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The Cheakamus River flows roughly parallel to the Sea-to-Sky Highway between Whistler and Vancouver, but its path is far different than the paved four-lane highway. Much of the river flows through Cheakamus Canyon, where plenty of exciting whitewater rapids and one sizeable waterfall make the river a popular rafting and kayaking route. None of the rapids are too challenging, so the trip is considered suitable for kids and parents alike.

The river is also a favorite spot for local fisherman. Coho and Chum salmon swim upriver between September and December; Bull, Rainbow and Cutthroat trout fishing is strong from late autumn until early spring; and Steelhead season typically lasts from March until May.

The Cheakamus River descends from Cheakamus Lake, located in Garibaldi Park and just behind Whistler Mountain. It’s only a 1.8-mile (3-km), one-hr hike from the trailhead near Whistler’s Function Junction to the lake, but it’s a very scenic trail that winds through old-growth forest before arriving at the emerald-colored lake. It’s an additional 2.5-mile (4-km) hike to the opposite end of the lake; however, the views improve every step of the way. There are backcountry tent sites right on the lakeshore, too, for hikers hoping to spend the night.

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Private Whistler Sightseeing Tour: Discover all of Whistler in Comfort!

Private Whistler Sightseeing Tour: Discover all of Whistler in Comfort!

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Get outside of Whistler Village without renting a car, discover top sights in the Whistler area, and learn about the local community on this guided tour. Ideal for first-time visitors or travelers with limited time, this tour includes stops at scenic areas, such as Green Lake Lookout and Lost Lake, as well as the brewery-filled Function Junction and Whistler Olympic Village.
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Whistler Sightseeing Tour: Discover all of Whistler Year-Round!

Whistler Sightseeing Tour: Discover all of Whistler Year-Round!

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Whistler is known for its fantastic skiing and winter sports, but for travelers that don't want to hit the slopes, there's still lots to see. On this sightseeing tour, experience incredible scenery, and enjoy your guide's commentary as you ride. Visit Green Lake Lookout, Rainbow Park, and consider an optional stop at Whistler Brewing Company. This tour—perfect for first-time visitors—is the ideal way to get your bearings and see the sights around Whistler.
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Whistler Train Wreck, Suspension Bridge & Hidden Waterfall Adventure

Whistler Train Wreck, Suspension Bridge & Hidden Waterfall Adventure

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Discover one of Whistler’s most unique locations on this fully guided hike to the Whistler Train Wreck. On this tour you will enjoy the pristine beauty of the coastal temperate rain forest, cross a suspension bridge spanning the mighty Cheakamus River, view a stunning hidden waterfall and spend time at the site of a once forgotten Train Wreck. The Whistler Train Wreck is a series of mangled up railway boxcars left from a crash that happened back in the 1950's. Over the years local artist have been in and painted the wreck in all kinds of vibrant graffiti, giving it a unique contrast from the towering cedar trees above and glacial stream below.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Whistler Tour: Discover the best of Whistler!

Private Whistler Tour: Discover the best of Whistler!

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Discover Whistler on this private guided sightseeing tour. Visit some of the most picturesque locations, Olympic venues, historic sites, and hidden shopping spots. Ideal for first-time visitors to Whistler, this tour includes stops at Lost Lake, Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, Green Lake Lookout, Whistler Brewing Company, Whistler Olympic Plaza, and more.
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