Situated on the shores of Alpha Lake, this popular park is located five kilometers south of Whistler Village in the Creekside neighbourhood. Alpha Lake Park is open dawn to dusk.
Address: Off Lake Placid Rd, Whistler BC
Getting to Alpha Lake Park
Take Bus #10, 20 or 21 southbound. The Park is a short 10 minute walk from the Bayshores transit stop. For the fifth summer, enjoy free transit on weekends and statutory holidays, June 17 to September 4, 2023. For transit schedule and stop locations, visit bctransit.com/whistler.
Cruise to Alpha Lake via two-wheels via the paved Valley Trail. A Valley Trail map can be found at whistler.ca/ValleyTrail.
Take advantage of secure bike (and gear) parking at Alpha Lake Park starting July 21, 2023 to September 4, 2023, on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays. For hours of operation and information on how the Bike Valet works, visit whistler.ca/BikeParking.
Limited parking is available at Alpha Park. From May 15 to Sep 15, pay parking is in effect daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at an hourly rate of $2 during summer months. Accessible parking will be offered at no cost. Parking can be purchased via meters and PayByPhone.
Park Eats ran from May 19 to September 4, 2023. Offerings include crepes, burritos, gelato, pizza, smoothies, and more! Visitors to the parks can find food trucks at lakeside locations, such as Alpha Lake Park, Lost Lake Park, and Meadow Park, from approximately 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To learn more and to view the schedule and locations, visit whistler.ca/ParkEats.
Park etiquette & rules
Reduce the waste: Pack in what you pack out, bring your own reusable plates, cutlery and cups, use the in-park waste, recycling, compost receptacles.
Share the space: Be conscientious of the space you use – limit your items to the size of a blanket if possible. Refrain from playing sports around lots people. Do not erect tents (the use of pegs are against the Parks Bylaw) as it impedes line of sight, takes up a lot of space and can damage irrigation lines.
Know the fire danger: When Whistler’s fire danger rating is high, the use briquette barbeques are prohibited at Whistler parks and open spaces. This fire danger rating is also important to note when considering campfires.
- Dogs must be leashed at all times (except in designated off-leash areas). For more information on dog friendly areas visit whistler.ca/dogs
- Smoking and consumption of alcohol are not permitted
- Camping and campfires are not permitted
- Slacklining is not permitted using trees
- Please note, there is no lifeguard on duty.
Bring a life jacket and whistle: Canadian law requires anyone paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking or using an inflatable boat to have the right safety gear. The only exception is if you are floating in a swimming area at one of the parks. The Conservation Officer Service is actively doing patrols. Non-compliance may result in a $230 fine for each missing item. Learn more about Transport Canada’s Canada Shipping Act – Small Vessel Regulations: https://tc.canada.ca/sites/default/files/migrated/tp_511e.pdf
Accessible features of Alpha Lake Park include:
- 3 Accessible parking stalls
- 2 Accessible washrooms
- Accessible children’s play area
- 1 Accessible floating dock
- 3 Accessible picnic tables
- Summer Programming
- Fenced off-leash dog park
- Rubberized surfacing and ramp access into tree-house
- Access is not hard surfaced from Valley trail to dock and step up onto dock
- Private operators rent non-adaptive water sports equipment
Pick Up Protocol
Pick Up Protocol (PUP) Dog owners in Whistler can help turn their pet’s waste into high-quality soil, thanks to a pilot project in Alpha Lake Park and Bayly Park.
Pick Up Protocol (PUP) program provides special compostable dog waste bags, which dog owners can use to pick up their pet’s waste before disposing of them in a marked red PUP bin. The waste collected will be added to Whistler’s composting stream, rather than being shipped as garbage to the landfill.