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Ultimate guide to snowshoeing Whistler BC

Snowshoeing Whistler is one of the best Whistler winter activities (besides skiing, anyway).

If you can walk, you can snowshoe and that’s actually true!

I didn’t quite believe it the first time I went snowshoeing, but snowshoes have come a long way from the tennis racket style contraptions you used to strap to your shoes. These days they don’t require you to develop a funny waddle, it really just is walking on the snow only you don’t sink!

If you’re visiting Whistler in winter and looking for fun things to do around the town, then you should consider snowshoeing in Whistler. With almost endless kilometers of trails, several places to rent snowshoes, and some awesome snowshoe tours in Whistler, you’ll have a blast while enjoying the fresh mountain air and beautiful surroundings.

It’s easily one of the best things to do in Whistler besides skiing!

Snowshoeing in Whistler is a great activity for the entire family. Even the little ones can join in the fun, as snowshoes are available in kids’ sizes.

Whistler’s snowshoeing trails await and below I’m sharing the best trails for snowshoeing in Whistler, where to rent, and some tours you should check out.

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From snowshoeing in Vancouver

Best Whistler snowshoeing tours

If you have never been snowshoeing before, joining a tour is a great way to learn just how much fun this popular Canadian sport can be, and how beautiful the forest trails are in deep winter.

One these guided snowshoe tours, expert guides will teach you how to use the snowshoes effectively in different snow conditions, lead you on a walk and add to the experience with information on Whistler’s gorgeous natural landscapes and winter culture.

Often they include a hot drink and a snack which is always welcome when you’re out in the cold!

Whistler Lost Lake snowshoe from Vancouver

  • Price: $265
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Includes: Transport to and from Vancouver, snowshoe rentals, Lost Lake trail pass
  • How to book?: Online at GetYourGuide

The Whistler Lost Lake Snowshoeing and Village Tour is one of the best snowshoe tours in Whistler as it gives you both nature and culture.

The tour starts with a guided snowshoe trek through Lost Lake Park, a scenic area near Whistler Village where you’ll follow an experienced local guide who will help you safely navigate the snow-covered trails and share interesting stories about the area’s history and wildlife.

After snowshoeing, you’ll have your own time to explore Whistler Village at your own pace. You could have a relaxing afternoon getting some hot chocolate in one of the best Whistler coffee shops, or riding the Peak 2 Peak gondola in Whistler for some more epic sightseeing.

Medicine Trail Snowshoe Tour

  • Price: CAD $124.95
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Includes: Transport from Whistler, snowshoe rentals, guide + snacks
  • How to book?: Online at Viator

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Whistler’s snow-covered landscapes with this 2.5-hour snowshoe tour.

With your guide, you’ll follow the renowned Medicine Trail, an ancient trapper’s path winding through the forest. Along the way, you’ll see giant cedar, fir, and hemlock trees lining your route.

You’ll also get to sample teas crafted from medicinal plants found along the trail and capture photos of Trapper’s Cabin and Totem Pole Lake.

Whistler snowshoe tours

  • Price: from $119 CAD
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Includes: Snowshoe rentals and poles and a guide
  • How to book?: Online at Viator

Experience one of the best snowshoeing tours in Whistler, where you can escape the crowded slopes and immerse yourself in the serene beauty of the snow-covered wilderness.

On this small group adventure through old-growth forests, you’ll discover the guide’s favorite local areas.

It’s ideal for beginner snowshoers and includes snowshoe and pole rental to help you navigate this Whistler snowshoe trail with ease.

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Alexander Falls, Whistler

Callaghan Valley snowshoeing, Whistler Olympic Park

Whistler Olympic Park, which hosted several events during the 2010 Winter Olympics, is a great place to go for snowshoeing. It has a day lodge, a rental store, and plenty of parking space.

The last time we went snowshoeing and cross-country skiing here was during a trip to Whistler in December and there was so much snow!

There are numerous trails specifically designed for snowshoeing, offering different lengths and levels of difficulty. You have plenty of options to choose from, and many of the trails are short enough that you can try out a couple of them in a single day.

Pay attention not to step in the cross-country ski tracks and keep your eyes and ears open for any that might come speeding towards you.

