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Lakes Beaches & Parks

Make a splash! Travel by car, bike, or on foot to Whistler’s nearby and breath-taking lakes. If you’re looking to spend the day on the water, both Lakeside Park and Wayside Park offer canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals!

Lost Lake

Lost Lake is in Lost Lake Park, a forested park close to Whistler Village just off Lost Lake Road. View Lost Lake in Google Maps

How to Explore Lost Lake Park

Features

  • Beach and swim area
  • Swim docks
  • Picnic tables and barbecue stands (bring your own propane barbecue)
  • Slackline posts
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Multi-use, multi-directional trails for walking and biking
  • One-directional nature trail (walking only)
  • Accessible Washrooms
  • Outdoor shower
  • Docks
  • Food concession and food trucks (summer only). Food trucks may not be scheduled at Lost Lake Park in late July and early August due to the western toad migration. Exact timing varies from year to year.

Off-Leash Dog Area – Canine Cove

  • Designated off-leash area with a sandy beach, 400 metres to the north of main beach
  • Dogs are not permitted on Lost Lake beach

Boating Regulations

  • Electric motors only
  • Must have a life jacket, bailer, whistle and flashlight if on the lake after sunset

Public Transit to Lost Lake Park

Take the free Lost Lake Shuttle #8 to Lost Lake Park. Buses run daily from June 17 through Labour Day (September 4), 11 AM to 6 PM.


Alpha Lake

Located at the southern end of the valley in the Creekside neighbourhood. View Alpha Lake in Google Maps

Features

  • Sandy Beach
  • Docks
  • Kids’ play structure and playground
  • Volleyball and tennis courts, basketball hoop
  • Picnic tables and barbecue stands (bring your own propane barbecue)
  • Washroom and outdoor shower
  • Slackline posts

Off-Leash Dog Park and Beach – Arfa Park

  • Designated off-leash gravel area
  • Designated dog dock

Boating Regulations

  • Electric motors only
  • Must have a life jacket, bailer, whistle and flashlight if on the lake after sunset

Public Transit to Alpha Lake

Take the #10, #20 or #21 BC Transit bus south to Creekside or Bayshores, and walk approximately 5-10 minutes on the Valley Trail to the lake.


Nita Lake

A small lake close to Creekside and Nita Lake Lodge. View Nita Lake in Google Maps

Features

  • Dock
  • Stocked with Rainbow Trout for fishing
  • Small park with picnic tables
  • Pebble beach

Boating Regulations

  • Electric motors only
  • Must have a life jacket, bailer, whistle and flashlight if on the lake after sunset

Public Transit to Nita Lake

Take the #10, #20 or #25 BC Transit bus south to the first stop or third in Creekside, and walk approximately 5 minutes on the Valley Trail to the lake via the underpass, or past Nita Lake Lodge.


Alta Lake

A large lake that stretches between Creekside and the Village with several parks around its borders and plenty of room for watersports. View Alta Lake in Google Maps

Please note there is very limited parking at all parks on Alta Lake. Consider walking, biking, taking transit or using a hotel shuttle to visit the parks. Pack out what you pack in. Food items, recycling, drink containers and wrappers must be disposed of in a secure, wildlife-proof container. If bins are full, items must be taken with you when you leave the area. See our Green Travel Tips.

Lakeside Park

Lakeside Park is a beautiful beach park located on Lakeside Road on the shores of Alta Lake.

Features

  • A sandy beach
  • Children’ s play structure
  • Swim docks and swim rafts
  • Picnic tables and barbecue stands (bring your own propane barbecue)
  • Concession stand for food and drinks (summer only)
  • Food Trucks (summer only)
  • Grass lawn
  • Washrooms and outdoor shower
  • Commercial boat tour and rental operation
  • Protected shoreline habitat for fish

Public Transit to Lakeside Park at Alta Lake

Take the #10, #20, #25 BC Transit bus south to the Alta Vista stop and walk approximately 5 minutes to the lake.


Green Lake

Green Lake is a large glacier-fed lake located north of the Village. View Green Lake in Google Maps

Features

  • Watercraft rentals
  • Boat launch – a popular spot for wakeboarding
  • Picnic tables
  • Floatplane dock

Boating Regulations

  • Sections of the lake are limited to a speed limit of 10 km/hr
  • Towing restricted to certain areas
  • Be aware of the floatplane landing and take-off zones
  • Must have a life jacket, bailer, whistle and flashlight if on the lake after sunset

Public Transit to Green Lake

Take the #30 or #32 BC Transit bus north to Rainbow Estates or Emerald Estates stops, and walk approximately 5 minutes to the lake.

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