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You may not agree with us, but bungee jumping is actually quite addictive – especially bungee jumping in Whistler. Now, hold on – hear us out. You may feel like a nervous wreck getting strapped in but we guarantee you’ll feel like a superhero afterwards!

In fact, almost everyone we know that’s bungee jumped is chomping at the bit to do it again. Here’s why we simply cannot get enough.

Top 5 Reasons To Go Bungee Jumping In Whistler

  • It’s Closer Than You May Think

You’ll find Whistler Bungee near  Vancouver )it makes a great day trip) or just 15 minutes from Whistler Village.The drive from sea to sky is consistently voted as one of Canada’s best and makes the journey alone worthwhile. Plan it right and you can watch the sunrise from the Tantalus Lookout – one of our favourite view points on Route 99. Or enjoy the roar of Brandywine Falls – literally walking distance from Whistler Bungee!

  • Sweet Mother Nature

Whistler Bungee is tucked away inconspicuously in the forest about 15 minutes south of the main village area. Daredevils launch themselves 160 ft from a bridge, which straddles the mighty Cheakamus River. With views of the iconic Black Tusk and ancient basalt column cliffs, if the jump doesn’t take your breath away; the landscape certainly will.

  • Everyone Can Do I

The crew at Whistler Bungee know what they’re doing.Often voted by Whistler locals as one of the most extreme activities in Whistler, it’s only natural to be apprehensive. But Whistler Bungee have a perfect safety record and do everything they can to make you feel comfortable. Check out their Instagram and you’ll see that anyone can take part – from those celebrating their 80th birthday to father-son tandems and folks using wheelchairs.

  • Capture The Moment

You’ll no doubt want to share your experience with your friends and family. After all, you’ll have earned bragging rights fair and square. Whistler Bungee are on hand to take control of your phone. They’ll take some epic action shots and likely an awesome video or two. It certainly makes updating your Insta Story much easier

  • The Mountains Are Calling

Whistler Bungee is a year-round activity. With summer comes turquoise glacial waters and lush forest canopies. Come wintertime the area is transformed into a frozen wonderland. The tricky part is deciding which you would prefer to experience. Perhaps a second bungee jump is already on the cards?

What To Expect Bungee Jumping 

The views from the bottom are epic.

Bungee jumping is a daunting experience for first-timers. But if we were to give you any advice, it would be to relax, believe in yourself and just enjoy the moment. Bring a friend or two, bring your sense of adventure and  we promise you’ll love it.

It’s always worth booking in advance if you can. For many, this seals the deal – the commitment has been made and you can begin working yourself up to the big day. Another awesome consideration would be to bungee jump for a charity. Find a cause that you would like to support and gather sponsors to raise funds. This could be done with the help of fundraising sites, such as JustGiving, and makes your Whistler Bungee experience all the more worthwhile.

When the day comes, we recommend wearing loose clothing that works with the weather. Whistler Bungee is open year-round and conditions can vary wildly. One particular item of clothing to pay attention to is your shoes – ensure they’re well-fitting and on securely. The last thing you want is to lose your favourite sneakers to the Cheakamus River. Here’s what we would consider:

What to Bring Bungee Jumping

  • Long pants or shorts past the knee – so that the harness is comfortable
  • No hats, sunglasses or loose items – leave them in the car
  • A GoPro with body mount – for that awesome first-person perspective
  • A water-resistant shell – just in case the heavens openA hair tie – to keep long hair from obscuring the view

Arriving at Whistler Bungee, you’ll be asked to complete a waiver – just like the one you sign for your ski pass. You then make your way out across the bridge and to the launching area. Here, you’re securely strapped in to a harness and a number of tethers. A Whistler Bungee associate will provide some advice on how best to jump and answer any questions you may have. They may even be open to your own ideas – with some jumpers choosing to go backwards, feet-first, head-first and even somersaulting.

Remember to hand your phone or camera off to your designated photographer. For first-timers, expect flailing arms and panicked expressions. Grace and poise will most likely come with future jumps – but you’ll want to document this moment regardless.

During the jump itself, you’ll naturally be filled with a whole spectrum of emotions. From the initial fear and dread straight into relief and then sheer ecstasy. Following a series of fun bounces, a winch is engaged to safely return you to the bridge. During this time you can take in  the beautiful views from your unique viewpoint and wonder what all the nerves were ever about.

Being right in the hub of adventure, Whistler Bungee is a great addition to a full day of mountain activities. Now that the adrenaline is pumping, maybe you’d like to try zip lining or whitewater rafting? More on that later. Alternatively, take things down a notch and take to the spa for a relaxing soak and reflect on your newfound adrenaline-junkie status.

Still Looking For Adventure? Try These Other Addictive Activities 

Whistler’s Green River is a favourite run for locals.

Now that you’re hardcore, you’ll no doubt be interested in learning about some other great Whistler adventures to sink your teeth into. Whatever the time of year, there’s something for everyone.

One of our favourite ways to spend a summer afternoon in Whistler has to be whitewater rafting. There’s nothing like it. Tick it off your bucket list surrounded by snow-capped mountains and old-growth forest while navigating up to class 4 rapids! This is the perfect Whistler activity for outdoors enthusiasts and new adventurers alike.

Another way to get the adrenaline pumping is to take to the skies above Cougar Mountain for an unforgettable ziplining experience with SuperFly. With the longest zip lines in Canada, this is one Whistler activity not to be missed. Especially designed to complement the surrounding wilderness, Superfly Ziplines seamlessly allows explorers to transition effortlessly from line to line. Tours typically depart hourly and take 3 hours. We recommend checking out one of their twilight tours for the ultimate experience.

Still can’t get enough of Whistler’s wilderness? Steer your own adventure and get behind the wheel of a Polaris RZR. These high octane tours will take you bounding over rocks, weaving through trees and into the backcountry with exclusive access to some pretty awesome views along the way.

So What Are You Waiting For? 

Need more convincing, we’ve planned the entire day trip from Vancouver for you.

Whistler is the perfect place to broaden some horizons and explore something new. It’s great with a couple of fearless friends in tow, but we always think it would be something extra special for a bachelorette, for example.

The location is fantastic. There are no other places to bungee jump near Vancouver. At just a couple of hours north of Vancouver, it’s absolutely doable in one day. Far enough away to surround yourself with wilderness but close enough to be super accessible. Here’s how we would plan a day trip:

  • 8:30 am – Grab your pals, some fresh coffee and hit the road.
  • 9:30 am – Arriving into Squamish, take some time to gaze in wonder at majestic Shannon Falls.
  • 11:00 am – Be sure to stop at the Tantalus viewpoint for an incredible photo opportunity.
  • 11:30 am – Arrive at Whistler Bungee and get down to business. You got this.
  • 1:30 pm – Celebratory lunch in Whistler Village. Explore the Village Stroll and bathe in your awesomeness.
  • 3:30 pm – Head back to Vancouver and you’ll be home in time for dinner.

Of course, travelling from further afield may require overnight accommodation. That’s a whole other post – but know that there is plenty to choose from and something for every budget. Consider Whistler’s shoulder season for the very best rates. These are in the spring and the fall.

So whether you’re planning an escape from Vancouver or a week-long getaway, we promise that Whistler will not disappoint. The thrill of bungee jumping in Whistler is just one of our personal highlights, but hopefully we’ve inspired you with a couple of other great ideas for your trip too.