  • Day Pass: From $30 if booked online in advance. Wednesday evening special 3 pm – 9 pm, $10
  • Rentals: Yes, book online for a 10% discount. $18.75 for adults, $10.50 for youth, $6 for children

Real Life

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 4.9 km
  • Duration: 1-3 hours
  • Elevation: 230 m
  • Trail map

This trail is commonly used as the way out from Finger Lakes, but you can also start from the base area and it’s famous for being home to some of the tallest and oldest cedars in the Sea to Sky region.

This easy snowshoe trail in Whistler is a great trail for families and is even dog-friendly so you can bring your dog with you too.

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Celebrating birthdays after a Whistler snowshoe to Black Tusk Lookout

Lookout Explorer

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Distance: 3.2 km
  • Duration: 2-4 hours
  • Elevation: 120 m
  • Trail map

We did this snowshoe trail for my birthday one year after visiting Alexander Falls (below), my husband surprised me with a cake from Purebread (my favorite Whistler cafe) once we reached the shelter at the top!

The trail starts from the Whistler Olympic Park area and gradually climbs uphill until you reach a lookout point known as Top of the World. At the lookout, there is a shelter where you can take a break, enjoy the view of Black Tusk, and replenish your energy. If you’re up for a longer adventure, you can also extend your journey by adding the Black Tusk Explorer trail.

Alexander Falls Explorer

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Distance: 2.5 km
  • Duration: 2-4 hours
  • Elevation: 140 m
  • Trail map

This Whistler snowshoe trail follows a narrow path that winds its way down to the bottom of the incredible Alexander Falls waterfall, standing at an impressive height of 55 meters making it one of the best waterfalls in Whistler.

Take care as there are some steep sections along the trail, which can be challenging for beginners and young children. However, for those up to the challenge, the reward is truly worth it.

In the winter, most of the waterfall becomes frozen so you can see loads of icicles and get up closer to the falls than you can in summer.

You have a few options for exploring this trail. You can take the easier Finger Lakes trail that leads to the Alexander Falls Explorer and then retrace your steps. Another option is to create a loop by combining the Express trail. Alternatively, you can choose to take the Express trail out and back.

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On a snowshoe trip in the USA

Lost Lake area: Best snowshoeing Whistler trails

Lost Lake is a fantastic place to visit all year round though I personally love spending a lazy day here when I visit Whistler in summer.

In the winter, the Lost Lake trails are perfect for snowshoeing and cross country skiing in Whistler and the best part is, you don’t need a car to get there since Lost Lake is just a short walk or bus ride from Whistler Village or the Upper Village.

You can also easily rent everything you need from Cross Country Connection, located inside the Lost Lake building.

Pay attention not to step in the cross-country ski tracks and keep your eyes and ears open for any that might come speeding towards you.

  • Day Pass: $24 for adults, $14.50 for youth, $12 for children 
  • Snowshoe rental Whistler Lost Lake: $20 a day for adult snowshoes

Lost Lake Nature Trail

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 2.7 km
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Elevation: 85 m
  • AllTrails+ map

The Lost Lake Nature Trail is a nice and easy beginner’s snowshoeing trail in Whistler.

Starting from the Lost Lake PassivHouse building you’ll follow the trails as you go through the forest to Lost Lake, one of my favorite places in Whistler.

Enjoy the sounds of birds, and the snow-covered trees until you come out to the snow-covered, frozen lake surrounded by forest.

From here you can choose to add on the trails below if you’re after a longer snowshoe hike or follow the trail around the perimeter of the lake.

The Lost Lake Nature Trail is suitable for all levels of snowshoers, whether you’re a beginner or more experienced. It’s well-marked so it’s easy to navigate.

Pay attention not to step in the cross-country ski tracks and keep your eyes and ears open for any that might come speeding towards you.

Lost Lake: Gypsy Drum / Tin Pants

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Distance: 3.7 km
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Elevation: 117 m
  • AllTrails+ map

The Tin Pants trail heads further into the forest than the Lost Lake nature trail.

There’s something so peaceful about snowshoeing through the forest with sounds muffled by the snow and just the crunch crunch as you walk.

If you keep an eye out you might even spot wildlife tracks in the snow, such as those left by deer, squirrels, or other winter creatures.

The trail is well-marked and maintained, making it accessible for all abilities of snowshoers.

