Even in the bitter cold of winter you will see a few tents a few hundred metres from the hut. One corner of this beautiful and cherished building still remain as a tribute to the Brandvold's contribution to the history of this wonderful place. Bald eagles and ptarmigans are sometimes spotted on the trail to Elfin Lakes. The trail head is at the end of the parking lot beside the trail map/info area. In the winter months, these tent platforms with be hidden under metres of snow and you can put up a tent nearly anywhere you want. Elfin Lake Shelter. Hearing of the wilderness paradise in the Garibaldi region they combed the area for a suitable location to build an alpine lodge. To snowshoe to this hut is quite something. The valley is huge with stunning mountain peaks all around. Or worse, you may get up to the parking lot without chains, then get snowed in and unable to drive out. Hiking (snowshoeing) to Elfin Lake in winter is spectacular. You can reach it by car from Vancouver by driving 90 minutes up the Sea to Sky Highway. Cheakamus Lake has a sensitive wetland habitat at the east end of the lake where Cheakamus River flows into the lake. 72 Reviews of Elfin Lakes "Went up on the 24th 25th to the shelter. The Brandvold's continued to operate the lodge until their retirement in 1972. The campsite also has a pit toilet and a food cache where campers can place their food into so it is protected from bears. Expect to take four hours to reach the Elfin Lakes hut as you are almost constantly ascending a gradual, though consistently uphill trail. The fact that there is a shelter after only 5 kilometres indicates that the 11k distance to the lakes is a bit of a journey. The two lakes, which you’ll find at the end of the hike, have different purposes. On snow camping is allowed in the vicinity of the Red Heather hut in the winter months. Year-round the Elfin Lakes hut has bunk beds for 33 people(11 double bunks and 12 single bunks). Fees Per Night: $10 Adult - $5 Kids(6-15)  Campsite fees must be paid online in advance at the BC Parks Garibaldi Provincial Park reservations page. In the past camping was allowed only in the designated BC Parks campsites. Elfin Lakes are two lakes in Garibaldi Provincial Park that are popular for hiking, snowshoeing ... which gains approximately 600 metres (2,000 ft) of elevation from the trailhead. On cold and snowy days, the wonderful wood stove and stack of wood outside makes it a very enticing pit-stop on the way to Elfin Lakes. Campsite fees must be paid online in advance at the BC Parks Garibaldi Provincial Park's reservations page. We ended up having a lot of fun and knew we wanted to try something a little more adventurous this year. Don't approach bears and do your best to not surprise them. There are over a dozen, wooden camping pads that overlook the valley beyond and once you see them, you’ll have wished you brought a tent. Hike the famous Elfin Lakes trail and camp on the shores of Elfin Lakes, then continue deeper into the park to camp on the moraines or an ancient glacier. The two cute little lakes lay next to the amazing Elfin Lakes hut. The campsite also has a pit toilet and a food cache where campers can place their food into so it is protected from bears. Pictures of Elfin Lakes hike shared here were all taken by me. Mamquam Road becomes Garibaldi Park Road as you continue ascending ever steeper to the trailhead parking area. It is located 10 kilometres from Elfin Lakes on the trail to Mamquam Lake. Much of the route is along Paul Ridge which gives you sweeping views both left and right of endless snowy mountains. This hut requires a reservation, and the shelter fee ($15 per adult, $10 per child) includes a camping Elfin Lakes Camping Trip Epic panoramic mountain views and an unforgettable sunrise await you at Elfin Lakes! The earliest indication they were named Elfin Lakes comes from the pamphlet from the Diamond Head Lodge in 1978. For thirty years, beginning in the late 1940's the Diamond Head Lodge hosted visitors from around the world. Wilderness camping is prohibited west of this line. However, due to the rocky surface, this ride feels like a solid 30km. There is a charge of $15/person(payable online) to stay the night there which is a small price to pay for the beautiful comfort after the long, 11 kilometre snowshoe or hike to get there. 72 Reviews of Elfin Lakes "Went up on the 24th 25th to the shelter. At the parking area you will find a nice information board and an outhouse. Snow is slippery and hard, you start seeing it 30 mins or so… Amazing. Staying at the Elfin Lakes hut costs a bit more at $15 per adult, per night and kids 6-15 pay $10 per person, per night. You need to start at the Diamond Head trailhead (on googlemaps, this is called the Elfin Lakes trailhead) From there, you follow a wide, easy to follow trail up through the forest towards Round Mountain.The 105 Hikes book said this first part would be a chore, so I was expecting something really steep like the Grouse Grind or the Chief. But one day we took a trip to Elfin Lakes, and yes… it was a great choice. Atwell Peak above the Elfin Lakes Campground That afternoon, we decided to do a day hike to the Gargoyles, which are rock formations about 2.5km from the campground up a steep mountain. You should be prepared with tire chains and may have to walk from the lower parking lot below the main, usually deep with snow trailhead parking lot. New in 2018, for the first time you can camp in the vast wilderness beyond the campgrounds. Year-round visitors enjoyed the breathtaking scenery and rugged hospitality. opt-in to receive email updates, news and information from There is a shelter located at Elfin Lakes that has enough sleeping spaces for 33 people and facilities including picnic tables, propane stoves, a propane heater, and pit toilets. Accessing this park is done via several main trailheads along the Sea to Sky Highway, but to access the Elfin Lakes backcountry hut, the Diamond Head Trailhead is the shortest and most widely used. Driving to the Elfin Lakes trailhead is quite fun as you emerge from the tacky strip mall along the Sea to Sky Highway and quickly ascend into the wilderness. Elfin Lakes trail The actual trail to Elfin lakes is really easy to follow.

