Posts Tagged With: Hiking in Whistler

Hiking Whistler’s Skywalk North Trail

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Skywalk North: Whistler, British Columbia

I’m so excited about a hike I did earlier this week that I’m taking a short break from my Sri Lanka series to tell you about Whistler’s Skywalk North (better known as one of the trails leading to Iceberg Lake). Despite the clouds and the voracious mosquitoes, Skywalk North was amazing and got me motivated to explore more trails of the Skywalk network. My hiking pals (Morag and Eva) and I love a hike with variety and this one gets top marks: The 23 km lollipop route (a loop with a short repeated section at the start and end) travels through cedar forests, alpine meadows, rocky slopes with dramatic views of the Coast Mountains, and a glacial basin with tumbling waterfalls and the turquoise-hued star attraction— Iceberg Lake. Continue reading

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A High Note on Whistler Mountain

Not as scary as it looks on Whistler's High Note Trail—C.Helbig

Not as scary as it looks on Whistler’s High Note Trail—C.Helbig

We’re getting a late start to the day (Labour Day weekend laziness). We want to do a beautiful hike but one that’s not too taxing. We love our densely forested North Shore trails, but we’re in the mood for sweeping alpine views. The answer: Whistler Mountain’s High Note Trail. This 9.5 km loop (258 m elevation gain) is a beauty and with its easy lift-assisted access I’m surprised that many locals haven’t hiked it. I’m also surprised that despite the crowds in Whistler Village and the long gondola queue, the trail was relatively untrammeled. Only a hundred meters into the trail, we lost 99% of the crowd and were surrounded by gorgeous alpine wilderness scenery. Continue reading

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