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Garibaldi Provincial Park

Off Highway 99 | Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
604-898-3678
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Ranked #82 of 1,485 Attractions in British Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Parks, Hiking Trails, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Camping, Backpacking, Hiking
Owner description: Garibaldi Provincial Park is a favorite destination of outdoor enthusiasts: it offers a range of...
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Type: National Parks, Parks, Hiking Trails, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Camping, Backpacking, Hiking
Owner description: 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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Calgary
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Unbelievable hiking & camping in this area. Garibaldi Lake is incredibly beautiful! It's even more beautiful when seen from the top of Panorama Ridge. Makes for a roughly 33km day if you go down to the lake as well. With almost 5000 feet of elevation gain and loss it will definitely make you sore the next morning but it's all... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

So the first 6K, online, they tell you it is a "gradual" incline, which I guess, for a mountain, it is, but not what we were expecting! Once you get up to the junction, it does level out for a bit, but still a lot of up hill. Make sure you are prepared for this journey, and have some liquids... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

super long hiking, definitely longer than 9 km each way. Bring enough water, be prepared. The Garibaldi lake is beautiful, worth the effort.

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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44 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We'd been advised by a few people that was a stunning location to visit...we weren't disappointed. Good trails and well marked. We'd asked at the Squamish outdoor store and the visitor centre for an update on weather on the track.. They reported sun at different levels! When we arrived at the car park we waited to check out what foot... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

this lake is about 90KM from Vancouver.it is about 8 KM hike with elevation change about 950 meters. I am not a hiker but I did it with my friends and took about 3.5 hours to get there and 3 hours to come back down. The turnoff at Highway #99 to parking lot is so small, paved road on the... More 

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West Kelowna, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It is a switch back climb to the lake, it is the mat beautiful colour when you arrive at the lake, to have the glacier as a back drop, how amazing. The water is cold and fresh. Then the hike down is hard on the knees, but still continue to to the hike because of the amazing vista upon arrival.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

I still am in awe of this hike. At first you think why am I switchbacking up a hill with no view- but eventually once you get to the lake it IS TOTALLY WORTH IT. Some are saying the water is cold but I guess with the warm weather WE ALL SWAM :) GO GO GO !!

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Surrey, BC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The trails are wide and the scenery is beautiful. Grab some water and lunch in a back pack & don't forget bug spray & your camera with lots of memory and an extra battery! If you start your hike at Rubble Creek/Black Tusk parking lot. You will walk through the... More 

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surrey, british Columbia, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This is a beautiful place to be. Nature at it's best. Unfortunately it spoiled by the urbanites that have no clue as to what nature is. Starting from the trail in you will find an array of coffee cups and drink bottles left at the bottom of the various park signs as if God himself is going to come down... More 

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Riverside, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I thought I've been to some of the most beautiful places in North America, but apparently I was wrong! The highway (99) leading into the park was one of the most beautiful highways I've ever seen! With the lake on the left and the high, steep mountains on the right creates a scenic escape from the hustle and bustle of... More 

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