Visitors - Important Notice!
- Electric Hookups - There are now 55 vehicle accessible campsites and one of the group camping areas with electrical hook-ups. The charge is an extra $5/night.
Alice Lake is surrounded by towering mountains, dense
forests and grassy areas. There are four fresh water lakes
which 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. There are excellent views of the
Squamish River and the Tantalus Range from the DeBeck's
Hill Trail. This is a favourite family park.
- It is strongly recommended
that you make a reservation well in advance to stay at this park during the months
of July, August and September. The park is usually full even on weekdays with
little turnover of campsites in the morning. Some weekends when the weather is
particularly warm, people are restricted from driving into the park if the parking
lots are full. The park has access to many mountain bike trails outside of the
park. Please obey all signs while riding.
note that dogs must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed on the Alice
Lake Trail, beach, playground or picnic areas.
- Interpretive programs are available at the park.
off Highway 99, approximately 13 km north of Squamish, 71 km north of Lions Gate
Bridge in North Vancouver.
Any maps listed are for
information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be
used for navigation.
Nature & Culture:
- History - Alice Lake,
was named for the wife of Charles Rose who settled in the district
about 1888. It was a popular recreation spot for local residents
even before the park was established in 1956.
- Wildlife - Small mammals and birds such as squirrels, chipmunks, raccoons, Stellars Jays, crows and osprey can often be seen in the park.
Safety Information (park
safety, hazards, wildlife safety information, health risks)
parks that accept reservations,
all vehicle accessible campsites (with the exception of
group sites) must be reserved through Discover
reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
Check-in for reservation holders
is between 1:00 pm and 10:00 pm; non-reservation holdersbetween 7:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Check-out time for all sites is 11:00 am. Gates open 7:00 am and close at 11:00 pm
campsite and/or group picnic site reservations are accepted at this park.
Parks: Fees, park listings, what
you should know before you go and other useful links.
Sea to Sky Park Services Ltd
Email address: email@example.com
Phone: (604) 986-9371
park offers vehicle accessible campsites. Most of
these sites can accommodate a large camper with
trailer; there are a few medium sized sites; and
a couple of small sites. There are 11 double sites.
The campsite is set in forest cover and the sites
are quite shaded. Sites are not on the lakeshore
but are set back in the forest. Extra vehicles that
do not fit on your campsite can be parked in the
day lots. Please inform the operator if you have
a vehicle parked in the day lot. Parking on road
edges is prohibited. The second vehicle fee applies,
please see party definition. Campsite
reservations are accepted
and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
There is a gatehouse. If there is no staff available
to direct you to a site, go to the gate house to
check which sites do not have reservations, then
choose a site that does not have a camping receipt
posted on the campsite number post. Park operations
staff will collected the park fees from you at your
site each evening, or you can register and pay for
your site at the gatehouse during posted operating
hours. Reservation sites are assigned and posted
at the gate house. Available first come first serve
sites are also posted. If you arrive after the gate
is locked, you can park in the Stump Lake parking
lots and walk in to your site. You are strongly
encouraged to arrive prior to 11:00 pm.
is a pay phone across from the gate house. The closest
store is located 6 km away in Brackendale.
gate is locked and there are no services or fees
from November 1 to March 14. During this time camping
is permitted, but you will have to walk in to your
Accessible Camping Fee: $24.00 per party /night
Senior's Rate (Shoulder Season only):
$12.00 per senior's couple/night
Electrification: $5.00 per night
All dates are subject
to change without notice
and Closing Campground Dates: (campground
is accessible but may not offer full services
such as water, security, etc.)
is open year round. Campground gate is locked
when snow falls - usually early November to
Dates with Full Services and Fees:
31 - October 31
Off season: no fee, no services
Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:
of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
The above information is for the campground only. Park users can still walk into the park if conditions such as weather permit. Check the "Attention Visitor Notice" above for park alerts.
are walk/cycle-in campsites available at this park.
Parking is very close to the walk-in sites. The
walk-in campsite has individual sites, some that
are close together, which is good for family or
Frontcountry Camping Fee: $19.00 per party / night
Senior's Rate (Shoulder Season only):
$9.50 per senior's couple/night
are two group campsites available at this park.