Donkey Puncher / Molly Hogan

  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Distance: 5.5 km
  • Duration: 1-3 hours
  • Elevation: 50 m
  • AllTrails+ map

The Molly Hogan trail around Lost Lake in Whistler is another great choice for snowshoeing Whistler.

At just over 5 kilometers long, the Molly Hogan trail is a popular route in the Lost Lake area.

Take your time along the trail, pausing at the viewpoints to soak in the views of Lost Lake and the surrounding snow-capped mountains. Don’t forget your camera, you’ll want some photos!

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Snowshoeing in Whistler: Rainbow Mountain

The Rainbow Mountain area is another great area for Whistler snowshoeing trails that are definitely worth exploring.

All the trails below can be reached from the same parking lot on Alta Lake Road, which is clearly marked with signs.

This area is not maintained, and there are no rental facilities available on-site. Therefore, you’ll either need to bring your own snowshoes, or rent snowshoes in Whistler Village and bring them with you.

  • Day Pass: None required
  • Rentals: None available at the trailhead, rent snowshoes in Whistler Village

Rainbow Falls

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Distance: 2.1 km
  • Duration: 1-1.5 hours
  • Elevation: 140 m
  • AllTrails+ map

Follow this short and winding trail through the forest to reach a beautiful waterfall surrounded by icy rocks covered in hanging icicles. The falls look extra pretty when they’re frozen and if you’ve never seen a frozen waterfall before, you’re in for a treat!

The trail is not very long, but it does go uphill quite a bit in a short distance, so it’s fairly challenging and will get your heart pumping, but it’s still doable.

If you keep going past the falls, you can make a loop by crossing a wooden bridge over 21 Mile Creek. However, do use your common sense and decide whether it’s safe to cross the bridge if the snow is high.

Blueberry Trail Whistler snowshoe

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 3.1 km
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Elevation: 130 m

The Blueberry Trail in Whistler is a cool but not well-known trail with two paths. One path quickly climbs up to a high point with a great view of Alta Lake. The other path goes along the lake shore, through a deep forest, and past five hidden piers. These paths connect, so you can choose to make a loop or go to the end of the park.

This trail is close to Whistler Village, so it’s easy to get to. You can walk, bike, or even drive to the start of the trail. There are beautiful views from the hill and it’s a peaceful place compared to other trails. You can also bring your dog along!

If it hasn’t snowed a lot recently, you might not need snowshoes because the snow will be packed down, but you’ll stil want yaktrax or some other microspikes.

Mid Flank Trail

  • Difficulty: Moderate – be backcountry prepared
  • Distance: 13 km
  • Duration: 6+ hours hours
  • Elevation: 500 m
  • Trail details on HikeinWhistler.com

You can access the Mid Flank Trail by taking either the Rainbow Lake Trail or the Alpine Meadows route.

This trail is a part of the larger Flank Trail, which stretches for 40 kilometers which would be a very long way to snowshoe!

The beauty of this trail is that you can customize your adventure based on your preferences and how far you want to go and you can choose to hike it as a one-way route or an out-and-back trail.

Regardless of whatever you end up hiking, the Mid Flank Trail gives you some of the best views of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains since you’re on the opposite side of the valley and makes it well worth exploring this area.

Rainbow Lake

  • Difficulty: Hard – be backcountry prepared
  • Distance: 16 km
  • Duration: 6-8 hours +
  • Elevation: 910 m
  • AllTrails+ map

This full-day snowshoe adventure leads you to the breathtaking frozen Rainbow Lake which is one of the most beautiful and untouched lakes in the area.

The trail takes you through the forest, over a creek, and across a field of big rocks, giving you a mix of different terrain to enjoy.

As you snowshoe, you’ll catch glimpses of the mountains playing hide-and-seek with you!

Though the trail is officially closed in winter, experienced snowshoers and cross-country skiers can use it but it’s vital you have backcountry experience and are carrying avalanche gear with the knowledge of how to use it properly.

Cheakamus snowshoeing in Whistler

During the winter, the Cheakamus area is a great place to go snowshoeing in Whistler. It’s also one of the quieter areas (though not empty) since it’s not managed and I feel like it’s often forgotten about in comparison to Lost Lake and Callaghan Valley.

