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Whistler’s Lakes

Whistler’s Lakes

It might come as a surprise to you but in addition to the adventurous, adrenaline fueled activities here in Whistler, there is a number of lakes that encourage a slower, more relaxed pace of life. Don’t be fooled by the serenity, the lakes bring a whole other set of things to do in Whistler! Here is your guide to the lakes in Whistler so you can be fully prepared for fun!

Lost Lake

Located a short walk from the village and through the Lost Lake trails, Lost lake is the perfect end to a bike or hike. The sandy beaches and grassy area offer a place to lay in the sun or play catch. A designated dog area provides a place for Fido to swim and play with other canines. Opting for no tan lines? Head over to the clothing optional dock!

Summer day at Lost Lake

Photo: Mike Crane/ Whistler Tourism

Alta Lake

With many beaches to choose from, Alta Lake is very popular. Head over to Lakeside park on the eastern side of the lake with the family or to over to the Rainbow Park on the west side for a game of beach volley ball. There are even docks located through a short trail in Blueberry if your looking for something a bit more remote or a place to launch your Explorer 500 boat!

Photo: Mike Crane/ Whistler Tourism

Green Lake

Green Lake is the only lake in Whistler that allows motorized water sports, making it very popular for wakeboarding. It’s glacier fed so it is known for being cold to swim in but the brave do venture in on hot days. If your not one to swim in brisk waters, sit back and watch the float planes take off and land.

Photo: Justa Jeskova/ Whistler Tourism

Cheakamus Lake

This pristine glacier fed lake will leave you in awe of it’s incredible aquamarine color and stunning surroundings. Be prepared for a 2-4 hour hike round trip on a mellow trail. Don’t forget your fishing rod, you are able to keep what you catch in this lake!

Garibaldi Lake in Garibaldi Provincial Park

Photo: Mike Crane/ Whistler Tourism

Nita Lake

Tranquillity lives at Nita Lake. Stocked with trout, sit on the dock or head out in a boat for great fishing. Picnic tables and a small pebble beach surround this little lake so on your way here stop and grab a meal to enjoy lakeside!


Photo: Feet Banks/ Whistler Tourism

Alpha Lake

Alpha Lake park boasts a dog friendly beach, tennis courts, basketball court and volley ball nets that are all free to use. There is also a picnic area. This beach sees a lot less traffic than it’s neighbours!

Taking in the view from Alpha Lake Park

Photo: Mike Crane/ Whistler Tourism

The lakes in Whistler make summer that much better. Cooling off after a day in the bike park or riding trails is the perfect end to the perfect day. Not sure what lake to visit? Stay a week in Whistler with one of our hotel deals and visit them all!