Iceberg Lake is one of the Sea to Sky’s newer and less-known trails, but it’s an absolute hidden gem.
The hike parallels a creek much of the way, and has stunning views of the Whistler Blackcomb ski area and nearby Green Lake on the way up. There’s also a great waterfall rest stop a couple of kilometers in!
The trail ends at an alpine lake at the top of the pass, renowned for its (you guessed it) floating chunks of ice and snowpack. We’ve hiked this trail in late September, and there was still ice in the lake, so it should be there regardless of the time of year you visit.
Here’s the best way to celebrate at the top of the hike. Pack a couple of beers, a swimsuit, and lots of warm clothes. Stick the beers into the lake once you get to the top to cool them down. Next, change into your swimsuits, and jump into the lake from the side. Make sure to take a video, and film it at an angle that captures you jumping in between the icebergs (as shown in the video). Afterwards, dry off, put on your warm clothes, and enjoy your cold pints as you soak up the views.