Whistler Alpine Hiking

  • 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 keep 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 Village Gondola on 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

The other mountains around Whistler are home to hiking trails of varying lenght and difficulty, making Whistler 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.

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:

  • 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
Medicine Trail Interpretive Walk Travel along an old trapper’s path, deep into a special ancient forest full of mystery in the Callaghan Valley. From $59 per person

Hiking Tours

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Alpine Hiking in Whistler
Train Wreck Hike
Sprout Mountain Hike

Alpine Hiking in Whistler

Grab a lift ticket and head into the alpine to discover the trails on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain

Hikes Close to Whistler Village

The trailheads for these routes are all accessible on foot or by local bus from Whistler Village – no car required. Here’s 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
Guided Glacier Hike
Guided Glacier Hike

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.

High Note Trail Whistler

360 Video Series:
Gentle Hikes, Amazing Sights

Whistler’s mellow trails and shorter alpine walks provide the perfect escape for an afternoon of nature therapy.

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.

Listel Hotel Whistler

Listel Hotel Whistler
5-night, 4-day Stay & Ski Package
from $140 per person, per night.

Moderate Hotel
Valid for arrivals November 24 - April 23, 2016.


Photos and Videos of Hiking in the Mountains