Depending on the conditions and recent snowfall, some of these trails may be well-packed, allowing you to walk on them without needing snowshoes. If this is the case you should still be wearing Yaktrax or similar microspikes.

  • Day Pass: Not required.
  • Snowshoe rental Whistler Cheakamus area: None.

Whistler train wreck trail

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 2.3 km
  • Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours
  • Elevation: Minimal
  • AllTrails+ map

This easy hike in Whistler is mostly flat, with just a small downhill part. During the winter, this short trail is a great trail for snowshoeing in Whistler.

As you follow the trail you’ll come to a suspension bridge over the Cheakamus River.

Not long after crossing the bridge, you’ll come out to a clearing int the forest where the train wreck lies.

The old train cars have been covered in graffiti making them pretty colorful and definitely offer something a bit different when you’re snowshoeing in Whistler British Columbia.

Riverside Trail and Farside Trail Loop

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Distance: 6.8 km
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Elevation: 190 m
  • AllTrails+ map

This fun Whistler snowshoeing adventure along the beautiful Cheakamus River is a loop trail where you can snowshoe on both the Riverside Trail on one side of the river and the Farside Trail on the other.

To cross over there is a cool suspension bridge where you can look down into the icy waters of the Cheakamus River.

Cheakamus River trail snowshoeing immerses you in the beautiful coastal temperate rainforest with a snow-covered canopy then you’ll head onto the other side of the river to the Farside trail. This trail has some small hills but nothing major.

Loggers Lake

  • Difficulty: Moderate/hard
  • Distance: 3.2 km
  • Duration: 1-3 hours
  • Elevation: 50 m

Snowshoeing at Loggers Lake in Whistler is an exciting winter activity that allows you to explore the beautiful surroundings of this stunning alpine lake.

As you start your snowshoeing journey around Loggers Lake, you’ll be amazed by the peaceful winter scenery. Though you likely won’t be able to see the lake since it’ll be covered in snow and ice, the flat expanse of snow which covers the lake is still pretty cool to see.

The trail around the lake is well taken care of and offers a mix of easy parts and a few small hills.

Cheakamus Lake

  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Distance: ~23 km
  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • Elevation: 200 m
  • AllTrails+ map

Cheakamus Lake is one of the best trails for snowshoeing in Whistler.

Though you can bike and hike to Cheakamus in the summer on a short trail, you’ll need to allow for an extra distance when snowshoeing to Cheakamus since the road to the summer parking lot is not plowed.

Once you reach the parking lot area, you can continue for an extra 3 km on the narrow trail in the forest until you come to the shortline for Cheakamus Lake. If you wish you can continue snowshoeing along the shoreline for a few kilometers more until you turn around and make your way back to the car.

When you reach Cheakamus Lake you’ll be able to see some of the incredible mountains which are the backdrop, it’s a super cool spot to see in winter!

Since this trail goes into Garibaldi Provincial Park, dogs are not allowed.

Ancient Cedars Trail

  • Difficulty: Moderate – hard
  • Distance: 12 km
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Elevation: 350 m
  • AllTrails+ map

During the summer, the Ancient Cedars Trail is a simple hike that takes you to a beautiful grove of massive old-growth cedars. However, in the winter, getting to the trail becomes a long journey since the logging road is not paved.

However, it’s worth doing this Whistler snow shoe to be able to walk along the trail surrounded by these super old (and very tall) old growth cedar trees.

Other trails for Whistler snowshoeing

Parkhurst Ghost Town

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Distance: 7.6 km
  • Duration: 2-4 hours
  • Elevation: 240 m
  • AllTrails+ map

If you enjoy exploring old buildings and don’t mind finding your way through trails without signs, then the snowshoe trip to Parkhurst, an abandoned ghost town near Whistler, is perfect for you. The trail forms a loop that takes you to this ghost town, but be aware that in the winter, it can be tricky to find the mountain bike trails that lead there.

Parkhurst is an old logging town located near Green Lake. It was deserted in the 1960s, long before Whistler became a popular ski area. When you visit, you’ll come across many collapsed buildings and abandoned vehicles in the area.

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Snowshoeing to Nairn Falls

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 2.6 km
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Elevation: Minimal
  • AllTrails+ map

The snowshoeing trail to Nairn Falls is a straightforward route that starts from Nairn Falls Provincial Campground. The trail gradually goes uphill and it’s well marked so it’s easy to navigate as you follow the Green River.

