Reservation system for new SUP spaces opens August 3 at whistler.ca/SUPstorage
A series of new stand up paddleboard (SUP) racks and bike racks have been installed at key waterfront park locations to help encourage more people to walk, bike or take transit to Whistler parks this summer and help Whistler meet its goal of at least 50 per cent of all trips by active transportation by 2030 as laid out in Whistler’s Climate Action Big Moves Strategy.
A total of six new racks have been installed with space for 35 additional SUPs. Locations for the new racks are: Blueberry Park, Lost Lake Park, Pine Point Park, Rainbow Park and Green Lake Spit.
This brings the total number of canoe, kayak and SUP spaces in Whistler’s parks to over 200.
The reservation system for the new SUP racks will open at noon on August 3 and operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. These additional SUP racks are available at a special August reservation date and pro-rated fee for the remainder of the season.
The regular reservation system for season-long watercraft rack storage spaces in Whistler opens each April, with 2021 seeing staggered “go live” dates, with SUP spaces available on April 13, and canoe and kayak spaces available on April 14. Storage spaces typically sell out quickly once the online reservation system is open. Changes to the reservation system will be explored for the 2022 season with updates provided in the spring.
The link to reserve – along with further information and reservation tips – is available at whistler.ca/SUPstorage.
In addition to the new SUP racks, a total 5 new bike racks are now available at Green Lake Spit, Pine Point Park, Blueberry Park and Lost Lake Park. These will help make it easier to peddle to the lakes and aligns with the Big Move climate action strategy – which aims to have half of all trips in Whistler be by transit and active transportation by 2030.
These additional amenities are part of the 2021 Summer Experience Plan with a specific focus on providing local residents with an increased opportunity to peddle and paddle in Whistler. The overall intent of the Summer Experience Plan is to effectively manage summer visitors while retaining Whistler’s renowned resort experience. For more information on the Summer Experience Plan visit whistler.ca/summer.