Golden Ears Provincial Park, Maple Ridge

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A lush provincial park full of recreational opportunities, Golden Ears Provincial Park showcases a dense, rugged forest terrain full of towering western hemlock trees. The park serves as home to various wildlife including deer, beavers, black bears, and mountain goats. Visit the lake if you're interested in swimming; expect to see people windsurfing, waterskiing, canoeing, and fishing as well. Hike through the forest, choosing from a wide selection of trails, or traverse the gravel roads dedicated to horseback riding. You can bed down overnight at one of the campgrounds, which offer vehicle access and basic amenities. Plan your Golden Ears Provincial Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Maple Ridge using our Maple Ridge itinerary planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    In spite of high amounts of smoke due to record forest fires this year, Golden Ears was one of our favourite side trips. Swimming at Alouette Lake and Cliff jumping was right up the alley of our 10-18...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Get back to nature and serenity ...lots of trails ..great beach..water may be cold. very family orientated. Lots of picnic tables. Take your boat as boat launch available. Or you can also rent a canoe...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    We wanted to go to a place we hadn't been to in a long time that included a nice easy walk in a forested park setting and this fit the bill perfectly. The Gold Creek part of the park is a nice easy 2....  more »
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  • June 22, 2017
    Went there for two nights of camping with family and friends. Great site, clean. Rangers were helpful and friendly. Toilets rudimentary - as expected - but clean. Stayed in the "dogwood" area and had a great time. Firewood at $10 a bundle was a little expensive (can be obtained at $5 just outside from the residents) but was good quality, dry, and had a good mix of big logs and kindling. Also rented a canoe and kayak for a party of five people at the day area at Alouette Lake and service was fine. Overall a great experience.
  • July 5, 2017
    Beautiful place with amazing views and big lake. The beach is crowded but still nice. The are two parking lots with a lot of space. If you have a small boat, there is a special place to put in on the water and pick it up back on your track. Seems very convinient. Keep in mind that the parking for the waterfall trail and the North beach is super small and you might have to wait.
  • June 10, 2017
    It feels you are hundreds of miles away, and it's not too far from town... there is even the chance of a wildlife encounter. Camping grounds are exactly as needed. You can have a campfire and see the stars. The lake is inviting and the overall experience is peaceful and revitalising
  • April 6, 2017
    Love the fact that you can access this park not too far from the city and away from cellular reception. The true outdoor experience is to disconnect from technology and enjoy nature at it's best. Alouette Lake is amazing in the summer and the beach gets quite busy by mid morning. Best to come early to sit on a favorite spot on the sunny days. There are many activities that one can participate in such as kayak, canoe, boating, wake boarding, hiking, trail running, cycling, picnic, barbecue, swimming, and more.
  • June 4, 2017
    My family thoroughly enjoyed our day spent here! Very clean throughout the park. We went on a Sunday, and being a weekend with gorgeous weather, we were surprised to find it less busy than expected.

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