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Address: Off Highway 99 | Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 604-898-3678
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Activities: Camping, Hiking, Backpacking
Description: Garibaldi Provincial Park is a favorite destination of outdoor...
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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It was amazing hike to Garibaldi lake!!!!! Yes a long one 9 km one way!!!!! But when you get to the lake you forget about all the way up you just did!!!! The lake is absolutely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It was amazing hike to Garibaldi lake!!!!! Yes a long one 9 km one way!!!!! But when you get to the lake you forget about all the way up you just did!!!! The lake is absolutely beautiful!!!! The colour of the water is turquoise!!!!! TAKE YOUR CAMERA!!!!! there is so many things you will want to photograph!!!! I say: just... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Wow - this is a showcase of Canada! We did the 2 walks 18 & 14k which were absolutely superb. Hiking along, eating berries with the bears, admiring glaciers, lakes and stunning scenery at every turn. And yes we came face to face with a young bear cub who was luckily more interested in eating berries rather than us. And... More 

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Cobble Hill, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We went to Garibaldi Lake for the first time last week, to use it as a base for two hikes we've been wanting to do (Panorama Ridge and Black Tusk)... and it was incredible! It's a short distance hike to the lake (9-10km) from Rubble Creek parking lot, but it is monotonous steep switchbacks, which can be a bit gruelling... More 

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Vernon, B.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Me and two friends made the 20 km round trip hike to Lake Garibaldi. It was a beautiful day and the views were incredible. Of course, this is not an easy hike. You need to be in half decent shape. On the way down, we really felt it! The best thing was at the end. There is a cold mountain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you have the time this is a must see on any visit to BC!! We are not experience hikers and it was tough. The trip took us around 4 hours one way with short breaks and lunch at the viewpoint. We were amazing by the first lake but it only got better from there. Garibaldi Lake is just stunning... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The 18-km return hike to Garibaldi Lake was at moderate level. Wear proper hiking shoes, bring some food and lots of water and you are good to go! The colour of the Garibaldi Lake resembles Lake Louise. There is no washroom until you reach the lake, so please be sure to use the facility at the washroom located at the... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I've hiked Garibaldi Lake 2x in the last month or so. There really are no words to describe the beauty. The first hike was on a rainy day and it was beautiful. The little bit of mist provided a magical ambiance that turned a rainy day into beauty. The 1st 6km is switchback after switchback and a good cardio workout.... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Highlights: this hike, even if only to Garibaldi Lake, is worth the 10km of nearly constant steep grade. Also, once you arrive at the lake, the Black Tusk, Panorama Ridge, and other trails are available if you want to continue the hike. Only wish we had time and could have camped overnight to enjoy even better views!

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Calgary
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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