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Alice Lake is surrounded by towering mountains, dense forests and grassy areas. There are four fresh water lakes that dominate the landscape and make swimming and fishing very enjoyable pastimes. The trail around Alice Lake is a popular one for an evening stroll and for the more adventurous there is the Four Lakes Trail. This is a favourite family park.
75 km From Vancouver
1 hour 15 min
Parkbus is excited to unveil our latest collaboration with Mat Collective, a non-profit specializing in outdoor yoga adventures and yoga mat recycling. Mat Collective focuses on activating outdoor spaces with free yoga classes in order to create happier and healthier communities.
This exciting collaboration will give Parkbus hikers and Mat Collective yogis the chance to come together and partake in hiking and yoga right by the lake at the beautiful Alice Lake provincial park. One of Parkbus BC's most popular destinations for families and outdoor lovers.
If you wish to join the ActiveDays guided group hike at Alice Lake on Saturday, September 22, please use the referral code 'activedaysbc' when registering. If you would like to join the yoga session as well, please type 'matcollective' in the comment section upon registration.
ABOUT ALICE LAKE:
A family-friendly park for all ages, Alice Lake is surrounded by lush forests, towering mountains, and tranquil waters. ActiveDays will take you on the popular Four Lakes Trail, a 6km length trail where you get to experience all four beautiful lakes via more a low-elevation stroll. We will also be hiking the more strenuous DeBeck’s Hill Trail, which offers stunning views of the ice-capped Tantalus Range to the west and Mount Garibaldi to the east.
A popular camping spot in the summer, Alice Lake contains a network of hiking trails perfect for those looking to get outdoors for a nice walk. The Four Lakes Trail offers a scenic easy hike that loops around the park and passes lakes, creeks, and groves of Cedar, Hemlock, and Douglas Fir trees.
We will depart Vancouver at 8am from The Bank of China near Burrard Skytrain Station. Once we arrive at Alice Lake we will have roughly 7 hours to hike and explore. There is a network of trails that can be linked to extend or shorten the hike.
WHAT TO BRING:
— Hiking boots
— Water (2-3 litres)
— Bug spray
— Rain Coat
— Whatever else you need to have fun on the trail and bus :)
Location: on the grass right beside Alice Lake
Cost: included with your ticket. Please type 'matcollective' in the comment section upon registration.
Class type: Hatha Flow
Teacher: Rebecca Holgate
For more information about the class type and teacher, please visit Mat Collective's website at www.matcollective.com.
ActiveDays is a community. This is an inclusive space to meet new people, share stories and have fun! To us, there is no better place to get to know someone than the outdoors. We all share a desire to get out, explore and stretch our legs.
Join the ActiveDays BC Facebook Group to be a part of our growing community of outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers!
To join this ActiveDays Group Hike you must use the Referral Code “activedaysbc” when registering.
Important Safety Information
Once you are dropped off at the park, you are responsible for your own safety. There are no guides (unless you are joining ActiveDays program) - this is NOT a group or guided trip, as Parkbus only provides transportation. Make sure you review basic safety information, and bring food and lots of water (it is not possible to buy food or water in the park). There is limited cellphone reception in the park or in the parking lot. As is elsewhere in BC backcountry, you may encounter natural hazards, such as snowy conditions, poor visibility, wildlife as well as steep and dangerous cliffs, especially if you wander off trail (do not!).
Stops in Alice Lake Provincial Park
Alice Lake Office
The bus will drop you off at the office for Alice Lake. The trailheads as well as the beach are all walking distance away.
Pickup Locations In Vancouver
Bank of China
Our buses stop outside Bank of China, near Burrard Skytrain Station, at 1025 Dunsmuir Street!
Frequently Asked Questions
What hikes can I go on?
There are 10 trails in this park and they include: The Four Lakes Trail, Mike's Loop, Stump Lake Loop Trail, Alice Lake Loop Trail, Swamp Lantern Interpretive Loop Trail, Bob MacIntosh Memorial Trail, Jacks Trail, DeBeck's Hill Trail, Tracks from Hell Trail and trails to the Lower Alice Ridge. The last five trails head out of the park. For your own safety and preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroy plant life and soil structure.
For maps and trail descriptions click here .
Is there a public picnic area?
There is a day-use/picnicking area with picnic tables and parking area. There are no covered shelters. There is a grassy area and 3 sandy beach areas. The main toilet building has a change area. There are no fire rings or fires permitted in the day-use area.
Is there a place to buy food or water?
There is a concession kiosk at Centre Beach that sells beach toys, hot and cold drinks and snacks. All Paddle Sport payments are processed through the concession.
Can I rent paddle sport equipment like boats or stand up paddleboards?
Yes, you can rent those from the rental kiosk located at Centre Beach. A valid picture government issued identification is required for all rentals. Payments for rentals are made at the concession hut at the main beach. Cash and Credit are accepted.
Are there bears?
Yes, bears can be encountered throughout summer months and it is very important to educate yourself with bear safety when visiting these wild places. For more information on bear safety click here .
For maps and more information on Alice Lake Provincial Park please visit BC Parks' website .