Whistler Blackcomb

Backcountry

As North America's #1 resort, Whistler Blackcomb is also your gateway to a vast area of unmarked and un-patrolled backcountry access in the Garibaldi Provincial Park.

Access to Blackcomb Provincial Park and Garibaldi Provincial Park


Uphill travel within Whistler Blackcomb’s Controlled Recreational Area is permitted on designated routes only. Users assume all risks related to uphill travel on designated routes. Please respect all on mountain signage and instructions from Patrol.

Plan your trip thoroughly


Be prepared to cope with emergencies due to fatigue, equipment failures and weather.

  • Evaluate each member's capacity and ability
  • Carry a mobile phone with full battery charge
  • Keep hydrated and nourished throughout the day
  • Pace your group's travel speed
  • Your group leader should be experienced in travelling designated routes and backcountry travel
  • Your group should have first aid supplies and training

Things you should be aware of


  • Know the designated routes to access Provincial Parks
  • Understand current weather conditions including temperature and visibility as mountain weather changes frequently
  • Carry extra clothing
  • Never travel alone