Alice Lake Provincial Park
- There are now 55 vehicle accessible campsites and one of the group camping areas with electrical hook-ups. The charge is an extra $8/night.
CAUTION If you see or encounter a cougar on the trail call the RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277
For more Cougar information please go to the BC Conservation website: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/cos/info/wildlife_human_interaction/docs/cougars.html
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.
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.
| Campground Dates of Operation
All dates are subject to change without notice
|Note: This 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.
|Opening and Closing Campground Dates:
||March 15 - October 31
|Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:
||March 15 - October 31
|Campground Reservable Dates:
||May 10 - September 7
|Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:
||96 vehicle accessible and 12 walk in sites
|Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
All reserveable, vehicle accessible campsites and group sites must be reserved through Discover Camping
are accepted at this park 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 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 Camp/Picnic Reservations
: Group campsite and/or
group picnic site reservations
are accepted at this park from March 15 to October 15.
Location and Maps
Situated off Highway 99, approximately 13 km north of Squamish, 71 km north of Lions Gate Bridge in North Vancouver.
Maps and Brochures
Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
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
Canoes and kayaks are allowed on the lake. Motorized boats are not permitted.
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 September 15.
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 licence
The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC has a fun, hands on, Learn to Fish
that will teach basic angling skills to youth under 16 years old.
Click here for more information about the sessions
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
parks. For details or to book a group, please contact: Ellen
Fulton, Sea to Sky Parks; Ph: 604-986-9371 or email:
Pets on Leash
Pets/domestic animals are allowed in the campground but not in the day use, picnic areas, beaches, or park buildings. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Owners are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
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.
Facilities Available at this Park
While 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.
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.
Alice Lake Provincial Park now offers 55 vehicle accessible campsites and one of the group camping areas with electrical hook-ups. Each site provides 30 amp service with one standard RV receptacle (NEMA
TT-30) and one 15 amp standard household receptacle (NEMA 5). There is an additional electrical service charge of $8/night for these sites (whether the power is in use or not).
There are two group campsites available at this park. The sites can hold groups of 15 to 40 people. Each 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 park operator time to clean the site prior to the next group’s arrival. For reservation information click here
Youth group camping charges per night are $1/person (6+), with a $50 minimum and $150 maximum.
Regular group camping charges per night are the base rate for the site, which is $100.00/group site/night,
plus $4/adult (16+, minimum charge for 15 adults), plus $1/child (6-15).
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. 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.
Pit or Flush Toilets
Flush toilets in the campground and day-use/picnicking area are available, and pit toilets are available throughout the park.
Playground 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.
A sani-station/dump is available during the collecting season. The station is closed during the winter.
Sani-station Use Fee: $5.00 per discharge
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.
Vehicle Accessible Camping
This park offers 96 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. 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.
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 14.
Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $30.00 per party / night
Electrification: $8.00 extra per night
BC Senior's Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $15.00 per senior party/
night. Read the User Fees Policy
for information on Senior Camping Discounts.
There are 12 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 groups.
Walk/Cycle-in Frontcountry Camping Fee: $21.00 per party / night
BC Senior's Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $10.50 per senior party/
Read the User Fees Policy
for information on Senior Camping Discounts.
Campground trails are wheelchair accessible. There are wheelchair accessible picnic tables. Campsites 17 and 18 are also wheelchair accessible.