Garibaldi Provincial Park, British Columbia

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Embrace the wilderness at Garibaldi Provincial Park, a pristine alpine park that features a jagged glacier-capped mountain vista, a scenic lake, and a wide array of plant and animal life. Douglas firs, western red cedar, and western hemlock forests dot the grounds. Go for a leisurely trek through the canopied park, paying special attention to the glacial mountain vantage point, or the lush greenery surrounding Garibaldi Lake. These treks can be quite challenging, particularly in the winter months, so approach with caution if fitness or walking ability are a concern. Use our Whistler tour itinerary app to arrange your visit to Garibaldi Provincial Park and other attractions in Whistler.
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  • This is an approximately 30 km mostly out and back trail to one of the grandest vistas in British Columbia. The trail is very well maintained, although we hiked the last weekend of October, so we had ...  more »
  • We went for a 17km tour up to Taylor Meadows, down to Garibaldi Lake amd back to the parking lot in 4 hours. The meadows are beautiful and the lake is one of those with turquoise water. You face the m...  more »
  • A friend and I hiked to Garibaldi Lake on a beautiful day in September. When we got on the trail around 8:00 am there was only a handful of people on it. When we came back down about 5 hours later, th...  more »
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  • The view of the Barrier from the view point is just amazing, and the view of Garibaldi Lake is breathtaking. the reflection of the mountains on the water provide for a more dramatic view. You can also see the Black Tusk from Garibaldi Lake on a good day. At the Barrier viewpoint one may occasionally see some Whiskey Jacks (type of bird), and they are not afraid of humans and it is possible to have them land on your arm or hand.
  • A must visit! The pictures only capture the essence of this place. Nothing compares to seeing this natural beauty yourself. Come back again and again.
  • Went there twice now. The hike to the lake was hard for the first part, then it gets flat. Superb view. coming down is a painful experience though...
  • It's just gorgeous park. Can't explain it. You must visit if you live in Vancity.
  • One of the most beautiful parks i have been to. We did garibaldi lake hike which was amazing once you reach the top

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