This bucket list item really is unique to Whistler. No where else can you spend the day skiing world-class alpine terrain and then make your way to a secluded lakeside beach for an afternoon in the sun.

With an incredible doggy beach called “Barking Bay” and a designated dog swimming dock, Lost Lake is also the perfect spot for travellers who like to adventure with their furry best friends.

For a detailed description for how to get to Lost Lake, take a look at our photo album on Facebook:


Whistler Fact: In the 60’s Lost Lake would have been lost entirely to private development if not for the thoughtful actions of one Whistler local, Don MacLaurin, who pressured the Parks Branch to designate Lost Lake a protected space for public use. There’s more on this story here, on our Instagram gallery.


Knowing what Don did to ensure that the public could enjoy Lost Lake forever, it reminds us of one of our favourite quotes by Margaret Mead:

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has


This photo was taken on Sunday March 9th 2015: the north end of the lake is free from ice while the south end is just starting to thaw.


One our most beloved things to do in Whistler is to take our lunch, and sometimes breakfast, to the doc at the far end of the lake where the natural geography creates a beautifully warm sun trap.

Local’s Tip: The benches at Lost Lake beach have BBQ stands, and in March and April it starts to get warm enough from some al fresco dining.

We hope you take the time to visit Lost Lake and, if you do, get in touch with us via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram – we’ll drop everything to join you and share our favourite spots!