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Address: Garibaldi Park, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

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a hiker's hike

this picture says it all. The entire area in Garibaldi Park is awesome, but not for a day hike . you need some hiking experience and gear as well as extra clothes to keep warm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Plymouth, Massachusetts

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

this picture says it all. The entire area in Garibaldi Park is awesome, but not for a day hike . you need some hiking experience and gear as well as extra clothes to keep warm as temps change or a storm blows through. the hikes are worth it and make sure to bring plenty of food and water. Also drive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed this hike, nature there is beautiful. Went sooner so it was nicely chilly under the trees instead of hot summer weather everywhere else. Lake is amazing, there are spectacular views and no crowds because hike is not suitable for kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Very pretty lake and not too busy in the summer. Well worth the effort of getting there. One of my favorite hikes in the area.

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Rock Creek, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 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 43 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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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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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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Address: Garibaldi Park, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
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