Eventually, you’ll reach the viewpoint area for Nairn Falls. In the winter, the falls partially freeze, adding to the beauty of this Whistler waterfall. It’s a sight you don’t want to miss during your snowshoeing in Whistler adventures!

Brandywine Falls snowshoe to the bungee bridge

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Elevation: 50 m
  • Trail map on Gaia

The trail to the Brandywine Falls viewing platform is a perfect choice for an easy and flat snowshoe near Whistler. It offers beautiful views of the majestic waterfall which might be partially frozen during your hike.

To access the trail, you can park your vehicle at Whistler Bungee on the Cal-Cheak Forest Service Road and walk in from that direction. You cannot park by Brandywine Falls in winter as the parking lot is not plowed and they often ticket and tow cars parked just off the highway/

However, driving along the Cal-Cheak FSR may be rough, even though it is plowed by Whistler Bungee. You might want to park up near the bottom and walk in from there.

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Hiking to Joffre Lakes in early November (expect more snow from December onwards, if not before!).

Joffre Lake snowshoe

  • Difficulty: Hard – be backcountry prepared
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Elevation: 400 m
  • Joffre Lake hiking report

The Joffre Lakes trail is one of the most popular hikes near Vancouver and if you’re an experienced snowshoer with backcountry and avalanche experience, then it’s a great snowshoe near Whistler.

There are three lakes on the Joffre Lakes trail with the second and third being the prettiest but that doesn’t matter in winter since they’ll all be covered in snow. It’s more the surroundings you’re coming for and even the first lake, just a short walk from the parking lot, has great views!

The other lakes require more time and effort to reach, so they’re better suited for experienced snowshoers.

If you plan to camp at Joffre, there is a fee, but if you’re just going for a day trip, you don’t need to pay anything to enjoy the snowshoeing experience.

It’s important to know that this is serious backcountry terrain. You’ll be far away from any help, and there won’t be any cell phone service available.

The trail passes through areas where avalanches can occur, especially between the second and third lakes, as well as at the far end of the third lake. If you want to tackle this trail, it’s crucial to have avalanche gear and proper training to ensure your safety.

Sproatt East trail snowshoe

  • Difficulty: Hard – backcountry knowledge required
  • Distance: 4.8 km
  • Duration: 2-4 hours
  • Elevation: 360 m

This trail begins high up in Stonebridge, offering beautiful views of Whistler Valley right from the start.

The trail starts on the Sirloin trail and crosses into the Rainbow Sproatt Flank Trail and then connects to Darwin’s trail. Darwin’s trail includes wooden boardwalks that zig-zag up a steep section, leading to a series of beautiful views over the valley.

The trail eventually crosses Nita Creek, after which the Sproatt East trail extends up the left side of the creek.

This trail has several beautiful plateaus with stunning views, making it an excellent place for experienced snowshoers in Whistler.

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Best snowshoe rentals in Whistler

It’s a good idea to rent snowshoes if this is your first time trying it. Snowshoe rentals are fairly cheap and there are plenty of places in Vancouver and Whistler where you can rent them.

If there is sun in the forecast, rent in advance online where possible to make sure you don’t end up disappointed.

What to wear snowshoeing in Whistler Canada

When snowshoeing, it’s essential to dress appropriately to stay warm, comfortable, and protected from the elements. It’s important to dress in layers so you can adjust your clothing according to your body temperature and the weather conditions.

  • Base Layers: Start with moisture-wicking thermal or synthetic base layers that provide insulation and help keep you dry. Opt for long-sleeved tops and bottoms to cover your entire body.
  • Insulating Layers: Layer up with a warm, insulating mid-layer such as a fleece or down jacket; both if it’s really cold! This layer will trap heat and keep you warm in cold temperatures.
  • Outer Shell: Wear a waterproof and windproof shell jacket and pants as your outer layer to protect you from snow, wind, and moisture. Look for garments with breathable fabrics to prevent overheating.
  • Socks: Wear moisture-wicking and warm socks made of materials like wool or synthetic blends.
  • Headwear: Wear a warm hat or beanie to cover your head and keep it insulated. Opt for one that covers your ears as well. Additionally, consider wearing a neck gaiter like a buff or scarf to protect your neck and face from cold winds.
  • Gloves or Mittens: Protect your hands from the cold with waterproof and insulated gloves or mittens. Consider wearing a thin liner glove underneath for added warmth.
  • Footwear: Choose waterproof and insulated winter boots that provide ankle support and have good tread for traction in the snow. Make sure they are compatible with your snowshoes. I typically just wear my hiking boots.
  • Gaiters: Consider wearing gaiters to keep snow from entering your boots and lower legs. They help to keep you dry and prevent snow buildup.
  • Sunglasses and Sunscreen: Protect your eyes from the sun’s glare and UV rays with sunglasses that have good coverage. Apply sunscreen to any exposed skin to prevent sunburn, even in winter.
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Snowshoe safety tips

