Several infrastructure upgrades moved ahead as part of the 2021 Whistler Summer Experience Plan. The work was needed to maintain and enhance the Whistler park experience year-over-year, as well as balance the increasing demand on the park system.
Parking lot upgrades at Rainbow Park
A substantial upgrade is planned for spring 2022. Upgrades at the parking lot at Rainbow Park included defining the drop-off and turnaround areas for the new weekend park shuttle, as well as an additional Valley Trail link will be added from the parking lot to Alta Lake Road.
Overflow parking is also not available on the shoulder of Alta Lake Road south of the driveway to Rainbow Park. Walking or cycling to Rainbow Park is highly recommended.
Please follow all signage and avoid illegal parking. Bylaw Services will be actively monitoring these areas.
Upgrades to Rainbow Park
The re-imagining of Rainbow Park is planned to begin construction in fall 2022.
Parking lot upgrades on Alta Lake Road
In 2022 there are plans to pave the Rainbow Lake trailhead overflow parking lot.
Upgrades to Meadow Park water park
The replacement of the Meadow Park water park is planned for fall 2022.
New Western toad infrastructure
The RMOW is continuing to expand the infrastructure at Lost Lake to help the Western toads, a sensitive species native to British Columbia, with their annual summer migration.
In 2023, a new culvert under Lost lake Road will be constructed to allow toad access upstream of Blackcomb Creek Bridge.