The Big Kahuna.

At the Whistler Bike Park, « living the dream » is more than a catchphrase. Rookies and veterans alike rate their first visits to the Bike Park as unforgettable.

Aside from grandiose landscapes and the indescribable feeling of being among thousands of people who are just as excited to be there as you, the Park has a lot to offer in terms of practicality and enjoyment. The top of Whistelr can be accessed by chairlift, which (let’s be realistic) is a huge asset.

The trails are wide, flowy and full of various sized jumps that can appeal to pretty much any skill level. If you are a beginner, however, seek advice on some of the better trail combinations for your level, as some areas can be quite challenging.

Due to the popularity of the park, the trails can get busy and, as the season progresses, some trails get damaged by overuse. If you want to avoid break bumps and dust, it is better to visit during opening months.

As great as trails are in Whistler, the dream comes with a price. The village ranks as a world-class tourist destination, making cheap eats and budget accommodations hard to come by. Budget conscious riders will likely find it a challenge to visit the park without spending too much, especially if you plan on staying for several days, or if you are going as a family. Unless you are a local or you have recently won the lottery, you will likely have to plan your budget carefully.

Rider: Celia Ferguson Photo: Keven Gelinas

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Trail Difficulty

  • Black Diamond
  • Blue Square
  • Green Circle
  • Access Road
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Located in the heart of Whistler’s Upper Village, Arbutus Routes is a full service bike shop and professional mountain bike tour guide.



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