Best Whistler Hiking Trails by MonthThere are plenty of beautiful and free snowshoe trails in Whistler and Garibaldi Provincial Park.  From the surreal paintings of Whistler Train Wreck to the magnificent mountain serenity of Wedgemount Lake in Garibaldi Park.  Trails range from extremely easy, like the short, flat trails to Brandywine Falls and Rainbow Park.  To challenging and long trails to places like Elfin LakesTaylor Meadows and Wedgemount Lake

Whistler Snowshoeing

  Blueberry Park Steep, Short, Dog Friendly Snowshoe TrailBlueberry Trail  Brandywine Falls Easy, Dog Friendly Snowshoe TrailBrandywine Falls  Cheakamus River Easy, Dog Friendly Snowshoe TrailCheakamus River  Elfin Lakes Moderate, Very Long Snowshoe TrailElfin Lakes  Flank Trail Moderate, Dog Friendly Snowshoe TrailFlank Trail  Joffre Lakes Moderate, Steep Snowshoe TrailJoffre Lakes  Nairn Falls Easy, Dog Friendly Snowshoe TrailNairn Falls  Parkhurst Easy, Dog Friendly Snowshoe TrailParkhurst Ghost Town  Rainbow Falls Steep & Very Short Snowshoe TrailRainbow Falls  Rainbow Lake Moderate, Steep & Long Snowshoe TrailRainbow Lake  Rainbow Park Easy, Flat, Short, Dog Friendly Snowshoe TrailRainbow Park  Taylor Meadows Moderate, Steep Snowshoe TrailTaylor Meadows  Whistler Train Wreck Easy, Dog Friendly Snowshoe TrailTrain Wreck  Wedgemount Lake Challenging, Steep Snowshoe TrailWedgemount Lake

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Easy Hiking Trail WhistlerAlexander Falls  Moderate Hiking Trail Whistler Dog FriendlyAncient Cedars  Moderate Hiking Trail WhistlerBlack Tusk  Pay Use Hiking Trail WhistlerBlackcomb Mountain  Easy Hiking Trail WhistlerBrandywine Falls  Moderate/Hard Hiking Trail Whistler Dog FriendlyBrandywine Meadows  Moderate/Hard Hiking Trail Whistler Dog FriendlyBrew Lake  Easy Hiking Trail WhistlerCallaghan Lake  Moderate Hiking Trail WhistlerCheakamus Lake  Whistler Hiking Trail EasyCheakamus River  Whistler Hiking Trail HardCirque Lake  Whistler Hiking Trail EasyFlank Trail  Moderate Hiking Trail WhistlerGaribaldi Lake  Moderate Hiking Trail WhistlerGaribaldi Park  Moderate Hiking Trail WhistlerHelm Creek  Joffre Lakes Hike in Whistler in SeptemberJoffre Lakes  Moderate Hiking Trail Whistler Dog FriendlyKeyhole Hot Springs  Hiking Trail Hard Dog FriendlyLogger’s Lake  Whistler Hiking Trail EasyMadeley Lake  Moderate/Hard Hiking Trail Whistler Dog FriendlyMeager Hot Springs Easy Hiking Trail WhistlerNairn Falls  Moderate Hiking Trail WhistlerPanorama Ridge  Easy Hiking Trail WhistlerParkhurst Ghost Town  Hiking Trail ModerateRainbow Falls  Moderate Hiking Trail WhistlerRainbow Lake  Moderate/Hard Hiking Trail Whistler Dog FriendlyRing Lake  Moderate Hiking Trail WhistlerRusset Lake  Whistler Hiking Trail EasySea to Sky Trail  Easy Hiking Trail WhistlerSkookumchuck Hot Springs  Easy Hiking Trail WhistlerSloquet Hot Springs  Moderate/Hard Hiking Trail Whistler Dog FriendlyMount Sproatt  Moderate Hiking Trail WhistlerTaylor Meadows  Whistler Hiking Trail EasyTrain Wreck  Hiking Trail Hard - Whistler TrailsWedgemount Lake  Pay Use Hiking Trail WhistlerWhistler Mountain

