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.
June 2, 2017: Illegally parked vehicles
Vehicles parked illegally at Murrin Provincial Park will be subject to towing at the owner’s expense. Visitors must park in designated parking lots and observe the “no parking” signs posted. Vehicles parked illegally in closed day-use areas will be charged a fee for gate unlocking. Thank you for your compliance.
A big thank you to all Wilderness Leadership Students from Capilano University, Don Webster and Brian Moorhead for their dedication towards working on the Loop Trail.
About This Park
Established in 1962, this park has various climbing walls named the Shaman, Sugarloaf, Bog Wall, Leviticus, Petrifying Wall and The Brunser that provide for excellent climbing opportunities.
Browning Lake offers swimming, picnicking, fishing and a nice walking trail around the lake.
Established Date: May 1, 1962 Park Size: 32 hectares
Bring your own drinking water as there is no potable water available in the park.
There is no boat launch and motor boats are not permitted.
Murrin Provincial Park is open from May 1 to October 15.
Know Before You Go
Overnight parking is prohibited.
BC Parks has implemented a parking enforcement policy at Stawamus Chief and Murrin Parks.
Provincial parks along the Sea-to-Sky corridor have experienced exceptional growth in visitor numbers, leading to parking congestion and illegally parked vehicles. Public safety is paramount for BC Parks, and new parking policies are in place to ensure safe access for all.
Visitors must park in designated parking lots and observe the “no parking” signs posted. BC Parks has implemented a tow-away policy for any vehicles parked illegally.
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.
Approved Master Plan for Murrin Provincial Park [PDF 1.02MB]
Activities Available at this Park
There are paddling, canoeing and kayaking opportunities at this park; however, this is a very small lake. You may wish to seek other paddling opportunities. Kayak/canoe rentals are located nearby in Squamish.
There are climbing or rock climbing opportunities in this park. The climbing is varied from novice to expert with variety and diversity. There are approximately 250 routes. There are some bolted routes. Keep in mind that this is a very busy spot for climbing in the summer and parking is limited.
The Best Practices Guide For Rock Climbing Route Development in the Squamish Area Provincial Parks is available here. [PDF 2.18MB] This Best Practices Guide recommends new guidelines and considerations for rock climbing route cleaning, including route development, and intends to balance climber’s needs with protecting the environment and public safety.
Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Angling is permitted in this park. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
There is an easy walking trail that goes around the lake. This park has excellent rock climbing on several cliffs. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
Pets on Leash
From May 15 to September 15, domestic animals are permitted on-leash only on the east side of the lake and strictly prohibited on the main beach area. Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times. You 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 is lake swimming at a sandy beach. There are no roped off areas or other swimming facilities. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks. For further information on water safety, contact the Lifesaving Society, BC and Yukon Branch.
The park is open during the winter months with limited services. Access may be restricted due to snow fall.
Facilities Available at this Park
This park has a day-use/picnic area. There are no shelters or change houses available. There is a grassy area and a sandy beach. There are 3 pit toilets. Some of the picnic tables have barbeque attachments; bring your own briquettes. There is a gate that is locked between 10pm and 7am. This is a very popular and busy park during the summer months.
Pit or Flush Toilets
This park only has pit toilets – no flush toilets.
There are some wheelchair accessible facilities at this park.