February 11th, 2023: What trails are good this week?  Driving up into the mountains is a great way to seek out some springtime snow.  Alexander Falls is beautiful these days with deep snow everywhere.  Not really a hike as the walk from your car to the viewpoint is just a hundred metres or so, it is worth the drive, especially on a sunny day!  High up in the Callaghan Valley, Alexander Falls is easy to get to in any weather and amazing in February.

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The falls crash down 43 metres into the snow filled valley below.  When Whistler Valley is slushy and wet, everything in the Callaghan Valley is insanely buried in snow.  Finding Alexander Falls is easy.  From Whistler Village: Drive south on the Sea to Sky highway, 13.8 kilometres from Village Gate Boulevard, turn right onto Callaghan Valley Road at the sign to Whistler Olympic Park. Follow this road for 9.6 kilometres, keep an eye out on your left for a little sign that directs you to Alexander Falls. The sign/turnoff is just before Whistler Olympic Park.  Anytime of the year is great to go to Alexander Falls.  In the summer, the weather makes the drive more scenic and you are likely to see bears on the way there.  At the viewing area you have several picnic tables that are wonderful in the summertime.  In the winter months, the valley is a massive, snowy playground.

Alexander Falls from the Viewing Deck Buried in Snow

Alexander Falls Winter

Alexander Falls Outhouses Buried in Snow

Walking through the Alexander Falls parking lot covered in almost 2 metres of snow on a beautiful, sunny winter day.  The outhouses can be seen on the right almost entirely buried in snow.  The viewing platform just past the outhouses is completely obscured by snow.

Parking Lot Buried in Snow

Alexander Falls Winter Wonderland 

Alexander Falls Winter Wonderland

Alexander Falls Driving Directions Map

Alexander Falls Winter Driving Directions Map v4a

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