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Where to Grab the Perfect Whistler Selfie – Top Spots

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Without solid guidance from the influencers in your life, knowing where to grab the perfect selfie in an unfamiliar destination can be overwhelming. Whistler’s top spots are endless, but, where are they exactly? And what are they? Well, we’ve got a list of some of the best spots to grab your perfect Whistler Instagram selfie.

Mountain Views from the Peak to Peak Gondola

It all starts with Peak to Peak Gondola which will get you to all of the top spots, one way or another. The gondola is iconic, as well. You’ll love the inspiring scenic views as you’re gliding between Whistler and Blackcomb. Skiers, hikers, snowboarders, and sightseers have the choice of ideal activities, and plenty of them, no matter the season.

Check out the interactive map to see what we’re talking about.

Know Before You Go

  • Getting There: Whistler Blackcomb
  • Cost: Ranging from $87 per person
  • What to Bring: camera, cash, comfortable clothes, small backpack for water and snacks
  • Season: Year-round
  • Hot Tip: Always check the hours of operation before you go, as they do vary.

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An Eery Hike Through Towering Snow, In Summer

Whistler Snow Walls are, well, pretty majestic. We never get tired of seeing them, and, trust us when we say this is a favourite Whistler top spot of many of us here at Forged. Their height ranges depending on how much snow we get, and that’s usually quite a bit. Considering this is a moderate hike, in between snow, dress warmly and comfortably with hiking boots. The walk down the snow walls isn’t strenuous, can be prepared.

Have you seen some of the Instagram photos of Whistler snow walls? Breathtaking. In person, these walls are magical. They are out of this world in the middle of summer and often are a great way to get a bit of cool respite from the hustle and bustle of the village. Make sure to stop a few times to rest your legs, hydrate, and of course – take that selfie.

Know Before You Go

  • Getting There: Peak to Peak Gondola
  • Cost: Free (besides the cost of the gondola ride up, if that’s how you choose to access the trail)
  • What to Bring: Camera, water, healthy snacks,
  • Season: Spring through early summer

The Fear Before Liftoff on a Zipline

Ziplining in Whistler is one of our highly recommended local activities. The Bear Ziplines from ZipTrek are for beginners and one of the most popular top spots with locals and visitors alike. Now, their Eagle and Sasquatch ziplines are for all of your adrenaline junkies. But, you can choose from 4 tours, including these, depending on your preference.

While can’t actually take your own phone on the zipline, for obvious safety reasons, bring your GoPro or grab one from the guest services booth. Catch that moment of fear on your face as you leap off a platform into the forests below.

Know Before You Go

  • Getting There: Check-in at the Guest Services desk located in the Carleton Lodge
  • Cost: Varies
  • What to Bring: Activewear and dress warmly, even in summer months.
  • Season: Year-round

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Top of the Mountain Inukshuk

Whistler’s mountaintop Inukshuk is the perfect landmark for stunning views and a must-see Whistler landmark. If you’re wondering what an Inukshuk is, well, the symbolism embodies the spirit of the first peoples of Canada. You’ll see the iconic statue (created especially for the 2010 Olympic games) nearby once you get off the Whistler Village Gondola Chair, and you’ll want to hashtag Whistler Instagram selfies so that all your followers can feel the all-Canadian cultural vibes. Wear appropriate shoes and clothes for a short, moderate hike.

Know Before You Go

  • Getting There: Whistler Village Gondola Chair
  • Cost: Free with cost of gondola pass
  • What to Bring: camera and dress warmly
  • Season: Year-round

Suspended Midair on the Mountain

This particular  Suspension Bridge is one of the newer Whistler selfie spots, but already its logged a lot of Instagram screen time. Stretching from one rocky outcropping to another across the top of the mountain, the breathtaking views from the suspension are some for the books.

Remember, the temperature is a bit lower on the mountain so dress warmly and comfortably. Don’t forget to wear hiking boots or good running shoes with Merino wool socks, preferably. If one trek across the bridge is enough, take the hiking trail that goes around the bridge on your way back. The trail views are also noteworthy, so you can double up on the perfect selfies.

