Tantalus Provincial Park

Located north of Squamish, this wild, 113 square kilometre park is packed with Squamish’s most dramatic peaks. The park’s crown jewel is an aptly-named lake called Lake Lovely Water.

At 3,800 feet above sea level, Lake Lovely Water is a serene sub-alpine lake that despite the effort required to reach it, will reward you with 360-degree views of old-growth forests, granite slab mountain ranges and expansive glaciers. The lake is stocked with trout making it a great spot for angling.

Helicopter-assisted hiking, alpine climbing and advanced, spring backcountry skiing are the main activities to be found in the park. Adventurers looking to extend their trips overnight can access the tent pads or book into the Jim Haberl or Tantalus Huts through the Alpine Club of Canada.
Sightseers can also view the massive mountains from the Tantalus lookout 19 kilometres north of Squamish on the Sea to Sky Highway as well as from other viewpoints around Squamish.

How to get here

Travel west from the Highway onto the road that heads into the Upper Squamish Valley. Turn left at the fork in the road just past the Cheekeye Bridge. Two kilometres past the fork, turn left on the unmarked dirt road. Travel approximately 2 km down this road to the river. The lower portion of this road crosses private property, and permission should be sought to cross from the landowner.

Heli drops are available through Blackcomb Helicopters and Black Tusk Helicopters.

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