Guidebook

Easy Hikes in the Beautiful Sea-to-Sky Corridor

Discover easy hikes up and down the stunning Sea-to-Sky Corridor.

Greg Heil

Description

Whistler is famous as one of the most beautiful—and most popular—mountain town destinations in the world. With approximately 3 million visitors per year, Whistler serves as a tourism hub for the entire region. Taken collectively, this region is known as the "Sea-to-Sky Corridor," stretching from Squamish on the sea to the Lillooet Mountains in the sky.

The beauty of the Sea-to-Sky Corridor cannot be overstated! Squamish is shockingly beautiful, with a pristine saltwater bay to the west and bald granite domes rising to the southeast. To the northeast, the mountains soar high into the sky.

As soon as you begin driving north out of Squamish, you'll enjoy stupendous views of glacier-covered mountainsides with jagged rock spires piercing the sky. These mountain views continue all the way to the terminus of the corridor, with Mount Currie towering impressively above Pemberton. Along the entire stretch in between, you'll find thundering waterfalls, rushing rivers, deep forests, pristine lakes, and so much more.

One of the best ways to experience this incredible natural beauty for yourself is by going on a hike. Thankfully, there's a whole lifetime of hiking adventures to be had here in the Sea to Sky! But due to the steepness of these mountains and the ruggedness of their rocky flanks, many of the most famous hikes in the Sea to Sky are extremely challenging and only fit for experienced hikers who are prepared for an all-day adventure.

Yet if you know where to look, you can still discover easy, scenic trails that won't take all day to hike and don't demand expert-level fitness. To uncover the best of the Sea to Sky's easy hikes, dive deep into this guidebook and explore these fantastic hikes ranging from Squamish to Pemberton.

Shannon Falls
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Shannon Falls

Squamish
0 - 1 hrs
0.6 km
36 m
36 m
One of the tallest waterfalls in British Columbia—a stunning 335m cascade!
Easy
Private
Four Lakes Loop

Four Lakes Loop

Squamish
1 - 2 hrs
6.2 km
171 m
171 m
A scenic loop linking four lakes in the Alice Lake Provincial Park.
Moderate
Private
Brandywine Falls and Swim Lake
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Brandywine Falls and Swim Lake

0 - 1 hrs
1.9 km
53 m
53 m
Short walk to a viewing platform over a picture-perfect, 70-meter waterfall.
Easy
Private
Sea to Sky Trail: Brandywine Falls to Whistler Bungee Bridge
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Sea to Sky Trail: Brandywine Falls to Whistler Bungee Bridge

1 - 2 hrs
5.8 km
161 m
161 m
A longer spin on a classic Whistler hike that visits both Brandywine Falls and the Whistler Bungee Bridge.
Moderate
Private
Cheakamus Lake
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Cheakamus Lake

Whistler
3 - 4 hrs
14.3 km
351 m
353 m
Walk among huge trees to a milky blue lake with swim spots and campsites in Garibaldi Provincial Park.
Moderate
Private
Train Wreck
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Train Wreck

0 - 1 hrs
2.8 km
79 m
79 m
A mysterious scattering of crashed train cars and urban artwork in the forest.
Easy
Private
Riverside and Farside Loop

Riverside and Farside Loop

1 - 2 hrs
6.2 km
128 m
128 m
A Whistler favorite and fun family adventure along the banks of the Cheakamus River.
Moderate
Private
Half Note Trail to High Note
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Half Note Trail to High Note

Whistler
2 - 3 hrs
7.1 km
600 m
600 m
A classic hike atop Whistler Peak that utilizes the Peak Express Lift to form a loop known for its endless views.
Moderate
Private
Harmony Lake Trail & Loop

Harmony Lake Trail & Loop

Whistler
0 - 1 hrs
3.4 km
161 m
160 m
A stunning little loop!
Moderate
Private
Blackcomb Mountain Loop
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Blackcomb Mountain Loop

Whistler
2 - 3 hrs
9.5 km
509 m
509 m
Linkup of all the best hiking trails on Blackcomb Mountain.
Moderate
Private
Lost Lake Easy Loop
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Lost Lake Easy Loop

Whistler
1 - 2 hrs
4.7 km
61 m
61 m
Hike along a flat gravel path to a beautiful swimming lake.
Easy
Private
Lost Lake Nature Trail
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Lost Lake Nature Trail

Whistler
0 - 1 hrs
2.8 km
71 m
71 m
Off-the-track path through the woods and along the stream, steps from Whistler's town centre
Moderate
Private
Rainbow Falls Loop
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Rainbow Falls Loop

0 - 1 hrs
2.0 km
120 m
120 m
A shorter loop hike in Whistler with spectacular views of Rainbow Falls.
Easy
Private
Parkhurst Ghost Town Loop

Parkhurst Ghost Town Loop

1 - 2 hrs
5.8 km
144 m
144 m
A classic Whistler day hike exploring an interesting logging ghost town.
Easy
Private
Ancient Cedars Trail
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Ancient Cedars Trail

1 - 2 hrs
4.4 km
239 m
239 m
1000+ year old trees hidden in a micro-ecosystem on Cougar Mountain
Moderate
Private
Nairn Falls
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Nairn Falls

Pemberton
0 - 1 hrs
2.4 km
62 m
62 m
This easy hike leads to a visually-stunning cascade with unique geologic formations.
Easy
Private
Keyhole Hot Springs

Keyhole Hot Springs

0 - 1 hrs
3.8 km
134 m
134 m
Follow the Lillooet River through tranquil forests, then enjoy a relaxing break a natural hot springs.
Moderate
Private
Seton Lake Lookout

Seton Lake Lookout

0 - 1 hrs
0.9 km
34 m
34 m
A short hike to a popular viewpoint overlooking Seton Lake near Lillooet.
Easy
Private