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Although Whistler is best known for its ski slopes, once the weather warms up, this winter sports haven offers multiple opportunities to get outdoors and explore nature. And one of the area's best places to hike is Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, which sits roughly 10 miles southwest of central Whistler. This park, which is named after its 230-foot waterfall, features multiple trails, including a family-friendly path and one that is a prime spot for seeing red-tailed frogs (a local threatened species). Some trails can also be used for mountain biking or snowshoeing during the winter months.

Recent visitors loved Brandywine Falls Provincial Park's hiking trails and highly recommend trekking the easier Brandywine Falls Trail for "spectacular" views of the falls. But remember to bring plenty of water with you since there are no water fountains or vendors inside the park. To make the most of your time in the region, several travelers suggest stopping at the park – which sits along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, a route that connects Whistler Village to Vancouver – on your way to central Whistler.

Brandywine Falls Provincial Park can only be reached by car and is free to visit every day from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. On-site facilities are limited, but a viewing platform and a picnic area with restrooms and picnic tables are available. Pets are permitted on all of the park's trails. For more information, check out BC Park's Brandywine Falls Provincial Park page.

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