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Whistler is home to many incredible waterfalls within a short distance. If you are travelling with a car they are a great day trip activity for all ages. For those without vehicles, we invite you to join us on our Whistler Experience Guide tours. The tour includes transportation and a knowledgeable guide to show you the way.

Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls is located just a short hike from the start of the Rainbow Trail to Rainbow Lake. The trailhead is along Alta Lake Road on the far side of Alta Lake, just down and across from Rainbow Park. The Flank Trail crosses the Rainbow Trail and 21 Mile Creek just up from Rainbow Falls.

Brandywine Falls

Brandywine Falls is one of the must-see sights on the way to or from Whistler. The falls drop from a 70 metre(230 feet) to the valley below. Brandywine Falls Provincial Park is such a popular, accessible and beautiful sight that it has a large and elaborate viewing platform directly opposite the falls. Located just 20 minutes south of Whistler on the Sea to Sky Highway.

Please note: Brandywine falls are closed in the Winter.

Alexander Falls

Alexander Falls is a very impressive 43 metre/141 foot waterfall just 30 to 40 minutes south of Whistler in the Callaghan Valley. Accessible year-round, the falls are just 9.6 kilometres from the Sea to Sky Highway, up the very scenic Callaghan Valley Road. The parking lot is just steps from the nice viewing platform on the edge of the cliff across from the falls which crash fantastically into the valley below.

Nairn Falls

Nairn Falls is a wonderful, crashing and chaotic waterfall that surrounds you from the deluxe viewing platform that allows you to safely watch it from above. The beautiful, green water rushes through the deep and angular channels of rock. From the parking lot, you travel a 1.2-kilometre moderate hiking trail to the falls.

Shannon Falls

Shannon Falls towers above Howe Sound at 335 metres as the third tallest falls in BC. The wonderful, though very short trail winds through a beautiful old-growth forest to get to the base of the falls. From your car to the viewpoint takes only about four minutes. You can continue along the trail and join with the Stawamus Chief trail which goes to the three marvellous summits of The Chief.

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Audain Art Museum

Discover artworks from British Columbia, and hosts exhibitions from leading museums around the world.
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Yoga – Whistler Experience Guide

Take time to stretch, recover and calm your mind in an onsite yoga class. These guided classes will leave you feeling energized and rebalanced. All levels are welcome and all equipment is provided. For best results, arrive with an empty stomach.
Summer, Fall
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Train Wreck Hike

Enjoy a casual hike along the glacier-fed Cheakamus River to the remains of a train derailment from the 1950’s. At the wreck there are 5 train cars scattered along the forest floor with massive Coastal evergreen trees that have grown around them. Great for a family hike.