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Beautiful BC: Garibaldi lake is stunning AF

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DH Vancouver Staff May 12, 2017 6:51 am 4,749

Here in British Columbia you’re never far from a beautiful vista. In fact there are so many mountains, lakes, and swathes of forrest to look at that it almost gets boring (almost).

The same can’t be said of Garibaldi lake however, a gorgeous glacial lake that offers a turquoise treat to anyone willing to trek up to its shores. It’s a stunning spectacle. One that you won’t forget in a hurry. It’s also an ideal spot for social media enthusiasts to snap a few ‘Grams for their timelines.

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Where is it?

Located in Garibaldi Provincial Park, Garibaldi Lake is a 90 minute drive from Vancouver along the Sea To Sky Highway.


How do you get there?

Once you’ve parked your car in the Rubble Creek lot you’ll be faced with a 9 km hike up to the lake itself. With its series of switchbacks, the hike isn’t the most scenic of trails; but it’s well worth the trek once you get up to that beautiful blue water.

What’s there?

The main attraction is obviously the lake itself. And there’s a lot of it to enjoy. Measuring 5 km long, 4 km wide and 300 m deep it’s turquoise waters are set against a beautiful mountain backdrop.

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The lake itself is glacial, which means that it’s painfully chilly. But that doesn’t stop brave hikers from taking a dip in the water.

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Other facilities include day-use cooking shelters and a campground, which has to be booked in advance. Those who camp overnight typically use the lake as a basecamp to attempt the hike to Panorama Ridge or Black Tusk.

When to go

Best hiked between June and October when the snow has melted.

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For your own safety, please make sure you are prepared before heading out on your next adventure. Information on how to prepare for your trip and stay safe while on your hike is available from North Shore Rescue and AdventureSmart.


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