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Whistler BC British Columbia Parks

As Whistler BC and surrounding areas are one of British Columbia's most beautiful and rugged locations, there are so very many beautiful parks and out door recreation spots in the mountains around Whistler British Columbia that we could not possibly cover all of them here. We will, on the other hand, try to list the ones we feel are more than deserving of a mention.

As always, we recommend that you do not venture into the wilderness without proper equipment and experience. Many of the wild areas around Whistler BC are so remote that it can take weeks to travel out to get help. These areas are also shared with wildlife, remember to remain bear aware at all times. With this in mind, make sure you inform someone of your travel plans and when you expect to return so that if something is to happen to you or your party, there will be someone expecting your return and can alert authorities that you are in need of assistance.

Parks around Whistler British Columbia

Black Tusk and Garibaldi Provincial Park

This park is a must visit for any outdoor enthusiast. It offers an excellent mix of hiking well-developed trails to full experience required back country travel where you would be required to carry a map and compass. This park has many distinguished volcanic activity created peaks such as Black Tusk, Price Mountain, The Table, Mount Garibaldi, the Cinder Cone and the Glacier Pikes just to name a few. Garabaldi Lake, contained by a 300 metre natural dam, is a spectacular sub alpine lake well worth the hike to visit and the trail to Cheakamus Lake passes through a stand of spectacular old growth difficult to find in these modern times.

Web site: Garibaldi Provincial Park

Tantalus Provincial Park

Located North of Squamish, this new park comprises some of the area that was the Lake Lovely Water Recreation Area. The surrounding granite rock mountains topped with white glaciers makes a very impressive landscape. Keep in mind this is a remote wilderness area and though there are some campsites, there are no facilities at this park and access is limited.

Web site: Tantalus Provincial Park

Brandywine Falls Provincial Park

The spectacular 70 metre waterfall at Brandywine Falls and the marvelous views of Daisy Lake and the surrounding mountains makes for an excellent, easily accessible park suitable for camping, hiking, picnicking, mountain biking and snowshoeing.

Web site: Brandywine Falls Provincial Park

Nairn Falls Provincial Park

This park is just 20 minutes north of Whistler British Columbia. Nairn Falls Provincial Park is an excellent place to call home while exploring Whistler, the Pemberton Valley or nearby Garibaldi Provincial Park. It makes for an convenient overnight stop while travelling up the Duffey Lake Road or to points north or south. Nairn Falls are a majestic 60 m high and an easy 1.5 km hiking trail will take you to the best vantage point.

Web site: Nairn Falls Provincial Park

RV Sites in and around Whistler British Columbia

Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park

The 85 campsites that can be found at Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park are very popular in summer. Boat launches, great fishing, and well-maintained tent and RV sites make this an angler's paradise and one of the province's top 10 camping destinations.

Web site: Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park

Alice Lake Provincial Park

Alice Lake is flanked by towering mountains, lush forests and grassy plains. There are four fresh water lakes with ample swimming and fishing opportunities. The trail around Alice Lake is a popular, easy for an evening stroll and for the more experienced hiker, there is the Four Lakes Trail. This is an excellent park for families.

Web site: Alice Lake Provincial Park

Riverside RV Resort and Campground

Whistler's only RV Resort and Campground is open all year. Riverside offers fully serviced, winterized RV sites, private, natural tent sites and self-contained log cabins. Conveniently located one mile from Whistler Village

Web site: Riverside RV Resort and Campground