604 Now
Travel & Outdoors

Frozen Lakes Near BC To Up Your Exploring Game This Winter

frozen lakes near bc

Photo: @abbykokolski / Instagram

Don’t let Winter stop you from exploring the pristine lakes across BC or even just outside the province.

Frozen lakes are even more magical and make for some amazing adventures. Soak up the beauty and get exploring.

RELATED: One Of BC’s Most Beautiful Lakes Is Also Its Most Deadly

Frozen Lakes Near BC

Lake Windermere


Visit this gem, it’s home to the world’s longest skating pathway. Sharpen up on your skills and go for a skate here while taking in the lush trees and snowcapped mountains. It’s located in Invermere, which is about 10-hours away from Vancouver.

Lost Lake


This lake looks gorgeous all year round but it’s definitely something you need to experience when it’s frozen over. Nestled in Whistler, just a few minutes away from the bustling village. It’s the perfect place to go for a stroll and take in the serene nature all around you.

RELATED: Discover BC’s Captivating Crystal Clear Lakes


Alta Lake


The largest lake in Whistler will not disappoint. And during the cold Winter months, it’ll take your breath away. Whether it’s clear for skating or covered in fresh snow—it’s a beautiful sight to see.

Lake Louise


It’s easily one of the most beautiful lakes in Canada and brings a lot of tourists to Alberta each year. As stunning as it is in the Summer, it’s just as beautiful frozen over in the Winter. It’s a bit of a trek from Vancouver, about a 10-hour drive—but it’s totally worth it.

Nita Lake


Another gorgeous spot in Whistler, Nita Lake is a little slice of heaven. Make a trip of it and spend a night or two at the luxurious Nita Lake Lodge. It’s one of the most magical Winter getaways and you’re just mere minutes from participating in all the Winter sports.


Log in or create an account to save content

Become a local insider