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Alice Lake Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
Opening date delayed
Due to snow and ice, the park opening date has been delayed. The current estimated opening date is March 22, 2019.
Stay off the ice
Please note, frozen lakes are extremely dangerous and ice thickness is not monitored. Our recommendation is to stay off the ice. Should you choose to proceed onto the lake, this is at your own risk. If you would like more information on the dangers of ice, please visit: Canadian Red Cross: Ice Safety.
Caution: Please ensure all food and garbage are secured at all times that you are away from your camp and at night
Bears are killed every year due to campers neglecting to properly manage their attractants. It is illegal to leave food and/or garbage unsecured and unattended. Campers failing to ensure their camp is secure of attractants may be evicted from the park and issued a violation ticket under the BC Wildlife Act. Please do your part to ensure the safety of your family, fellow campers, and the local bears, by keeping a clean camp!
- For more wildlife information, please read the Wildlife Guidelines.
About This Park
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. There are excellent views of the Squamish River and the Tantalus Range from the DeBeck’s Hill Trail. This is a favourite family park.
Established Date: November 23, 1956
Park Size: 411 hectare
Know Before You Go
- 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.
- Please 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.
- Quiet Hours are 10 pm to 7 am: Music, generators, etc. must be shut off completely between these hours.
- Electric Hookups: There are 55 vehicle accessible campsites and one of the group camping areas with electrical hook-ups. The charge is an extra $8/night.
All campsite and group site reservations must be made through Discover Camping. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first-come, first-served.
Campsite reservations are accepted at this park and first-come, first-served sites are available until March 24 at which time all sites become reservable. Check-in for reservation holders is between 1:00 pm and 10:00 pm; non-reservation holders between 8:00 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.
Group Campsite Reservations
Group campsite reservations are accepted at this park.
Location and Maps
Please note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Situated off Highway 99, approximately 13 km north of Squamish, 71 km north of Lions Gate Bridge in North Vancouver.
This park is serviced by Parkbus
Did you know Parkbus is an environmentally friendly, affordable transportation service from downtown Vancouver to select BC Parks? To find out more about Parkbus, as well as their routes and schedules, check www.parkbus.ca or contact them at 1-800-928-7101.
Maps and Brochures
Nature and 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.
Activities Available at this Park
Mountain biking is permitted on certain trails and park roadways. Please see the online map [PDF] for details. Refer to guidebooks for information about the extensive mountain bike trails in the Squamish area.
The section of Four Lakes Trail between Edith Lake and Alice Lake (South Beach) and the trail around Alice Lake are permanently closed to cycling. The remainder of Four Lakes Trail is closed to cycling between May 1 and September 15.
Pets on Leash
Facilities Available at this Park
Regular group camping charges per night are the base rate for the site, which is $120.00/group site/night, plus $5/adult (16+, minimum charge for 15 adults), plus $1/child (6-15). Children under 6 are free!
Pit or Flush Toilets
Vehicle Accessible Camping
Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
Please note: As of March 11th all sites become reservable.
There is a gatehouse. If there are 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.
The closest store is located 6 km away in Brackendale.
The gate is locked and there are no services or fees from November 1 to March 9.