Garibaldi Lake is a phenomenal glacial lake that that rests at around 1,450m elevation in Garibaldi Provincial Park. The turquoise giant is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, glaciers, alpine meadows and volcanic outcrops, making this one of the most scenic places in British Columbia.
Drive north on the Sea-to-Sky Highway. Around 30km north of Squamish turn right onto Daisy Lake road which ends at the Rubble Creek trailhead where the Garibaldi lake trails begin.
Garibaldi Lake Trail
Leading from the Rubble Creek Trailhead, this trail is a well marked steep climb through wooded ground above rubble creek. Eventually the trail levels out and you reach a junction. Continue straight and follow the banks of Upper Rubble Creek until you reach Battleship Islands on the western banks of Garibaldi Lake.
Taylor Meadows Trail
Another campground in Taylor Meadows is accessible by turning left at the junction before Upper Rubble Creek. This is also the beginning of a trail that climbs up towards Panorama Ridge and The Black Tusk.
Beginning June 14, 2023, people using the trailhead at Garibaldi Park will need to obtain a free day-use pass. Passes are available to book starting at 7am, two days in advance of your planned visit.
Popular parks regularly experience high visitor volumes, resulting in crowded trails and facilities, packed parking lots, impacts to park environments and wildlife, local community concerns, and safety issues. The Day-Use Pass Pilot Program was implemented to address these issues during peak periods at select parks.
Please visit BC Parks for the latest information and to book your day-use pass.
This is a challenging hike with lots of elevation gain. Some of the further options enter advanced terrain and should only be attempted by more experienced travellers.
|6 - 8 hours