Garibaldi Provincial Park: Singing Pass Area
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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.
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.
There are no garbage facilities so always pack out what you pack in!
Camping is permitted at the northwest end of Russet Lake. There is a small, basic hut which can sleep 6 people. Be prepared to camp in outdoor conditions if the hut is full. A year-round pit toilet is located near the hut. No other amenities are provided.
All campers must make a reservation through the Discover Camping Reservation Service year-round and must produce proof of reservation – failure to do so can result in an eviction and fines.
Please pay your camping fees here:
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.
Whistler Village to Singing Pass: Length, 11.5 km; suggested time, 4 hours one way; elevation change, 1,000 metres. 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.