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
  • Opt for a 'glamping' experience with a rustic yurt or log cabin
  • 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, offering cabins, yurts, and serviced RV & multi-use campsites in the heart of nature, surrounded by spectacular views and fresh mountain breezes.

The rustic yurts provide the ideal place to rest and recharge after a long day in the mountains. The Yurts offer a ‘glamping’ experience, with a double bed and 3 twins per yurt, plus the bedding for each along with a small dining table, you’ll just need to bring towels and any cooking equipment you need. Yurts have electric baseboard heating and lights and have standard electrical sockets throughout.

Cozy log cabins are perfect for your family holiday, vacation with friends, or a romantic getaway. The full log construction using hand-hewn western cedar gives a distinct warmth, charm, and character you won’t find in other Whistler accommodations.

Whistler Olympic Park RV & Campground

Located just south of Whistler at the Olympic Park in the Callaghan Valley, the campground provides spacious campsites with full-service and unserviced options. Enjoy comfortable amenities, scenic views and a unique, secluded and historic setting in nature, surrounded by the stunning beauty of evergreen forests, valleys and mountain ranges!

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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.

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

Camping at Wedgemount Lake in Whistler BC

How and Where to Pitch a
Tent in Whistler

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Must Do List: Whistler's
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