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Accessibility information

Accessibility information is available for this park.

Picnic areas

This park has a day-use and picnic area with six picnic tables and pit toilets.

Pit or flush toilets

Pit toilets are located in the day-use area.


For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.

Brandywine Falls Trail

Enjoy a 10 to 20 minute (one way) walk or snowshoe across the covered footbridge and through the forest to a new viewing platform overlooking Brandywine Falls. Continue along a new, short walking path to a second viewpoint of the falls and another of the surrounding area of Daisy Lake and the Black Tusk. Stay behind fences and away from the river’s edge. Use caution when crossing the Canadian National Rail line. Trails in the park are not maintained during the winter.

Swim Lake Trail

This is a short branch off the the main Brandywine Falls Trail that starts just before the railway crossing. It’s a bit rough, with one short steep climb, leading to a small lake. The hardier person may wish to try swimming but there is no beach or dock or lifeguards. Keep your eye out for the rare, red-tailed frog that inhabits the marshes and ponds of the park.

Sea to Sky Trail and Lava Lake Trail

As described in the Cycling section, this trail is also suitable for hiking. Keep your eyes and ears alert for approaching cyclists.

Wildlife viewing

Brandywine Falls (a spectacular 70 metre waterfall) is best seen from the new viewing platform, completed in the spring of 2006 and perched high on the edge of a volcanic escarpment. Those who love heights will enjoy this one! Marvellous views of Daisy Lake and the surrounding mountains are also seen from the platform and from the other viewpoints described above.

Pets on leash

Pets and domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to the potential for problems with bears and other wildlife.


Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.

Sea to Sky Trail

The newly completed 1.5km section of the planned 180km long Sea to Sky Trail leads in a north-east direction from the main Brandywine Falls Trail (after crossing the train tracks) to the Whistler Bungee bridge over the Cheakamus River. A packed gravel surfaced trail, mostly gentle grades (a few steep pitches and tight corners for mountain bikes) and suitable for families.

Lava Lake Trail

After crossing the covered footbridge over Brandywine Creek from the parking lot, this 2.7km trail starts left up a short but steep hill then wanders on gentle ground thru pine forest (rare for the coastal environment) and small lake areas to the north end of the park.

Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Brandywine Falls Park. E-bikes are restricted to park roads and areas where motorized use is permitted. The only exception to this policy will be for authorized and identified trail maintenance bikes conducting work on behalf of BC Parks.

Winter recreation

The park trails provide good beginner snowshoe opportunities.