Summer is the time for road trips, soaking up the great outdoors, and floating around in a lake. Explore one (or all) of these BC lakes that are totally worth the road trip.
A small but scenic lake located in Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park that’s just a little over a 2-hour drive from Vancouver. The gorgeous spot is also a popular hiking destination as it’s located at the end of an easy 3.4-km trail.
It’s the largest lake in the southern Coast Mountains of Canada, and is perfect for going swimming or boating. To bring out the inner kid in you, check out the Wipeout-style waterpark located in the middle of the lake. The floating park has many obstacles and attractions that catapult you into the water. Harrison is only a 2.5-hour drive away from the city.
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The 135-km long lake can be found in the Okanagan Valley, about a 4-hour drive from Vancouver. It’s known for its stunning beaches with over 30 in the area. Take out a stand-up paddleboard, kayak or snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the secluded bays.
One of BC’s most popular hiking and camping destinations. The turquoise-coloured waters of Garibaldi Lake are definitely worth the road trip out here. It’s located 19-kms south of Whistler and 37-kms north of Squamish. As for Vancouver, you can reach Garibaldi Provincial Park in about an hour-and-a-half.
The breathtaking lake is the largest of Yoho National Park’s 61 lakes and ponds. Yoho National Park is a magical place everyone must visit at least once. Glide through the serene waters by canoe and take in all the beautiful surroundings. It’s about an 8-hour drive from Vancouver.
Discover the magical Joffre Lakes Provincial Park just 35-kms east of Pemberton. There’s three glacier-fed lakes known as lower, middle and upper Joffre Lakes. It’s about a 2.5-hour drive away from Vancouver. There’s lots of hiking trails and places to pitch up a tent with epic views of the area.
An hour-and-a-half away from Vancouver, this Fraser Valley lake is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the summer days. Go swimming, camping or take part in a variety of fun water activities in the lake.
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