Whistler Alpine Hiking

  • Experience the natural beauty of the mountains through the seasons, at your own pace
  • Discover old growth forest, glacial lakes, alpine meadows, unique wildlife and endless skies
  • Grab a map and explore the trails on your own or join a hiking tour to meet new friends
  • Ride the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola for easy access to alpine trails on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains

Alpine Hiking on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains

Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains boast hiking trails with incredible views. Choose from short, family friendly strolls on wide paths to more advanced hikes to lakes, glaciers and alpine meadows. Keep your eyes open for chipmunks and marmots, and make sure you keep a camera handy for capturing the rugged mountain vistas.

Guide to alpine hiking trails on Whistler Mountain, accessible by the PEAK 2 PEAK Alpine Experience. View Map
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Hiking trails on Blackcomb Mountain, accessible by the PEAK 2 PEAK Alpine Experience. View Map
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You can access the hiking trails via the Village Gondola on a sightseeing ticket, which gives access to the incredible PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, a Whistler must-do. Spend the day on the mountain and enjoy a memorable meal with spectacular views.

Hiking Around Whistler

Whistler is the perfect place to stay while you explore the Coast Mountains on foot. Visit the spectacular waterfalls and ancient forests on short half day excursions and take on longer, multi day treks through glaciated valleys.

Whistler Hiking Trailheads (PDF)

The Whistler Insider - Suggested Hikes and Walks

Winter Hiking

Due to snow cover, many trails in Whistler are unavailable for hiking during winter. If you feel the need to stretch your legs in the snow, bring sturdy winter footwear and consider the following ideas:

  • Showshoeing - if you can walk, you can snowshoe on trails in and around Whistler
  • Take a winter walk on the Valley Trail. Sections of the Valley Trail are maintained over winter.
Tour Description Price
Overnight Backpacking Experience the supernatural, awe-inspiring mountain scenery on this overnight backpacking trip in the Whistler area. From $189 per person
Day Tour in the Whistler Backcountry Guided hikes start in the valley and can gain up to 1000 metres (3300 ft) of elevation, leading you to pristine alpine lakes and through meadows surrounded by snow-covered peaks and glaciers. From $129 per person
Glacier Hike Outfitted with boots, crampons, ice axe, harness and rope, your guide will lead you onto the glacier snow and ice atop Whistler Mountain. From $99 per person
Glacier Walk This summer, take a walk on the glacier snow and ice atop Whistler Mountain and take in the natural landscape sculpted by ice and volcanoes! From $99 per person
Scrambling Scrambling is adventurous hiking along a mountain ridge combining the use of hand and foot holds to negotiate sections of the trail. From $89 per person
Wilderness Tour Get a glimpse of the spectacular wilderness the Whistler region has to offer on one of our half-day interpretive hikes. From $89 per person

Hiking Tours

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Hiking Whistler

Insider's Guide to Hiking Around Whistler
Warm Up in Lost Lake Park

Kid- and stroller-friendly, Lost Lake Park is a tiny piece of paradise near the Village. Start here to warm up for longer hikes in the area.

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 Hiking in the Mountains