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“Beautiful and close to Whistler and Squamish”

Alice Lake Provincial Park
Ranked #5 of 49 things to do in Squamish
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This scenic park contains four lakes and is perfect for hiking and swimming.
Reviewed 6 August 2013

The 96 campsites can be booked online but in the summer there's little change of that as it's such a popular spot. Not all sites can be reserved so some daily vacancies can occur, especially mid week.Day visits are free as is the parking.
The Four Lakes Trail takes just over an hour walking briskly, start at the Stump Lake trail if you want a gentler climb.Lots of other trails in the area, residential areas of Squamish are about a 45 minute walk away.
Alice Lake is great for kids, sandy beach on both ends, kayak rentals, small store (very) is open in summer. Adult swimmers may favor the far side of the lake as there's a small floating wharf that you can dive off.
Lots of picnic tables on both ends but they do go quickly in summer months.
Stop in on your way to Whistler (30 minutes north), it's worth the visit.

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Reviewed 31 July 2013

The lake is pretty and does have a small shop and a place to rent kayaks,paddle boards and the water is not too cold for even an adult to swim in but it is the isolation of the campsites which makes this place special.

A group of 6 of us stayed here with an age range of 9-50 and all of us enjoyed it for different reasons, some for the peace and tranquility, some for building dens, bonfires and s'mores and others for the chance to wander trails and take photos.

There are some summer camp groups on the lake who were very well managed and we had fun watched one poor guy trying to get a group to tidy up the kayaks ! There are quieter areas on the lake as well as he two 'beaches' which we avoided - not sure when a KFC bucket constituted a picnic? But you can go back o nature and have some good free family fun.

A great place to camp and enjoy once the day trippers have gone.

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Reviewed 13 July 2013

We made three trips into Alice Lake for swimming, trail running and just relaxing. The lake is such a cool spot and the trails are amazing. I ran Jack's Trail a couple of times and you can pretty much make your run as long as you want. I did an out and back that was about 15km with some great views and a lot of cool ascents and descents. My wife did a 6k and then I went back and did another 10k. This would be a fun hike as well. The lake is so nice, surrounded by mountains and the water is nice and warm (compared to a lot of the glacial lakes around Whistler).

1  Thank M M
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Reviewed 13 July 2013 via mobile

The campsites are large and heavily treed so private. It is often windy but not in the campground since the trees provide shelter. The tops of the trees blowing is very peaceful. The lake is small and great for swimming or paddle boarding. The trails in the area range from blue to double black.
The park was great with a family since it has a kids bike park and playground on top of everything.

Thank K G
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

We started our day parking at Shannon Falls, hiked the Stawamus Chief (first peak, and ended here for a swim and snack.

The lake was warm compared to other mountain lakes and the ocean and a welcome reprieve for our aching hiking muscles. There were bathrooms and a changing room right off the parking lot, so it was an easy place to stop for a dip in the lake.

While we didn't camp, there were large and private group and individual sites, so I would seriously consider coming back here to camp. There were people canoeing there and the park patrol said that the "Four Lakes Trail" was a lovely 1.5 hr hike. This is definitely a family friendly location, but doesn't have to be. I'm already looking forward to returning!

There was no fee to park or for day use, but there are camping fees of course. Be sure to check out the website for official fee information and other reviews for other cost info.

1  Thank Sarah N
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