Garibaldi Lake is a breathtaking glacier-fed lake that sits 1,450m above sea level in the Garibaldi Provincial Park. The turquoise coloured lake is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, glaciers, alpine meadows and volcanic outcrops, making this one of the most scenic places in British Columbia. Even though the hike up to Garibaldi Lake is considered moderate to challenging, the rewards are just incredible!


Garibaldi Lake is located about 70km from Vancouver  in the  Garibaldi Provincial Park. The trailhead of the hike to Garibaldi Lake is located about 2km off highway 99, sea to sky highway, 37 km north of Squamish. The Garibaldi Bus is a convenient and affordable bus service from Vancouver to Garibaldi Provincial Park that provides day trips from June to September each year on weekends and select weekdays


Time: 7 hours round-trip hike

Round-trip: 18 km 

Summer: Jun - Sept

From Vancouver: 1.5 hrs

Bus Service: During summer

Camping: Yes

Difficulty: Moderate / Difficult





The Garibaldi Lake hike, located in the Garibaldi Provincial Park north of Squamish, will take you to one of British Columbia's most breathtaking locations. Views of a turquoise coloured lake - surrounded by snow-capped mountains, glaciers, alpine meadows and volcanic outcrops, make this a very rewarding hike for everyone.

The Garibaldi Lake Hike should be high on everyone's "bucket list" as it offers an exquisite diversity for what you would expect from a day hike. This day hike will take you to a stunning, glacier-fed lake that sits 1,450m above sea level. The overall hike is a rather challenging hike that sees significant elevation gains after you leave the Rubble Creek parking lot. It is a 9km hike to Garibaldi Lake where a spectacular view of the pristine turquoise Garibaldi Lake and Sphinx glacier awaits. Learn more about the hiking route and map here...


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