Parking at parks is very limited on weekends. For the safety of pedestrians and to help manage crowding, consider walking or biking to the nearest park, or park and take transit.
Please be respectful of other park users when visiting Whistler's parks and beaches. Help keep our parks clean and safe for everyone’s enjoyment. Please pack out what you pack in. Never leave garbage or recyclables outside a bin even if it is full. Learn more about Whistler's park etiquette.
Whistler’s lakes are busy and parking is very limited – consider exploring new areas of Whistler! If you decide to visit a lake or park, here are a few things to know before you go.
Active travel options
Consider walking or biking to the nearest park. Secure Bike Parking provided by the WhistlerBikeValet is available in the Village at Whistler Olympic Plaza. Hours of operation are Saturday (noon to 8 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.). For more information about bike parking in whistler, whistler.ca/bikeParking
Whistler Transit System park routes
Use NextRide to find your best transit option to your favourite Whistler park.
- Lakeside Park – take route 20, 21 or 10 to stop Hillcrest Road-Alta Vista (stop 102533) and walk down Hillcrest Road
- Riverside Trails and Bayly Park– take route 20 or 10 to Cheakamus Crossing (to find Train Wreck start your hike from Bayly Park) or
- Spruce Grove Park, Meadow Park and Green Lake can all be accessed by transit on Routes 30, 32 or 10.
COVID-19 isn’t on vacation
- Enjoy open spaces with fewer faces. Consider using parks at off-peak times, or find a quiet, secluded place to explore.
- Maintain two metres of space from others. Avoid large group gatherings.
- Wash your hands. Stay home when sick.
Learn more about how to have fun while helping prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Rainbow Park shuttle and parking update
Whistler Village and Whistler’s parks are usually at capacity on sunny summer weekends. The Resort Municipality took proactive measures to manage increased volumes expected during the August long weekend, including transportation modifications at Rainbow Park. Street parking was limited and restrictions enforced and a free shuttle to Rainbow Park was introduced from August 1, 3 , 8 and 9 to provide an alternate mode of transportation to the popular park. These measures limited the number of Rainbow Park users.
The shuttle was well used on the long weekend, but saw significantly fewer riders the following weekend. The shuttle service has ended, however, park visitor volumes will be closely monitored to evaluate future potential extensions of the service.
New traffic control measures have been introduced at Rainbow Park to enhance pedestrian safety:
- Reduction of Alta Lake Road speed limit to 30 km/h near Rainbow Park
- Installation of temporary speed bumps
- Restricted street parking and expanded signage
- Ticketing will be in effect for violations
- Introduction of designated drop off only zones