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Alice Lake Provincial Park
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.
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.
- Generator use is only permitted between the hours of 9am – 11am, and from 6pm – 8pm. View the generator policy
- Electric Hook-ups: 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 the BC Parks reservations system. 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 20, 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.
Situated off Highway 99, approximately 13 km north of Squamish, 71 km north of Lions Gate Bridge in North Vancouver.
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
Campground trails are wheelchair-accessible. There are wheelchair-accessible picnic tables. Campsites 17 and 18 are also wheelchair-accessible.
Youth group camping charges per night are $1/person (6+), with a $50 minimum and $150 maximum. Read the Youth Group policy about Criteria for Youth Groups.
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
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.
Check in at the gatehouse when you arrive. During posted operating hours, staff are available to check you in. If you have a reservation, you will be directed to your reserved site. If you do not have a reservation, any site that is not already reserved is available on a first-come, first-serced basis, and you can register and pay for your site at the gatehouse. If there are no staff available to direct you to a site, reserved and available sites will be posted at the gatehouse. You may proceed to non-reserved site and park operations staff will collect camping fees from you at your site each evening. See Dates of Operation table above for reservable dates.
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.
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.