Whistler Alpine Hiking and Hiking Tours

  • Experience the natural beauty of the mountains through the seasons, at your own pace
  • 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
  • View the Mountain Hours of Operation to check alpine trail status

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.

View Insider Guides to Alpine Hiking

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.


Hiking Trails Around Whistler

Important Information on Day Use Passes

Some BC Parks, including Garibaldi Provincial Park and the Stawamus Chief Park, require Day Use passes. Passes are free and can be reserved online beginning at 6 AM on the day of your visit. See more information at bcparks.ca.

The other mountains around Whistler are home to hiking trails of varying lengths and abililty 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


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:

  • 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.
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Guided Hiking Tours

Nature Walk
Take an interpretive walk to Lost Lake starting from your hotel with our experienced naturalist guide and view nature right outside your door. Tour is approx. 2 hours.
From $110 per person

Train Wreck Adventure
Take a walk back in time to the historic Whistler Train Wreck of 1956. Join one of our guides as they lead you through the Ancient cedars to the mysterious, colourful abandoned box cars. Tour is approx. 2 hours.
From $129 per person

Ancient Cedars Hike
View some of the oldest and biggest trees left on the planet. Enjoy an interpretive hike with a qualified naturalist guide. Tour is approx. 3.5 hours.
From $149 per person

Bear Awareness Tour
Learn about the black bears that inhabit our valley. Hike in bear territory, explore bear dens, and learn bear facts including what to do when one encounters a bear. Tour is approx. 3 hours.
From $149 per person

Waterfall Explorer Tour
Whistler is spoiled with breathtaking waterfalls and magnificent views. This tour exposes some of the most amazing beauty this region has to offer. Tour is approx. 3 hours.
From $149 per person

Rainforest Walk
In Cheakamus Lake Provincial Park, you will hike in prime bear and deer habitat. Under the canopy of Ancient Cedars and Douglas Fir, enjoy moss-covered forest floors beside raging glacier-fed streams. Tour is approx. 4 hours.
From $159 per person

Half Day Backcountry Hike
Step into the wilderness on amazing trails of old-growth forests with ancient cedars along pristine lakes, cascading waterfalls and geologically interesting landscapes.
From $129 per person

Full Day Backcountry Hike
Take a guided day hike in the stunning landscapes of the Coast Mountains where you’ll be able to experience Whistler’s spectacular views. The final hike destination is dependant on trail conditions, weather and fitness level.
From $199 per person

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Hikes Close to Whistler Village

The trailheads for these routes are all accessible on foot or by local bus from the Village – no car required. Here are some suggestions:

Day Hikes Around Whistler

Be sure to prepare accordingly if taking a longer hike. The trailheads for these hikes and walks are in and around Whistler:

Guided Glacier Hike
Dog-Friendly hiking trails
Hiking Tips and Tricks

Unique Guided Hikes

Go out with experienced guides on these unique tours and turn your hike into an adventure:

Dog-Friendly Trails

Bringing a furry friend? Not all trails are open to dogs - here’s some ideas for trails to explore with your hound.

More Hiking Tips and Tricks

Insider info on the best hiking spots, what to carry and where to get more information when you are in town.

Wedgemount Lake, one of the more strenuous but rewarding hikes in the Whistler area

Insider's Guide:
Whistler Hiking Essentials

Prepare for Whistler's vast network of hikes with tips from the Insider including planning, proper clothing and equipment.

PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola at Whistler Blackcomb

Must Do List:
Whistler's Iconic Attractions and Sights

Here it is - the complete summer experience, the definitive list of what to see and do to get the flavour of the Coast Mountains.

Stay and Play Packages
from $103 CAD per person, per night

Combine lodging and activities into one package to receive exclusive discounted rates.


Photos and Videos of Hiking in the Mountains