Golden Ears Provincial Park

Golden Ears Provincial Park

Golden Ears Provincial Park
4.5
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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  • Roland R
    63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing awesome place!
    Great views and chillaxing provincial park! Soaking in all the wilderness has to offer. Lots of things to do and see! This park gets really busy during summer! Allouette Lake is accessible if you want to explore the area and maximize your visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 2, 2023
  • Caroljj53
    Surrey, Canada44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun with tired legs afterwards
    The North Parking lot and the road up to it is closed due to rain damage to the road. Park along the side of the road and walk in. Go earlier in the day as I find when I leave around noonish, I pass by many people, kids, dogs coming in. A good hike in. Younger people would say it is a nice walk 😄 I will go back in the summer.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 6, 2024
  • Kiki
    Vancouver, Canada283 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A moderate challenging hike with nice scenery
    We hiked the Lower Falls Trail and East Canyon Trail, totaling 10.7km with an elevation gain of 295m, taking 2 hours and 28 minutes . The overall route was relatively flat, but some sections had cobblestone paths, which were a bit tough on the feet. The Lower Falls Trail was easy to walk, with no difficulty at all. After reaching the waterfall, you can return the same way. The water at the waterfall was quite clear. Along the way, we saw a school taking children out for an autumn outing (seems like schools here often have outdoor activities on Fridays, they looked very happy). It only took us 30-40 minutes to reach the waterfall, and we felt it was too short, so we decided to climb up to the East Canyon Trail . The climbing section was the hardest part of the whole journey, requiring the use of hands and feet. Along the way, there were colored ribbons tied to trees indicating directions. The East Canyon Trail had a slight incline, overall relatively gentle, but with quite a lot of cobblestone paths. The park was quite humid, with small streams often flowing over the trail, making it damp. Along the way, you'll pass a small bridge with excellent scenery.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 3, 2024
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Caroljj53
Surrey, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
The North Parking lot and the road up to it is closed due to rain damage to the road. Park along the side of the road and walk in. Go earlier in the day as I find when I leave around noonish, I pass by many people, kids, dogs coming in.
A good hike in. Younger people would say it is a nice walk 😄
I will go back in the summer.
Written January 6, 2024
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Melanie A
Richmond, Canada
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
The setting is beautiful of course. The campground is well patrolled by the park managers. However the potholes in the road to the campground and around the campground at Gold Creek are up to 12 inches deep. The access to the beach from the campground is good except for the last bit at the beach. It is loose, sandy gravel on a steep slope. It is hard for those with mobility issues to get to the beach. The trail around the campgrounds are in need of some work too.Washrooms were clean.
Written August 16, 2020
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Kiki
Vancouver, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We hiked the Lower Falls Trail and East Canyon Trail, totaling 10.7km with an elevation gain of 295m, taking 2 hours and 28 minutes .
The overall route was relatively flat, but some sections had cobblestone paths, which were a bit tough on the feet.
The Lower Falls Trail was easy to walk, with no difficulty at all. After reaching the waterfall, you can return the same way. The water at the waterfall was quite clear.
Along the way, we saw a school taking children out for an autumn outing (seems like schools here often have outdoor activities on Fridays, they looked very happy).
It only took us 30-40 minutes to reach the waterfall, and we felt it was too short, so we decided to climb up to the East Canyon Trail .
The climbing section was the hardest part of the whole journey, requiring the use of hands and feet. Along the way, there were colored ribbons tied to trees indicating directions.
The East Canyon Trail had a slight incline, overall relatively gentle, but with quite a lot of cobblestone paths. The park was quite humid, with small streams often flowing over the trail, making it damp. Along the way, you'll pass a small bridge with excellent scenery.
Written April 3, 2024
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Mrs M
Maple Ridge, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We hike the many trails, but bikes and horses also have a venue.
All levels of fitness are welcome, from level lakeside and riverside, to gruelling mountain ascents.
We also kayak on Alouette Lake, mind the wind though!
Written January 23, 2022
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Lesley M
Banff, Canada
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
This part of the world is absolutely beautiful and this campsite has a lot of great scenery. A great place to go if you’d like to get away from the city and submerge right into the wilderness. There is no cell reception so it is also a great place to go for a technology cleanse. I am only leaving 3/5 stars because I did not find the staff helpful or understanding, and the layout of the campsite was not easy to navigate; For example, I could not find the showers (only the toilets) and I got lost on my way back from the beach.
Written June 11, 2024
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Catherine M
Montreal, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
We did the east canyon trail. Lovely little 2hr hike. Pretty easy other then one part heading down tothe fower falls. It is a pretty step downhill part. But it had beautiful view.
Written May 15, 2021
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Carol K
Calgary, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
This is a beautiful park with many spots to visit on a day trip as well as camping. We did a day trip and hiked up to the falls. Very long hike through the forest which was beautiful. Lots of places to stop along the way to take photos. Slight incline so wear good shoes. Really nice beach area along this trail. Parking is challenging so come early.
Written July 25, 2020
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SpenceAndHolli
Vancouver, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Couples
My wife and I camped (tent) overnight at the North Alouette campground, site D16. This park has 4 seperate front country campgrounds and we stayed in the largest of them. Though the sites are well seperated and private, the weekend that we stayed was full of kids and revellers so it was quite noisy. Perfect if you have kids and/or are alright with staying up fairly late. If not, weekdays might be preferrable as they will not be so busy at that time. We drove through the other campgrounds and they do not have the capacity for as many people so would likely be more quiet. Also, The Alouette campgrounds are the ones that have the Alouette beach access connected to them so this attracts a different crowd than other campgrounds might. This being said, the beach and lake are amazing to relax and swim in and have lots of adjacent picnic area. Water shoes are nice to have for the beach and lake.

