Photo: Justa Jeskova / Tourism Whistler
There’s a new craze in town and it’s e-biking! Generally speaking, e-bikes are bicycles with a battery-powered “assist” that comes via pedaling and, in some cases, a throttle. This means that you can go further without expending as much energy. E-bikes are a wonderful way to explore while also having fun. Take in a magical sunset on the Valley Trail or visit Function Junction for a beer – no matter what you choose to do, here’s everything you need to know about e-biking in Whistler.
Why try an e-bike?
E-bikes provide joy, accessibility to trails and also, an easy way to get around. What’s more, pedaling an e-bike is less work than a regular bike because they give you power while pedaling. This means that you can go further and see more! Another good reason to rent an e-bike includes the fact that if you’re on a relaxing vacation and you want to grab dinner or lunch, you can save yourself the hassle of finding and paying for parking spots. While battery-powered and pedal-assist can be intimidating terms, rest assured, e-bikes are very simple to use and safe!
We would like to suggest the following e-bike adventures:
- Visit the Whistler’s Farmer’s Market in Upper Village.
- Try visiting all the breweries in Whistler.
- Explore Parkhurst, Whistler’s ghost town.
- Ride a section of the Sea To Sky Trail.
- Visit one or more of Whistler’s five lakes.
Where you can rent an e-bike
There are several places in Whistler to rent e-bikes. You can choose a cruiser-style bike or something with suspension that would suit going off-road. Here is a list of places that rent e-bikes in town:
Where you can ride an e-bike
The Valley Trail is open to e-bikes. Just exercise extra caution as these types of bikes can go faster than regular bikes. Additionally, class 1 e-bikes are permitted on most of Whistler’s off-road trails (the exceptions being Mount Sproatt and Rainbow Mountain alpine trails and the Emerald Forest Conservation Area). This policy can change so be sure to check out RMOW’s policy on e-bikes.
Are you interested in trying an e-bike and exploring Whistler via two wheels? Take advantage of our Savor Summer E-Bike Package.