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Garibaldi Provincial Park

1376 Depot Rd E, Brackendale, Squamish, British Columbia V0N 1H0, Canada
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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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“black tusk” (21 reviews)
“km hike” (4 reviews)
“lake louise” (3 reviews)
1376 Depot Rd E, Brackendale, Squamish, British Columbia V0N 1H0, Canada
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

Make sure you are well prepared. We brought lots of food and water because we didn't know how long it would take us. It's about 20kms total. Melting snow made for lots of unwanted dips in the lake. Trail was well marked until you got...More

Thank Milanista01
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Although the turn-off from Highway 99 could be better indicated, the Rubble Creek car park was big enough​on a busy day. The trail up to the lake was well graded and maintained. Route indication was discrete and sufficient. Late it was harder to navigate but...More

1  Thank Julian H
Reviewed 3 March 2017

It was a total of 20km hike and a bit difficult but the view at the destination is totally worth it.

Thank Ishwarya R
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Garibaldi Lake is the most incredible hike we´ve ever done!! My husband and I camped at Garibaldi Lake and in the same day visited Panorama Ridge. It is a hard 10 km hike to reach the lake - the campingsite as well - then, 14...More

Thank Natalie G
Reviewed 16 November 2016

First two hours of hike is quite boring...just uphill through the forest...but when you get to Taylor Meadows all you can say is WAAAAAAAAAAW...Black Tusk mountain is so close to you, and all around you are just beautiful mountains and glaciers and all the alpine...More

2  Thank Katja K
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Wow, a spectacular alpine hike. So, picturesque! The views from the tent platforms are breathtaking and panoramic. The lakes are pretty - nestled in the heather meadows. A friendly community of hikers. We visited on a beautiful August weekend and the campground and lodge were...More

1  Thank Vista888
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
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