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Day hike to Garibaldi Lake in Whistler, near Vancouver

Stretch your legs on this 9 km guided hike to Garibaldi Lake in Whistler and enjoy the beautiful nature and spectacular views of this turquoise-colored lake.

Mountain RangeCoast Mountains
Duration1 day
Offer periodJul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelAll Levels
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Enjoy the physical challenge of a 9 km hike with some uphill sections

  • Learn about the natural history of the location

  • Take in breathtaking views of the lake


Head off on a hike to beautiful Garibaldi Lake, one of the great Vancouver hikes, with one of our experienced guides and enjoy the natural beauty the area holds.

Our start point for the trip will be the Rubble Creek parking lot, which is a short drive from Whistler. A well-maintained trail will take us through a beautiful forest. We’ll follow that trail for around 6km which will include one hour of uphill climbing.

Just past the fifth kilometre, we’ll come to The Barrier. This is a cliff wall that contains the lake and was formed during a landslide in 1885. It’s thought that if this cliff was to ever collapse, the impact could be devastating.

We’ll then reach a junction where we can rest before going on to take a right. The trail is fairly flat after that and we’ll follow it for another 3 km. We’ll pass Barrier Lake and Lesser Garibaldi Lake crossing creeks and a wooden bridge.

Then it’ll be time to descend to the lake. Soon it will appear before us and we’ll be able to appreciate its size and beauty. The Sphinx Glacier that looks over the lake is another awesome sight to behold. After some time relaxing at the lake, we’ll turn back the way we came.  If you’d like to extend your trip, you could choose the option of camping.

Don’t miss this beautiful hike on your next trip to Whistler, book now!

If you’re looking for a longer adventure, check out our 1-week hiking trip in British Columbia. 

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If you want to camp you can, however, it is not included in the cost.



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Prices per person

Group of 1

CAD 361 each

Group of 2

CAD 181 each

Group of 3

CAD 121 each

Group of 4

CAD 91 each

Group of 5

CAD 73 each

Group of 6

CAD 61 each

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