Whistler even has a growing network of snowshoe trails to Parkhurst Ghost Town on the far side of Green Lake.  There are a couple pay-use snowshoeing areas in Whistler, however most free trails are as good or better.  Whistler Train Wreck is an easy/moderate snowshoe trail that takes you through a deep forest, over Cheakamus River via a very pretty suspension bridge, and to a series of decades old, wrecked train cars.  Elfin Lakes in Garibaldi Provincial Park is another beautiful place to snowshoe.  Located at the south end of Garibaldi Park, the Elfin Lakes trailhead is found in Squamish.  The trail is not overly difficult, however it is quite long.  A consistently uphill, 11 kilometre(13.7 mile) trail through some spectacular scenery takes you to the marvelous Elfin Lakes hut.  For easier snowshoeing, Rainbow Falls is a good option.  Located just a short drive from Whistler Village, the Rainbow Trail is a beautiful trek through the forest in a winter wonderland to a hidden waterfall surrounded by deep pillows of powdery snow.  For more challenging snowshoeing, Joffre Lakes Provincial Park is hard to beat.  A long, though beautiful drive into the mountains, north of Pemberton takes you to this moderately challenging, 11 kilometre(6.8mile) roundtrip snowshoe trail.  The frequently steep, winding trail takes you through a winter paradise and around, or over three frozen lakes.  Back in Whistler, an excellent place to snowshoe is to Parkhurst Ghost Town.  Sitting on the far side of Green Lake, Parkhurst was a thriving logging community several decades ago.  It has since been abandoned except for intermittent squatter communities over the years.

Joffre Lakes Snowshoeing Moderately ChalleningJoffre Lakes Provincial Park, if you don't mind the drive, is possibly the nicest snowshoe trail you could try in January.  It is only moderately difficult and gets you right into deep forest and deep snow.  It is located about 90 minutes north of Whistler Village via Highway 99(Sea to Sky Highway).  Joffre Lakes can be a challenging trail if the weather is very cold, raining or snowing.  If you are new to snowshoeing, you should try another, easier trail as in bad weather you can get dangerously lost.  If you include the drive to and from Whistler, this is an all day outing.  If you are lucky enough in January to get sunny weather, this trail is beautiful, and the drive to the trailhead is very scenic as well.

Joffre Lakes Best Whistler Hiking January

Parkhurst Snowshoeing Easy, Dog FriendlyCloser to Whistler Village, Parkhurst Ghost Town is an amazing trail any time of the year.  In snow it is quite an adventure.  It is located just a short, 10 minute drive north of Whistler Village and is, for the most part an easy snowshoe trail.  If you can find your way to the marked trail from the unmarked route where you can park, then you will find the trail well marked with flagging tape.  Parkhurst was a logging town several decades ago that has been long abandoned.  Now it exists as an interesting array of old machinery and a couple ancient looking houses.  What makes this trail amazing is not just the ghost town itself, but the town's setting.  High up on a ridge overlooking Green Lake, the views are sensational.  Depending on how deep the snow is and how close you park to the Parkhurst trailhead, expect to take two or three hours, roundtrip on an average January day.

Parkhurst Ghost Town Hike in Whistler in January

Train Wreck Snowshoeing Easy, Dog FriendlyParkhurst is a short drive north of Whistler Village, but south of the Village exists another similarly beautiful trail.  The Whistler Train Wreck is another ghostly area of decaying wreckage left from the 1950's.  A train slid off the tracks here and down along the beautiful Cheakamus River.  Seven interestingly mangled train cars now lay in over a kilometre of forest.  The decades have added an amazing array of artwork on these massive train cars.  The trail to Train Wreck takes you through a very interesting zig-zagging route through the wilderness south of Function Junction.  You pass under the Sea to Sky Highway via the highway overpass then along various stunning viewpoints of the Cheakamus River.  In January the Cheakamus River is wonderfully frozen with torrents of water crashing under, over and through the ice.  Train Wreck, roundtrip on an average January day should take you less than an hour at a quick pace and a couple hours at a leisurely walk.  If it hasn't snowed in more than three days, you should be fine doing the hike without snowshoes as the trail will be packed down by others.

Whistler Train Wreck Hike in Whistler in January

Across the highway from Train Wreck is another beautiful trail that follows along the edge of Cheakamus River for two kilometres then crosses a suspension bridge and returns along the other side.  Cheakamus River is a spectacular, crashing and huge river that often has vertical cliffs on either side, making the trail amazing to hike.  In January the trail is often buried in over a metre of snow, making it quite a winter adventure.  The trail is fairly popular, so if it hasn't snows significantly in Whistler in the previous couple days, you likely won't need to bother with snowshoes.

