Garibaldi Lake

Whistler, British Columbia

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The area around Garibaldi Lake is the jewel in the crown that is Garibaldi Provincial Park. There is a large turquoise lake with glaciers flowing into it, wild mountain scenery, volcanic landscapes and colourful flower meadows. No matter how often you experience this place, it is breathtaking every time. The hike described here is a one-day trip that loops up through the meadows below Black Tusk and descends past Garibaldi Lake. This area is deservedly one of the most popular hiking destinations in southwestern British Columbia. There will be crowds unless you go late in the season, but then you’d miss the flowers.
103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia

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103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia

by Jack Bryceland and Mary & David Macaree (Greystone Books)

The area around Garibaldi Lake is the jewel in the crown that is Garibaldi Provincial Park. There is a large turquoise lake with glaciers flowing into it, wild mountain scenery, volcanic landscapes and colourful flower meadows. No matter how often you experience this place, it is breathtaking every time.

The hike described here is a one-day trip that loops up through the meadows below Black Tusk and descends past Garibaldi Lake. This area is deservedly one of the most popular hiking destinations in southwestern British Columbia. There will be crowds unless you go late in the season, but then you’d miss the flowers.

©  Jack Bryceland and Mary & David Macaree/Greystone Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Whistler
Distance: 11.5
Elevation Gain: 3,020 feet
Trail Type: Several options
Duration: 6.5 hours
Season: Best July to October
Local Contacts: Garibaldi Provincial Park
Local Maps: 92G/14 Cheakamus River
Driving Directions: Directions to Garibaldi Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

8/12/2008
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too crowdy. Do it on weekday and puch to black tusk. good camping site



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