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“Very pretty and lots of great trails around”
Review of Lost Lake

Lost Lake
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Whistler Day Tour from Vancouver
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Owner description: A 15-minute shuttle ride from Whistler, this lake is perfect for those who want to take a break from the slopes and jog, walk or picnic by its peaceful shores.
Port Moody, Canada
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“Very pretty and lots of great trails around”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

We went on a biking tour and went on some of the many trails around Lost Lake and Green Lake and beyond. Beautiful! Would like to go back one day and take a swim...nice little lake, nice beach area, and quite a few docks floating all over the place.

Visited August 2013
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“Lovely day”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Fantastic area for a hot sunny day.
Could have done with a few more places for food.
None the less a very nice area for kids to swim and enjoy.

Visited August 2013
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Saskatoon, Canada
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“Great place for picnic”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

The lake is beautiful and just a short (20-25 min) hike from the lower village. There are picnic tables and a nice sandy beach for families to come and have a nice beach day. The water was 19-20 C which is impressive for a mountain lake.

Visited August 2013
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Port Moody, Canada
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“Look for the Western toadlets”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

We walked around the lake on a hot day in July. It was delightful to end up at the beach area and there was a sweet group of daycare kids enjoying the lake. We were captivated by the Western toads and tadpoles, a species at risk.

Visited July 2013
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Richmond, Canada
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“Easy Hike to Lost Lake”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

You can get to Lost Lake by biking, hiking or running the Lost Lake Trail during the summer months. In the winter months it doubles as a cross-country ski trail.

I would rate this trail as easy – no hills unless you decide to wander off the trail. The trail consists of compact dirt and gravel. If you wander off the Lost Lake trail you can run into hilly terrain. However, the start of the hilly sections of the trails are marked with signs.

The trail to circumnavigate Lost Lake is approximately 2 to 2.5 kilometers (1.25 to 1.50 miles).

The estimated distance from day parking lot 4 (Blackcomb Way and Lorimer Road – back of IGA supermarket complex/medical centre to Lost Lake is maybe 2 kilometers (1.2 miles). Access from here is via a paved bike path to the Lost Lake Passivhaus – the start of the Lost Lake Trail. From the Lost Lake Passivhaus it is approximately 1.6 kilometers (1 mile) to the Lost Lake beach. See photos of Passivhaus signs.

The actual trailhead entrance to Lost Lake Park is across the street from the Aboriginal Centre (at Lorimer Road and Blackcomb Way just pass the overpass and not too far from the Passivhaus). Not a typo, Blackcomb Way intersects Lorimer Road twice because it snakes its way around the mountain. Either way you’ll get to the same trail leading to Lost Lake.

Once you get to Lost Lake there is swimming as well picnic tables. For swimming there is a small floating dock not far from shore. There are no lifeguards.

There is also a concession on site; not much there except for beverages and ice cream. If you’re looking for sandwiches, etc., you’re out of luck. Outdoor plumbing is also on site.

There is no parking at Lost Lake; only a 5 minute drop-off parking spots.

If you don’t feel like walking to Lost Lake or if you’re tired after spending the day you can hop on the bus to take you back to Whistler Village. Better yet, it’s free!

The free shuttle bus service starts from the transit loop. The transit loop is a short walk from the Excalibur Gondola to Blackcomb at Mountain Square. From there, it is a short walk up the stairs beside the Dubh Linn Gate Irish pub/Pan Pacific Hotel – Mountainside to the bus stop. The free shuttle (Route #8) operates from June 29th 2013 to September 2nd 2013, from 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM every day, every 15-20 minutes.

The bus ride takes 5-7 minutes depending on how many stops it makes. The first stop, after the main transit loop, is in the Upper Village behind the Blackcomb Day Lodge and then makes stops along Blackcomb Way – great for people staying in accommodations along the route.


If you like exploring and swimming, Lost Lake is a great way to spend a few hours or more. I would rate the experience a 3.5 to 4 out of 5.

Tips
If you’re feeling energetic you can explore the numerous trails that branch off the main Lost Lake Trail. Trails are well marked. It’s best to grab a map from the tourist info booth before you go exploring.

Visited August 2013
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