The sites can hold groups of 16 to 35 people.
group site has a central fire ring and tarp posts
for your convenience. Please check in at 1:00pm
and check out at 11:00am, this will give the
operator time to clean the site prior to the next
group’s arrival. The group sites are booked through the park operator. For
more information on how to reserve group campground
and picnicking areas in BC Parks, click
Camping Fee: $24.00 per party / night(minimum
of 4 parties)
Camping Fee: $50.00 per group / night
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. There are barbeque attachments on the picnic
tables; bring your own barbeque and briquettes.
During the main camping season, the day-use area
closes at 11:00 pm. During the off-season, the day-use
area can be accessed by foot if the gate is locked.
Area Vehicle Parking Fee:
$1.00 per vehicle / hour to a maximum of $3.00 per vehicle per/day. For information about yearly parking passes, or further information
about parking fees, click
trails are wheelchair accessible and the Lake Trail
around Alice Lake is also wheelchair accessible.
There are wheelchair accessible picnic tables. Campsites
17 and 18 are also wheelchair accessible.
There are water taps in
the campground. There are both water taps and water
fountains available in the day-use area. Taps are
shut off during the off-season.
toilets in the campground and day-use/picnicking area are available, and pit toilets
are available throughout the park.
There are two shower buildings available in the campground that provide hot
water and electrical outlets for hairdryers, razors, etc. There is no extra
fee for these facilities.
sani-station/dump is available during the collecting
season. The station is closed during the winter.
Use Fee: $2.00 per discharge
campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided
at each campsite, we encourage visitors to conserve
wood and protect the environment by minimizing the
use of fire and using campstoves instead. Firewood can be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood.Fees for firewood
are set locally and may vary from park to park.
Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented.
To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please
don't gather firewood from the area around your
campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable
offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important
habitat element for many plants and animals and
it adds organic matter to the soil.
||Alice Lake Provincial Park now offers 55 vehicle accessible campsites and one of the group camping areas with electrical hook-ups. The charge is an extra $5/night.
The Sea to Sky Interpretive
Programs are available for groups and designed to showcase the natural habitat
and geography of the parks within
corridor. Alice Lake Provincial Park is the home of a very unique program titled “Bear
Habitat” which utilizes a variety of props and games that focus on the
habitat and characteristics of the black bear. The “Bear Habitat” program
is also available at Porteau Cove and Mount Seymour provincial parks. For details
or to book a group, please contact: Ellen Fulton, Sea to Sky Parks; Ph: 604-986-9371
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are 10 trails in this
park and they include: The Four Lakes
Trail, Mikes 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.
area with slide, tire swing and other equipment within
view of lake, less than 5 minutes walk from day-use
parking lot. There are horseshoe pitches at the campground.
There are two beach areas
with sandy beach, swimming floats and change houses. The water is usually warm
in the summer months. Swimming areas marked by floats. Floating docks at each
beach. Short walk from the campground; footwear optional. There are NO LIFEGUARDS on duty at provincial parks.
Canoes and kayaks are allowed on the lake. Motorized boats are not permitted.
No boat launch is available
at this park. No motorized boats permitted.
There is fishing in all
four lakes within the park for rainbow trout, Dolly Varden and some cutthroat.
Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate
Mountain biking is permitted
on certain trails and park roadways. Please see the online brochure
map or go
to the Park Host for a map of trails. Refer to guidebooks for information about
the extensive mountain bike trails in the
Squamish area. The Four Lakes Trail is closed to cycling between May 1 and
No horseback riding in the
animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach
/ picnic areas or
park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their
excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable
dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with
wildlife viewing opportunities.
winter recreation opportunities.
SCUBA diving or snorkelling opportunities with the park. There are excellent
diving opportunities at nearby Porteau Cove Provincial
hunting in the park.
climbing or rock climbing opportunities within Alice Lake park, but there
are extensive world-class
climbing areas at nearby Squamish.
spelunking or caving opportunities.
No cabins, yurts or lodges for public use.