Snowshoeing Rainbow Falls in January

Rainbow Falls Beautiful SnowshoeingRainbow Falls, just north of Whistler Village is another easy snowshoe trail in January.  This always up and down and zig-zagging trail is possibly the easiest way to see deep, wilderness snow in Whistler in January.  Snow accumulates deep and fast here, it seems.  And the short trail to Rainbow Falls, buried deep in this winter wonderland is located in a cute little wintry oasis.  Along with Rainbow Falls, the zig-zagging trail takes you to a bridge over the river, with more great views.  Kids love this trail as it is easy, yet very scenic and adults love it for the same reasons.  Rainbow Falls can be done in less than and hour and is just a short 10 minute drive north of Whistler Village.  Located very near to Rainbow Park, another beautiful place to visit in January or any time of the year.

Rainbow Falls Hike in Whistler in January

Rainbow Falls Snowshoeing Map

Rainbow Falls - January Snowshoeing Whistler

Snowshoeing the Flank Trail in January

Flank Trail Rating is GoodIf you continue beyond Rainbow Falls along the Rainbow Trail as if going to Rainbow Lake, you will come to the Flank Trail.  The Rainbow Sproatt Flank Trail cuts along the edge of Mount Sproatt.  Once you get on the Flank Trail from the Rainbow Trail, you have hiked most of the elevation.  The Flank Trail then runs along with amazing views across to Whistler Mountain, Blackcomb Mountain and Wedge Mountain.  Below you, you look down on Alta Lake and tiny people, like ants, skating on the lake.  Endless viewpoints along the Flank Trail slow your progress and you will likely only hike or snowshoe for a couple kilometres before taking in enough sights to turn back home.  This trail is well marked and very wide, making it easy to follow and navigate.  Signs at every junction make it easy to find your way and though you may get lost on your way back.  Getting lost usually only means, finding your way to a different place on Alta Lake Road, just a short walk back to your car.  All in all, expect to take a couple hours to hike or snowshoe this small section of the Flank Trail.

Snowshoeing the Flank Trail

The Rainbow-Sproatt Flank Trail in the Winter

Flank Trail Snowshoe Map

The Flank Trail - January Snowshoeing Whistler

Snowshoeing Rainbow Park in January

Rainbow Park SnowshoeingRainbow Park is located just across from the trailhead to Rainbow Falls, Rainbow Lake and the Flank Trail.  The year-round parking for Rainbow Park is just a couple hundred metres past the "Rainbow Trail" parking area at the edge of Alta Lake Road.  Rainbow Park is a must see place in Whistler, especially in January.  In January Alta Lake is frozen solid, usually a hockey game is being played somewhere on the lake and the views are beautiful.  Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain are best seen from here.  Just far enough to take them both in at once, yet still close enough to easily make out the ski runs in the daytime and the bright lights from the snow groomers at night.  Just a 10 minute drive from Whistler Village and a 1 minute walk from your car to the lake and beautiful sights.  If you want a fun, easy and short snowshoe trail you can drive to the end of Lorimer Road, just three minutes from Whistler Village.  You can then snowshoe the easy, 1 kilometre Valley Trail to Rainbow Park.

Rainbow Park Snowshoeing in Whistler

Rainbow Park Snowshoe Map

Rainbow Park - January Snowshoeing Whistler

Snowshoeing Blueberry Hill in January

Blueberry Park is Very NiceThe Blueberry Trail is a relatively unknown, though very scenic trail that ascends quickly up to a cliff viewpoint high above Alta Lake.  Geographically, the Blueberry Trail is directly across Alta Lake from Rainbow Park.  Rainbow Park can be accessed from either end via the neighbourhoods of Whistler Cay at the end of Crabapple Drive, or in Alta Vista at the end of St Anton Way.  Either trailhead is just a five minute drive from Whistler Village and both are conveniently close to Whistler's Valley Trail.  If it has not snowed heavily in the last couple days, you will likely not need snowshoes for the Blueberry Trail as the snow will have been packed down by others.  Blueberry Park gets its name from the hill that rises above it named Blueberry Hill.  So well hidden that you won't find either trailhead unless you search for them despite being on all the maps in Whistler.  The trailheads do have small trail signs and once you are on the trail it is easy to follow, even in deep snow.  Though at times steep, the trail is short.  The high point of the trail, about midway, is only 1.2k from either trailhead.  There is a small clearing at the edge of quite a high cliff that is a great vantage point to the lake.  People skating, cross country skiing or walking appear as little black dots scattered across the frozen lake.  As snowshoeing trails go, this one is a great, fun, short workout to a beautiful vantage point.  Dogs are allowed here as well.  Blueberry Park is a very scenic park on Alta Lake that most Whistler locals don't even know about.  If you have been to Rainbow Park you would have noticed four piers across Alta Lake surrounded by forest.  These public piers sit along the edge of Blueberry Park, with the Blueberry Trail running from one side of the forest to the other. 

