The Resort Municipality of Whistler’s (RMOW) has introduced ice fishing regulations for Lost Lake, effective immediately until the cross country ski and snowshoe season has ended.
Set in the heart of Whistler Village, Lost Lake is a convenient and attractive option for many users. The RMOW does not monitor ice conditions at Lost Lake or any lake within the municipality. As such, all fishers, including commercial operators, will be ice fishing at their own risk.
There are a number of regulations that anglers should be aware of before accessing Lost Lake in the winter.
A user agreement must be signed at the Ski Patrol Hut, located in Lost Lake Park. A parent or guardian must sign for a minor.
Park user fees must be paid in order to access Lost Lake. If you are accessing the lake from the Lost Lake PassivHaus, a snowshoe day ticket may be purchased for $10.50 plus tax. Alternatively, a park access fee of $5.25 plus tax can be paid in cash at the Ski Patrol Hut, when accessing Lost Lake Park from Lost Lake Road or other connecting trails.
All B.C. fishing regulations are applicable to Lost Lake, including the purchase of a freshwater ice fishing licence. Designated trails must be used to access Lost Lake and snowshoes or ice cleats must be worn.
There is no parking at Lost Lake or on Lost Lake Road during the winter months. The closest parking is located in Day Lot 5 or along Blackcomb Way in designated areas only.
Other fishing options in Whistler are Nita Lake and Alpha Lake. Parking is available at Alpha Lake only. Familiarize yourself with ice safety before heading out on a frozen body of water. Ice fishing safety information is available on The Canadian Red Cross website.
Lost Lake Park trails are not open to walkers, hikers, bikers, runners or dogs in the winter and ice skating is not permitted on Lost Lake.
For more information and contact details, visit whistler.ca/icefishing.