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The Best Snowshoeing in Whistler

Looking for the best snowshoeing 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 snowshoeing spots in and near Whistler

  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Snowshoe the Rainbow Lake Loop

    6 mi / 400 ft gain
    In Whistler Village, stop by the information booth and get one of the maps that has the mountain bike paths on it. This will be your map of all the different snowshoeing options in the area, and any of the trails are sure to take you on a fun adventure.From Whistler Village make your way to Rainb...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Snowshoe Lost Lake Whistler

    1.3 mi
    Hiding in the shadow of the incredible Whistler Blackcomb Resort is this little park that surrounds Lost Lake. Park in Lot 4 or 5 and walk over to Cross Country Connection to rent your snowshoes/cross country skis and buy your trail pass. Make sure to have someone over 19 to sign the waiver. Ther...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Hike to Rainbow Lake

    5.0
    9.9 mi / 2788.7 ft gain
    With a low elevation to start you'll be greeted with a mossy canopy of luscious wilderness. As you venture deeper through the trail you can notice the wilderness progress to a sub-alpine climate and here you'll be pleasantly surprised by snow tipped pines & surroundings. The Rainbow Trail is ...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Explore Whistler Mtn in the Off-Season

    Whistler Mountain is a world class ski destination in winter and a biking paradise in summer, but if you happen to be here in spring or fall, there's a whole other world of magic to enjoy. The access road is cut with machinery in early spring once the mountain has closed for the ski season, and a...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Explore the Cheakamus Forest on Snowshoes

    5.0
    3.1 mi
    Snowshoeing is one of the best ways to experience true solitude in the beautiful snowy mountain landscape. The area surrounding the Cheakamus Crossing neighbourhood of Whistler has some of the very best low elevation snowshoeing in the valley.Riverside and Suspension Bridge Loop:A great 5km loop ...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Visit the Ancient Cedars

    The Sea to Sky area is covered in old growth forest, but few people would expect to find trees of this size in Whistler. The Ancient Cedars Trail is a beautiful hike through breezy sunny forest to a little hidden grove of giant trees, tucked into the side of Cougar Mountain.If you're looking for ...
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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

    Camp Out at Elfin Lakes Hut

    15 mi / 1900 ft gain
    The cabin at Elfin Lakes is a beautiful well maintained shelter in the heart of the Garibaldi Provincial Park. It is nuzzled between two lakes (one for drinking water, and the other a swimming hole), and the Gargoyle Peaks.  The cabin itself is fully stocked with 8 gas burners, tables, a fireplac...
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  • Squamish-Lillooet C, British Columbia

    Hike to Joffre Lakes

    4.5
    6.2 mi / 1200 ft gain
    Joffre Lakes is a well loved destination, and for good reason: it is absolutely stunning. Not only is it located on one of the most scenic drives you could ever hope to find (Duffy Lake Road) , but it's possible to enjoy this area no matter how much time you have, or how much hiking you want to d...
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  • Squamish-Lillooet C, British Columbia

    Snowshoe Joffre Lakes

    6.2 mi / 1312.3 ft gain
    The Canadian west coast mountains around Whistler BC receive over thirty feet of snow each winter. This area is well known for epic skiing and snowboarding, and it's also a really fun place to go snowshoeing. Here's a winter version of the incredible Joffre Lakes adventure (see my profile to read...
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  • Squamish, British Columbia

    Hike the First Peak of the Stawamus Chief

    2.5 mi / 1600 ft gain
    Just a short drive up the Sea to Sky Highway is one of my favorite hikes near Vancouver. There are two options; the hike to first peak, or the hike to second and third peak. First Peak brings you to an epic view over Sqawmish, the Sea to Sky, and the Pacific Ocean. It is a perfect hike for those ...
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  • Squamish, British Columbia

    Hike Second and Third Peak of Stawamus Chief

    4 mi / 2000 ft gain
    Just a short drive up the Sea to Sky Highway is one of my favorite hikes near Vancouver. There are two options; the hike to first peak or the hike to second and third peak. Second Peak brings you to an epic view over Sqawmish, the first peak of the Chief, the Sea to Sky Highway, and the Pacific O...
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  • Squamish, British Columbia

    Hike the Panorama Trail

    5.0
    1 mi
    After taking the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish (or hiking up!), just off the Sea to Sky Highway (HWY99), you are brought to the main lodge area where straight ahead, there is a larger viewing platform that overlooks the Squamish Valley River. To the left is the suspension bridge, which seems a b...
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  • Squamish, British Columbia

    Snowshoe Al's Habrich Trail

    3.7 mi / 1312.3 ft gain
    Strap on your snowshoes and head up to the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish, about a 45 minute drive from Vancouver. You can either take the gondola up (~$40), or hike up the Sea to Sky Summit trail that begins near the parking lot to the chief to get to the trailhead for Al's Habrich. If doing the...
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  • Lions Bay, British Columbia

    Hike Mt. Brunswick

    5.0
    8.75 mi / 5100 ft gain
    Driving north from Vancouver along the Sea to Sky Highway (HWY 99) turn off at Lions Bay exit and park at the end of Sunset Dr.N 49.470653225392105, -123.23479324579239 WThe trail begins on a gravel service road which winds up for 30 minutes. Take a left at the fork where a sign on the tree reads...
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