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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  • August 9, 2017
    Pretty easy trail leads into a gorgeous blue lake. Its a short hike in to the first half of the lake, and a bit further to the other end. I recommend it for families or anyone wanting to escape the cr...  more »
  • July 13, 2017
    This hike was moderate with a few areas that are pretty steep, but it is so worth it! We went early in the morning. As we were leaving (around lunchtime), the trail was much more crowded. Several spot...  more »
  • July 8, 2017
    We picked this hike to rest our legs after exhausting ourselves at the Stawamus Chief the day before. We're a bit unsure about the unpaved road, but it really was not that bad if you don't go too fast...  more »

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