21 Best Places To Propose In Whistler

Are you looking for the best places to propose in Whistler?

Deciding where to ask the question can be overwhelming with so many locations. As someone who has been to Whistler many times (I’m from Vancouver), I can help you with suggestions for where to pop the big question.

Whistler is an excellent destination if you want a romantic and picturesque location to propose to your significant other. There are stunning mountain peaks, beautiful views, and the perfect backdrop for your special moment. 

Best Places To Propose In Whistler

Here are all the places and ways you can propose in Whistler.

1. Peak of Whistler Mountain

If you want something simple and easy, head to the top of Whistler Mountain. You and your partner can take the PEAK 2 PEAK gondola to the mountain’s summit. There are beautiful views from the top during any time of the year.

You can even book a private dining experience at the Roundhouse Lodge to enjoy a romantic dinner before or after popping the question.

Mountain top view of mountain ranges in the distance and a rocky mountain slope closer towards the front of the photo.

2. Blackcomb Mountain

Whistler Blackcomb Mountain is another spot you can propose atop the mountains. If both of you are into skiing, cross-country skiing, or snowboarding, there are many scenic, snowy trails and points with beautiful snow-capped views.

During the summer, there are trails that you can hike to locations such as Blackcomb Lake. There are also a couple of cafes at the top of the mountain called Glacier Creek Lodge and Crystal Hut.

3. Stone Circle

Along the side of Alta Lake is a location called Stone Circle. The backdrop is the beautiful lake and a more private area to propose. Stone Circle is an excellent place to propose in Whistler during the summer or winter.

4. Proposal Corner

There’s a spot in Whistler called “Proposal Corner”– there’s even a sign that says it. The location is approximately halfway of the Lost Lake trail (easy trail). And during the winter, you can cross-country ski to the spot.

5. Lost Lake

Lost Lake Park is a beautiful location for a romantic proposal in Whistler. There are many opportunities to propose around the lake with many secluded trails.

In the winter, you can cross-country ski or snowshoe. Meanwhile, in the summer, you can walk or bike around. There’s also a Big Dock if you want to propose on the lake. 

A long wooden walkway and dock that is in the middle of the lake. The Lake is surrounded by trees and it's a clear sunny day. This is one of the best places to propose in Whistler.

6. Lakes Around Whistler

If you’re looking for an outdoor location to propose, there are many lakes around the Whistler area. These locations are private or open, such as a dock.

Some lakes around Whistler include:

  • Alta Lake
  • Green Lake
  • Nita Lake
  • Alpha Lake

7. Alexander Falls

Alexander Falls is a no-hike location to see a waterfall. There’s a platform area where you can pop the question. You may see more water flowing down the waterfall in spring than in summer.

It’s also a less busy spot than other famous waterfalls along the Sea To Sky Highway.

8. Brandywine Falls

Another waterfall location is Brandywine Falls, which is outside of Whistler and one of the busiest locations.

The falls are 70 metres high and fall over volcanic rock. If you want something more private, there are also picnic areas and hiking trails.

A waterfall cascading down into a pool of water. There is a massive rock face that surrounds the area and trees.

9. Hiking

There are many hiking trails around Whistler for all levels of experience; some are open year-round, while others may be open during certain times of the year. On a hike, you can find excellent viewpoints and locations to propose.

Some beautiful hiking locations are:

  • Ancient Cedars Loop
  • Cheakamus Lake Trail
  • Joffre Lakes Trail
  • Rainbow Lake Trail
  • Train Wreck

💡 Note: Keep in mind that during the summer and spring, there are possibilities of bear sightings, such as grizzly and black bears.

10. Garibaldi

Proposing at Garibaldi offers a breathtaking and unforgettable experience for couples looking for a romantic setting for this special moment.

Whether at the stunning Garibaldi Lake or the gorgeous views from the summit of Mount Garibaldi or Black Tusk, the area’s natural beauty provides an idyllic backdrop for a proposal.

A stunning overview of Garibaldi Lake. It's a light blue looking lake and ther are mountainranges surroudning the lake with a mix of trees and snow summits. there is a person wearing a red jacket in the distance standing on the slope looking at the lake.

11. Vallea Lumina

Vallea Lumina in Whistler offers an enchanting multimedia night walk through an old-growth forest, an immersive journey into hidden wonders.

The 1.5-kilometre trail takes approximately 50 to 80 minutes to walk through the show. This captivating adventure is designed to combine technology and art to create a magical and memorable experience.

12. In The Village

If you’re looking for a more open or public area in Whistler, Whistler Village has plenty of options. You can propose at Olympic Plaza, Village Square, or Whistler Mountain Square.

There are also a couple of bridges along the Village Stroll path, such as the main one that goes over Village Gate Boulevard or around the artificial river near Olympic Plaza.

The Olympic Village in Whistler. There's an open grass area. The Olympic Rings are in the middle of the frame and you can see one of the ski mountains and the gondola path.

