Garibaldi Provincial Park: Singing Pass Area

Important Notice Attention Visitors – Important Notice!

  • Singing Pass Area construction
    • September 20th, 2021, construction operations will be commencing to build a new UDT facility at the Russet Lake Campground.
    • October 30th, 2021, construction operations will be finished.
    • The campground will continue to be open and operational during this time period, although please expect some disturbances.

 

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The Singing Pass area provides magnificent views of the Fitzsimmons and Spearhead Mountain ranges and Cheakamus Glacier. The slopes of the pass are sprinkled with wild flowers in the summer.

  • Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Operations requests all visitors skiing into their boundaries from the backcountry areas to call the number below and get the latest safety information. Mountain Operations continues to make all areas within their resort as safe as possible for all visitors.

    Calling this number will ensure you are not unknowingly entering into an unsafe area. Ski Area Boundary Status: (604) 905-2324. You will hear a voice mail tree; 1 for the Whistler boundaries, 2 for the Blackcomb boundaries, 3 is for the weather forecast.

Singing Pass Access

At the resort community of Whistler, follow the signs to village parking at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Park in the day lots, or in the area authorized for overnight parking in lot 4 if staying overnight in Singing Pass. The new trailhead is located adjacent to the bus loop and passenger drop-off area.

Facilities

No garbage facilities - pack out what you pack in!

Camping permitted at the northwest end of Russet Lake. Food cache and pit toilet provided. Bring your own toilet paper. No other amenities provided.

Kees and Claire Hut: The Spearhead Hut Society offers access to the Kees & Claire Hut located at Russet Lake in the Singing Pass area of Garibaldi Park. The Kees & Claire Hut is operated independently under a Park Use Permit authorization. Reservations available at spearheadhuts.org.

The Kees and Claire Hut has received approval from BC Parks to re-open their operations as of June 2021. The Spearhead Hut Society has taken all necessary steps and precautions required to safely meet all PHO, Covid-19, Worksafe BC requirements, conditions and restrictions as per BC’s Restart Plan. Kees & Clair Hut COVID-19 safety plan.

The Himmelsbach Hut is located at Mount Sproat. No emergency shelter at the campground location.

Camping/Overnight stays

Reservations required year-round. Campers must produce proof of reservation – failure to do so can result in an eviction and fines.

Make A Reservation

Overnight Parking

The Resort Municipality Of Whistler (RMOW) has designated overnight parking spots for the Singing Pass Area in Garibaldi Park. There is a sign along the Blackcomb Way side of Day Lot 4 indicating this policy. Pay parking is required during Peak Season (June 15 to September 15 and December 15 to April 15). Payment can only be made on paybyphone.com, using Location # 4078. Please note, BC Parks reservation number must be displayed on dashboard while parking in this reserved area.

Trail Information

Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Operations requests all visitors skiing into their boundaries from the backcountry areas to call the number below and get the latest safety information. Mountain Operations continues to make all areas within their resort as safe as possible for all visitors.

Calling this number will ensure you are not unknowingly entering into an unsafe area.

Ski Area Boundary Status: (604) 905-2324.

You will hear a voice mail tree; ‘1’ for the Whistler boundaries, ‘2’ for the Blackcomb boundaries, ‘3’ is for the weather forecast.

Whistler Village to Singing Pass

Length, 11.5 km; suggested time, 4 hours one way; elevation change, 1,000 metres. The first 800 metres of this trail is situated between the ski hill/bike park, and the Zipline. The trail follows Fitzsimmons and Melody Creeks before it opens up at Singing Pass. The pass is also accessible from Whistler Mountain by a high, sustained alpine route crossing Piccolo, Flute and Oboe summits. This route is known as the Musical Bumps.

Singing Pass to Russet Lake

Length, 3 km; suggested time, 1 hour one way; elevation change, 250 metres. Good views of Overlord Glacier and surrounding peaks.

Whistler Mountain Gondola to Whistler Village via Musical Bumps

Length, 21 km; suggested time, 6 to 8 hours; elevation change, 1,300 metres. From the top of the gondola, Singing Pass is accessible by an alpine route traversing Piccolo, Flute and Oboe peaks. From the pass, return to the village via the Singing Pass trail. Be sure to check on Whistler Mountain lift operations.

Mountain bikes are not permitted on this trail.