Whistler is bursting at the seams with fun and exciting things to do. Recently, there has been a new addition to the line-up: The Peak Suspension Bridge. The Peak Suspension Bridge is part of the $354-million Renaissance revitalization program which looks to make Whistler even more of a 4-season resort. The bridge spans 130 meters and connects Whistler Peak to the West Ridge, crossing the well-known Whistler Bowl. Upon its completion, it is now one of the highest elevation suspension bridges in the world. If you want to see Whistler from its newest perspective, the Peak Suspension Bridge experience is for you!
Your journey into the sky begins at the Roundhouse. From here, walk the Peak Express Traverse to the Peak Express Chair. Since there is a small amount of hiking that does have a steady decline on the way down and an incline on the way back, it is best to wear appropriate footwear.
Riding the Peak Chair on the way up is an experience all to itself and it really puts into perspective just how big the suspension bridge actually is. At this point, thrill-seekers will be a mere 2,000 meters above sea level!
The entrance to the bridge sits right next to the Peak Chair’s offloading area. This is your last point to back out if heights are not something you enjoy. This grated bottom allows visitors to see directly down to the bowl below, enhancing the overall experience. We hope you left your sea legs at home because they won’t do much good here. That being said, the bridge can be wobbly. Depending on the traffic, you may want to grab ahold of the railing should you get unsteady.
Look around. From every direction, views of the valley, lakes, and Whistler Village can be seen. Notable points include Black Tusk, Garibaldi Provincial Park, Whistler Village, and even Pemberton!
At the end of the bridge lies the new Raven’s Eye Cliff Walk. It consists of a viewing platform that features 360° views of the surrounding area and hangs a further 12 meters off the cliff’s edge. The building process required a helicopter to complete it!
From biking to hiking, there truly is something for everyone in Whistler. And with the recent addition of the Peak Suspension Bridge, the mountains are more accessible than ever. So add this attraction to your list of things to do in Whistler. On top of that, make sure to book your stay at Whistler’s boutique hotel, the Adara.