Know Before You Go

  • Getting There: Peak to Peak Gondola
  • Cost: Free, with the cost of a gondola ticket ($63 per person)
  • What to Bring: your camera and a sense of adventure!
  • Season: Summer

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A Bullseye at Forged Axe Throwing

Hitting the bullseye at Forged Axe Throwing is a fun, slightly competitive, but easily addicting activity that requires no experience. Safety is a priority, so rest easy that our expert instructors are hands-on and stay alongside you during each axe throw. Plus, you’ll get training on the basics, which everyone picks up in no time at all.

One-hour guided axe-throwing competitions are available for individuals, or, if you have a group of four to 15 people, you can book a private axe-throwing experience. This is a high-energy, exciting activity that you really can’t miss. And imagine the Instagram selfies for your #forgedaxe hashtag! Axes whizzing by in the blurry distance? Come on! You’ll join many famous faces who’ve come before you (some noteworthy mentions here) as you claim victory over your friends and family, posting it online for the world to see.

Know Before You Go

  • Getting There: Bus, Bike, Taxi, or Drive! Head south from the Village on the Sea to Sky Highway
  • Rates:  One-Hour is $35 per person plus taxes
  • What to Bring: Comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes
  • Location: Function Junction, Whistler
  • Season:  Year-round

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A Backflip into Lost Lake

Lost Lake park is only a 15-minute shuttle ride from Whistler, and nature-lovers will thrive in this environment. The vibe is relaxing, wonderful for picnics, fishing, and even swimming. And, there are plenty of opportunities to capture some of stunning Whistler selfies for Instagram. The lake dock has a view of Whistler Mountain that really puts life into perspective. At least we think so. From what we’ve seen, if you want to perfect the selfie, you need to do a backflip of something, so this lake makes an excellent landing. Lost Lake is an extremely calming and tranquil top spot that everyone can truly enjoy.

The lake is small lake but a popular attraction because of the beach, the beauty, and the super accessible hiking and biking in the area. Looking for a bit of seclusion? The Lost Lake Nature Trail is a less traveled hiking path from the other side of the creek from Lorimer Road near Blackcomb Way.

Know Before You Go

  • Getting There: The shuttle in Whistler runs from June-September, or bike, bus, or walk!
  • Cost: Free
  • What to Bring: Camera, picnic lunch, bathing suit, dress appropriately for the season.
  • Season: Year-round
  • Hot Tip: Practice back-flipping.

Local Art at the Train Wreck

Another favourite Whistler top spot is the Train Wreck Trail which was built decades ago and is part of Whistler’s historical and cultural identity. While even a less decorated train wreck would be exciting, the main local artists in the area of converted these cars into a graffiti art gallery. Continually evolving, and growing in their notoriety.  We’ve got some pretty talented artists here, after all.

There is also a new pedestrian bridge which is a safe access point, was much-needed for the hoards of people (and families) not making the trip. It connects Train Wreck to the Sea to Sky trail and there are Instagram worthy views of the Cheakamus River, too. It’s a short, easy hike, roughly one to two hours roundtrip. The trails are well-maintained.

Know Before You Go

  • Getting There: accessible off Jane Lakes Road in Cheakamus Crossing, or from Function Junction. Ask our staff, we’ll be happy to direct you to the trailhead.
  • Cost: Free
  • What to Bring: Camera, water, snacks, and dress appropriately for hiking/walking
  • Season: Year-round

The Power of Nature at Brandywine Falls

Brandywine Falls is a Whistler top spot if you’re looking for a short walk to a waterfall. The trail starts from the parking lot and crosses a covered wooden bridge. The falls are surrounded by rockslides that have crumbled from the walls over hundreds of years. Brandywine Park is a good introduction to the landscape, forests, and natural wonder of Whistler. The trails surrounding Brandywine are well maintained, and are relatively accessible, even for families.  We recommend bringing the selfie-stick (yes we said it) to nab the right angle at the falls themselves.

Know Before You Go

  • Getting There: Located seven miles south of Whistler on the east side of the Sea to Sky Highway
  • Cost: Free
  • Season: Year-round
  • What to Bring: Good walking shoes, a drone!

Now that you know the Whistler top spots to grab a selfie, find out how to take the perfect travel selfie that are more than (“hashtag” Whistler) Instagram worthy.

 

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