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Hiking Singing Pass area Garibaldi Park, BC

Singing PassThe 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.
(Topographical map 92.J.2 1:50,000)

Access to the Singing Pass area of Garibaldi Provincial Park is from the bus loop at Whistler Village. The trail head and parking area located 4 km up Fitzsimmons Creek is no longer vehicle accessible, due to slope instability. Parking is available in Whistler Village day lots. For those hiking into Singing Pass overnight, parking is permitted in the designated area of Lot 4.

There are three major trails in this area of Garibaldi Park:

Whistler village to Singing Pass - Length, 11.5 km; suggested time 3 to 4 hours one way; elevation change, 1000 metres. Beginning at the bus loop drop off area, follow the Whistler Mountain access road for approximately 500 metres. Turn left on the old Singing Pass road which continues along Fitzsimmons Creek to the park boundary 6 kilometres from the village. The trail follows Melody Creek to Singing Pass with its magnificent views of the Fitzsimmons and Spearhead mountain ranges and Cheakamus Glacier.

Singing Pass hut

Singing Pass to Russet Lake - Length, 2 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, 1300 metres. From the top of the gondola, Singing Pass is also accessible by an alpine route crossing Piccolo, Flute and Oboe summits. From the pass, return to the village via the Singing Pass trail. Be sure to check on Whistler Mountain lift operations.

 

 

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