Date: Saturday, Jan 12, 2019
Whistler, BC, Canada
Join us as we head to Whistler to explore the Resort Village as well as head up the Peak 2 Peak Gondola! Located two hours from Vancouver on the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway, Whistler Village is British Columbia's premier spot to enjoy alpine culture. With many restaurants and shopping opportunities, Whistler is a popular tourist destination even if you don't ski or snowboard. But for those that like outdoor adventure, Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains were the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics and are some of the best ski hills in British Columbia. For an additional $65.00 - This trip includes a ride on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, which is the longest unsupported span in the world at 3.024 km!
What to wear:
- Bring clothes for warm and cold weather
- A warm sweater and a warm jacket (waterproof jacket if possible)
- Warm pants (if you have waterproof pants you may want to bring them)
- Appropriate footwear (running shoes, hiking boots, or winter boots)
- A toque or warm hat
- Gloves or mitts
What to bring:
- A change of socks, shoes, and pants: your clothes may get wet
- Water bottle
- Money for shopping
- A small camera
- A packed lunch and dinner (unless you would like to buy your food)
VIU Building 255 - Main Lobby (2nd Floor)
Transportation, ferry, free time in Whistler, Peak 2 Peak (additional cost of $65)
Policies, Health & Safety
We have an ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and quality of our trips, with trained and responsible student leaders, staff and community partners. Before you sign-up, please check out our policies & procedures for more information about how to prepare for a trip, as well as our cancellation policy.
How to Sign Up
Our activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person in Building 255.
You will need to have your:
- Student card,
- Proof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Guard.me Insurance Policy)
- Payment (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities)
Hours & Locations for Signing Up with us:
Faculty of International Education Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm in B255, 2nd Floor Reception
Lunchtime Activity Information Desk Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in B255 - 1st Floor Commons
Please read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attachment section below. All participants are required to read and sign the waiver before the start of the trip. We will provide a paper copy for you to read through again and sign the morning of the trip.
Kelsey Moon - Activity Program Coordinator
phone: 250.753.3245, Ext. 2737
cell phone: 250.618.2549