Offering over 90 kms of established hiking trails, Garibaldi park is a favourite year round destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Our drop off is directly at Rubble Creek parking lot, the trailhead for Garibaldi Lake and Panorama Ridge.
99 km From Vancouver
Important Safety Information
Garibaldi Provincial Park is one of our favourite destinations, but it is also the most challenging. Once you are dropped off at the park, you are responsible for your own safety. There are no guides - 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 no cellphone reception in the park, as it is remote wilderness. 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. Some cellphone reception may be available at the trailhead.
There is only one hiking trail leading from the drop-off point - to Garibaldi Lake - which is challenging and relentless climb, only suitable to those in great physical form. It can take over 10 hours to complete this 18 KM round trip with 820m elevation gain.
Be sure to assess your abilities and only go all the way if you are sure that you can make it back to the bus on time. The way down can take as much time or more than the way up due to bad knees, steepness of the trail, etc.
If you are not 100% comfortable with your abilities, we recommend that you consider going to a destination with options for easy and moderate trails - such as Alice Lake.
If You Miss The Bus Going Back
Howe Sound Taxi Service at (604) 898-8888 is the closest taxi operator.
Stops in Garibaldi Provincial Park
Rubble Creek Trailhead
Rubble Creek parking lot is the trailhead for Garibladi Lake, Panorama Ridge and Black Tusk.
Pickup Locations In Vancouver
Bank of China
Our buses stop outside Bank of China, near Burrard Skytrain Station, at 1025 Dunsmuir Street!