Optional switch Show Map. From Cleveland Avenue in Squamish, zero your odometer and drive north on Highway 99, at 4.6 kilometres turn right onto Mamquam Road just before Canadian Tire. This trail is so well marked with orange poles and tree markers that you can reliably find your way after dark or before sunrise with good lights to assist you. In the winter months, these tent platforms with be hidden under metres of snow and you can put up a tent nearly anywhere you want. Elfin Lakes is probably BC’s most comprehensive backcountry camping area. Your camp must be at least 2 kilometres from any established trail or campground and your group size must be 10 or less. There are no garbage facilities at Elfin Lake and you must pack out what you pack in. Joined by Ottar's future wife, Joan Mathews of West Vancouver, they decided on Diamond Head, next to the two small lakes to build their dream lodge. Elfin Lakes (Diamondhead) is a 12.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Squamish, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. There are two lakes (one swimmable, and one reserved for drinking water), a well-equipped shelter, and a campsite available in a beautiful, subalpine area. You often see, with some shock, skiers trudging up the trail, not far from the trailhead after the sun has set. The propane is supplied by BC Parks. Occasionally in the evening you will find a couple drinking wine by the fire, enjoying this rustic paradise. Making their way to the Elfin Lakes hut in the dead of night seems to be a pastime of quite a few local skiers and boarders. Whistler has an absurd number of wonderful and free hiking trails and. I must say that the Elfin Lakes campground was one of the most quiet and peaceful campgrounds I’ve ever been to. If you are lucky enough to be here on a clear night, the stars will shine like diamonds this far from the bright lights of civilisation. Go Pro. The areas you can wilderness camp is quite restricted in an effort to not overrun the park and maintain some control over the massive numbers of hikers in the park. Though black bears are potentially dangerous, there has never been an unprovoked bear attack in Garibaldi Provincial Park, Squamish or Whistler. Overall, the cabin is comfortable and has gas stoves so you can melt some snow for water, and prepare your meals. Elfin Lakes are two small lakes located in the scenic alpine setting of Garibaldi Provincial Park near Squamish, British Columbia. The Elfin Lakes Trail requires a free Day Use Pass to be reserved the day of starting at 6am from the Discover Camping reservation system. Recent Trail Reports Along Route T he scenic alpine trail at Elfin Lakes presents a full day of hiking, or less by bike, without being too strenuous.. Six hours will easily get you to the two small lakes, time for a brief swim and then six hours or less back to the parking lot. In 2018, for the first time you can legally register and pay to camp in the backcountry beyond the official campsites. Since 1978 the lakes have been known as Elfin Lakes. However, due to … Elfin Lakes Shelter has bunks for about 33 people and equipment for cooking, including propane burners, sinks, and a heater. Vancouver Trails about local hiking information, events, deals on Last year I had my first experience with snow camping. There is an amazing plateau near the hut that edges onto a sweeping view of the valley below. Of the many animals you will encounter in the park, black bears are the ones you must be most aware of. Most push on to the ever more scenic trail that quickly ascends to Paul Ridge. Questions or comments can Elfin Lakes (Diamondhead) is a 12.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Squamish, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The Trip is an All-Day Affair. The Red Heather campground also has 15 reservable spots. Staying at the Elfin Lakes hut costs a bit more at $15 per adult, per night and kids 6-15 pay $10 per person, per night. Elfin Lakes Photo: Chris Dale T he scenic alpine trail at Elfin Lakes presents a full day of hiking, or less by bike, without being too strenuous. For the most part however, you will find the hut deserted. The Elfin Lakes Shelter is the most popular hut that you will come across in the region. You can stay in the Elfin Lakes shelter at Elfin Lakes. The Red Heather Shelter at 5k is for some, a destination on its own. In the North, UTM 511E dissects the Decker Glacier. Black bears, marmots, mountain goats and deer roam Garibaldi Park, though only occasionally seen. The trail to Elfin Lakes is only moderately challenging, however the long distance makes it quite challenging if you are carrying a heavy pack or bringing kids along. Near Russet Lake where the north-south running UTM 511E forms the boundary for both the south and north sections of the Spearhead Traverse. If you don't know what you are doing, you can easily lose the trail and get into big trouble. 