Whistler Alpine Hiking and Hiking Tours

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.

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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.
Tour Description Price
Half Day Backcountry Wilderness Hike Step into the wilderness on amazing trails of old-growth forests with ancient cedars along pristine lakes, cascading waterfalls and geologically interesting landscapes. Tour is approx. 3-4 hours. From $109 per person
Nature Walk Hike up to and along the edge of Whistler Mountain overlooking amazing mountain views. Clip into cables as you safely cross small suspended bridges and cliff-edge features. Tour is approx. 2 hours. From $115 per person
Glacier Discovery Take a walk on the snow and ice atop Whistler Mountain and take in the natural landscape sculpted by ancient ice! This popular tour is great for people of all ages and abilities, especially families with younger children 8 years and up. Tour is approx. 2 hours. From $119 per person
Sky Walk 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. 2 hours. From $119 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 $135 per person
Glacier Glissading Have you experienced the thrill of sliding down a slippery slide or gliding through snow on a toboggan? Glacier Glissading not only combines both of these into one ultra-fun activity, but does so on summer snowpack! This tour includes all of the interpretive aspects of our Glacier Discovery Tour plus glissading. You get two tours in one! Tour is approx. 3 hours. From $139 per person
Waterfall Explorer 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 $155 per person
Full Day Backcountry Wilderness 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. Tour is approx. 5-9 hours. From $159 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 $160 per person
Glacier Ascent Climb on the Whistler Glacier using real mountaineering techniques! Outfitted with boots, crampons, ice axes, harness and rope, your guide will lead you onto the glacier snow and ice atop Whistler Mountain. Learn about glaciology and how to ascend the glacier around the crevasses like a mountaineer. No experience is necessary. Tour is approx. 3 hours. Lift ticket not included in price. From $169 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 $170 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.

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