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Address: Garibaldi Park, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

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What beautiful scenery at the lake

The climb up to the lake is a hard steep climb not for beginners. Elevations to hike are 1200 mm climbs up 4 km. the climb is long and hard. Make sure you have supplies with you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Rock Creek, Canada

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Rock Creek, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The climb up to the lake is a hard steep climb not for beginners. Elevations to hike are 1200 mm climbs up 4 km. the climb is long and hard. Make sure you have supplies with you and water. The climb down is hard on some peoples knees. There is climbing in winter here as we were told. The lake... More 

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Canmore, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I read the other reviews and it is true that it can be tough depending on how often you hike with its 1200 m elevation in 4 km up. But we did it in May and there was quite a lot of snow on the last km with ice-snow patches for another 500 m. Even though the lake was frozen,... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Everyone at work raves about this hike. I think partially because it's close to Whistler. The climb up is long & hard with not much to look at - all tree enclosed - no views. The way down is very tough on the knees. The lake - incredible! Reaching the top is like entering a whole different world. On a... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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Derbyshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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