Paddle on Whistler's Green Lake

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Added by Emily Haggar

  • Easy access to the lake
  • Gorgeous views
  • Kayak, canoe, or stand up paddle this glacier-fed turquoise lake
  • Duration: 1-3 hours

The name Green Lake says it all: this is a beautiful glacier-fed lake right next to Whistler village. There's easy access to the water from paved roads, making this a great outing for anyone visiting Whistler for a couple of days and looking for an afternoon adventure.

Getting There
To reach Green Lake Park, head north from Whistler on HWY99 to Emerald Estates and turn right onto Summer Lane. There is also a dock and launching ramp at the north end of Summer Lane that isn't marked on the map. The best place to launch from is Emerald Estates, or, if you have a stand up paddle board, the sand spit near Whistler Air.

The Lake
Measuring 1.2 kilometers from end to end, Green Lake is a fairly easy paddle, perfect for lounging around in the summer sun. The Green River drains from the north end of the lake, and this is the prettiest area for paddling—just be careful of the current pulling you towards the river!

Stop in for dinner at the beautiful Edgewater Lodge Restaurantand take in lake views from the comfort of the patio.

Pack List

  • Kayak, canoe, or stand up paddle board
  • Safety gear (life jacket, whistle, bailer, etc)
  • Lunch or snacks
  • Water
  • Sunglasses
  • Bathing suit + towel (in the summer)
  • Camera
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Chillin, Fishing, Fitness, Kayaking, Photography, Stand Up Paddle, Swimming

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Spring, Summer, Autumn


Cliff Jumping
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Picnic Area
Swimming Hole

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Added by Emily Haggar

Guided by the belief that we make our own rules when it comes to creating a happy life, I work with entrepreneurs on brand storytelling, design + illustration, while keeping my feet in the mountains day after day.

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