Whistler Lakes, Beaches & Parks

  • Spend warm summer days on a beautiful beach by a cool, clear mountain lake
  • Relax in the sun or rent canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards for water adventures
  • Take a day and explore Whistler's lakes and beaches by bike or on foot via the Valley Trail

Alpha Lake

Located at the southern end of the valley in the Creekside neighbourhood. View Alpha Lake in Google Maps

Features

  • Sandy Beach
  • Docks
  • Kids' play structure and playground
  • Volleyball and tennis courts, basketball hoop
  • Picnic tables and barbecue stands (bring your own propane barbecue)
  • Washroom and outdoor shower
  • Slackline posts

Off-Leash Dog Park and Beach – Arfa Park

  • Designated off-leash gravel area
  • Designated dog dock

Boating Regulations

  • Electric motors only
  • Must have a life jacket, bailer, whistle and flashlight if on the lake after sunset

Public Transit to Alpha Lake

Take the #10, #20 or #21 BC Transit bus south to Creekside or Bayshores, and walk approximately 5-10 minutes on the Valley Trail to the lake.

Nita Lake

A small lake close to Creekside and Nita Lake Lodge. View Nita Lake in Google Maps

Features

  • Dock
  • Stocked with Rainbow Trout for fishing
  • Small park with picnic tables
  • Pebble beach

Boating Regulations

  • Electric motors only
  • Must have a life jacket, bailer, whistle and flashlight if on the lake after sunset

Public Transit to Nita Lake

Take the #10, #20 or #25 BC Transit bus south to the first stop or third in Creekside, and walk approximately 5 minutes on the Valley Trail to the lake via the underpass, or past Nita Lake Lodge.

Alta Lake

A large lake that stretches between Creekside and the Village with several parks around its borders and plenty of room for watersports. View Alta Lake in Google Maps

Please note there is very limited parking at all parks on Alta Lake. Consider walking, biking, taking transit or using a hotel shuttle to visit the parks. Pack out what you pack in. Food items, recycling, drink containers and wrappers must be disposed of in a secure, wildlife-proof container. If bins are full, items must be taken with you when you leave the area. See our Green Travel Tips.

Lakeside Park

Lakeside Park is a beautiful beach park located on Lakeside Road on the shores of Alta Lake.

Features

  • A sandy beach
  • Children' s play structure
  • Swim docks and swim rafts
  • Picnic tables and barbecue stands (bring your own propane barbecue)
  • Concession stand for food and drinks (summer only)
  • Food Trucks (summer only)
  • Grass lawn
  • Commercial boat tour and rental operation
  • Protected shoreline habitat for fish

Public Transit to Lakeside Park at Alta Lake

Take the #10, #20, #25 BC Transit bus south to the Alta Vista stop and walk approximately 5 minutes to the lake.

Rainbow Park

Rainbow Park is located on the west side of Whistler Valley. It' s a pleasant 20-minute bike ride along the Valley Trail from the Village, just off Alta Lake Road. Rainbow Park has lots of space and was the site of the historical Rainbow Lodge built by Whistler pioneer Myrtle Philip.

New traffic control measures have been introduced at Rainbow Park to enhance pedestrian safety. See the Resort Municipality of Whistler website for more information.

Features

  • A sandy beach and shallow waters
  • Large open space with green grass
  • Picnic tables and barbecue stands (bring your own propane barbecue)
  • Shaded areas
  • Docks
  • Beach volleyball courts
  • Slackline posts
  • Washrooms and outdoor shower
  • Summer concession (open daily 11 AM to 5 PM weather permitting from late June to Labour Day

Off-Leash Dog Area – Barking Bay

  • Designated off-leash area with small grass lawn and sandy beach
  • Dogs also have access to swimming dock

Wayside Park

This smaller park is close to the Creekside neighbourhood of Whistler.

Features

  • A small beach and grassy area
  • Dock
  • Canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals
  • Picnic tables and barbecue stands (bring your own propane barbecue)
  • Concession stand
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair accessible walkway

Boating Regulations

  • Speed limit 12 km/hr
  • Must have a life jacket, bailer, whistle and flashlight if on the lake after sunset

Public Transit to Wayside Park at Alta Lake

Take the #20 or #21 BC Transit bus south to the Nordic Drive stop and walk over the overpass to the Valley Trail south.

Lost Lake

Lost Lake is in Lost Lake Park, a forested park close to Whistler Village just off Lost Lake Road. View Lost Lake in Google Maps

Features

  • Beach and swim area
  • Swim docks
  • Picnic tables and barbecue stands (bring your own propane barbecue)
  • Slackline posts
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Multi-use, multi-directional trails for walking and biking
  • One-directional nature trail (walking only)
  • Accessible Washrooms
  • Outdoor shower
  • Docks
  • Food concession and food trucks (summer only). Food trucks may not be scheduled at Lost Lake Park in late July and early August due to the western toad migration. Exact timing varies from year to year.

Off-Leash Dog Area – Canine Cove

  • Designated off-leash area with a sandy beach, 400 metres to the north of main beach
  • Dogs are not permitted on Lost Lake beach

Boating Regulations

  • Electric motors only
  • Must have a life jacket, bailer, whistle and flashlight if on the lake after sunset

Public Transit to Lost Lake Park

Take the free Lost Lake Shuttle #8 to Lost Lake Park. Buses run daily from June 19 through Labour Day, 11 AM to 6:15 PM.

Green Lake

Green Lake is a large glacier-fed lake located north of the Village. View Green Lake in Google Maps

Features

  • Watercraft rentals
  • Boat launch – a popular spot for wakeboarding
  • Picnic tables
  • Floatplane dock

Boating Regulations

  • Sections of the lake are limited to a speed limit of 10 km/hr
  • Towing restricted to certain areas
  • Be aware of the floatplane landing and take-off zones
  • Must have a life jacket, bailer, whistle and flashlight if on the lake after sunset

Public Transit to Green Lake

Take the #30 or #32 BC Transit bus north to Rainbow Estates or Emerald Estates stops, and walk approximately 5 minutes to the lake.

Other Parks

Name Features Location
Whistler Olympic Plaza Outdoor performance facility, community park, large accessible playground and play area, lawn, ice skating rink in winter. Village North
Whistler Skate Park Open daily between dawn and dusk with lights in the bowl until 1 AM from April to November. Skateboards, inline skates, smooth tire bikes (BMX, jump). A 6.5-metre diameter bowl with serpentine run plus variety of quarter pipes up to 3 metres high, a spine, volcano and central pyramid. Spectator areas with grass banks and picnic areas between Upper & Lower Village
Whistler Skills Park A great area to learn bike skills with jump track, pump track, beginner skills area, flow trails and intermediate skills area. Located near Fitzsimmons Creek and also known as Fitzsimmons Bike Park. between Upper & Lower Village
Florence Petersen Park Water feature and public art, forest, wetland boardwalk with interpretive signage, a storytelling circle and Adirondack chairs. Main Street, Village
Meadow Park Large playground area with a children’s water park, tennis and basketball courts, ball diamonds and access to the River of Golden Dreams. Alpine Meadows
Spruce Grove Park Three competition-quality baseball diamonds, clubhouse, concession and washrooms, a play structure, community greenhouses. Spruce Grove
Rebagliati Park Grassy lawn, picnic tables, views of Fitzsimmons Creek. Can be rented for functions. between Upper & Lower Village
Bayly Park Large playground and lawn area, volleyball, tennis and multi-sport courts, community garden, all-weather gravel soccer field, dog off-leash area, picnic tables and washrooms. Cheakamus Crossing
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