Posted on June 02, 2020

We believe that mountain travel helps guests connect with nature, revitalize their sense of adventure, and create unforgettable experiences with family and friends. When in nature, we often seek those spots that make us feel that we truly are in the mountains, in the wilderness, and out of the city.

We’re sharing our favourite spots that will allow you to enjoy your space with nature.

1. Rainbow Lake

Rainbow lake hike is a scenic mountain hike with views of Black Tusk and waterfalls along the way. This 16km round-trip hike is an intermediate hike that will take you to the pristine alpine lake. If you make the trek in August, be prepared for the most beautiful alpine flowers. This lake is one of the sources of Whistlers drinking water so swimming and camping at the lake are not allowed.

2. Rent a Stand-Up Paddleboard on Alta or Nita Lake

Nothing will bring more peace and calmness than an early morning paddleboard on one of Whistler’s five lakes. A quiet and flat paddleboard across the lake is one of the best ways to take advantage of the wide-open spaces in Whistler. Ask our Guest Services Team how you can rent a SUP board in Whistler.

3. Sail on Alta Lake

The wind in your hair and the freshwater below your feet. Rent a small sailboat on Alta Lake for an adventure out on the water. Challenge yourself to learn something new on a sailboat and explore Alta Lake by water.

4. Lost Lake Loop

The Lost Lake loop is no secret anymore. This 3km loop is perfect for the whole family. There are a ton of viewpoints and stops along the way. Bring your dog to Canine Cove or take the nature trail just off the main loop for some added adventure.

5. Ancient Cedars Trail on Cougar Mountain

Back in the early-1900s, Whistler was a small logging town. On Cougar Mountain remains some of the untouched large cedar trees that stand tall above our forests. Just a short drive from Whistler Village, this 5km round-trip trail is a great way to explore Whistler’s vast forests. When you arrive at the ancient cedars, there is a nice loop with signage describing the large trees you look up to.

Get out in nature and enjoy the fresh mountain air Whistler has to offer. Ask our Guest Services Team about other ways to explore Whistler and how to book your next Whistler Adventure.