Trip Planner Canada  /  British Columbia  /  Maple Ridge  /  Nature  /  Alouette Lake

Alouette Lake, Maple Ridge

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web
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.
Plan to visit Alouette Lake during your Maple Ridge vacation using our convenient Maple Ridge itinerary builder.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • I love Alouette Lake - it was my favourite place to go camping as a kid growing up in Maple Ridge, and one of my favourite places to go back to when I visit from MB. The views are beautiful, there are...  read more »
  • I loved the hour or so that my teenage son and I spent here. There are more details on my review of Golden Ears Provincial Park. I can't wait to go back and have a picnic. I am sure it gets busy in th...  read more »
  • WOW! This was our first time in Golden Ears Park and Alouette Lake. What a spectacular view of the rugged mountains. We enjoyed the drive up to this lake to start. This is a serene get away. Lots of p...  read more »
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 3​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m