The Whistler area is amongst one of the best hiking terrains in BC or even Canada.
The mountain itself is in the Fitzsimmons Range of the Pacific Ranges of the Coastal Mountains which is located on the northwestern edge of Garibaldi Provincial Park. During the summer, Whistler ski hill is transformed into a world class bike park and hiking destination.
Alpine Hiking, Running and exploring the Interpretive Trails have quickly become one of Whistlers busiest summer activities. Jump on the chairlift or gondola to access over 50kms of trails that wind through volcanic landscape surrounded by jaw dropping vistas, alpine lakes and rivers, ancient glaciers and wildflower filled slopes.
Once up on the mountain there are so many things to take in besides the amazing trails. Take a ride on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola (link to facts), observe our local wildlife in action and if you are lucky see our resident black bears in their natural habitat. There is also mountain top dining at Christines and Steeps and the Mountain Top BBQ runs on weekends featuring Whole Hogs, Prime Rib or Pacific Seafood Grill.
Outside of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain there is also some amazing difficult hiking, the amount of hiking trails in the area is astounding for the age of the mountain ranges. Along the huge number of trails you will sure to find majestic waterfalls, mindblowing glaciers, heart pounding summits and lakes so blue you would think it was painted. Among the best of the challenging trails are Wedgemount Lake, Cirque Lake, Russet Lake, Black Tusk, Panorama Ridge.
If hiking is your thing you have come to the right place, Whistler is among the best, call our friendly In-House Reservation Team at 1.800.667.3363 to book your next hiking adventure where you can stay right at the “centre of it all” or email them at [email protected]
photo credit - Mike Crane | TW