Blueberry Trail Snowshoe Whistler

Blueberry Park Snowshoeing Map

Blueberry Trail - January Snowshoeing Whistler

Skookumchuck Hot Springs in January

For something out-of-the-ordinary to do in January, taking a beautiful 2-3 hour drive north of Whistler to Skookumchuck Hot Springs is an amazing adventure.  These rustic hot springs are located on the beautifully crashing Lillooet River at the far end of the beautiful Lillooet Lake.  It is easily manageable to do as a wonderful day trip from Whistler, or if you have a tent or camper as an overnight trip at the nice, adjoining campsite.  In January, you will find Skookumchuck very quiet and peaceful.  You may even have the entire place to yourselves.  The drive to get there is mostly along Lillooet Lake, which is snow plowed all winter.  There is a small charge to use the springs by day, and an overnight camping charge if you plan to stay.  Open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year.  No reservations and Skookumchuck is available for camping, first come, first served.

Skookumchuck Hot Springs

Skookumchuck Hot Springs Map

Skookumchuck Hot Springs - Best of Whistler January

Snowshoeing Nairn Falls in January

Snowshoeing Nairn Falls is NiceJust a 20 minute drive north of Whistler Village on the Sea to Sky Highway is the beautiful Nairn Falls Provincial Park.  A nice, easy and short trail takes you to these crashing and deep falls that have carved potholes in the rock over the years.  Though Nairn Falls campground is very large and busy much of the year, in January the place is a ghost town.  Not open for camping, the park is quiet, snowy and serene.  Unless there has been heavy and recent snowfall, the 1.2 kilometre trail doesn't require snowshoes and is easy and flat.  It runs along Green River, which you may have guessed, comes from Green Lake in Whistler.  Whether you hike to the falls or just wander from your car to the nice viewpoints over Green River, the short and scenic drive from Whistler is well worth it.  Pemberton, the cute little town 5 minutes up the road from Nairn Falls is a great place for lunch or a coffee as well.

Nairn Falls Provincial Park Snowshoeing

Nairn Falls Snowshoeing Trail Map

Nairn Falls - January Snowshoeing Whistler

Alexander Falls Provincial Park

If you would rather just jump in your car, take a beautiful drive directly to an amazing waterfalls viewpoint, then Alexander Falls is perfect for you.  Up on the mountains of Callaghan Valley, where some of the 2010 Olympic Games events were held, sits Alexander Falls.  A large viewing platform sits directly across from them and you can literally park your car 1 metre from this platform.  Alexander Falls are similar to Brandywine Falls in that they abruptly fall from a high and very vertical cliff to a chasm far below.  Just a 2 minute drive past Alexander Falls is Whistler Olympic Park.  In January this huge facility is open 9-5 and has a restaurant as well as cross country skiing rentals available for their groomed runs.  Plenty of Olympic sights to see as well.

