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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  • Beautiful park and recreational area. Excellent clean toilet facilities (paper and all), Lovely walking tracks along the lake and into the bush land.  more »
  • I love alouette lake. It's so beautiful, perfect place to go for swimming , picnics, seadooing, boating ..or just soaking up the vitamin d on a lawn chair Easy to drive to from maple ridge. Busy in th...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • What a wonderful lake. I can spent all my days here. A great piece of Earth accessible by public. You can picnic, kayak, track and camp around. I will definitely go back again.
  • Amazing place for camping, bbq, kayaking or just to spend the day
  • No words can describe the beauty of this place.
  • Love it here in the summer! Great camping and a wonderful place to go swimming. Super pretty in the fall and a nice area for a hike. Lots of rocks so its best to wear water shoes I found.
  • Beautiful lake, gives Buntzen Lake a run for it's money.

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