History & Heritage: Whistler from 1914 – 1965

27 Stops
Distance: 8250  Loop

Brought to you by the Resort Municipality of Whistler

Learn about the early non-indigenous settlers and visitors who mostly arrived by train after 1914. The route takes you to the Rainbow Park heritage cabins that were once part of Rainbow Lodge, Whistler’s first tourist accommodation.

This tour begins by the Whistler Golf Course Clubhouse. The entire route is paved and is relatively flat, except for a few moderate inclines. Each stop on this tour is an interpretive panel, so look out for these along the trail as you explore the route.

The tour is composed of two sections: a 4.75-kilometre loop around the Whistler Golf Course and, from there, a 3.5-kilometre loop to Rainbow Park (1.75-kilometres each way). With a total tour distance of 8.25-kilometres, we recommend taking this tour by bike or E-Bike.

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 public washrooms and a water refill station available along this route at Rainbow Park
  • 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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