Aerial View of Alexander Falls in Whistler

Alexander Falls Provincial Park

Snowshoeing Brandywine Falls in January

If you like waterfalls, then Brandywine Falls is nearby and even more dramatically beautiful than Alexander FallsBrandywine Falls Provincial Park is located just south of the Sea to Sky(highway99) turnoff to Alexander Falls.  Just look for the highway sign and you will spot it.  The Brandywine Falls parking lot is gated during the winter, however, there is plenty of room to park outside the yellow gate.  From where you park to the falls is just a nice and easy 15 minute walk.  Keep in mind, however, that if there has been a lot of snow in December and January, you may have to climb a mountain of snow to get from your car to the parking lot.  Snowshoes may be needed if there has been a lot of snow in the previous couple weeks or you will struggle in knee deep snow just getting across the parking lot.  The trail to Brandywine Falls starts at a covered bridge over Brandywine Creek and then follows alongside the creek for less than a kilometre until you reach the impressive viewing platform across from this thundering waterfall.  Brandywine Falls is amazing to see in the summer, but in the winter it is even more extraordinary.  The sounds are echoed louder as they echo off the frozen chasm the water falls into, yet the area is magically serene with rarely anyone to break the peacefulness of the park.  The trail to Brandywine Falls is pretty short and if you are looking for another great place to snowshoe to in the area, the Whistler Bungee Bridge is a great option.  Just a few metres back from the Brandywine Falls viewpoint you would have passed the Sea to Sky Trail.  The Sea to Sky Trail runs almost entirely through the wilderness from here to Whistler Village.  It then continues through Lost Lake Park and up the back side of Green Lake before emerging from the forest at the north end of Whistler past the Wedgemount Lake trailhead.  From Brandywine Falls it is just two kilometres to the very impressive Whistler Bungee Bridge.  High above the Cheakamus River, this amazing bridge spans at a dizzying height.  From the Brandywine Falls trailhead/parking to the Whistler Bungee Bridge is a beautiful 6 kilometre, roundtrip snowshoeing adventure that takes you to both these amazing Whistler sights.

Brandywine Falls Snowshoeing Whistler

Bungee Bridge Snowshoeing Whistler

Brandywine Falls Map Winter

Brandywine Falls - January Snowshoeing Whistler

Snowshoeing Taylor Meadows in January

If you are after a very challenging snowshoeing adventure in January, then you may be up for Taylor Meadows in Garibaldi Provincial Park.  This 16 kilometre roundtrip snowshoe trail takes you deep into the wilderness beyond Whistler.  In January the trail is usually a metre or two deep with snow and once you reach the alpine the views open up to reveal Black Tusk.  You can vary the route to or from Taylor Meadows to include Garibaldi Lake, which will be frozen.  The area is popular with skiers and split-boarders all winter so the trail will be packed down and easy to follow.  Just the sheer distance you need to snowshoe makes Taylor Meadows very difficult.  In minus 15c weather in deep snow, 16 kilometres feels like 30k.  As long as you are prepared for bitterly cold weather and have the right gear, you will love Taylor Meadows in January.  Getting close to Black Tusk, blanketed in snow is amazing to see and well worth the exertion.

Snowshoeing Taylor Meadows in Garibaldi Park

Taylor Meadows Snowshoeing Map

Taylor Meadows - January Snowshoeing Whistler

Snowshoeing Cheakamus River in January

Cheakamus River is a beautiful, crashing, turquoise coloured river that flows from Cheakamus Lake, through Whistler Interpretive Forest at Cheakamus Crossing, then down past Brandywine Falls to Daisy Lake.  Also a popular kayaking route, the main attraction to Cheakamus River is the wonderful and quite extensive network of hiking and biking trails that run along either side of it.  The Riverside trail and the Farside trail run on either side of Cheakamus River and connect at both ends by bridges.  Connecting to the Riverside trail is the short trail to Logger's Lake, which in turn is surrounded by more hiking and biking trails.  The Lake Loop trail, Crater Rim trail, the Ridge trail, Upper Ridge trail, and the Lower Ridge trail.  On the Farside trail along Cheakamus River you can connect to Cheakamus Road(gravel road) and hike 6 kilometres up to the Cheakamus Lake trailhead.  On the other side of the neighbourhood of Cheakamus Crossing, which Cheakamus River bends around keeping the Sea to Sky Highway and train tracks on its opposite side, you find still more hiking and biking trails.  Trash trail hugs the river all the way to the beautiful bridge to Whistler Train Wreck.  Or, continue past the bridge to connect with the Sea to Sky Trail.  For the most part, however, if you are talking about the Cheakamus River trails you are likely talking about the Farside and Riverside trails in Whistler's Interpretive Forest.  Eight kilometres south of Whistler Village and surrounding the recently constructed neighbourhood of Cheakamus Crossing is Whistler Interpretive Forest.  This beautiful forest surrounds the Cheakamus River and has been cut and replanted in several areas in the past decades. Hiking and biking trails have sprung up over the years making the area a wonderful place to explore. Unfortunately, the Interpretive Forest is day-use only, no camping is permitted.  The main highlights of the Interpretive Forest are the Cheakamus River trails, and the extraordinary Logger's LakeLogger's Lake, just a short hike from the Cheakamus River suspension bridge, sits within a 10000 year old, extinct volcano and is a hiking destination on its own.

