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Garibaldi Provincial Park

Off Highway 99 | Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-898-3678
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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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Off Highway 99 | Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-898-3678
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although the turn-off from Highway 99 could be better indicated, the Rubble Creek car park was big enough​on a busy day. The trail up to the lake was well graded and maintained. Route indication was discrete and sufficient. Late it was harder to navigate but...More

1  Thank Julian H
Reviewed March 3, 2017

It was a total of 20km hike and a bit difficult but the view at the destination is totally worth it.

Thank Ishwarya R
Reviewed December 19, 2016

Garibaldi Lake is the most incredible hike we´ve ever done!! My husband and I camped at Garibaldi Lake and in the same day visited Panorama Ridge. It is a hard 10 km hike to reach the lake - the campingsite as well - then, 14...More

Thank Natalie G
Reviewed November 16, 2016

First two hours of hike is quite boring...just uphill through the forest...but when you get to Taylor Meadows all you can say is WAAAAAAAAAAW...Black Tusk mountain is so close to you, and all around you are just beautiful mountains and glaciers and all the alpine...More

1  Thank Katja K
Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Wow, a spectacular alpine hike. So, picturesque! The views from the tent platforms are breathtaking and panoramic. The lakes are pretty - nestled in the heather meadows. A friendly community of hikers. We visited on a beautiful August weekend and the campground and lodge were...More

1  Thank Vista888
Reviewed October 19, 2016

The hike can be strenuous at times (the first five km are the hardest with the switchbacks) but the two small lakes and finally the huge turquoise Lake Garibaldi make it worth your time! The forest and views of the valley/mountains along the way are...More

Thank sandydev
Reviewed September 11, 2016

18K round trip "uphill all the way up" is well-rewarded by stunning views at the lake whose waters are azure-turquoise blue, flanked by glaciers and peaks, including the iconic Black Tusk. There isn't a bad place to chill before the downhill walk back to the...More

2  Thank liv2luv
Reviewed August 22, 2016

For a family that just took up hiking this year, this was our ultimate challenge for this summer. Rubble Creek Trailhead is off Hwy 99 (Sea-to-Sky) and takes about 1.5 hours from downtown Vancouver. Trail to the lake is 9km (1-way) with an elevation of...More

4  Thank MiniMooRa
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We've hiked this area a number of times...tusk, meadows, lake. This time, we went to the lake. Every time, the view is breath taking and the water is the most beautiful clear aqua blue colour. Note: the hike up from the parking lot to the...More

Thank D. W
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

This hike is absolutely worth every drip of sweat. The view is beautiful once you get up there, however the first few km are a bit tedious. It's just trees, steady incline, and turns.. which get old quick. The lake is stunning, and ice cold!...More

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