Bonus Dayhike: British Columbia's Garibaldi Lake

This gorgeous alpine lake hike sports huge glacier views just an hour outside of Vancouver.

Garibaldi Lake Garibaldi

Provincial Park

Hike through a forest of firs and cedars to the shore of magnificent Garibaldi Lake and a view across to the massive Sphinx Glacier flowing off a pinnacled ridge. The 11-mile round-trip hike climbs more than 3,400 feet from the Garibaldi-Black Tusk trailhead off Highway 99, 20 miles north of Squamish.

drive time: Vancouver, 1 hour

guides: Hiking the Great Northwest, by Ira Spring, Harvey Manning, Vicky Spring ($17). North Section Garibaldi Provincial Park map.

contact: Ministry of Parks, (604) 898-3678;