Lake Provincial Park
Alice Lake Provincial Park is located just north of Squamish
near the small community of Brakendale on Hwy 99.
To get here, you either have to travel on Hwy 99 south from Lillooet
or north from West
Vancouver to approximately 13 km (8 miles) north of Squamish
to the Squamish Valley Road where there is a large sign on the highway
for the entrance to the park.
The highlights of Alice Lake Provincial Park are the close proximity
of four lakes within the park boundary, with Alice Lake being the
largest and most accessible. Alice Lake Provincial Park offers fishing,
swimming and camping opportunities and gives access to at least
ten mountain bike and walking trails within the park boundary.
One of the most popular of these trails is called the Four Lakes
Trail a route that, depending on the season, allows you to circumvent
Alice Lake Provincial Park. The Four Lakes Trail takes you around
Alice and Stump Lakes to nearby Cheekye River then to Fawn and Edith
Lakes. Along the way, the Four Lakes Trail gives access to a network
of trails adjacent to the park surrounding Brakendale into Garibaldi
Highlands or allows you to circle back to Alice Lake and the campground.
The campground facilities found at Alice Lake include 108 vehicle-accessible
campsites, 62 of which can be reserved and some offering electrical
hook-ups for an extra charge. The campsites have fire-rings, are
quite private and most are generally shady under a canopy of trees.
The campground has two washroom facilities with flush toilets and
showers, one set of pit-toilets and drinking water from taps evenly
spaced throughout the campground.
Other features of Alice Lake Provincial Park include two sandy beach
areas that are very kid-friendly, complete with a roped-off section
for swimming and a swimming float, wildlife watching for various
birds which include osprey, crows and Stellars Jays and mammals,
such as squirrels, chipmunks and raccoons. The park also has a children's
playground, an amphitheatre, nature trail, wheelchair accessibility
areas, a group campsite and a large sani-station dump for RV's and
other types of trailers.
If you would rather just visit Alice Lake for the day, there is
a large parking lot and two day-use areas next to the lake complete
with a large selection of picnic tables. Just remember, though,
there are no lifeguards present so please keep a close watch on
your children and non-swimmers near the waters edge.
and Brohm Lakes
Other areas to explore near Alice Lake Provincial Park include Cat
Lake and Brohm Lake, both located north on Hwy 99 from the Alice
Lake turnoff. Cat Lake has a Forest Recreation Site available but
is noted for being sometimes a bit of a party place for young people,
but nonetheless has a nice clean lake for swimming and fishing for
Rainbow trout. Brohm Lake, a little farther north on Hwy 99 from
the Cat Lake turnoff, has an interpretive trail around the lake
and has a reputation for having some of the best swimming in the
For supplies and services, the closest place to the park is in the
small community of Brakendale where there is a general store, post
office and small café called the Red Bench Diner. For a larger
selection of items, Squamish has all the amenities including Canadian
Tire, Walmart, Home Depot, golf courses, fuel, an excellent public
house called the Shady Tree, grocery stores, medical facilities
and a great café in the old section of Squamish on Cleveland
Avenue called Chef
Just remember if you are enjoying the provincial parks and the countryside
around Alice Lake, please remember there are bears in the area.
Try to avoid the rivers during heavy salmon spawning times unless
you feel comfortable with bears around and take the usual precautions.
There is also the possibilities of encounters with wolves or cougars
so please play it safe.
on Alice Lake
Alice Lake Beach
Alice Lake Day-Use
Alice Lake Campsite