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Cheakamus Lake Trail, Whistler

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Cheakamus Lake is a lake in Garibaldi Provincial Park on the southeastern outskirts of the resort municipality of Whistler, British Columbia. It has an area of 5.7 km² (2.2 mi²). It is an expansion of the upper Cheakamus River, with the river entering it at its east end and exiting at the west end.In 2005, 40,000 litres of sodium hydroxide was spilled into the Cheakamus River, well downstream of the lake, as a result of a CN train derailment.
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  • We went for a hike yesterday, May 21, 2017. Here is my thought about the hike: - the drive to where you actually begin the Cheakamus Trail hike is very gravelly, many pot holes and rocks all around. T...  more »
  • Beautiful location, lots of parking but need a sturdy car to drive up the unpaved road. Satisfying walk regardless of distance, can turn around at any point.  more »
  • Long trip up bumpy Forest Service Road but well worth the effort. Trail easy to follow. Well-maintained. You follow the river to its origin at the lower end of the lake. Take a quick side trip to see ...  more »