Take your proposal to new heights by popping the question while soaring through the trees on a zipline — or on a platform after you zipline. There are a variety of zipline tours that will take you through different locations and sceneries.

➡️ Check Prices & Availability for this ziplining tour

14. Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing in Whistler is a popular winter activity that allows you to explore the region’s stunning natural landscapes. With many snowshoe trails catering to various skill levels, you can venture through Whistler’s picturesque winter wonderland.

There are guided tours, private tours, and self-guided walks for you and your significant other to enjoy the tranquillity of the snow-covered forests and stunning mountain views along the way to pop the big question.

A man in snow gear and carrying a backpack snowshoeing and looking out onto the open area covered in snow with snowy mountains in the distance.

15. Ice Skating

During the winter, there’s an outdoor rink in Olympic Plaza. It can get busy; however, you can book a private event.

Another option there’s the possibility of outdoor skating on lakes near Whistler. But depending on the year and how cold the winter season is, there might be a possibility of lakes not freezing over.

16. Sightseeing Tour

If you want more of a tour aspect proposal, embark on various Whistler sightseeing tours.

The Whistler Wanderlust Stroll is a 1.5-hour walking tour. For a more extensive adventure, join the Whistler Sightseeing Tour, a three-hour tour covering the entire Whistler Valley and Olympic venues.

You could experience nature and history with the 2.5-hour Olympic Legacy Safari Combo, which provides exclusive Jeep adventures. Or a Private Whistler Sightseeing Tour, a three-hour personalized tour through the valley’s highlights.

Luxurious Proposal Suggestions

Here are some of the best luxurious proposal suggestions in Whistler.

17. Barefoot Bistro

If you’re looking for an intimate restaurant setting, the Barefoot Bistro is an excellent fine-dining restaurant to propose in Whistler or enjoy a celebration afterward.

They offer experiences and dining at the Barefoot Bistro, such as Champagne Sabering, The Grey Goose Ice Room, where you can experience sub-zero vodka, and Chef’s Table, where you can enjoy a five-course meal.

Or, if you’re looking for a private option, you can dine in the wine cellar, which is surrounded by over 15,000 bottles from floor to ceiling.

One of the most luxurious ways to propose is during a helicopter ride in Whistler. Blackcomb Helicopter Tours company has a special package for proposals, with a private alpine landing location.

➡️ Check Prices & Availability for Helicopter & Alpine Landing Proposal

19. Snowmobiling Tour

Another luxurious option for a proposal is taking a snowmobile tour in Whistler. Whistler offers a variety of snowmobile tours that take you to remote locations in the Whistler backcountry.

There are different tours, such as wilderness, family, scenic, or private tours. So you can include friends and family in your plans or have something special between you and your significant other.

An over head view of five people snowmobiling. There are two people at the front of the line. They are snowmobiling in the middle of an open arera covered in snow.

20. Snowcat Tour

Discover a winter wonderland with Whistler’s Snowcat Tours, a unique and luxurious experience. Navigate through pristine snowscapes aboard a modern snowcat, exploring the untouched backcountry of Whistler’s mountains.

Two tours offer panoramic views and intimate settings, such as dinner at the Crystal Hut or a remote log cabin with a private chef surrounded by candles and firelight.

21. Dog Sledding

Experience the thrill of dog sledding in Whistler as you traverse snow-covered trails with a team of lively sled dogs.

Led by skilled mushers, this activity provides a genuine adventure through the winter wilderness. During the tour, you can always stop for photos and pop the question.

A red dog sled. There are huskies pulling the sled in a forest that is covered in snow. A unique way to propose in Whistler is by a dog sledding tour. You can stop along the way for the perfect spot.

Where To Stay In Whistler

Here are a couple of places to stay in Whistler. If you’re bringing a dog, these are some of the best pet-friendly hotels in Whistler.

✅ Excellent Staff
✅ Outdoor Heated Pool

In Whistler’s Upper Village, the Four Seasons Resort Whistler is a beautiful luxury hotel featuring a heated outdoor pool, three hot tubs, and spacious rooms.

Highlights of the hotel include well-appointed rooms, excellent staff members, a daily complimentary wine reception, and a free shuttle to Whistler Village.

✅ Full Service Spa
✅ Excellent Location

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler offers a luxurious escape. The hotel features hot tubs, an outdoor pool, and saunas. You can indulge in diverse dining options, including live entertainment at the Mallard Lounge and Terrace, health club, tennis courts, and Vida Spa.

✅ Excellent Location
✅ Friendly Staff

Located in an excellent spot in Whistler Village, The Crystal Lodge offers essential amenities, including an on-site restaurant and an outdoor hot tub with mountainous views. The friendly and helpful staff make it an ideal choice for a comfortable stay in Whistler.

Conclusion

As you can see, there are many options for the best places to propose in Whistler. Its natural beauty and romantic settings make it an ideal choice for those seeking a unique and memorable proposal.

Congratulations on your engagement!

Have a good day 🙂

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