Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
Loop
Distance
2.50 km (1.55 mi)
Warming hut
No
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Measuring 43 meters, or 141 feet, tall, Alexander Falls is one of many impressive waterfalls in the Whistler area. Most people see the falls from the upper viewing platform at Alexander Falls Provincial Park, but there's also a well-marked snowshoe trail that takes you to the base of the falls.

To see the falls up close, you'll need to head to Callaghan Country, a winter adventurer's paradise. There are two ways to reach the falls. If you're short on time, take the Express Trail straight down and straight back up again. If you can spare a few more minutes, take the longer and prettier loop. Both routes are signed, flagged, and easy to follow. Note, however, that they are not groomed or maintained for skiers, so be prepared to negotiate narrow trails, trees, and some steep slopes. The final descent to the river is short but steep, and it may not be ideal for beginners.

Conditions at the falls vary based on temperature changes during the winter. Visit Alexander Falls after a prolonged period of cold weather to see beautiful ice and snow formations. Visit during warmer weather to see a high volume of snow melt rushing over the falls. And swing by the drive-up viewing area on your way back to the main road to gain an entirely different perspective of the waterfall.

Combine this loop with the Finger Lakes Loop to get an even better introduction to the Callaghan Valley, and if you are exploring the area for a few days, the Journeyman Lodge provides cozy accommodations and incredible access to the snowshoe and cross-country ski trails in this area.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Trail fees

Pros

Beautiful waterfall. Multiple routes to the falls.

Cons

Crowded.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Trailhead Elevation

2,657.48 ft (810.00 m)

Net Elevation Gain

459.32 ft (140.00 m)

Features

Big vistas
Waterfalls

Typically multi-day

No

Groomed trail

No

Location

Field Guide + Map

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