Lakes & Beaches

Lakes and Beaches
  • Spend warm summer days on a beautiful beach by a cool, clear mountain lake
  • Bring a picnic or use the onsite BBQs for a memorable meal in the fresh air
  • Relax in the sun or rent canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards for water adventures
  • Take a day and explore Whistler's lakes and beaches by bike or on foot via the Valley Trail

Whistler's Lakes and Beaches

Some days you want adventure, some days you want to relax and unwind in the sun. If you are in the mood to chill out, you can do no better than visit one of Whistler's lakes.

With sandy beaches, swim docks, grassy parks, kids play areas, BBQs and concession stands, Whistler's lakes will keep the entire family entertained all day. Please be aware that fire ban advisories can occur throughout the summer months which may affect the use of BBQs.

Alta Lake

Lakeside Park is located on Lakeside Road. Features include:

  • A sandy beach
  • kids play area
  • Picnic tables and BBQs
  • A concession renting canoes (summertime only)

Rainbow Park is located on the west side of Whistler Valley and is a pleasant 20 minute bike ride along the Valley Trail from the Village, just off Alta Lake Road. Rainbow Park has lots of space and was originally the site of the historical Rainbow Lodge built by Whistler pioneer Myrtle Philip.

Rainbow Park has:

  • A sandy beach and shallow waters perfect for kids and families
  • Lots of open space and green grass
  • Picnic tables and outdoor BBQs
  • Shaded areas
  • Beach volleyball courts
  • Washrooms
  • Vending machines and a concession stand

If you decide to drive to Rainbow Park, there is ample parking but it may take you the same amount of time to drive as it will to bike!

Wayside Park is close to the Creekside neighbourhood of Whistler, has parking and is also accessible by the Valley Trail:

  • A small beach
  • Kayak rentals
  • BBQs and picnic tables
  • View in Google Maps

    Lost Lake Park

    Lost Lake Park is easily accesible from the Village, just off Lost Lake Road.

    • A popular sandy beach
    • BBQs, picnic tables and a concession stand
    • Washrooms
    • Kids area
    • It is dog-friendly with an off-leash area nearby (Please be aware of other dog restrictions in the area)

    View in Google Maps

    Alpha Lake Park

    Alpha Lake Park is at the southern end of the valley in the Creekside neighbourhood.

    • A beach
    • Kids' playground
    • Volleyball and tennis courts
    • BBQs
    • Don't forget the pooch - Alpha Lake Park is dog-friendly.

    View in Google Maps

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