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 trip itinerary planner .
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  • We had 3 on hiking trip on promise phallus trail, when we reached the new bridge we went over and a piece on, beautiful visibility from the bridge. later shared the road itself, and we went against, West canyon trail, we came to the rescue platform, where the helicopter can land. There we met a Ranger, we asked how much there was to Golden Ear Peak, 6 km. She related that we could probably just reach up and down again if we were quick and the prospect was "astonishing" I had no doubts we had to make the attempt Jeppe and me continued and Charlotte went down. 1 hour 20 min. in full firspring and some climbing, we were at the top We could probably not have chosen a better day to do it. It was like sitting on the roof of the world, with mountains 360 degrees around, we took a lot of photos and filmed the whole Summit, I found things I not had just seen and after a while we just sat there and took it all in. ... absolutely fantastic and so in bare-chested and resounding sol It felt (e) as if we could see 100 km or further afield the journey took a total of 7 hours, it is described to take 11 hours
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  • We've hiked some of the trails a few times now, but the 'last' time we did the Gold Creek trail to the Falls will indeed be our last. Too bad, because it is a gorgeous area, with many options for dist...  more »
  • Allouette lake is fantastic. The scenery is breathtaking. It's one of our favorite places to take visitors to in the summer  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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