The ultimate winter adventure in Canada
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Trip Highlights

Cruise the snowscape

Rev up on snowmobiles and zoom across a snowy wilderness of meadows and frozen lakes

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S’mores by firelight

Feast on hot apple cider and s’mores around a campfire, in a quintessential Canadian experience

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Tubing
A tubing snow race

Hop aboard a fleet of rubber donuts to race your Flashpackers down the winding alpine pistes

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Moonlight trek

Don snowshoes for a magical moonlight trek through remote pine forest trails

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Hit the pistes

Spend a day skiing and snowboarding on Sun Peaks, with lessons available for beginners

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Whistler Village
Skate like an Olympian

Glide across the ice at the iconic Olympic Plaza ice rink in Whistler village

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What's included

  • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners and campfire cider with s’mores

  • 6 nights’ accommodation in twin room alpine lodges

  • All activities, from moonlight treks to snow tubing, included. Local Flash Pack guide and driver

  • Max 14 Flashpackers

  • Private airport transfers anytime on Day 1, group airport drop-off on Day 7 at 1pm, country travel in private minibus

About the trip

Our week-long getaway in Canada is one gut-busting, soul-fuelling adventure through British Columbia that your snow-loving self just won’t be able to resist.

Kicking off with drinks in downtown Vancouver, we’ll soon leave the city behind and head upwards to the shimmering slopes. Trek beneath the stars on a moonlight hike before warming up with fireside s’mores and hot apple cider. Ski and snowboard your way around the spectacular slopes of Sun Peaks, blazing across forest trails on snowmobiles and enjoying a spot of snow tubing. From here, we’ll hop over to Whistler, one of the world’s best ski resorts.

Make the most of this Winter Olympic destination, with an exhilarating skate around the famous ice rink and the option of trying out bobsleighing or skeleton racing at the Whistler Sliding Centre. Whether you’re whizzing down pistes or hitting up the après-ski (caesars all round), prepare for the ultimate winter adventure.

Where you will stay

Whistler Village Inn Whistler Village Inn

Whistler Village Inn, Whistler

Rustic lodge in the heart of Whistler

Settle in by a roaring log fire in this chic retreat, just moments from the mountain ski lifts and with Whistler’s leading boutiques and bars all around.

Why we stay here

Queen beds with a high linen count create a luxurious edge. Wallow in the hot tub with one of the hotel’s signature brandies before taking a dip in the heated outdoor pool.

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Sun Peaks Lodge Sun Peaks Lodge

Sun Peaks Lodge, Sun Peaks

Family-run inn by the slopes

This cosy alpine lodge sits in the centre of Sun Peaks village, with rousing views of Mount Morrisey.

Why we stay here

The triple whammy of hot tub, steam room and sauna are just the ticket after a long day on the pistes, and you’ll find hearty fare and a generous wine list at the steakhouse restaurant.

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The Flash Pack Promise

Here at Flash Pack, we’re committed to unique adventures that deliver great value for money. We pack our trips with epic experiences (unlike other companies, all activities are included), hand-pick stylish hotels and match you with like-minded people.

Itinerary

Day 1

Day 1: The bright lights of Vancouver

Intrepid snow-seekers unite: here begins your Canadian winter getaway in the awesome city of Vancouver. Step off the plane and your private transfer awaits to take you to downtown Vancouver, where you’ll find your hotel near the BC Place Stadium (the home of the BC Lions Canadian Football Club), the trendy Robson Street and plenty of bars and restaurants. Your local guide will be waiting for you at your hotel, ready to whisk you and your fellow Flashpackers off for a welcome dinner and drinks. This vibrant city is the ultimate place to begin your winter adventure, home to the 2010 Winter Olympics, and beautifully located between the North Shore Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Get to know your fellow adventurers over a few Canadian craft beers and make the most of this dynamic city. Tomorrow we’re wilderness-bound and heading for the mountains…

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Day 2

Day 2: S’mores and moonlight snow treks

Today we’re heading to the snowy beauty of Sun Peaks, Canada’s second largest ski resort, with all the horizon-stretching views to prove it. Along the way we’ll cruise along coastal British Columbia and into the Thompson-Nicola region, passing by the city of Kamloops and up into Sun Peaks. As the sun fades, it’s time to gear up for a moonlight snowshoe trek through the forest. With the star-lit skies above and your guide leading you through one kilometre of snow-draped beauty on a maze of woodland trails, this is a magical way to immerse yourself in the winter wilderness. To celebrate our Narnia-like destination, we’ll gather around a roaring campfire and glug hot apple cider, alongside the hot gooey goodness of s’mores. Enjoy this quintessential Canadian experience as you relish the taste of fire-roasted marshmallows. Later on, settle into your cosy lodge just moments from the slopes.

