I am a self-confessed adrenaline junkie, always enjoying the speed — riding in the fastest cars and looking forward to riding the fastest and scariest rollercoasters of the world. And Superfly is probably the fastest zipline I’ve experienced in my life!
Located in Whistler, BC, Superfly is Canada’s longest and highest zipline — it is more than 1 kilometer long, high above the grounds at 600 feet, and with speed reaching up to 100 kilometers per hour!
(Image courtesy of Superfly Zipline’s Facebook page.)
The Adventure Group’s (TAG) Superfly Ziplines is divided into 4 stations where you would soar down the mountains 4 times (usually in tandem with your partner, if you have one, in the other line).
The first line is 1.3 kilometers long, the second is 1.2 kilometers, the third is much shorter but is angled at 45 degrees, so you go faster up to speed of 150 kph, the fourth line is probably my least favorite as it is closest to the ground, not as long as the first two and with average speed.
View of the 1.3 kilometer-long zipline (first station). Our ziplining day was snowing so our views were obstructed by thick fog. We weren’t discouraged nor disappointed though, we still had loads of fun.
It is open all year round, too, no matter the weather. We were there during the transition of winter to spring; it had been sunny the entire 2 days we were in Whistler, but the day we were ready to go ziplining, it suddenly started to snow. It was crazy! We tried our best to keep ourselves warm and protect our skins from darts of micro ice drops that stung our faces while we ziplined across mountains, and in the end, it was all worth it! Our 2 guides — Rowland and John — who were very enthusiastic, energetic, sometimes sarcastic, but always balls of fun, made our experience even more worthwhile.
(Screenshot taken from Superfly Ziplines’ website.)
You might be surprised to find that their per person rate is on the expensive side but they allot at least 15 to 30 minutes of your time to get you dressed in full gear. Our full winter gear includes helmet, goggles, gloves, jackets, pants, jumpsuits, and boots during winter season that they lent us for free.
After we’re all jumpsuited up and harnessed tightly, we’re ready to go and soar!
View from our jeep on our way up the mountains after getting dressed in our warm winter gear.
Beautiful snowy view from our ride.
For more information on Superfly Ziplines, here are their details:
Address: 211-4293 Mountain Square, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Phone: +1 604 932 0647
Or when you reach Whistler, you could just drop by the Visitor Center and ask about TAG’s Superfly.
Tip: If you can, pick the schedule with the least number of people in the group. The bigger the group (they can accommodate up to 14 people), the longer your waiting time at the zipline bases.