Lost Lake is the focal point of this secluded park. Go for a swim or enjoy the nearly 100 kilometres of summer hiking and biking trails and 25 kilometres of winter cross country ski and snow shoe trails.
Lost Lake Park is accessible by the Valley Trail, a fifteen minute walk from Whistler Village. A free shuttle runs from Whistler Village from Friday, June 15, 2018 to Monday, September 3, 2018. Parking is permitted at Lost Lake Park from the end of the cross-country skiing season (usually the end of March) to Thursday, May 31, 2018.
Lost Lake parking lot is restricted to a five minute drop off zone between 10:45 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. from Friday, June 1, 2018 to Monday, September 3, 2018.
In the summer, Lost Lake Park is open from dawn until dusk. 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. The food concession is open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. from July 1 to Labour Day, and weekends from June to September. View the summer food truck schedule.
Each summer Whistler hosts the Ironman event and a small portion of Lost Lake trails may be effected during the event.
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
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 are not 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)
- Dogs are not permitted at Lost Lake Park beach (Canine Cove is a designated off-leash area)
- The trails are not open to walkers, hikers, bikers, runners, or dogs in the winter
- Ice skating on the lake is not permitted
- There is no lifeguard on duty, and the water can be cold.
Lost Lake Park Warming Hut Revitalization and Patio Project
Phase one of the project was completed in the fall of 2017, with phase two completed at the end of June 2018. The hut and patio are now open for residents and visitors to enjoy.
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 (pending tent requirements): 500