Hiking in Whistler BC
Whistler is a hiker’s paradise. Available throughout every season, you can hike trails of varying difficulty while at your own pace. Choose from rugged mountains, breathtaking valleys, or mesmerizing forest trails while Whistler becomes your base to explore the abundance of beauty that’s here.
What to Bring
- Hiking / active shoes
- Comfortable clothes
- Bug repellant
- Some trails may close in the winter.
- Grab a pair of snowshoes and take a winter walk through the Whistler valley.
- Take a gondola to reach the highest peaks for a breathtaking hiking experience.
- Keep your eyes open and your cameras ready for the abundant wildlife native to Whistler.
Guided Hiking Inquiry:
- Should I worry about bears?
Whistler is home to various wildlife. While bears are common, especially in the early spring season, you should always exercise caution if you spot a bear on your hike.
Do not approach a bear or give them food. Keep a good distance and let the bear be.
- How do I get to my hike?
Free transportation is provided. There are shuttle services that will take you from Whistler Village.
- What happens if it rains?
Hiking adventures run rain or shine. If it is raining on your hike day, please wear rain gear and clothes to keep you dry.
- Do I have to sign a waiver?
Yes. Waivers must be signed prior to your hiking adventure.
- Should I bring a specific type of footwear?
What you wear is up to you. However, it is advised to bring closed-toe shoes (ideally hiking shoes). Be sure to wear comfortable socks that cause minimal friction as this is the primary cause to blisters on your feet.