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The Best Camping in Whistler

Looking for the best camping in Whistler? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Whistler. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Whistler

  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Backpack to Russet Lake

    4.0
    Russet Lake is a beautiful alpine lake at the base of Fissile Peak in the backcountry of Garibaldi Provincial Park. This trip is well suited for two nights but can be accomplished in a full day without a pack.Your starting point is Whistler Village Gondola, then up the Peak 2 Peak Gondola to the ...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Winter Traversing of Spearhead

    1.0
    21.7 mi / 6560 ft gain
    Distance: 21.7 miles / 35 kmDuration: 1 - 3 DaysElevation Gain: ~ 6560 ft. / 2000 m. Take the Sea to Sky Highway (HWY 99) up to Whistler.50°06’48.9”N122°57’13.8”W Turn right off the highway at the Village Gate Boulevard, then left at the 3 way stop at Blackcomb Way. The entrance to the parking ...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Hike the Musical Bumps Trail

    15.5 mi
    The Musical Bumps are a series of rolling summits starting from Whistler Mountain that stretch over to Fissile and the Spearhead Range. It should come as no surprise that each one has a musical name: Flute, Oboe and Piccolo.There are two ways to access this area: you can ride the Whistler Village...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Camp at Whistler's Riverside Campground

    If 'glamping' is more your style, Riverside Campground is the place. Located within walking distance of Whistler Village, this 40 acre camping area has everything from riverside tent sites to cozy cabins and yurts. A deluxe RV area that’s open year round, amazing views, and a yummy café round ou...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Hike the Cheakamus Lake Trail

    3.5
    8.7 mi
    Cheakamus Lake is tucked in behind Whistler Mountain. If you've hike the Musical Bumps trail, or any of the paths off the peak of Whistler, chances are you saw a huge turquoise lake below you. This is Cheakamus Lake.From Whistler Village, drive south on HWY99 to the stop lights at Function Juncti...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Hike to Helm Lake

    4.0
    12.4 mi / 3000 ft gain
    Helm Lake is a sparkly body of water tucked into one of the most scenic alpine meadows around. The lake sits on a lava field, just under the Black Tusk, with the unique volcanic remains of Cinder Cone and Helm Peak on the opposite side of the meadow.The big draw for this hike is that it's far les...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Hike the Cinder Flats in Garibaldi Park

    5.0
    Enter from the Cheakamus Lake side, which mean a steady climb up the Helm Creek Trail, but you won't battle the crowds coming up the Rubble Creek side. Plan for a full day in the mountains - it's ~25k total with quite a bit of climbing in the beginning. Bring lots of water, as it can get pretty h...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Hiking to Wedgemount Lake

    5.0
    8.7 mi / 1160 ft gain
    Just a little ways past Whistler BC Canada, you'll find a steep mountain trail leading to one of the true gems of Garibaldi Provincial Park and the Sea to Sky area: Wedgemount Lake. This is the stuff dreams are made of.The route ascends 7km through beautiful old growth forest, and as you crest th...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Camp at Cal-Cheak

    4.7
    Where the beautiful Callaghan and Cheakamus Rivers converge, there is a great campsite aptly named after these two turquoise rivers. This is a quiet area, shaded by huge stands of West Coast forest, and easily accessible from HWY 99, about 20 minutes south of Whistler Village.Hiking and mountain ...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Hike the Mt. Currie Trail

    9.9 mi
    Mt Currie is the giant mountain that sits above the village of Pemberton BC. It soars 7800 vertical feet from the valley floor to the summit in sheer cliffs. (The mountain itself is 8517ft high.)Before 2014, the only way to reach the summit was to bushwack the entire 7800ft climb (we did this two...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Paddle Callaghan Lake

    5.0
    The South Coast Mountains are full of high elevation alpine lakes. There are a few of considerable size (Garibaldi Lake, Duffey Lake, Lake Lovely Water, etc) and Callaghan Lake is one of them. This huge silvery lake sits up in the beautiful Callaghan Valley, a destination for ski touring, snowsho...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Backpack to Panorama Ridge

    4.8
    18.8 mi
    Take the Sea to Sky Highway (HWY 99) north from Vancouver up towards Whistler. Turn off the highway about 30 minutes before Whistler Village onto Daisy Lake Road. There are signs along the highway indicating the Garibaldi Lake turn off. The trailhead is located at the end of Daisy Lake Road. Ther...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Hike and Camp at Garibaldi Lake

    4.6
    Garibaldi Lake is a huge basin of beautiful turquoise water measuring almost 10 square kilometers (2460 acres), and located at nearly 5000ft above sea level. The lake is over 800 feet deep, filled with pristine glacial water. You’ll be surrounded by big snowy mountains, which remain bright white ...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Explore Garibaldi Park on Snowshoes

    Exploring Garibaldi Park by snowshoe is an experience you'll never forget. There is nothing like being in a forest wilderness in the stillness of winter. There are lots of places to snowshoe in the Whistler area, but here are two of the most exciting (yes, snowshoeing can be exciting!) Cheakamus ...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Summit Black Tusk in Garabaldi Provincial Park

    5.0
    19 mi / 5708.7 ft gain
    If you are going to carry in a backpack for an overnight hike, you should have a good level of fitness. For a day hike, the trail is nearly 30km long, so still a good level of fitness is required. The trail isn’t technically challenging, but it is up in the alpine and has some serious altitude ga...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Hike Panorama Ridge

    5.0
    33 mi / 5000 ft gain
    It's pretty much impossible to declare one place around Whistler BC 'the best scenic hike' but this one has got to be in the top five! If you want to get a look at some of the most spectacular and unique landmarks in the Sea to Sky area, hiking to Panorama Ridge would be a way to see them all.Thi...
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