Cheakamus River Snowshoeing

Cheakamus River Snowshoeing Map

Cheakamus River - January Snowshoeing Whistler

Snowshoeing Joffre Lakes in January

Joffre Lakes Hike RatingJoffre Lakes Provincial Park is a hiking paradise in the summer and a skiing and snowshoeing paradise in the winter.  About 1 hour and 20 minutes north of Whistler gets you to the Joffre Lakes trailhead.  Located up on the Duffy Lake Road north of Pemberton, Joffre Lakes is well known for its incredibly surreal, turquoise water.  In the winter of course, all three of the Joffre Lakes are frozen over but the trail is popular with skiers and snowshoers between the months of November and April.  The Joffre Lakes trail is fairly well marked and almost always tracked out in the winter it is still possible to lose the trail after dark or or during heavy snowfall.  Joffre Lakes Provincial Park is centred around the three Joffre Lakes.  All of them are beautiful on their own and each more beautiful than the last.  Frozen over in the winter, you won't be able to marvel at the amazing turquoise colours the lakes, caused by light reflecting off of the particles of glacial silt suspended in the water.  In the winter, with the lakes frozen and the trees weighed down with snow, Joffre Lakes takes on a serene beauty, with the low sun cutting through the trees and the forest brightly reflecting.  The third of the Joffre Lakes ends in a U-shaped valley where you will find the far side of the lake towering with glaciers relentlessly crushing down on the lake.  The sun fills the valley and the silence is wonderful. 

Joffre Lakes Snowshoeing

Joffre Lakes Provincial Park Winter Map

Joffre Lakes - January Snowshoeing Whistler

Snowshoeing Parkhurst in January

Parkhurst Ghost Town SnowshoeingWhistler has an absurd number of wonderful and free hiking trails and Parkhurst Ghost Town certainly ranks as one of the most unusual, exotic and interesting. Parkhurst was a little logging town perched on the edge of Green Lake way before Whistler was Whistler.  Up on the ridge where Parkhurst sits, the views are sensational. Green Lake far below, a solid unnatural looking mass of green.  Blackcomb Mountain and Whistler Mountain out in the distance to the left and Rainbow Mountain across and beyond Green Lake.  If you have a good look around Parkhurst today, you can find remnants of its past almost everywhere you look.  From the old disintegrating truck from the 50's to the absurdly and improbably located car being consumed by the forest.  What makes Parkhurst Ghost Town such a great hiking trail and destination is where it is located and the trail to get to it.  The Parkhurst trail, one of several ways to get to Parkhurst Ghost Town, runs along the scenic Green River and next to the still active train tracks that run through Whistler.  There always seems to be something to see.  From the beautiful meadow along the train tracks, to the suddenly deep forest where you have to play a game of finding the next, pink tree marker or risk wandering off the trail.  The trail markers are numerous, and though getting lost is inevitable, you can only stray a few metres before, the river or steep terrain push you back onto the marked trail.  Once up on the ridge above Green Lake where Parkhurst is located, the forest takes on a spooky feel.  Trees are all far apart and with branches only high up give the forest a unnaturally lifeless look. 

Parkhurst Ghost Town Snowshoeing

Parkhurst Ghost Town Snowshoe Map

Parkhurst Ghost Town - January Snowshoeing Whistler

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  Blueberry Park Steep, Short, Dog Friendly Snowshoe TrailBlueberry Trail  Brandywine Falls Easy, Dog Friendly Snowshoe TrailBrandywine Falls  Cheakamus River Easy, Dog Friendly Snowshoe TrailCheakamus River  Elfin Lakes Moderate, Very Long Snowshoe TrailElfin Lakes  Flank Trail Moderate, Dog Friendly Snowshoe TrailFlank Trail  Joffre Lakes Moderate, Steep Snowshoe TrailJoffre Lakes  Nairn Falls Easy, Dog Friendly Snowshoe TrailNairn Falls  Parkhurst Easy, Dog Friendly Snowshoe TrailParkhurst Ghost Town  Rainbow Falls Steep & Very Short Snowshoe TrailRainbow Falls  Rainbow Lake Moderate, Steep & Long Snowshoe TrailRainbow Lake  Rainbow Park Easy, Flat, Short, Dog Friendly Snowshoe TrailRainbow Park  Taylor Meadows Moderate, Steep Snowshoe TrailTaylor Meadows  Whistler Train Wreck Easy, Dog Friendly Snowshoe TrailTrain Wreck  Wedgemount Lake Challenging, Steep Snowshoe TrailWedgemount Lake

