Alta Lake is the biggest lake in Whistler and boasts three beaches: Lakeside Park, Rainbow Park and Wayside Park.
Lakeside Park, pictured below, is located on Lakeside road. Here you'll find a sandy beach, picnic tables and barbeques, washrooms and a concession stand renting canoes and kayaks. This park is open year round, and you'll find park goers lounging in the grass, picnicing, canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Water equipment can be rented at the beach if you didn't bring your own. Lakeside Park is a short 10 minute bike ride, or a pleasant 30 minute walk from Whistler Village on the Valley Trail.
*Photo by Tourism Whistler / Justa Jeskova
Rainbow Park (pictured below) is located on the west side of Alta Lake, a pleasant 20 minute bike ride along the valley trail from both Whistler Village and Whistler Creekside. Rainbow Park is the biggest of the Whistler beach areas and boosts: a concession stand renting canoes and kayaks, volleyball courts, picnic tables and barbeques, vending machine and lots of parking space.
Wayside Park is the smallest of the Whistler beach areas and is located fairly close to Whistler Creekside. Wayside is accessible by the valley trail system and also by car. At Wayside you'll find a small beach, a dock, picnic tables and barbeques and a concession stand renting kayaks.
*Photos by Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane