Must Do Whistler!
Located within walking distance of Whistler Village, Lost Lake Park is a gorgeous peaceful park in Whistler great for swimming, fishing, floating, hiking and biking.
In the summertime, the park contains nearly 100 kilometres of hiking and biking trails. There are trails for beginners to intermediates with varying grades and difficulty levels. Walking and biking is allowed on all trails and they all are multi-directional, when on the trails make sure to watch out for other people, you never know what is around the next corner.
There is the main gravel path that runs throughout the park, this path provides an easy walking and biking experience with little elevation change.
A step up from this path is the network of trails that are 1.5 metres wide that have gradual elevation changes. These trails have great flowing sections perfect for cruising and feeling the wind in your hair.
Then there’s the narrow single track trail network for intermediates that contain considerable elevation changes. There will be roots, bridges and other obstacles to maneuver along the way. These trails are marked with an orange single track sign.
Throughout the park, there are great places to stop and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding peaks and Whistler Valley. You do not need to worry about getting lost, there are trail maps throughout the park to help find your way. Dogs are allowed in the park and on the trails but they must be kept on a leash.
If you didn’t bring your bike with you or if you are looking for a bit of direction, at the entrance to the Park is the Lost Lake PassivHaus Day Lodge, where bike rentals, lessons and guided tours are offered. There’s also a café, sitting area and washroom here.
The park also contains Lost Lake! At one end of the lake, there is a grassy area with a sandy beach, a concession, a dog-friendly beach and picnic tables. Around the lake, there are multiple beaches and docks you can swim and hang out at.
In the back of park there is a great 27 hole Disc Golf Course, is it open to everyone and free to use, you just need to bring your own disc.
During July and August, there is no parking available at the park but there is a free shuttle that runs from Whistler Village.
Lost Lake Park is also a great place to visit in the winter. During the winter, these hiking and biking trails are converted into cross-country ski and snowshoe trails, totaling 25 kilometres. They are typically open from mid-December to late March. In the winter, the PassivHaus Day Lodge offers cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals and lessons. This is also where you would purchase a cross-country trail pass from.
On your next trip to Whistler, a visit to Lost Lake Park is a must! Bike or hike, get out and explore the endless trail networks, then wash all the sweat off with a refreshing dip in the lake! Spend as much time as you’d like, there’s no limit to the adventures to be had.