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Easy Hiking Trail WhistlerAlexander Falls  Moderate Hiking Trail Whistler Dog FriendlyAncient Cedars  Moderate Hiking Trail WhistlerBlack Tusk  Pay Use Hiking Trail WhistlerBlackcomb Mountain  Easy Hiking Trail WhistlerBrandywine Falls  Moderate/Hard Hiking Trail Whistler Dog FriendlyBrandywine Meadows  Moderate/Hard Hiking Trail Whistler Dog FriendlyBrew Lake  Easy Hiking Trail WhistlerCallaghan Lake  Moderate Hiking Trail WhistlerCheakamus Lake  Whistler Hiking Trail EasyCheakamus River  Whistler Hiking Trail HardCirque Lake  Whistler Hiking Trail EasyFlank Trail  Moderate Hiking Trail WhistlerGaribaldi Lake  Moderate Hiking Trail WhistlerGaribaldi Park  Moderate Hiking Trail WhistlerHelm Creek  Joffre Lakes Hike in Whistler in SeptemberJoffre Lakes  Moderate Hiking Trail Whistler Dog FriendlyKeyhole Hot Springs  Hiking Trail Hard Dog FriendlyLogger’s Lake  Whistler Hiking Trail EasyMadeley Lake  Moderate/Hard Hiking Trail Whistler Dog FriendlyMeager Hot Springs Easy Hiking Trail WhistlerNairn Falls  Moderate Hiking Trail WhistlerPanorama Ridge  Easy Hiking Trail WhistlerParkhurst Ghost Town  Hiking Trail ModerateRainbow Falls  Moderate Hiking Trail WhistlerRainbow Lake  Moderate/Hard Hiking Trail Whistler Dog FriendlyRing Lake  Moderate Hiking Trail WhistlerRusset Lake  Whistler Hiking Trail EasySea to Sky Trail  Easy Hiking Trail WhistlerSkookumchuck Hot Springs  Easy Hiking Trail WhistlerSloquet Hot Springs  Moderate/Hard Hiking Trail Whistler Dog FriendlyMount Sproatt  Moderate Hiking Trail WhistlerTaylor Meadows  Whistler Hiking Trail EasyTrain Wreck  Hiking Trail Hard - Whistler TrailsWedgemount Lake  Pay Use Hiking Trail WhistlerWhistler Mountain

Best Whistler Waterfalls

Mount Meager erupted here 2400 years ago and filled the valley with debris that cemented into rock that blocked Lillooet River.  Eventually water erosion ...
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Brandywine Falls is one of the must see sights on the way to or from Whistler. The falls drop from a 70 metre(230 feet), unnaturally abrupt looking cliff ...
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Holloway Falls is the beautiful waterfalls you see partway along the Joffre Lakes Provincial Park trail.  Located between Middle Joffre Lake and Upper ...
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Shannon Falls towers above Howe Sound at 335 metres as the third tallest falls in BC.  The wonderful, though very short trail winds through a beautiful old ...
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Whistler Hiking Trails

Brandywine Falls is one of the must see sights on the drive to or from Whistler, and arguably the nicest of Whistler’s numerous beautiful waterfalls.  Located about halfway between Squamish and Whistler, the falls ...
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The Rainbow Trail is a convenient and popular trail near Whistler Village that takes you to Rainbow Lake as well as the Rainbow-Sproatt Flank Trail, Rainbow Falls, Hanging Lake, Madeley Lake, Beverley ...
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Keyhole Hot Springs (aka Pebble Creek Hot Springs) is located 100 kilometres from Whistler(Village Gate Blvd). Closed from Apr 1- Nov 15 due to Grizzly Bears habituated to humans in the area. Though most of ...
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Panorama Ridge is easily one of the most amazing hikes in Garibaldi Provincial Park.  The 15 kilometre(9.3 mile) hike from the trailhead at Rubble Creek to Panorama Ridge takes you through beautiful and deep ...
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