Know Before You Go: Winter Parking in Whistler  

Publication Date: December 18, 2023

Busy day lots on a snowy day. Mike Crane Photo

There are lots of ways to get around Whistler. Before you head out skiing, riding or snowshoeing for the day, it’s good to plan out a few options to ensure you arrive relaxed and safe.

We’ve compiled a list of ways to navigate Whistler with a car, but we’d be remiss not to remind you that there are great ways to get around the resort without a car.

One of our Climate Action Big Moves Strategies focuses on transportation, and we’d like to encourage you to think Beyond the Car when mapping out your time in Whistler. Check out some of the options available, including resources for locals like secure, underground bike parking. For visitors and locals, Whistler has a great transit system to get your around the resort (see below!). Heading up to Whistler from the city? Consider booking a shuttle for a relaxing trip on the highway.

If driving is your best option, we hope our handy guide below will help you make the most of your time in Whistler and navigate the resort with ease!

Plan Your Trip 
Our interactive parking map shows the location of parking options in Whistler and key information like the parking rate, hours, number of stalls, and who manages the lot— RMOW, Whistler Blackcomb, or a private company. 

Filters can be applied to specifically see: 

  • Free parking 
  • Accessible parking 
  • EV parking 
  • Underground parking 
  • All-day parking 
  • Overnight parking 

All municipal parking locations and their rates are listed here.   

Vehicle congestion in winter. Mike Crane Photo

Day Lots 1-5  
Whistler’s Day Lots 1-5 are run by the Day Lot Operating Committee, made up of members of the Resort Municipality of Whistler team, and the Whistler Blackcomb team. 

Whistler Blackcomb manages the day-to-day operations of the lots, including snow clearing and traffic control. The RMOW is responsible for pay-parking equipment and operation, bylaws and parking enforcement. 

Day Lots 1-5 are centrally located off Blackcomb Way, within walking distance to Whistler Village. They allow for quick access to Whistler’s Village Stroll and shops, the Valley Trail, Lost Lake, and shuttle and transit stops. Get the full details on rates for Day Lots 1-5 before you go.  

Payment can be made at onsite machines using coins, a credit card or by the PayByPhone App (On Google Play and in the App Store). 

Overnight Parking is not permitted in any of the Day Lots November 1 – March 31 to allow for snow clearing. 

Day Lots 6-8 
Whistler Blackcomb manages Day Lots 6-8, located at Base 2 on Blackcomb Mountain, a short drive up the mountain via Glacier Lane. 

These lots are free and a great option for access to the Tube Park or to head skiing and snowboarding. They are not considered to be walking distance to the Village. This is a ski or ride-in option, and there is a gondola to access the Village across from Day Lot 6. 

Overnight parking is not permitted in any of the Day Lots November 1 – March 31 to allow for snow clearing. 

Whistler Blackcomb manages the underground Creekside parkade, located next to Creekside Village and the Creekside Gondola. 

This free multi-level parking area is a great option to access Whistler Blackcomb, plus the shopping and dining in Creekside.  

There is transit service connecting Creekside with Whistler Village, for those who prefer to park for free in Creekside and take the bus. 

Over height and short-term parking for the shops is available on the upper level. The surface-level parking is managed by a private company, FastPark. 

There is no overnight parking in Creekside. 

Conference Center Underground Parking 
Hourly, daily, and 24-hour parking is available underground at the Whistler Conference Centre. 
Parking stall availability is updated live, so you can check the number of spaces available beforehand.  

There are hourly rates in the Day Lots and several locations throughout Whistler. Click on parking locations on the interactive parking map to see the hourly rate. 

Accessible Parking 
Accessible parking locations are listed on the interactive parking map. Click on parking locations to see the number of accessible stalls available, their locations and rates. 

Electric Vehicle Charging station in the underground parking at the Whistler Conference Centre. Mike Crane Photo

Charging Stations 
There are several municipal electric vehicle (EV) charging locations in Whistler. Get the details on locations and fees, and check out the interactive parking map for information on available stalls, ports, and charging limit times. 

Oversize Vehicles 
Vehicles that do not fit in a standard-size parking space are considered oversized. This includes RVs, coaches with a capacity of up to 35 people, vehicles with trailers attached, and Sprinter and similar-size vans. These oversize vehicles must park in the Oversize Lot, next to Day Lot 3. Check out rates and details for more information. 

Overnight Parking 
Overnight parking is available in specified lots. Get the details on where this is available, and check out the interactive parking map for the map of overnight parking locations. 

Garibaldi Park and Singing Pass Parking 
For those heading out on overnight or multi-day trips in the backcountry, there are designated parking spots in Day Lot 4

Nordic fun in Lost Lake. Photo: David McColm

Many of Whistler’s parks offer great opportunities for recreation in the winter, including cross-country skiing and snowshoeing

  • Lost Lake: Please note, there is no parking at Lost Lake or on Lost Lake Road during the winter months. The closest parking for those looking to get amongst Lost Lake’s Nordic recreation options is in Day Lot 5 or along Blackcomb Way (in designated areas only).  
  • Rainbow Park: While the main beach and lawn areas of Rainbow Park will remain closed this winter, the Valley Trail through Rainbow Park will re-open to the public. This section will be unmaintained through the winter, as grooming this area for Nordic Skiing would delay the snow melt and subsequent construction in the spring, so please exercise caution. The opening is intended to provide easy lake access for skaters, dog walkers and those transitioning from Alta Lake Road to the end of Lorimer Road. The paved parking area at Rainbow Park will be open for public use. 

Parking in Whistler’s Neighbourhoods 
If parking within Whistler’s neighbourhoods, please follow the winter parking restrictions as they allow for important winter snow removal operations. 

Parking in Whistler’s neighbourhoods is not permitted:  

  • on the odd-numbered side of the street at any time 
  • on the even-numbered side of the street from November 1 to March 31, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding holidays) 
Bus queue jumper for Whistler transit. Mike Crane Photo

Peak winter service runs from Friday, December 1 to Sunday, March 31, with free transit all day on Sunday, December 31. Check out the Transit Page on for rate information and the Winter Rider’s Guide.  

Parking Issues 
Need to get in touch with someone about parking?  

RMOW Bylaw Services, for ticketing and bylaw issues in municipally managed parking lots: 

Whistler Blackcomb, for snow maintenance, triple park issues and garbage removal of all Day Lots and Creekside underground: 


FastPark – Whistler Parking Management, for Creekside surface-level parking and Marketplace: