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Wedgemount Lake

Address: Garibaldi Park, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #21 of 36 Attractions in Whistler
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks

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Ottawa, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

What a wonderful place. The nerd in me felt like I was strolling into mythical Rivendell when I crested the plateau that leads to the lake; oh wait that just the Mountaineering Club Hut. The hike is relentlessly uphill and so the short 7km distance is deceptive as you will gain more than 1200m (3900ft). That said its comfortable, if... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Wedgemount Lake is a beautiful destination, whether for a day hike or a weekend backpacking trip. The hike is relatively short, but gains a lot of elevation, so be prepared for a solid workout and bring lots of water if its hot (you can filter water form the lake at the top). At the lake the scenery is world class,... More 

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White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

A very challenging, steep climb finally spits you out at the base of a turquoise blue lake surrounded by the stark contrast of grey slopes. This area is basically devoid of any green and is quite a shock compared to what you might be used to in Garibaldi. Great camping by the lake, lots of pads set up or you... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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102 reviews 102 reviews
45 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The climb was very , very steep and maybe my expectations were too high but I didn't find the area that fun. The lake was a beautiful, milky blue but unless your going to sleep overnight and continue hiking I didn't think it was worth my time

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Issaquah, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is hike is worth the effort of this challenging, steep, root covered trail that rewards one with an incredible glacier fed lake at the top of a scramble. Hardy shoes/boots are a must. Access to the trail head is clearly marked and there ia adequate parking for the number of hikers that would be using the trail on any... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Ignoring the reviews and guide books which spoke of "the toughest hike in the Garribaldi Park", we just looked at the distance to be covered and went for it. It is very steep. Where we were staying offered views of the Armchair Glacier but only by going there could we see the lake. The photographs and reviews spoke of a... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is an awesome challenging hike to a beautiful glacier feed turquoise lake. It's short in distance ~7km but pretty steep and has some rugged sections. We did in on a misty/rainy day and it took us about 3.5 hours going up. It was pretty cold and the rain/wind was picking up once we got to the top so we... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

It's a steep hike but it's not terribly long. Only 7k from the parking lot to the amazing lake. The lakeside hut is great as a base or one of the dozens of incredible-view tent pads. The glacier is close by and easily accessible and relatively safe to hike on as long as you stay away from the edges and... More 

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