Alpine Hiking on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains
Whistler Village is at the foot of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, each boasting alpine hiking trails with incredible views, easily accessible by gondola. 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 have a camera handy for capturing the rugged mountain vistas.
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How do I get to the hiking trails?
You can access the hiking trails via the Whistler Village Gondola and Blackcomb Gondola when you purchase a sightseeing ticket, which also 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 Trails Around Whistler
Important Information on Day-Use Passes
Some BC Parks, including Garibaldi Provincial Park and Joffre Lakes Park, require Day-Use passes due to high visitor volumes. Passes are free and can be reserved online beginning at 7 AM, two days in advance of your planned visit. See more information at bcparks.ca.
The other mountains around Whistler are home to hiking trails of varying lengths and ability levels, making Whistler the perfect place to stay while you explore the Coast Mountains on foot. Visit spectacular waterfalls and ancient forests on short, half-day excursions or take on longer, multi-day treks through glaciated valleys.
View Maps of Whistler Hiking Trails & Trailheads
Insider Guides to Hiking Around Whistler
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:
- Snowshoeing – 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.