Canoes at Alta Lake in Whistler, Canada

Alta Lake, British Columbia

Alta Lake in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

This is Alta Lake in British Columbia, Canada. Alta Lake is located just outside of Whistler, and you can get there by foot or bike on the Valley Trail that starts in the North Village. The lake itself is stunning, and whilst you can lounge on one of its beaches, I would recommend getting a canoe and going out on the lake. The water is calm and from your canoe you get the best views of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, and the peak to peak gondola that connects the two.

Alta Lake is surrounded by forest and has a few parks on its shore, where visitors camp, picnic, have barbecues, or access the beach from to go swimming or windsurfing.


Have you been to Alta Lake?

Christina Hegele

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  5 comments for “Canoes at Alta Lake in Whistler, Canada

  1. 3 June, 2012 at 18:53

    That looks so inviting! I just want to jump in and take a paddle around the lake.

    • Christina
      4 June, 2012 at 18:51

      If it hadn’t been for my camera I almost wished we’d capsized. Well, almost. But really, I’d love to swim there in the summer, and paddle across it again. The water was so clear!

  2. 4 June, 2012 at 12:25

    This looks like Norway 🙂

    • Christina
      4 June, 2012 at 18:52

      Yes! And a bit like New Zealand, too. Well, it’s all those mountains and fjords.

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