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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  • First, the road to the parking lot isn't as bad as some have reported. I got up there in a Nissan Sentra no problem, just dodge the bigger potholes and take it slow on the slightly rougher sections. T...  more »
  • Very beautiful and easy hike. It is just SOO beautiful and all the different colors of the trees and mss. The lake is very beautiful.  more »
  • Parking is 10 minutes from Whistler to the South turn left in about 10 minutes by car, no paved road ran. Up and down is almost no, no wonder trail. Appears the Cheka mass Lake Forest about 3 km further.
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