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Address: Off Highway 99 | Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
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Garibaldi Provincial Park is a favorite destination of outdoor enthusiasts:...

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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Garibaldi lake hike in summer

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

Reviewed March 3, 2017
Ishwarya R
Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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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.

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Madrid, Spain
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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 km (round trip) more to reach Paranoma Ridge where we were impressed and amazed with... More 

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Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia
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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 flowers and streams,...from here you need another 45min (straight and downhill) and you are already... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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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 both fully booked. From the campground there are several day hike options to explore. Such... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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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 also very peaceful, and even though it was pretty cloudy when we went, the occasional... More 

Thank sandydev
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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 parking lot. From Rubble Creek I took the Lake trail, went on to Taylor Meadows... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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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 about 900m. Trail and parking lot can be very busy especially during the summer. Come... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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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 forks in the road to take you to your trail choice is about 1.5-2hrs (depends... More 

Thank D. W
Surrey, Canada
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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! But it was very refreshing and let's be real here, who doesn't want to swim... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed August 15, 2016

Just completed the Garibaldi Lake hike yesterday and absolutely loved it! I'm not one of those incredibly fit gym junkies, but I do try to hit the gym 4-6 times a week. Going up took 2 hours and 19 minutes (with the last 3.5km just me being distracted by the gorgeous views and stopping ever so frequently to take photos)... More 

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