Go for a swim, head out on the water or just sit and enjoy the views at this beautiful park located on Alta Lake. Park hours are from dusk to dawn. The Wayside Park watercraft operator, Whistler Eco Tours is open daily from mid-June to Labour Day; and weekends from mid-May to mid-June and again from Labour Day to October 10, 2021 (weather permitting)
Address: 2701 Hwy 99, Whistler BC
Getting to Wayside Park
From the Village, take bus #20 or #21 southbound. Use the Nordic Drive bus stop is adjacent the highway and walk over the overpass to the Valley Trail south to Wayside Park. For the fifth summer, enjoy free transit on weekends and statutory holidays, June 19 to September 6. For transit schedule and stop locations, visit bctransit.com/whistler
Cruise to Wayside Park via two-wheels via the paved Valley Trail. From the Village, travel south on the 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.
Limited parking is available at Wayside Park. Starting June 15, pay parking is in effect daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at an hourly rate of $2. Accessible parking will be offered at no cost. Parking can be purchased via meters and PayByPhone.
The Resort Municipality of Whistler has expanded the food services offered in the parks, by adding pop-up vendors and delivery to the existing Whistler parks food truck program.
Park Eats runs from May 21 to September 6, 2021. Offerings include crepes, gelato, pizza, burgers, kombucha, sandwiches, salads and more! Visitors to the parks can experience this authentic Whistler food and beverage at lakeside locations, such as Alpha Lake Park, Lakeside Park, Lost Lake Park, Meadow Park and Rainbow Park. Delivery is available at eight of our parks from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Portobello. 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.
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 must be leashed at all times (except in designated off-leash areas)
- Smoking and consumption of alcohol are not permitted
- Camping and campfires are not permitted
- Slacklining is not permitted using trees.