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“Camp BC”

Alice Lake Provincial Park
Ranked #5 of 47 things to do in Squamish
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Owner description: This scenic park contains four lakes and is perfect for hiking and swimming.
NORTH VANCOUVER
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“Camp BC”
Reviewed July 28, 2011

We have been here many times, it's only 45 minutes from home.
The sites are all large and the campground is well kept.
The loud campers are non existent. Nice.
We have a tent trailer so we now go for the power sites.
A little pricey to camp today though, it was almost $90 for the 2 nights.
$6 for each day for the res, and $8 a day for power.
The showers are free though, and of course wood is not free anymore so you must buy or supply your own, the latter is what we do.

The lake is beautiful, but always a little windy.
Watch the kids and poor swimmers as there is no lifeguard and the lake drops off just off the shore very steeply and has claimed several lifes.
There are 2 flots to swim to and take in the sun.
The swimming area is roped off and no power boats are allowed.Nice.
There is a nice beach across the lake that is accesible for all campers.

The best thing I found this year is they replaced the horrible old play ground with a new one that looks like a tree fort, and they built a large, and really fun bike track for kids. My kids loved the bike track the most.

Weekends are very busy and for the rest of the summer it will be a battle to get a spot to camp.

The is a nicely rated camp site called ":Paradise Valley Campground" 8 kilometers away. $35.00 per night with power and no res. fee.

Hope this helps.

Visited July 2011
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“So pretty!”
Reviewed August 28, 2009

My husband, my daughter and I stayed here last week and will be back again. The sites were HUGE ( we brought our tent trailer), clean, well kept and surrounded by tall trees. Our site had power hook ups so that was a bonus. The washrooms needed to be cleaned that day, but were up to date with tile and new paint. I didn't get to look into the showers, but there was only one in that area. The lake itself was very nice and calm. We took our canoe around it a couple of times and it was so peaceful. There are no motorboats allowed on the lake. The beach was smal-ish, but not crowded with people. Nice sandy beach to play and build sand castles.
The only negitive was that when my husband booked he didn't request hook-ups. After realizing, he called back ( a few days later) to change the reservation to include the hook-ups. The lady on the phone told him she would "put a request in". When he asked when he would be able to know if they were available she said "when you check in you will find out".
When we did check in, we asked to make sure the request was sent. The lady told us it was not, but that they had many open sites with hook-ups and changed our site for us.
Why couldn't the lady on the phone have just changed the reservation for hook-ups, if we could do it the day of? Strange. Luckily, she wasn't there and the campground was really nice and peaceful.

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“Good Hiking / Camping”
Reviewed September 4, 2007

In July 2007 we camped overnight at the Alike Lake Provincial Park, located just north of Squamish. Our campsite was large enough to fit two tents and two cars and was surrounded by enough trees and bush to separate it from the next site.

The site was clean and well kept, and the rangers were friendly when they stopped by to collect fees or selling firewood. The sites had an electrical hookup that could be activated for a daily fee. There are washrooms with showers but they seemed to need a cleaning.

The lake is nice and has a beach and a swimming area, but was very crowded since it was a summer weekend. there are picnic tables but they seemed to fill up quickly.

During the day we went on a hike called the Four Lakes Loop that was about 6km and was easily accessible from the main parking area. The trail had a short climb at the beginning but leveled out and was fairly easy for the rest of the way.

Overall a beautiful site, but a little busy on the main beach. Recommend taking the trail to one of the other lakes to get away from the crowds.

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“Summertime, and the living is easy.”
Reviewed August 10, 2001

Why would anyone want to go there?

Alice lake is crowded with tourists and full of green trees and blue water and fresh air.

And the campsites are in the shade of the green trees
where the birds are singing in the morning.

W.J. Hall
Squamish, b.c.

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