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This large lake is located amidst the spectacular scenery of Garibaldi
Provincial Park. The lake is reached by travelling north on
Hwy. #99 from the city of Vancouver
and turning east into the park at the community of Garibaldi. After
parking at the end of this paved road there is a scenic 6 km. (3.7
mi.) hike to the lake, that takes you past wildflowers and old growth
fir and cedar while enabling you to admire the views of glistening
glaciers and majestic mountains.
There is a campsite at the lake. Full services and accommodations
are available in Squamish 35 km. (21.8 mi.) south.
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Report: Even with the late start for fishing - early
July - the productivity of the lake remains good until the fall.
There are reports of trout over 4 lbs. but the average is usually
around 1 lb. Dry fly fishing and most traditional B.C. patterns
seem to do well in this high elevation lake. The lake has a good
Chironomid hatch and it is during this time that fishing may be
at its best. Spinning gear is also a good bet. A number of good
spawning streams feed into Garibaldi Lake making stocking unnecessary.
Although the fish will not grow really large in this or other alpine
lakes, it is the fabulous scenery that will entice you back. Be sure to visit Fishbc.com
for angling information!
Spectacular scenery abounds around the lake. Majestic mountains
tower in the background, beautiful glaciers glisten in the sun and
volcanic rock walls inspire awe. The alpine forest is a photographer's
delight with the vibrant colours of the trees and wildflowers.
The lake waters are heavily coloured by the glacial silt from nearby
glaciers. The mouths of some of the streams are gravelly; often
a congregating point for spawning fish. The lakeshore is quite heavily
forested in places.
Garibaldi Lake - Lesser Garibaldi is a small hike
in lake of 10 ha. (25 ac.), located just west of Garibaldi Lake.
This beautiful lake supports good numbers of small Rainbows up
to 1+ lbs. Camping facilities can be found at Garibaldi Lake.
Always check your current BC Fishing regulations before you start
fishing a new lake.