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.
Hiking Trails Around Whistler
Important Information on Day-Use Passes
Some BC Parks, including Garibaldi Provincial Park, Joffre Lakes Park and the Stawamus Chief Park, require Day-Use passes due to high visitor volumes. Passes are free and can be reserved online beginning at 7 AM, one day 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 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
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.
up to 2 hours
2 - 4 hours
Guided Hiking Tours
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 $115 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
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 $109 per person
Glacier Discovery Tour
Explore the Whistler Glacier on this guided interpretive tour! Take a walk on the glacier snow and ice atop Whistler Mountain and take in the natural landscape sculpted by ice and volcanoes. Outfitted with boots, crampons and an ice axe you will learn how to walk using glacier equipment, learn about the formation of the Coast Mountains glaciers and have a chance to play on the ice and snow. No experience is necessary. Tour is approx. 2 hours. Lift ticket not included in tour price.
From $119 per person
Whistler Sky 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.
From $119 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
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 $155 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 $155 per person
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
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!
From $139 per person
Full Day Backcountry Hike
Take a guided day hike in the stunning landscapes of the Coast Mountains where youll be able to experience Whistler’s spectacular views. The final hike destination is dependant on trail conditions, weather and fitness level.
From $159 per person
Glacier Ascent Tour
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 -3.5 hours. Lift ticket not included in price.
From $169 per person
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