Resort Municipality of Whistler to extend Summer Experience Plan park offerings

Publication Date: August 31, 2021


Rainbow Park Shuttle, Bike Valet and Park Eats to continue until September 12

Due to demand and increased visitation, select Summer Experience Plan services will be extended to September 12. 

The free secure bike and gear storage, known as the Bike Valet, will be available at Rainbow and Lost Lake Parks and Whistler Olympic Plaza the following dates and times:

  • Saturday, September 11, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 12, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

As of September 3, the BikeValet hours at Whistler Olympic Plaza will be adjusted for the Labour Day long weekend due to daylight:

  • Friday, September 3, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 4, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 5, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Monday, September 6, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information on the Bike Valet and bike storage in Whistler, visit

The free Rainbow Park Shuttle will continue to operate between Whistler Village and Rainbow Park with stops at Meadow Water Park and the Rainbow Falls Trailhead. Service will run every twenty minutes, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the following days:

  • Saturday, September 4
  • Sunday, September 5
  • Monday, September 6
  • Saturday, September 11
  • Sunday, September 12

The last day of the free Lost Lake Park shuttle – Route 8, operated by BC Transit, will be Monday, September 6.  Free transit on weekends and statutory holidays will conclude on September 6.

For more information on all transportation options available in Whistler, visit

The Park Eats program, featuring local in-park food and beverage vendors and delivery to parks from Portobello, will be available until September 12. 

For more information on how to order delivery and to view food truck schedules, visit

Summer Experience Plan Fast Facts:

  • On average, the Rainbow Park Shuttle has provided 223 rides per day, with the maximum being 392 rides per day.
  • On average, the Bike Valet stored 153 bikes per day. On the busiest day, the Bike Valet stored 420 bikes. For comparison, last year we parked 1,400 bikes in Olympic Plaza or 67 bikes per day. As of August 23, 2021, we’ve already stored 5,039 bikes!
  • Scheduled for over 100 days this summer, the Park Eats food trucks, pop-ups and delivery program served local and unique food fare to residents and visitors.

“We are excited that our residents and guests valued these summer park amenities,” said Mayor Jack Crompton. “As visitation is predicted to increase into the fall, we feel it’s important to continue to provide these services to help dispersion, reduce our reliance on our cars to reduce our carbon footprint and support our local businesses.”

Given the weather can vary in September, extended schedules are weather dependant and subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit

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