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Whistler Camping

Camping in Whistler

  • Camp out in the beautiful Coast Mountains and sleep under the stars in pine scented air
  • Choose from rustic forest service sites, remote wilderness camping or full service RV resorts with tent sites
  • Enjoy all the amenities Whistler has to offer plus biking and hiking trails, lakes, beaches and more

Whistler Campgrounds

Riverside RV Resort & Campground

On a gentle slope above Fitzsimmons Creek in a picturesque evergreen forest, these serviced RV and multi-use campsites are in the heart of nature, surrounded by spectacular views and fresh mountain breezes. The resort also offers yurts that are nestled in the woods overlooking Whistler Valley.

For reservations email: info@whistlercamping.com
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Whistler RV Park

Located on the BC Coastal Mountain range, the park provides outstanding views of Black Tusk and the Whistler area mountains; the sunrises and sunsets are truly awe-inspiring.

For reservations call: 604.905.2523 or email: info@whistlerrvpark.com
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Useful Planning Information for Camping in Whistler

  • Call ahead to reserve your RV or tent site. Space is limited and campgrounds can fill quickly
  • Campfires and grills may be prohibited during very dry weather. See the Fire Report (Coastal)
  • No time to plan a camping trip? Whistler has a range of accommodation to suit all budgets

Provincial Parks and Forest Service Sites around Whistler

Cal-Cheak Area Details

A modest brown sign marks the entrance to the campground at Cal-Cheak Forest Service Recreation Site, 4.3 km (2.7 miles) north of Brandywine Falls Provincial Park. Visitors must cross the railway tracks, then journey a short distance beyond to reach the first of three small locales around which rustic campsites are grouped in a pleasant, heavily forested location. Just north of Cal-Cheak, on the west side of Hwy 99, is the beginning of the Callaghan Forest Road. Although the road is rough in places, particularly in spring when frost heaves the ground, if you take it easy it leads to two Forest Service recreation sites. One small campsite is at Alexander Falls, located 7 km (4.3 miles) along the road; a nest of similar sites have been fashioned by years of campers on the shore of Callaghan Lake 15 km (9.3 miles) west of Hwy 99. Of all the campsites in the Whistler region, the view from Callaghan Lake is the best.

Garibaldi Provincial Park Details

Camping at Garibaldi Lake in Garibaldi Provincial Park is restricted to two designated areas - Taylor Meadows and the west end of Garibaldi Lake. The hiking distance to both locations is the same, about 9 km (5.6 miles) from the Garibaldi Lake/Black Tusk trailhead, located 4 km east of Hwy 99, 19 km south of Whistler. A common trail leads to within 1 km of each, then divides. Tent pads and a covered cooking shelter are located at each. Campers must bring their own stoves and be prepared to pack out all refuse. During summer months, there is a camping fee per night, per site. When water levels in Garibaldi Lake are high, be prepared to wade a short distance along the shoreline to reach the campsites on its west side.

There are also wilderness campsites at three locations on Cheakamus Lake in Garibaldi Provincial Park. The easiest one to reach is at the west end of the lake, while those at Singing Creek and Castle Towers Creek are more remote. You'll need a boat (and a couple of hours' paddling) to reach the primitive site at Castle Towers from the launch at the lake's west end, which almost guarantees that you'll usually have the site to yourself. From the trailhead, located about 7 km (4 miles) south from Hwy 99 on Cheakamus Lake Rd, it's an easy 3.5-km (2-mile) hike to reach the first sites at Cheakamus Lake, situated beneath a sheltering old-growth forest. The sites at Singing Creek are a further 3.5 km of moderate hiking along the north side of the lake. Castle Towers Creek enters Cheakamus Lake directly across from Singing Creek.

Elsewhere in Garibaldi Provincial Park, there are wilderness campsites at Russet Lake, 2 km east of Singing Pass, and at the northwest end of Wedgemount Lake.

Fun Camping Activities around Whistler

Fill your nights with crackling fires, marshmallows and stories and your days with fun outdoor activities. Here are some suggestions for easy to access activities in the area.

  • Enjoy the extensive network of hiking and biking trails
  • Ride the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola from Whistler to Blackcomb Mountains for incredible views
  • You can fish in Whistler year-round for Rainbow trout, Dolly Varden char or salmon
  • Whistler has a number of lakes, beaches and parks that are easy to access and great for families
  • Hit a rainy day or want to get out of the sun for a while? See Whistler's indoor activities
  • Whistler Village has all the amenities you need to restock- plus plenty of places for ice-cream

Whistler.com Travel Consultants are available to assist with booking activities, but are unable to reserve campsites at this time. For reservations, please contact campgrounds directly.

A side view of the Black Tusk in Summer

Whistler Hiking:
An Introduction

Hiking and camping go together like skiing and apres, so what better way to get an introduction to Whistler hiking than with the Whistler Insider.

PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola

Summer Itinerary:
Whistler's Iconic Attractions and Sites

Here it is - the list of must-see summer experiences. This is the definitive list of what to see and do to get the flavour of the Coast Mountains.

Summer Room Offer

2015 Summer Accommodation Offer
Moderate Rooms from $99 per night

Valid for arrivals from May 1 - Oct 31, 2015


Photos of Camping in Whistler