Enjoy Lost Lake Park beach and biking and hiking trails in summer, and cross country skiing or snowshoeing on Lost Lake Nordic Trails during the winter months with over 25 km of trails to explore and discover.
Address: 4700 Lost Lake Road, Whistler BC
In winter, Lost Lake Park is accessible by the Lost Lake Passivhaus where tickets and rentals are available for purchase. Parking is available in Pay Day Lot 5. Lost Lake Road and parking lot are closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic during the winter months with no access to the Lake.
Lost Lake Park
- 2 Accessible parking stalls
- 1 Accessible washroom
- 2 Accessible picnic tables
- 1 Floating raft
- Outdoor Accessible Shower facility
- Accessible warming hut/concession stand
- There is an accessible washroom plus other washrooms in the same location
- Requires swimming to raft and climbing swimming ladder to get on to raft
In the winter, the park and parking lot is closed to walkers, runners, hikers, bikers, and dogs, but open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers with a ticket or pass.
Facilities and activities
From mid-December to the end of March, trails are converted, along with golf cart paths of the two adjacent golf courses, to an extensive cross-country ski trail network maintained by the Resort Municipality of Whistler. Skating on the lake is not permitted.
- Cross country skiing and snow shoeing (no walking or hiking permitted on trails in winter)
- Ice fishing
- Day lodge (PassivHaus)
- Warming Hut (located near Lost Lake beach)
- Accessible washrooms
- Drinking fountains
- The trails are not open to walkers, hikers, bikers, runners, or dogs in the winter.
- Ice skating on the lake is not permitted.
Enjoy swimming, walking, hiking and biking in Lost Lake Park between April and mid-December.
• Beach and swim area
• Swim docks
• Barbecue stands
• picnic tables
• accessible washrooms
• outdoor shower
• Food concession and food trucks. Note: the food trucks may not be scheduled at Lost Lake Park in late July and early August due to the Western Toad migration. The exact timing varies from year to year.
• Slackline posts
• Multi-use trails (walking and biking) and multi-directional except for the nature trails marked “Walking only.”
• Wildlife viewing (including Western Toads)
• Off-leash dog beach (Canine Cove), located 400 metres to the north of Lost Lake beach
• Disc golf course
• Trail maps (available at map kiosks on major trail intersections or at Municipal Hall)
Surrounded by trees, mountain peaks, and a grassy lawn, Lost Lake is a little piece of paradise amidst the bustling resort. There is a secluded area that is ideal for corporate and special events, like weddings. Available for booking from June 1 – October 15 (excluding holiday long weekends).
Note: this area is unavailable in mid to late July and August due to the Western Toad migration. The exact timing varies from year to year.
- Suitable for Corporate and Special Events
- Capacity: 500 (including contracted staff)
- Depending on the nature of your event COVID-19 restrictions may still apply as per the orders of the Provincial Health Officer.
Getting to Lost Lake Park
In the summer, Lost Lake Park is open from dawn until dusk.
Lost Lake Park has no parking and is limited to pick-up/drop-off only. Please note that vehicles cannot be left unattended. Please see other transportation options below. The lot is closed in winter.
If you’re driving, the Day Lots are centrally located off Blackcomb Way. These parking lots provide quick access to the shuttle as well as Whistler’s Village Stroll, shops, and the Valley Trail. You can find Day Lot parking rates here.
For more information on parking in all Whistler parks, please visit whistler.ca/parksparking.
The Free Shuttle is a convenient transportation service that operates daily between the Village and Lost Lake Park. Here are some important details to know:
- Shuttles operate from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., specifically between June 17 and September 4.
- You can catch the shuttle from two different pick-Up locations: Gondola Transit Exchange Post 4 and Olympic Plaza Bus Stop
- If you’re driving, the Day Lots are centrally located off Blackcomb Way. These parking lots provide quick access to the shuttle as well as Whistler’s Village Stroll, shops, and the Valley Trail. You can find Day Lot parking rates here.
- Shuttles stop at all Whistler transit stops between Gondola Transit Exchange and Lost Lake.
- Shuttles run every 10 minutes from 2 and 6 p.m. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 6 to 7 p.m., it runs every 20 minutes.
- The Lost Lake Shuttle is designed to be wheelchair accessible, ensuring accessibility for everyone.
- If you need more information, you can visit the website whistler.ca/ParkShuttle.
- For additional service, catch the Route 5 free Upper Village/Benchlands Shuttle BC Transit bus daily from 9:40 a.m. Get off at stop s 102508 – Lost Lake Road and walk 1 km from Blackcomb Way to the Lake.
Cruise to Lost Lake Park via two-wheels via the paved Valley Trail. A Valley Trail map can be found at whistler.ca/ValleyTrail. Don’t have a bike? Don’t worry. You can rent Valley Trail bikes from many of Whistler’s rental shops.
Take advantage of secure bike (and gear) parking at Lost Lake Park starting June 24, 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.
Park Eats ran from May 19 to September 4, 2023. Offerings include tacos, crepes, gelato, pizza, smoothies, and more! Visitors to the parks can find food trucks at 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.
The food concession at Passiv Haus is open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. from July 1 to Labour Day, and weekends from June to September.
Watch out for our helpful Park Hosts wearing red shirts who can provide you with resort information, wayfinding assistance, COVID-19 guidance and park amenity information. Our Park Hosts will be travelling by bike throughout our parks on weekends and statutory holidays. Wave them down and say hello.
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.
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
- Dogs are not permitted at Lost Lake Park beach (Canine Cove is a designated off-leash area at Lost Lake). 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
- There is no lifeguard on duty, and the water can be cold.