Before every park visit, check the main Garibaldi park page for up-to-date alerts and advisories.
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.
The Singing Pass Trail is hazardous. Use caution when crossing Harmony Creek (as there is no bridge) and at the old road slump.
When skiing into Whistler Blackcomb boundaries from the backcountry, contact Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Operations at 604-905-2324 to check the latest information on safe and unsafe areas.
All campers must make a reservation through the BC Parks reservations system year-round and must produce proof of reservation, failure to do so can result in an eviction and fines.
There are no garbage facilities, so always pack out what you pack in.
Camping permitted at the northwest end of Russet Lake. Pit toilets are provided. Bring your own toilet paper. Food hangs are available in the summer season. In winter, place food, toiletries and other scented items in the the black box.
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 from Spearhead Huts.
The Himmelsbach Hut is located at Mount Sproat. No emergency shelter at the campground location.
Whistler Village to Singing Pass
- Length: 11.5km
- Suggested time: 4 hours one way
- Elevation change: 1,000 metres.
The first 800 metres of this trail is situated between the ski hill and 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.
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.
Ski area boundary status: 604-905-2324
Calling this number will ensure you are not unknowingly entering into an unsafe area.
You will hear a voice mail tree:
- Press 1 for the Whistler boundaries
- Press 2 for the Blackcomb boundaries
- Press 3 for the weather forecast
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 the PayByPhone app, using Location #4078.
Please note, BC Parks reservation number must be displayed on dashboard while parking in this reserved area.