Other notes:
-Firewood is expensive at this cmpground, $9 per small bundle. So, if you can find some to bring with you, you might be able to enjoy a fire for a longer period.
-Showers, toilets (some flush), and drinking water is avialable thoughout the campground.
-The small trial attached to Alouette Campground is a nice, short stroll that almost anyone can handle. Be prepared for mud if it has rained in the recent past though.
- The other trails in the park look amazing and we look forward to doing some more serious hiking there!!
-The day use area in the park would be a great place to go to hang out on the beach on a nice hot day and we will definitely consider this option too if we don't feel like staying in the campground overnight.

We hope this helps your planning. :)

Spencer and Holli
Written July 27, 2012
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skevans
Vancouver
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Friends
Unplug your kids and go outside and play! Stunning scenery- beautiful beaches (Alouette Lake) and free parking! Golden Ears is huge- so if you are not an experienced outdoors person- stick to the well marked beaches, trails and campsites. Visitors frequently get lost in this massive provincial park- so be aware.
This really IS the "woods" and yes- Goldilocks- there ARE bears (and cougars) so again- don't go traipsing off alone and think about how to bear-cache your food.
Anyway- back to the beaches. I have been going to Alouette Lake for 40 years and although they SADLY removed several beautiful old conifers along the beach (bring the sunscreen for sure) this lake is stunning. It is common to see Bald Eagles spiraling overhead, there is fishing in the lake (though since this is not really my thing I can't attest for the species or the numbers), swimming area is clean but cold. No life guard on duty but clearly defined boundaries marked with buoys. Watch the dam to the right of the swim area.
Restrooms and change rooms are clean- there is also an outdoor shower.
Canada Geese can be a bit of an issue but again- the water is clear- just be savvy wherever these large birds gather they tend to leave behind more than just feathers. Do NOT feed the geest- they can become aggressive. They usually saunter past for photo ops and they head on their merry way.
Best of all- all of this natural beauty at the beach is FREE- yes- no batteries required! Rated "S" for Supernatural BC!
Written June 30, 2014
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ChinS988
Vancouver, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
My family (with a 14 month old boy) and another family (with two young children) went camping at Alouette campground at Golden Ears for 2 nights 3 days in early July (during the week). The campground was spacious and clean. The bathroom and shower facilities were well maintained and clean (much better than we expected given the number of campers around). The lake shore was within walking distance and the scenery was beautiful. I was pleasantly surprised by how tranquil and nice it felt given the high volume of visitors. We had two separate campsites for the two families but given the size of each campsite one would have been sufficient for both (although it was nice to have two families with young children separate - for quietness). The only inconvenience I felt was that there was no designated place for washing dirty dishes. I advice campers to bring a bucket or a water jar (a 4 L empty milk jar would do) with you so that you can bring water back to your own campsite for dish washing and other purposes.

Campsites right next to the children playground (and the shower facility) may be noisy due to the number of children playing there.

Try flush toilets away from the shower facility; they are very very clean and rarely visited during our stay there; note that these flush toilet facilities away from the shower facility do not have light at night. The flush toilet at the shower facility does have light, though, but it is heavily used.
Written July 14, 2014
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