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A Real Backcountry Adventure: RZR Tours in Whistler

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Whether you’re someone who loves being in control behind the steering wheel or is the one taking in the breathtaking views as a passenger, a RZR Tour in Whistler is exactly what your vacation is asking for.

Imagine racing with your partner, friends, or family through the trees and trails, enjoying unparalleled views of the Sea to Sky’s finest glacier-fed lakes and infamous rainforest trails.

This dream could quickly become a reality thanks to the high-octane thrills of an off-road driving experience — AKA the Whistler Adventures RZR Tour.

What Is a RZR?

Before you book a RZR Tour, you should probably get to know what a RZR vehicle is. 

Pronounced like “razor,” the RZR vehicles look like souped-up versions of ATVs. They typically have a cage on the top for safety, sometimes kitted out with a canopy to shield riders from the sun.

We here at Whistler Adventures may be slightly biassed, but we genuinely believe that the RZR vehicles are the better version of an ATV. 

RZRs are roving machines that will have you soaring over rocks, whizzing through trees, and racing through dirt, incredibly comfortable and stylishly, in a way that ATVs could never. 

The RZRs are rugged mud magnets built for two- or four-person adventures. Unlike ATVs, which are typically ridden rather than driven, the RZRs are more comparable to rock buggies. 

In addition to being larger, RZR vehicles allow passengers to remain seated rather than being forced to stand up the entire ride as you would on an ATV Tour in Whistler. 

What Is an RZR Tour in Whistler?

Whistler Adventures provides the best RZR Tours in Whistler. The tours range between one and a half to two hours, offering guests more than enough time to ride.

Riders can choose between several wilderness tours through Whistler’s backcountry or BC Tours through BC’s gorgeous temperate rainforests.

Expert guides lead both tours and direct guests to several gorgeous and muddy destinations. 

The Wilderness Ride Tour comes in two sessions: a beginner and intermediate tour. It brings drivers and passengers through the wilds of Whistler’s backcountry and into a skills park outfitted with giant teeter-totters and big-banked turns. 

The BC Tour, on the other hand, is a two-and-a-half-hour tour around glacial lakes and rivers as well as under the lush trees. Much like the Wilderness Ride Tour, the BC Tour is available for beginners and intermediate riders. 

Which Whistler RZR Tour Is the Best? 

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See Whistler from a different perspective: in a RZR

In order to maximise your experience, you have to ask yourself whether you’re in it for a thrilling and exhilarating ride, or if you’d rather enjoy the scenery and take it chill instead. 

Both tours start at the RZR headquarters on Cougar Mountain and run around the same amount of time. You can hop on the complimentary shuttle from Whistler Village, Fairmont Chateau, and the Four Seasons Hotel if you need a ride there.

How Much Does RZR-ing in Whistler Cost?

We’re going to be honest with you: RZR-ing in Whistler isn’t exactly the cheapest attraction. That being said, can you really put a price on a memory you’ll have forever? 

The cost of each RZR tour will depend on which journey you choose. 

The Wilderness Ride Tour starts from $249.99 per RZR for two guests and $349.99 for a larger RZR vehicle that fits up to four people.

The BC RZR Tour starts at $279.99 per RZR for two guests and $379.99 for the four-person option. There is no cost difference in cost between beginner and intermediate tours. 

Can You RZR in the Rain?

You betcha!! RZR Tours in Whistler run no matter the weather unless the conditions are too unsafe. 

If it does happen to be raining on your tour date, don’t fret. Just make sure to have a raincoat or poncho and prepare to get extra muddy. To be honest, we find that the rainy days are the best kind of tour days! 

What to Bring on Your RZR tour?

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RZR Tour with The Adventure Group

Is it too cheesy to say that you should bring a great attitude and a smile? 

In addition to bringing joy, you’ll need to have closed-toed shoes on your RZR Tour. It’s also a good idea to bring spare clothes, as you’re sure to get muddy no matter if you’re driving in the rain or shine.

Bring sunblock to avoid a burn if it’s hot and sunny out. Bug spray is also suggested, as you never know what kinds of crazy insects are out there in the wilderness.

Goggles and full-face helmets will always be provided for your own protection and are mandatory when riding. 

All helmets provided are Department of Transportation certified and regularly inspected to ensure they meet or exceed the legal requirement for a helmet on public roads. 

Personal helmets are not permitted. 

Can You Take Your Kids on a RZR Tour?

Unfortunately, RZR Tours in Whistler are only for those with a valid driver’s licence. Guests must be at least 16 years of age, and those under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver form before being allowed to drive.

Those who are afraid of fast speeds, drifting, mud, and dirt are also advised against booking a tour. That being said, all RZR tours are what you make of them. Whether you’re the driver or passenger, you’re the one in charge of how fast or slow you go.

You’ll also never be left alone during a RZR tour. A professionally trained guide joins each tour in order to ensure that you remain safe and don’t get lost in the wild.

What Are You Waiting For? 

Whether you’d like to go on an adrenaline-filled adventure yourself or think that it’s the perfect experience for a friend, you can book with Whistler Adventures for one of the most unforgettable experiences in Whistler.  

RZR Tours in Whistler start in May and run through November. Tours are available multiple times throughout the day, multiple days a week. Booking is straightforward and can be done online at any time of the day.