Outdoor Living – Hiking Season
Whistler by design and at its core is built for outdoor living, regardless of the season or the weather Whistler perfectly embodies the great outdoors. Having the variety of scaling and descending mountains via foot , bike or ski is what makes Whistler such a premium destination.
Hiking is one of the cornerstones of outdoor living, below is some of our hiking recommendations:
(5km, 1-3h): Decades ago a train derailed in Whistler near Function Junction. Seven train cars were left scattered next to the Cheakamus River. As it turns out, time and local effort has transformed this mess into a wonderful work of art, an extraordinary bike park, and a great place to hike.
Lost Lake Trail
(5.1km, 120m, 1-2h): Popular among locals, this hike starts from Whistler Village and brings you to a small yet pretty lake. Views of Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains are plentiful, as is the beauty of the lush West Coast rainforest.
Cheakamus Lake Trail
(16.6km, 500m, 4-6h): A relatively flat approach brings you to a massive and secluded mountain-lined lake. Perfect for a picnic, kids, or an easy backpack
(24.1km, 1073m, 5-7h): The beauty of the blue of Garibaldi Lake is hard to overstate. The reflection of snow-capped peaks and glaciers in the twinkling teal water is deeply inspiring.
(30.9km, 1810m, 9-12h): The classic hike near Whistler, the hike to Panorama Ridge will bring you up through forests to beautiful alpine meadows and then to a stunning ridge – with views you definitely won’t forget. This is a long day trip and is often done as an overnight backpack trip.
(26.1km, 1,393m, 9-12h): The trail up to the base of Black Tusk takes you to an iconic mountain in the Whistler region. The hike is a long one, but rewarding, with incredible views into Garibaldi Provincial Park and down to Garibaldi Lake.
The following link is a great resource to find out more information on the many options Whistler has to offer in hiking.