Natural Wonders

38 Stops
Distance: 11000  Loop

Brought to you by the Resort Municipality of Whistler

Explore the exceptional biodiversity and geology of Whistler and discover answers to interesting questions including: which animal is an ecosystem engineer? What’s that bird? Where can I find an osprey nest? When is the great toad migration? Why is Green Lake green? How was Lost Lake formed?

This loop begins at the PassivHaus at the entrance to Lost Lake Park and follows a gravel trail for 4.5-kilometres before transitioning to 6.5-kilometres of paved Valley Trail. It is relatively flat with a few moderate inclines. At a total distance of 11-kilometres, we recommend taking this tour by bike or E-bike if experiencing it in late spring, summer or fall.

In winter months, sections of this loop are reserved exclusively for cross country skiers and snowshoers, and trail passes are required to access Lost Lake Park trails from December to March.

Know Before You Go

  • Bikes and E-bikes are available for rent at a number of locations throughout Whistler. (For more information on bike rentals, click here).
  • Please respect Valley Trail signage, and be courteous to other trail users! If biking, wear a helmet, and do not bike while under the influence of alcohol.
  • Don’t forget to bring your camera and a water bottle, and pack out what you pack in
  • There are several public washrooms available along this route, including PassivHaus, Lost Lake Park, Rainbow Park and in Whistler Village
  • Consider allowing a full day for this tour
  • Downloading this tour will take a small amount of data – consider downloading while connected to a wifi network to avoid data charges
  • Bears are a beloved part of Whistler's environment and culture, and we want to keep them safe. Before your tour, please ensure you are familiar with Bear Smart tips (such as keeping a safe distance and not crowding) in case of an encounter along your route.
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