Dear North Shore Hikers
On behalf of the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW), I am reaching about Whistler’s Skywalk Trail and Alpine Trail Network.
The municipality wishes to share important information about vehicle parking, grizzly bears, e-bikes and dogs. Please pass on this information to your colleagues and clients.
Changes have been implemented for parking to access many of Whistler’s alpine trails.
- Parking on Mountain View Drive and Valley Drive is extremely limited, and there are no washrooms in these locations. Additional regulatory signage has been installed and enforcement of parking bylaws is in effect.
- Please park at the rear parking lot of Meadow Park Sports Centre, accessed from Camino Drive (see map attached). This location offers ample parking, washrooms and a spectacular park to relax in after a strenuous hike or bike.
- Whistler Transit can get you closer to trail access points, and it’s free on weekends and holiday Mondays until September 2. Learn more at www.bctransit.com/whistler.
Trail users are reminded to be respectful of residents when accessing trails from residential neighbourhoods.
Skywalk Trail and the Alpine Trail Network was closed by the Conservation Officer Service (COS) for a portion of last season due to grizzly bear encounters. If the COS implements future closures, announcements will be shared on whistler.ca and trailforks.ca, as well as posted at trailheads. Please respect signage and all closures.
The RMOW will be implementing a policy for e-bike use on Whistler’s trails this summer. E-bikes will not be permitted in alpine areas, including the Sproatt/Rainbow Alpine Trail Network above Flank Trail. Learn more at whistler.ca/ebikes.
Dogs are prohibited from the Sproatt/Rainbow Alpine Trail Network above Flank Trail.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Community Outreach Coordinator
On behalf of the Resort Municipality of Whistler
RESORT MUNICIPALITY OF WHISTLER
4325 Blackcomb Way
Whistler, B.C. V8E 0X5