When venturing into Whistler’s snowshoeing trails, it’s crucial to prioritize safety. Here are some essential snowshoe safety tips to keep in mind:

  • Choose Appropriate Trails: Stick to designated snowshoeing trails located in areas like Lost Lake and the Callaghan Valley if you have no backcountry experience or avalanche training. These areas are often patrolled, and you can find helpful condition reports online.
  • Be Backcountry Prepared: If you plan to explore unmaintained areas, it’s important to be well-prepared for the backcountry. This includes carrying essential gear such as avalanche safety equipment (transceiver, shovel, probe), a map, a compass, or GPS device, an SOS device like the Garmin InReach, and a first aid kit. Familiarize yourself with the terrain and potential hazards specific to snowshoeing, such as tree wells, cornices, and avalanches.
  • Avalanche Skills Training: I highly recommend taking an Avalanche Skills Training (AST) course. Several companies in Squamish and Whistler offer these. I did mine in Sun Peaks. These courses provide valuable knowledge and techniques for assessing avalanche risk, route finding, and companion rescue. It’s particularly beneficial if you plan to tackle more challenging snowshoe routes.
  • Check Weather and Avalanche Forecasts: Stay updated on the weather conditions and avalanche forecasts before your snowshoeing adventure. Avoid venturing out during high-risk periods or in inclement weather. Always play it safer than taking risks, it’s not worth it. Avalanche.ca is the place to check avalanche forecasts in Canada.
  • Buddy System: Whenever possible, snowshoe with a companion or a group. Having someone with you enhances safety and provides support in case of emergencies. Ensure everyone is aware of the route, communicates regularly, and stays within sight of each other. Always let someone else know where you’re going and when you’re expected back so they know when to raise the alarm.

FAQs about snowshoeing Whistler

Can you snowshoe in Whistler?

Yes! Snow shoeing in Whistler is one of the best things to do there in winter and it’s so much fun. This guide covers the best snowshoeing trails in Whistler.

How much does it cost to snowshoe in Whistler?

You should expect a minimum of CAD$20 to rent snowshoes in Whistler. Some areas (Lost Lake, Callaghan) also have a trail fee starting from $30 for Callaghan and $24 for Lost Lake. Whistler snowshoe tours cost around $120 per person and include rentals.

How much harder is snowshoeing than hiking?

While it doesn’t require any additional techniques to learn (other than walking!), snowshoeing does tire you out quicker especially if you’re walking on fresh snow where a trail hasn’t already been packed down. Expect hikes to take longer on snowshoes.

Final thoughts about Whistler snowshoeing

The list above includes some of the best snowshoe trails Whistler offers where you can combine your love of hiking with the winter season.

If you’re looking for snowshoeing Vancouver trails, Whistler is home to some of the best, but you can also enjoy snowshoeing Cypress Mountain trails such as this one to the Cypress Mountain cabins.

Whether you end up doing some of the Whistler Olympic Park snowshoe trails (some of my favorites) or heading around other Whistler snowshoe trails like Lost Lake, getting out on snowshoes is such a fun Whistler winter thing to do that you should definitely try!

If you like things at a faster pace, you might want to book one of these Whistler snowmobiling tours which are suitable for beginners and more experienced snow mobile riders.

When snowshoeing in Whistler, always prioritize safety when venturing into the snow-covered backcountry. Remember to choose appropriate trails, check weather and avalanche forecasts, and be backcountry prepared with essential gear and knowledge. Consider taking an Avalanche Skills Training course to enhance your skills and confidence in assessing risks.

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