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Day 3

Day 3: Hit the slopes in Sun Peaks

The shimmering pistes of Sun Peaks beckon this morning, so grab your lift pass and get stuck in. Today you are free to roam the mountain as you please, making the most of the amazing slopes for a day’s skiing or snowboarding under the cast blue-white horizons. If you don’t want to carry your gear all the way to Canada that’s no problem; you can easily hire ski or snowboard equipment from the resort. There are also optional lessons on the gentler slopes, for those of you new to the sport. After a morning of slicing across the snow, we’ll meet at midday for lunch before getting back out on the mountain. Then, to get in the true spirit of ski resort life, we’ll meet again for some lively après-ski drinks. Get the mulled wine or coffee grog in and raise a glass to your day on the slopes. A well-deserved dinner is definitely on the cards; you’ll have a hearty appetite today, that’s for sure.

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Day 4

Day 4: Snow tubing and a snowmobile safari

Today your snowy adventure continues with a snowmobile safari into the Sun Peaks back country. We’ll be going off the beaten path to cruise amid a vast stretch of snowy trails, discovering giant frozen lakes and cruising across endless white meadows. This is an awesome way to take in the unspoiled beauty of the Thompson-Nicola region, while getting that adrenaline pumping with a few revs on your powerful snowmobile. We’ll then head back to civilisation for lunch and the chance to relax in the warm, before setting out once more into the snowy wilderness. Ever been snow tubing before? We’ll catch the lift up to the awesome tubing course, where you’ll settle into rubber donuts and slide down the winding trails before you. This is a thrilling experience, as you curve down the lanes and race your fellow crew. Which Flashpacker has the best moves?

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Day 5

Day 5: Ice skate like an Olympian

Bid farewell to Sun Peaks as we travel five hours west to the iconic ski nirvana of Whistler today. With the towering Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains looming on the horizon, this alpine hot spot was home to many of the 2010 Winter Olympics events, including the alpine skiing, ski-jumping, bobsleigh, luge and skeleton contests, to name just a few. After a full day’s drive, you can stretch your legs with a visit to the Olympic Plaza ice rink. Don your skates and embrace your inner Olympian as you glide across this state-of-the-art outdoor course in the heart of Whistler village. Surrounded by breathtaking alpine scenery with twinkling lights and Olympic rings, the setting here takes some beating. Next up, settle into your welcoming lodge and check out the steaming hot tub. Come evening, grab a taste of the local nightlife in your small but lively surroundings. Hang out in a cosy pub with your Flash Pack crew and one of the region’s famed caesar cocktails.

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Day 6

Day 6: Your winter Whistler playground

Make the most of your Whistler winter playground with a free day doing whatever you please. For those of you wanting to hit the slopes, catch a ride on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola – the highest cable car in the world – for breathtaking panoramas, before skiing or snowboarding your way back down. Fancy trying your hand at some Olympic feats? The Whistler Sliding Centre awaits to fulfil your sporting fantasies. Hop into a four-person bobsleigh as you zoom down the ice track, or plummet head-first with a spot of skeleton racing. There’s also zip-lining and bungee jumping nearby. Or you could take it easy, and eat and drink your way through Whistler’s generous clutch of bars, bistros and breweries. This evening, we’ll gather for a farewell dinner. It’s the last night of your Canadian adventure, so get those margarita pitchers in and see where the night takes you.  

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Day 7

Day 7: Snow place like home

It’s the final day of our adventure, and we’re heading back to Vancouver, stopping by the majestic Shannon Falls along the way. This evocative landmark, surrounded by forest and clouds of mist, is well worth seeing. We’ll then carry onto Vancouver, where you can either be dropped off at the airport before 1pm, or the city centre. Alternatively, those of you wanting more time in Whistler can book extra nights and make your own way back to Vancouver. Either way, head back to reality on a high from your adrenaline-fuelled winter escape. You’ve snowshoed through moon-lit forest trails and feasted on s’mores and hot cider by a roaring campfire. You’ve skied and snowboarded your way down pistes in Sun Peaks and Whistler, and taken an epic snowmobile safari. You’ve experienced the highs of snow tubing and skated around Whistler’s Olympic ice rink. Fly home fuelled by a fleet of amazing memories and perhaps a new-found passion for bobsleighing…

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Important notes

Fly into and out of Vancouver International Airport.

Please try and arrive in Vancouver by 4pm on Day 1, well in advance of the welcome meeting in the hotel at 6pm. On Day 7, we’ll drop you off at Vancouver airport no later than 1pm.

Snowshoes will be provided and ski equipment can be hired at a cost, either before or after arrival.

Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. From time to time we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh. We take safety very seriously on Flash Pack adventures, click here to learn more.

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