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Garibaldi Provincial Park

Off Highway 99 | Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-898-3678
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Garibaldi Provincial Park is a favorite destination of outdoor enthusiasts: it offers a range of hiking opportunities from lush alpine meadows, wildlife viewing opportunities, alpine flowers blooming in lush meadows, and hikes ranging from a few hours to a few days using map and compass. Garibaldi Park has an interesting geological background as it was created by volcanic action which created the formation of many of the parks peaks; the Black Tusk, Price Mountain, The Table, Mount Garibaldi, the CinderCone and the Glacier Pikes just to name a few. Lava from Clinker Peak is responsible for the creation of The Barrier. Behind this natural dam 300 metre deep Garibaldi Lake was formed.
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“day hike” (4 reviews)
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Off Highway 99 | Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-898-3678
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

The hike can be strenuous at times (the first five km are the hardest with the switchbacks) but the two small lakes and finally the huge turquoise Lake Garibaldi make it worth your time! The forest and views of the valley/mountains along the way are...More

Thank sandydev
Reviewed 11 September 2016

18K round trip "uphill all the way up" is well-rewarded by stunning views at the lake whose waters are azure-turquoise blue, flanked by glaciers and peaks, including the iconic Black Tusk. There isn't a bad place to chill before the downhill walk back to the...More

2  Thank liv2luv
Reviewed 22 August 2016

For a family that just took up hiking this year, this was our ultimate challenge for this summer. Rubble Creek Trailhead is off Hwy 99 (Sea-to-Sky) and takes about 1.5 hours from downtown Vancouver. Trail to the lake is 9km (1-way) with an elevation of...More

4  Thank MiniMooRa
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We've hiked this area a number of times...tusk, meadows, lake. This time, we went to the lake. Every time, the view is breath taking and the water is the most beautiful clear aqua blue colour. Note: the hike up from the parking lot to the...More

Thank D. W
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This hike is absolutely worth every drip of sweat. The view is beautiful once you get up there, however the first few km are a bit tedious. It's just trees, steady incline, and turns.. which get old quick. The lake is stunning, and ice cold!...More

Thank ro10ski
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Just completed the Garibaldi Lake hike yesterday and absolutely loved it! I'm not one of those incredibly fit gym junkies, but I do try to hit the gym 4-6 times a week. Going up took 2 hours and 19 minutes (with the last 3.5km just...More

3  Thank MySuitcaseJourneys
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Long hike where you will be going mostly up hill w/ little to see for 1st two hours. But after that you get 3 fantastic alpine lakes. ~3-3:15 on the way up as you will stop for many pictures once reaching the lakes. ~2:45 on...More

Thank Go-GBP
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

The hike into garibaldi lake! - If you are hiking with backpacking gear it will be a slow and steady walk up the massive hill at the beginning! What feels like an eternity (30-60 mins pace dependant) it slowly starts to not be as steep!...More

3  Thank Adele P
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

We hiked to Garibaldi in late June 2016 and were rewarded with incredible views. Here are a few tips from a beginning hiker: - allow for plenty of time. We started the hike a bit after 3 which put us on a bit of a...More

Thank Mauriciog29
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Going to this hike was an experience. Advice anyone going to bring hiking stick, lots of water and hiking boots for anyone wanting to hike for the day. You can also camp here @garibaldi lake and there are other grounds and places you can camp...More

Thank Rodolfo D
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