Provincial Park, in British Columbia, Canada, encompasses 195,000 hectares
of widerness filled with mountains and glaciers, lakes and rivers and
the landscape surrounding Garibaldi Lake was formed by recent volcanic
of the park are accessible only by mountaineers and cross-country skiers
although there are five areas with visitor-oriented facilities. World
famous Whistler and Blackcomb
Ski Mountains are located near the park.
cover consists mainly of Douglas fir, western red cedar, western hemlock,
birch, alder, and cottonwood. Mountain hemlock, yellow cedar and alpine
fir grow in higher elevations. Wild flowers such as lupine, Indian paintbrush,
snow lily and arnica blanket the alpine meadows. An abundance of small
mammals and birds frequent Garibaldi Provincial Park..
drive from Vancouver, BC, a number of access roads along Highway
99 between Squamish, Whistler
and Pemberton lead to various park entrances. Squamish is the closest
town to the park.
This area is located in the southwestern portion of the park and includes
Mount Garibaldi. Extensive hiking, mountain biking and cross-country
skiing trails lead to the areas notable features. Rainbow trout are
resident in Mamquam Lake. A day shelter with a propane and wood stove
and an overnight shelter with 34 bunks, wood and propane stoves are
located in the vicinity. Designated wilderness camping areas with
tent spaces and toilets are provided.
Black Tusk/Garibaldi Lake:
This area is located in the heart of the park encompassing attractions
such as the Black Tusk, Panorama Ridge, Helm Glacier, the Sphinx,
Castle Towers and Garibaldi Lake. The area is popular for mountaineering as it offers
challenging peaks for climbing. Extensive trails lead through
a forest of Douglas fir and western red cedar. Rainbow trout is the
principal species in Barrier, Garibldi and Lesser Garibaldi Lakes.
Designated areas for camping provide cleared tent spaces and pit toilets.
There are two day shelters available.
This thickly forested area is popular with anglers and those wishing
to relax in the peaceful lakeside setting. An easy trail leads through
the area to a steel bridge crossing. There are wilderness camping
areas located near the west end of the lake.
Extensive trails lead to various vantage points where magnificent
views of the surrounding area are possible. Wilderness camping is
permitted and a hut is located near the northwest end of Russet Lake.
This glacial lake is surrounded by Wedgemount and Armchair glaciers.
Trails lead to designated wilderness camping areas and a shelter.
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