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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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  • We love visiting Alouette lake in the summer! The kids love having picnics and BBQ's here. Must get there early to get a good spot but it's our family hangout in the summer. 
  • great biking, hiking, walking, swimming, boarding, fishing, boating, camping,horse back riding close to nature close to town but doesn't feel like it. 
  • This lake and park are absolutely beautiful- nature at its best. The lake is awesome for swimming in the summer. The park is so beautiful- moss, ferns wonderful old trees !