Garibaldi Provincial Park

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Wedgemount Lake - one of many beautiful spots in Garibaldi Provincial Park

Garibaldi Provincial Park [1] is a large wilderness park in the Sea to Sky region of British Columbia. With its snow-capped mountains, alpine meadows and glacier fed lakes, it is considered to have some of the most scenic hikes in the province, as well as offering many other opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

Understand

History

Landscape

Flora and fauna

Climate

Get in

The park is accessed from five trailheads off Highway 99 (Sea to Sky Highway) between Squamish and Pemberton.

Fees/Permits

Get around

See

Do

Garibaldi Park has some fantastic hiking and there are good trails starting from each of the five trailheads in the park. The more popular trails are well signed, but do not expect anything short or flat. Hikes last from long one-day hikes to multiday trips and many hikes involve elevation changes of at least 1000 meters. Some of the hikes off of the Diamond Head and Garibaldi Lake trailheads, such as the hike to the Elfin Lakes, are particularly beautiful. More detailed descriptions of the popular trails can be found in hiking books widely available at bookstores in the Vancouver area.

Buy

Eat

Drink

Sleep

The only accomodation within the park is backcountry huts and camping. Hotels and similar accomodation are available in the nearby towns of Squamish and Whistler.

Backcountry Camping

Backcountry Huts

Stay safe

Get out

If you are looking for more alpine terrain, head to Joffre Lakes Provincial Park north of Pemberton.



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