Whistler supports active mobility with its pedestrian-oriented Village Stroll, extensive multi-use paved Valley Trail network, cross-country ski trails, and ongoing community accessibility improvements.
The Valley Trail is a paved, three-metre wide, multipurpose trail with easy grades. It currently runs 40 kilometres from the Cheakamus Crossing neighbourhood to Green Lake and Emerald Estates.
Please follow the basic rules of the trail:
- Keep to the right
- Share the trail
- Leash your dogs and clean up after them using the waste bags and bear-proof bins provided – visit the dogs page for more information.
- Stay away from bears – visit the bears page for information on how to reduce human-bear conflicts.
Tips for Walking to Work
- Plan your route: The best route to walk to work may be different than your normal driving route.
- Predict your walking time: Don’t be late for work. How long will it take you to walk to work? For your first walking commute, plan on a pace of 12 minutes per kilometre or 20 minutes per mile.
- Wear the right walking clothes: Can you walk to work in your usual work clothes? This will depend on the weather, the length of your walk, and whether you wear casual clothes or business attire. Your walking clothing should allow a proper walking stride.
- Be seen: Wear reflective clothing and/or carry lights, if you are walking in the early morning or evening.
The Walk Safe program is a bold campaign with the goal of changing pedestrian behaviour at night and, ultimately, eliminating serious and fatal accidents between vehicles and pedestrians in Whistler. With darkness setting in early during the winter season, pedestrians need to ensure they are visible walking across or near roadways at night.