Vancouver’s New Watersprite Lake Trail Features Stunning Views

Watersprite lake

Photo: Vancouver Trails

Calling all adventure seekers! There’s a new trail that should definitely be added to your hiking bucket list for the Summer. The new and improved Watersprite Lake Trail is situated 20-kms east of Squamish at the Skookum Power Project Water Intake Dam.

The notably and picturesque turquoise-coloured lake is a stunning sight to see, and it makes the hike well worth it.

Watersprite lake

Photo: Vancouver Trails

The trail was completed by BC Mountaineering Club after the old route was deactivated due to extensive damage along the bog portion. The new trail was completed in September 2016.

Check it out this Summer during the peak season starting in July and going through September.

There will also be a cozy cabin that sleeps 10-people, if you want to extend your adventure.

The hut is located near the lake but won’t be open for business until the Summer months.

Watersprite lake

Photo: Vancouver Trails

Hikers who have made the trek to Watersprite Lake in the past know how beautiful the area is.

But the new route will offer even more stunning views as a result of the ridges located above the Watersprite Creek Trail.

Watersprite Lake Trail

Difficulty: Intermediate

Time: 7-hours roundtrip

Distance: 17km

Elevation Gain: 660 meters

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Meagan Gill

Meagan is the Associate Editor at 604 Now. She studied Journalism at Mount Royal University. She is passionate about Vancouver and enjoys writing about the people, issues and events that shape our city. In her spare time, Meagan is interested in photography, loves to spend time outdoors, and volunteers for Big Sisters.