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“We went off road” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Whistler Discovery Tours

Whistler Discovery Tours
PO Box 605 | V0N 1B0, Whistler, British Columbia V0N1B0, Canada
1.888.501.4845
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Ranked #56 of 89 Activities in Whistler
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Owner description: 'Exclusive Land Rover Excursions'. Our year-round scenic private/semi-private Eco-Tours will take you to areas rarely seen by most Whistler visitors; Morning/Evening with the Bears, Ancient Rainforest/Eagle Viewing Experience, Hidden Glacier Lake Hike/Snowshoe. Travel throughout the Coast Mountain Range to rarely seen scenic destinations in one of our rugged, well-appointed G4 series Land Rover LR3 to the most remote locations in the Whistler region. Take in the year-round amazing beauty of the area on several of our exclusive private/semi-private tours. Allow Whistler Discovery Tours to guide you on your unique adventure.
Oregon
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“We went off road”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We did indeed see 2 bears and they lingered for long enough to get good pictures. We also went off road and saw lovely scenery, but no bears. Our guide's enthusiasm seemed to outstrip his knowledge (winters he is a snowboard instructor). We could have done with a little less talking.

Our bigger disappoint was that only 3 passenger seats in the vehicle have windows that roll down. We ended up in a vehicle with a group of 4 who were in the car when we were picked up. The two seats in the back are window seats, but the windows don't roll down for photography. In the first half of the drive, I was in the middle of the second row and couldn't really see anything. At the waterfall stop in the middle of the trip, they do make people exchange seats, but if you can avoid the middle seat do.

Visited May 2014
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Lethbridge, Canada
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“From the highway”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The brochure shows spectacular B.C. mountain scenery, the reality is highway asphalt. Perhaps it was too early in the season to reach the high country, which I understand. But the price didn't drop just because we were cruising an area highway rather than heading into wilderness. We did see four bears (one of them three times) and our guide was knowledgeable, but the road also attracted tourists in their own cars and a tour bus, all on a brief stretch of road. The bears were truly magnificent to see, but the overall experience didn't mirror the price.

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Toronto, Canada
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“Bear watching with Jason”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Went with Jason to see some bears tonight. Saw about 10 bears. One was about 5 feet from my car window. Even if I had not seen a bear, I would have felt that it was time welll spent. Jason knew a great deal about bears & heir habits. We asked a lot of questions. He had all the answers. He also knew where the bears might be. This meant that we spent our time looking at the bears not looking for the bears. A hilite of my trip to whistler Morton Cohen

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Northam, Australia
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“A outstanding tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We had a great time on this tour, Our Guide was a amazing he did everything he could to make sure we saw the best of the bears with out upsetting them, He answered all our questions. All in all this a great tour for all the family or single people. 10/10 from me

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“Amazing & so worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Great tour with a really insightful guide - we got within about 3m of a beautiful black bear. Not just a bear tour though, stunning views of the mountains and a visit to a waterfall as well. Would definitely recommend.

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