Whistler’s 46-kilometre Valley Trail network offers a great way to travel around Whistler year-round.
Built and managed by the Resort Municipality of Whistler, this wide asphalt paved network links key destinations to the Village and Upper Village, Creekside, other commercial centres, major parks, schools and neighbourhoods.
Using the Valley Trail
E-bikes on the Valley Trail
If you are riding an e-bike or other e-mobility device, make sure it is permitted on the trails you want to ride.
- PERMITTED: Class 1 (pedal-assisted) e-bikes and electric adaptive mountain bikes.
- NOT PERMITTED: Class 2 and 3 e-bikes, which are classified as motorized vehicles. Other throttle-activated and high-speed electric mobility devices, such as e-mopeds, powered skateboards, stand-up (throttle) e-scooters, Segways and hoverboards. View ICBC’s low-powered vehicle operating rules.
Learn more about e-bikes in Whistler.
Winter snow clearing
Thirty-eight kilometres of the Valley Trail is cleared in the winter, with the exception of sections groomed for multi-use activities including cross-country skiing.
Whistler Village and the elementary school routes are the highest priority for snow clearing, and other trails may be delayed. View the Winter Valley Trail Map for details on winter maintenance.
The Nesters Crossing section of the Valley Trail offers a lit, snow-cleared route on the Valley Trail from Rainbow Neighbourhood to the Village. The trail portion from Whistler Secondary School to Emerald is closed November to April.
When there’s enough snow, the Valley Trail is groomed for multi-use activities in the following sections:
- Rainbow Park to Meadow Park Sports Centre
- From Fitzsimmons Trail to PassivHaus
- Riverside Campground dyke at Mons Road along Green Lake at Nicklaus North to Alpine Way
The Valley Trail is winter maintained as resources permit in the following sections:
- Loop at Bayly Park
- Snowflake Park from Bishop Way to Palmer Drive
- Kirkpatrick Way at the Spruce Grove Park entrance heading northeast to Mons Road
Winter cross-country skiing
In the winter, a 3.8 km portion of the Valley Trail from Meadow Park Sports Centre to Rainbow Park is groomed to offer free cross-country skiing. Additional sections of the Valley Trail groomed for multi-use include the section of trail from Fitzsimmons Trail to PassivHaus and from the Riverside Campground dyke at Mons Road along Green Lake at Nicklaus North to Alpine Way. Dogs are permitted but must be on a leash on the Valley Trail.
Sea to Sky Trail and Trans Canada Trail connections
The Valley Trail is part of the Sea to Sky Trail and the Trans Canada Trail. The Trans Canada Trail is the longest trail in the world and links 15,000 communities along 24,000 kilometres of trail.
Funding for the Valley Trail Network is provided in part by the Province of British Columbia’s Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI).