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Five Hikes in Whistler That Will Take Your Breath Away

Visiting Whistler in the summer offers some of the best hiking and activities in Canada, from lift-accessed alpine terrain to scenic strolls in the valley. Before lacing up your hiking boots, you’re going to want to do your research about what routes best fit your needs. Whether you’re looking for a challenging haul with steep elevation gain or something on the mellow end of things, Whistler Eco Tours offers unique guided experiences for every outdoor enthusiast.

On your next visit, check out these options to discover Whistler’s hidden gems. Photos from Tourism Whistler.

  1. Highnote Trail

The High Note Trail is one of Whistler’s most famous hikes! It offers the incredible views of Cheakamus Lake in Garibaldi Provincial Park. Choose one of Whistler Eco Tour’s customizable alpine experiences which include lift tickets to the top of Whistler Mountain – the starting point for this hike. The trek finishes on the backside, offering dozens of incredible, mountaintop views before downloading via Whistler Village Gondola. Please note – this trail is rated difficult and is intended for advanced hikers.

  1. Trainwreck Adventure

Ask locals and they’ll tell you; Whistler’s Trainwreck is one of the most unique hikes available in the valley and is perfect for those looking for an experience with minimal elevation gain. Don’t be mistaken though – a journey to the trainwreck offers you a chance to explore a part of Whistler’s historical and cultural identity. During our Trainwreck Adventure, interpretive guides will take you through ancient cedar forests and across rushing glacier-fed rivers.

  1. Blackcomb Ascent Trail

Blackcomb is well known for being the more extreme of Whistler’s dual mountains and hiking trails like the Ascent certainly live up to this reputation. At 6.1 kilometres with 1200 metres of elevation it’s not for the faint of heart. Choose our Blackcomb Climb Tour to experience all the health benefits of this exhilarating uphill hike, then download using the gondola. With your Summer Sightsee lift ticket you can opt to take the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola and explore Whistler Mountain on your own before downloading on the Whistler Gondola to the Village.

  1. Cheakamus River Valley

Here in Whistler, you have access to immense swaths of intact coastal temperate rainforests which emerged in Canada as ice receded at the end of the last ice age. These areas are drastically different than their tropical counterparts – the high rain levels create lush, dense, magically green spaces that are itching to be explored. Choose our Rainforest Walk for a guided trip through the Cheakamus Lake where you’ll learn more about the fascinating ecology of this special place. 

  1.  Nairn Falls

In and around Whistler, we’re blessed to have access to some powerfully peaceful glacier-fed waterfalls. Choose our family-friendly Waterfall Explorer hiking tour to visit Nairn Fall, the northern-most waterfall in the Sea to Sky corridor. During this tour, you will learn about the area’s ecological and geological history and have time to soak in the surrounding mountain vistas. Don’t forget your camera!
Every outdoor traveller’s idea of the best hike will differ.

Whether you’re looking for some quality family time amongst old-growth forests or want to get your heart racing summiting the tallest mountaintop peaks, Whistler Eco Tours and our highly-rated guides will ensure you put your best foot forward. Get in touch at reservation@whistlerecotours.com.

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