Alice Lake Provincial Park

 

This pleasant campground situated amongst towering trees next to a clear blue lake reflecting the snow-capped mountains is found 11 km north of Squamish, just an hour drive from Vancouver. A warm lake with a sandy beach and a floating dock, lots of open grassy areas for playing games, and an adventure playground make this park very kids-friendly and a favourite with many families. Interpretive programs are available at this location during July and August. Alice Lake Provincial Park has 10 hiking trails, ranging from short outings suitable for families with young kids, to longer treks leading beyond the park boundaries. The Four Lakes Loop, an 8 km long hike through the forest and around four warm lakes, is particularly popular. Some trails are open to mountain bikers, and more mountain bike trails can be found outside the park in the Squamish area. A range of amenities, including hot showers, flush toilets, and electric plug-ins, is available at this park to create a comfortable camping experience. This park is often used as a base camp for those wishing to explore the attractions of the famous Garibaldi Park a short distance to the north.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping Walk-in / Wilderness Camping Group Camping - - Picnic Areas Campfires Flush Toilets Pit Toilets Showers Drinking Water RV Sani Station Electrical Hookups Playground - Wheel Chair Accessibility Beach Managed Site / Facility Operator

Activities

Fishing Hiking Swimming - - Canoeing / Kayaking - - Bicycling - - - - - - - - - - -

Rating

Campsite privacy
Fun for kids
Lots of shade
Peacefulness/Quietness
Activities

Number of campsites: 108, reservable: 62, nearest town: Squamish (11 km), Whistler (49 km), Vancouver (72 km)

Additional Information

Location

Alice Lake Provincial Park is found just off Highway 99 (Sea-to-Sky), 72 km north of Vancouver and 11 km north of Squamish.

Contact Information

Sea to Sky Park Services Ltd
Email address: info@seatoskyparks.com
Phone: (604) 986-9371
Please go to www.discovercamping.ca to reserve a campsite.

Camping Information

Fees

Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $24.00 per party / night. For campsites that provide electric outlets, the fee is $30.00 per party / night.

BC Senior Rate (Labour Day to June 14 only): $12.00 per senior couple/night.

Walk-in/Cycle-in Frontcountry Camping Fee: $19.00 per party / night.

Operation Dates

This park is open for camping year round, but no amenities such as water and firewood are provided during the off-season. Gate may be locked during the periods of snowfall, usually November through March.

Campground dates with full fees and services: April 9  – October 31. Campground reservable dates: April 15 - September 15.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

There are 96 vehicle accessible campsites. Most of these sites can accommodate a large camper with trailer; there are a few medium sized sites; and a couple of small sites. There are 11 double sites. The campsites are set in the forest of Western hemlock. Extra vehicles that do not fit on your campsite can be parked in the day lots. Parking on road edges is prohibited. The second vehicle fee is ½ of the campsite fee.

Walk-in / Wilderness Camping

Walk-in / Wilderness Camping

There are 12 walk/cycle-in campsites available at this park. Parking is very close to the walk-in sites.

Group Camping

Group Camping

There are two group campsites available at this park. The sites can hold groups of 16 to 35 people. Each group site has a central fire ring and tarp posts. Check-in time is 1 pm, and checkout is 11 am. Please call 604-986-9371 to reserve a group campsite. Group Camping Fee: $24.00 per party / night. Youth Group Camping Fee: $50.00 per group / night.

Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

There are two day-use/picnicking areas, each adjacent to a beach. Fires are not permitted in the day-use area. During the main camping season, the day-use area closes at 11:00 pm. During the off-season, the day-use area can be accessed by foot if the gate is locked. Day-use Area Vehicle Parking Fee: $1.00 per vehicle / hour to a maximum of $3.00 per vehicle per day.

Campfires

Campfires

Campfire rings are provided at each campsite. Firewood can be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood.

Showers

Showers

There are two hot shower buildings available in the campground that also provide electrical outlets for hairdryers, razors, etc. There is no extra fee for these facilities.

Drinking Water

Drinking Water

There are water taps in the campground. There are both water taps and water fountains available in the day-use area. Taps are shut off during the off-season.

RV Sani Station

RV Sani Station

A sani-station is available during the collecting season. The station is closed during the winter. Sani-station Use Fee: $2.00 per discharge.

Electrical Hookups

Electrical Hookups

Alice Lake Provincial Park now offers 55 vehicle accessible campsites and one of the group camping areas with electrical hook-ups. The charge is an extra $6/night.

Playground

Playground

Playground area is found less than 5 minutes walk from day-use parking lot. There are horseshoe pitches at the campground.

Wheel Chair Accessibility

Wheel Chair Accessibility

Campground trails and the Lake Trail around Alice Lake are wheelchair accessible. Campsites 17 and 18 are also wheelchair accessible.

Activities

Fishing

Fishing

There is fishing in all four lakes within the park for rainbow, cutthroat, and Dolly Varden trout.

Hiking

Hiking

There are 10 trails in this park and they include: The Four Lakes Trail, Mike%u2019s Loop, Stump Lake Loop Trail, Alice Lake Loop Trail, Swamp Lantern Interpretive Loop Trail, Bob MacIntosh Memorial Trail, Jacks Trail, DeBeck's Hill Trail, Tracks from Hell Trailand trails to the Lower Alice Ridge. The last five trails head out of the park.

Swimming

Swimming

There are two beach areas a short walk from the campground; each has a sandy beach, swimming floats and change houses. The water is usually warm in the summer months. Swimming areas are marked by floats.

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoes and kayaks are allowed on Alice lake. Motorized boats are not permitted.

Bicycling

Bicycling

Mountain biking is permitted on certain trails and park roadways. Please see the Park Host for a map of trails. The Four Lakes Trail is closed to cycling between May 1 and September 15.

User Reviews

Campsite privacy
Fun for kids
Lots of shade
Peacefulness/Quietness
Activities

Great vacation destination

Submitted by Guest on August 8, 2009

This park is perfect for family camping. The sites are large, some with adjacent grass areas that can be used for playing Frisbee, badminton, or similar activity. The campground is locates in the rainforest and the trees provide a lot of shade in hot summer and offer some privacy from other campers. Campsites are quite large and well spaced. This is a popular destination for many people and can become busy, so reservations might be a good idea. The arrangement of the campsites is so well thought that even at the busiest times, when all of the campsites were occupied, I didn't have a feeling that this park was crowded. I give my highest recommendations.

 

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Double campsite

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Aug 8, 2009

Vehicle-accessible campsite

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Aug 8, 2009

Campsites are large and well shaded

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Aug 8, 2009

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Aug 8, 2009

Alice lake

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Aug 8, 2009

Alice lake picnic area and beach

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