A wonderful introduction to winter, snowshoeing is a refreshing, low-impact activity that harnesses the skill of walking – so everybody from toddler to senior can do it!
Wander more than 40 kilometres of marked trails (almost 20 kilometres of which are dog-friendly) and tread upon the winter snowpack at Whistler Olympic Park, weaving between beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and Olympic monuments.
Everybody who can walk can snowshoe!
No gear, no problem!
Visit our rental shop to rent a pair of snowshoes and let your sense of adventure guide your way! We offer the latest Atlas snowshoe models suitable for everyone from young children to adult size, poles and even overboots for wetter days.
Whistler Olympic Park has the biggest off-leash area in the Sea to Sky Corridor! Bring your whole family, including your dog, for an adventure in the snow. Almost 20 kilometres of the snowshoe trail network are dog-friendly (on- and off-leash)!
Know before you Go
What to wear & bring: Dress for the elements!
- Choose insulated, waterproof footwear that matches your snowshoeing style. These can be waterproof hiking boots, casual winter boots or even waterproof trail-running shoes, in case you plan to go for a jog. Shoes should not have a big heel.
- Bring or rent overboots from us if you plan to snowshoe in deep snow to keep your feet dry.
Clothing / Accessories:
- Dress in layers that can be taken off easily, wear a zippered top to regulate body heat.
- Snowshoeing is a physical exercise. Choose technical wear or wool instead of cotton to keep your body climate comfortable.
- Wear long base layer tops & pants
- Wool socks or wool/silk combination socks are ideal, cotton socks are not recommended.
- Waterproof jacket (with breathable waterproof fabrics) will keep you dry and protect you from cold winds.
- Bring gloves, a hat/toque, sun glasses, sunblock, some snacks/water and a camera!
Getting on the trails
- Check in at our Guest Services desk or Rental Shop in the Daylodge for advise on trails matching your anticipations and physical ability. Especially check the time necessary for the trail you want to use as that may vary due to weather and snow conditions (check conditions here, updated daily during the season).
- Take a printed trail map with you (available at Guest Services and in the Rental Shop). You can look at them online/download them here, but remember that cell phone batteries may die in the cold, so a hard copy is helpful!
- Stick to the marked trails! Some of them are shared with cross-country skiers, so follow trail etiquette and stay off the ski tracks.
- Do not snowshoe alone!
Whistler Olympic Park
5 Callaghan Valley Rd
Whistler BC V0N 1B8