Whistler Beaches & Lakes

16th July, 2013

Summer is in full swing here in Whistler, we've already been blessed with many of bluebird sunny days. With a week of 28 degree plus on the forecast it is definitely time to pack a picnic and hit the lake. Linger on the sandy shores or wade into the shallow lakes of Whistler's beaches. No tides, currents or sharp rocks disturb these clear waters.

Whistler's beaches are easily accessible and feature great amenities for families, including kids' play areas, grassy fields and picnic tables. Many beaches offer kayak or canoe rentals, and some have volleyball and tennis courts.

Here is a sample of some of the beaches in the Whistler area.

Lakeside Park

Located on Lakeside Road on the shores of Alta Lake a 15 minute bike ride from the hotel

This quaint beach makes a great get-away for the whole family and is a local's favourite. It's equipped with a kids' play area, picnic tables and barbecue. Dive into the warm waters or rent canoes, boats and windsurfers.

Lost Lake

Kids Playing at Lost Lake

Located on Lost Lake Road a 15 minute bike ride from the hotel or you can take the free shuttle which runs every 30 minutes.

Lost Lake isn't really lost, but it is secluded. This popular sandy beach has a kids' play area, picnic tables and a concession stand. The shallow swimming area is perfect for junior swimmers. It also features a dog-friendly off-leash area nearby

Rainbow Park

Rainbow Park in Whistler

Located on Alta Lake Rd a 20 minute bike ride from the hotel on the valley trail.

This popular park has it all: a sandy beach and shallow waters perfect for kids and families and terrific amenities that include picnic tables, beach volleyball courts, barbecues and kids' playground. A large dock floats offshore for swimmers. Rainbow beach definitely has the most stunning views with Whistler and Blackcomb mountain as your beach backdrop.

Alpha Lake Park

Alpha Lake Park in Whistler

Located at the southern end of the valley in the Creekside neighbourhood about a 15 minute drive from Whistler Village.

Alpha Lake Park has a delightful beach on its north side, as well as picnic tables with elevated barbecues on a grass lawn. Have energy to burn? Play on the volleyball and tennis courts, or enjoy the kids' play area. Don't forget the pooch - Alpha Lake Park is dog-friendly.

For more information on any of the beaches or lakes in Whistler please see our Front Desk Staff when you arrive or contact our guest services team on info@crystal-lodge.com

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane & Robin O'Neill