Alouette Lake, Maple Ridge

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Alouette Lake, originally Lillooet Lake and not to be confused with the lake of that name farther north, is a lake and reservoir in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada. It is located at the southeast foot of the mountain group known as the Golden Ears and is about 8 km in length on a northeast-southwest axis. It and the Alouette River, formerly the Lillooet River, were renamed in 1914 to avoid confusion with the larger river and lake farther north, with "Alouette", the French word for "lark", being chosen as being melodious and reminiscent of the original name in tone.Most of the basin of Alouette Lake has never been logged and its north flank is protected as part of Golden Ears Provincial Park (formerly part of Garibaldi Provincial Park until that park's division). A small portion of the lake and its largely inaccessible northwestern shore, near its narrows, are actually part of the District of Mission due to the rectangular shape of that district's boundary. North of the portion of the lake that is in Mission, the rest of its northern end is not in either municipality.
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  • Was told about this little hidden gem when I was down in Van. Was not let down at all!! The water was warm, and crystal clear. The beach is rocky and not very sandy, so if you wear water shoes or sand...  more »
  • Living in Maple Ridge means we frequent Golden Ears park on a regular basis. Alouette lake is perfect for floating the afternoon away on a party island inflatable. The scenery is stunning and the wate...  more »
  • Traffic in (greater) Vancouver can really be bad. Therefore I was amazed about the Golden Ears park, just 40-50 minutes out of Vancouver. Lake Alouette is a big crystal clear lake with some nice beach...  more »

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