As of 2013, there are four main parking areas, three operated by Whistler Olympic and one by Callaghan Country. There is no overnight parking in any lot within either WOP or Callaghan country area. For overnight, you should use the Alexander Falls Parking lot.
- Biathlon Range Parking Lot
This lot is at the north end of the road. As you can see from GMap, it is where the Beverley Creek Backcountry trail and the Hanging Lake Winter Trail start from. To get to this lot, you must drive through the ticket gate and pay the $10 parking fee. No overnight parking, you must be out by 4:30 or so when the gate closes.
- Alexander Falls Parking Area
This is right beside the road before you get to the big hairpin and the ticket booths. It is where you should park for overnight trips, or if you are not going to be back before the gate closes. Parking here is free, but that doesn’t mean you can cross the WOP area, because you haven’t paid the “parking and access fee”. This is labelled as “Back Country Overnight Parking”.
- Callaghan Country Parking Lot
In winter (when trails are groomed) it is for day use only. Once the Olympic facility closes in spring then people park in it for spring skiing.
- Day Lodge Parking Lots
There are actually three parking lots near the Day Lodge, numbered 1, 2, and 3 on their maps. They appear on GMap as blue “P” symbols. You would park here if you were X-country skiing on the groomed trails. Note: Overnight parking is not permitted here. See Parking Lot P1, Parking Lot P2, Parking Lot P3
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On December 7th, 2013, Pat Harrison of Hike BC did a 10 minute presentation regarding the proposed NHT route on the Sunshine Coast. The District Council gave their support after the presentation. Hike BC appreciates this support for Canada’s original cross-country hiking trail.Read More