures gives you a better idea of what the lines looked like as they zig zagged downstream back and forth across the rover.

This shows my wife on one of the runs to the next “tree house”.

This one shows our daughter and gives you a better adea how far up in the trees the “tree houses” are. The scenery was stunning and the experience was exhilarating.

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34 thoughts on “Zip Lining Near Whistler, BC

  1. Darlene

    I have never been brave enough to try zip lining but Whistler would be a great place to do it. The scenery there is awesome as we can see from your pictures.

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I have a fear of heights, but both ziplining and parasailing doesn’t bother me….love it! Get me at the top of a skyscraper or on the edge of cliff….ugh. I think you’d enjoy it….it does make you feel like you are flying….

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I love it and I have a fear of heights. I have done zip lining and parasailing and heights don’t bother me doing either…..get me in a skyscraper or on the edge of a tall cliff…..ugh!! It’s very freeing and in a site like this one…stunning!!

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      1. bwcarey

        Dear friend, thanks for the reply, i just imagine that in some of society, thinking about such stuff, AS how it will affect me, ruins the fun and adventure for so many, take care, amen

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      First person to get the Ewok reference. 👍👍😊😊 It is very freeing, like flying!! This and parasailing to me is so peaceful !! Love it!! Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great week….we are headed up to Seattle Wednesday for two weeks….love the Pacific Northwest!! Have a great week!!

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  2. Teagan Riordain Geneviene

    What an amazing post, and photos, Kirt. I’ve never done any zip lining… and I’ve never seen anything like the treehouse walkways. They remind me of a part from a series of fantasy books, but I can’t remember which one. Regardless, they are beyond imagining. The photos are inspiring. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      The elevated walkways look like they came out of one of the original Star Wars movies depicting the home planet of the Ewoks. If you haven’t seen the movies I am now being boring:) Thanks for stopping by…zip lining is truly fun…feels like flying.

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  3. Sue Slaght

    I love ziplining! We have had the pleasure of experiencing the thrill in quite a few countries including one over the Zambezi river near Victoria Falls. I love the forest scenery of this one. The last photo really gives a good perspective of the height. Would love to try it!

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      It’s so much fun as you know….this and parasailing are the two things to me that come close to the feeling of flying. And I’m a guy with a fear of heights….go figure:) thanks for stopping by!! Hope all is well!

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  4. Diane Henders

    Oh, wow, that would be a blast! I’m surprised you managed it, though, if you have a fear of heights. I’d think just looking at something like that would turn you green.

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      For me it’s a freeing experience…go figure. I think it’s mentally about the direct connection to the ground. That doesn’t bother me nor parasailing, but I get queasy going to the top of a skyscraper and hiking trails that put me on the edge of a mountain with a direct view down the side of a cliff. Best example hiking in the Cascades I can hike switchbacks that take you way up in elevation but because it’s so heavily forested I’m ok unless there is a lookout that puts the trail on a cliff that has a direct view straight down. I was hiking a trail in Arizona a few years back and those switchbacks are bare rock with constant views straight down…makes me sick just writing this…ugh!! Thanks for stopping by!!

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  5. Americaoncoffee

    Hi Kirt, your photographs give exercise to the imagination. They remind me of a gal from the mid west who should stay in a forest tower all summer watching out for and reporting fires. That was her job. ❤️

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