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Alice Lake Provincial Park
Alice Lake Provincial Park is located just north of Squamish near the small community of Brakendale on Hwy 99.

Travelling Here
To get here, you either have to travel on Hwy 99 south from Lillooet or north from West Vancouver to approximately 13 km (8 miles) north of Squamish to the Squamish Valley Road where there is a large sign on the highway for the entrance to the park.

Park Highlights
The highlights of Alice Lake Provincial Park are the close proximity of four lakes within the park boundary, with Alice Lake being the largest and most accessible. Alice Lake Provincial Park offers fishing, swimming and camping opportunities and gives access to at least ten mountain bike and walking trails within the park boundary.

Four Lakes Trail
One of the most popular of these trails is called the Four Lakes Trail a route that, depending on the season, allows you to circumvent Alice Lake Provincial Park. The Four Lakes Trail takes you around Alice and Stump Lakes to nearby Cheekye River then to Fawn and Edith Lakes. Along the way, the Four Lakes Trail gives access to a network of trails adjacent to the park surrounding Brakendale into Garibaldi Highlands or allows you to circle back to Alice Lake and the campground.

Campground Facilities
The campground facilities found at Alice Lake include 108 vehicle-accessible campsites, 62 of which can be reserved and some offering electrical hook-ups for an extra charge. The campsites have fire-rings, are quite private and most are generally shady under a canopy of trees. The campground has two washroom facilities with flush toilets and showers, one set of pit-toilets and drinking water from taps evenly spaced throughout the campground.

Park Features
Other features of Alice Lake Provincial Park include two sandy beach areas that are very kid-friendly, complete with a roped-off section for swimming and a swimming float, wildlife watching for various birds which include osprey, crows and Stellars Jays and mammals, such as squirrels, chipmunks and raccoons. The park also has a children's playground, an amphitheatre, nature trail, wheelchair accessibility areas, a group campsite and a large sani-station dump for RV's and other types of trailers.

Day-Use Area
If you would rather just visit Alice Lake for the day, there is a large parking lot and two day-use areas next to the lake complete with a large selection of picnic tables. Just remember, though, there are no lifeguards present so please keep a close watch on your children and non-swimmers near the waters edge.

Cat and Brohm Lakes
Other areas to explore near Alice Lake Provincial Park include Cat Lake and Brohm Lake, both located north on Hwy 99 from the Alice Lake turnoff. Cat Lake has a Forest Recreation Site available but is noted for being sometimes a bit of a party place for young people, but nonetheless has a nice clean lake for swimming and fishing for Rainbow trout. Brohm Lake, a little farther north on Hwy 99 from the Cat Lake turnoff, has an interpretive trail around the lake and has a reputation for having some of the best swimming in the Sea-to-Sky Region.

Supplies and Services
For supplies and services, the closest place to the park is in the small community of Brakendale where there is a general store, post office and small café called the Red Bench Diner. For a larger selection of items, Squamish has all the amenities including Canadian Tire, Walmart, Home Depot, golf courses, fuel, an excellent public house called the Shady Tree, grocery stores, medical facilities and a great café in the old section of Squamish on Cleveland Avenue called Chef Big D's.

Bear Country
Just remember if you are enjoying the provincial parks and the countryside around Alice Lake, please remember there are bears in the area. Try to avoid the rivers during heavy salmon spawning times unless you feel comfortable with bears around and take the usual precautions. There is also the possibilities of encounters with wolves or cougars so please play it safe.

Information on Alice Lake

 

Alice Lake Provincial Park
Alice Lake

 

Alice Lake Beach
Alice Lake Beach

 

Alice Lake Day-Use Area
Alice Lake Day-Use Area

 

Alice Lake Campsite
Alice Lake Campsite

 
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