Alexander Falls Whistler Waterfalls
Callaghan Valley. Open year-round and located just before Whistler Olympic Park where several of the 2010 Olympic events were held. There is a nice viewing platform on the edge of the cliff across from the falls which crash fantastically into the valley below.is a very impressive 43 metre/141foot waterfall just 30 minutes south of Whistler in the
The parking area and viewing platform atis one big area just 40 metres from the main road (to Whistler Olympic Park). The adventurous can find the obscure trail that leads to both the top of the falls as well as, with great difficulty, to the base of the falls.
Before the Olympic remodelling of 2009, there were several campsite areas. They have now been bulldozed into one unnecessarily large parking lot with big signs prohibiting camping of any kind.
The area is however, so far from civilization as to be unfeasible to police. For this reason, the viewing platform and parking lot at several spectacular ones.are still, though surreptitiously, used as a convenient and free place to sleep in a magnificent setting. For a unique and breathtaking spot to share a beer on the outskirts of Whistler, surely ranks quite high. Of impressive waterfalls in the Whistler area, is one of
Others in the area include the amazing Brandywine Falls, Rainbow Falls, and Nairn Falls. Along very difficult hike to Wedgemount Lake you will see the incredible Wedgemount Falls. Down in Squamish, 45 minutes south of Whistler, you will find Shannon Falls.
Directions to Alexander Falls From Whistler:
Drive south on the Sea to Sky highway, 6.5 kilometres past the Function Junction lights(the last in Whistler). Turn right onto the new Callaghan Valley access road at the sign to Whistler Olympic Park. Follow this road for 8km, keep an eye out on your left for a little sign that directs you to Alexander Falls. The sign/turnoff is about 1km before Whistler Olympic Park.
Directions to Alexander Falls From Vancouver/Squamish:
From Vancouver/Squamish: Head north on Highway 99 towards Whistler. Turn left onto the new Callaghan Valley access road at the sign for Whistler Olympic Park, 40 kilometres from the set of lights at Garibaldi Way in Squamish (Look for the Petro-Canada gas station in Squamish). Follow this road for 8km, keep an eye out on your left for a little sign that directs you to Alexander Falls. The sign/turnoff is about 1km before Whistler Olympic Park.
Other Waterfalls Close to Whistler:
Brandywine Falls: (20 minute drive south of Whistler): Easy, flat trail, 1k hike to falls
Nairn Falls: (20 minute drive north of Whistler): Easy, flat trail, 1.2k easy hike to falls
Rainbow Falls: (20 minute drive north of Whistler): Steep but short trail, 0.5k hike to falls
Shannon Falls: (45 minute drive south of Whistler): Steep but short trail, 0.3k hike to falls
Wedgemount Falls: (10 minute drive north of Whistler): Steep and very difficult trail, 5k hike to falls viewpoint