Whistler Invites Guests To Take A Hike

Discovering Whistler, BC’s great outdoors is as simple as going for a walk.

Whether looking for an afternoon stroll or seeking an adventure into the alpine and back country, Whistler’s extensive trail network has a trail for every type of sightseer, hiker and adventurer.

For an afternoon stroll close to the village, check out the Lost Lake Loop for lakeside views of both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. Perfect for a family friendly walk in the woods, plan ahead and pack the swimsuits for a dip in Lost Lake. Follow along the Nature Trail for a walk through old growth cedars that bank along the Fitzsimmons Creek; great for families with easy access from the village, wide gravel paths for strollers, and multiple rest stops along the creek to take in the views.

Ascend the Village Gondola to access alpine trails on Whistler Mountain. Hike to discover stunning mountain views of near and distant peaks like Blackcomb Mountain and Black Tusk, and get a birds eye view of Cheakamus Lake. Venture across the Cloudraker Skybridge hanging 50 metres above Whistler Bowl and over to the West Ridge lookout for unparalleled 360 degree views of Coast Mountains, the Whistler Valley and village below.

Visitors can also indulge in on-mountain dining surrounded by slopes dotted with boulders and meadows filled with wildflowers. The Mountain Top Summer Feast is available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 1. And, don’t forget to check out the Umbrella Bar and toast to your adventures before descending to the village.

Guests can also uncover a local hidden gem by venturing out of the village and into the lush temperate rainforests to Train Wreck where boxcars and bridges are adorn in art. The trailhead is easily accessed by bike or local bus from Whistler Village. Venture over to the Whistler Olympic Park for a hike up the 2010 Olympic Winter Games Ski Jumps for great views of the Callaghan Valley.