10 Things to Expect on a Trip to Elfin Lakes If you plan on heading up to Elfin Lakes in Garibaldi Provincial Park there are a few things you should know before you go.To help, we created a top 10 list of useful information. Elfin Lakes is probably BC’s most comprehensive backcountry camping area. It starts at 950m elevation and climbs to the ridge high point at 1,600m and then down to Elfin Lakes at 1,500m. I The route is clearly marked with orange poles and very easy to follow. If you hike it during a full moon, the mountains light up all around you in a surreal world trapped between day and night. The hiking/snowshoeing possibilities seem endless. Hardcore winter campers often shovel out snow caves to sleep in. One for drinking water. On first glance this may seem like a poor substitute to Eflin Lakes, however, the short hike is quick and easy. Eventually after a long and sensationally beautiful 11 kilometres, the Elfin Lakes hut comes into view. Campsite fees must be paid online in advance at the BC Parks Garibaldi Provincial Park reservations page. Though it is rare, it does happen as Elfin Lakes is regularly staffed with rangers and even has a separate ranger station near the Elfin Lakes hut. There are frequent animal sightings on the trail and beyond Elfin Lakes. A fact you would have never believed from your approach view outside. There is another parking lot before the main parking lot at the trailhead. The park is an outdoor adventurer's playground. An overnight snowshoeing trip to Elfin Lakes (Garibaldi Provincial Park), British Columbia in December 2010. Anytime of the year the alpine around Elfin Lakes is stunning. The trail that leads to the Elfin Lake Hut draws in adventurers of all sorts for hiking, snowshoeing, and skiing. The walk-in campgrounds have anywhere from 6 sites at the Singing Creek campground, to 50 sites at the Garibaldi Lake Campground. Please Parkhurst Ghost Town, Whistler Train Wreck, the Sea to Sky Trail, Cheakamus River, Logger’s Lake, Ring Lake, Mount Sproatt, Brandywine Meadows and Brew Lake are all dog friendly hiking trails. The Elfin Lakes campsite is located just beyond the lakes and has a total of 14 tent areas with an overflow area nearby. An unexpectedly idyllic little hut that for much of the year is consumed by snow. You can electronically Unsubscribe at any time. Elfin Lakes Camping Trip Epic panoramic mountain views and an unforgettable sunrise await you at Elfin Lakes! Lancer had no problems going up. The sign at the trailhead shows the distances to the Red Heather Shelter(5k), Elfin Lakes(11k) and Mamquam Lake(22k). To quickly compare two of them, the main difference is that Garibaldi Lake hike is approximately 80% in the forest and Elfin Lakes is quite the opposite. The trail to Elfin Lakes is 11km each way, it is not an after-work activity so please leave yourself a full day to complete the … Campsite fees must be paid online in advance at the BC Parks Garibaldi Provincial Park reservations page. ELFIN LAKES SQUAMISH Known as the 'outdoor recreation capital of Canada,' Squamish has ski touring options for all skill levels and abilities. Garibaldi Provincial Park sprawls from Squamish up and beyond Whistler. There are various excellent spots overlooking the vast valley just a few dozen metres from the hut. www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/garibaldi/. Elfin Lakes is a really popular place for snowshoeing because there’s a heated hut located at the end, so people snowshoe in and stay overnight in the hut. These may or may not be marked for winter routes, but regardless, you will need to take all the requisite snow travel safety precautions if you carry on to any of these other destinations from Elfin Lakes. You may not need them, but you must have them to get to the trailhead. Although we had a map in my bag, we didn’t actually need to stop and look at it until we’d made Backcountry Camping Permits for Garibaldi Park cost $10 per person, per night. Adjacent to the hut is a row of outhouses. There are several outhouses(pit toilets) at Elfin Lakes as well as at the Red Heather hut 5k into the trail. Elfin Lakes shelter and camping. Just up the Sea-to-Sky Highway from Vancouver is Squamish and Garibaldi Provincial Park. The Red Heather hut is a survival shelter/warming hut, that is not to be used as an overnight shelter, except of course when absolutely necessary. The Diamond Head/Elfin Lakes trailhead to Garibaldi Provincial Park is located in Squamish near the southern end of the park. All content, photos and gps data are © 2007 - 2020 VancouverTrails.com, www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/garibaldi/. form. Our Elfin Lakes Back-country Trek is a great challenge for those looking to step up into longer mountain adventures. From Whistler Village, the trailhead is just over an hours drive away, located near the south end of Garibaldi Park. Check out the Garibaldi Provincial Park website as you must book online. If you are not well prepared, however, you may easily stray from the trail and get dangerously lost. Parking lot is accessibly by 2WD car! There are campgrounds and an overnight shelter at the lakes and campgrounds and a day-use shelter or a winter overnight shelter in Red Heather Meadows. That afternoon, we decided to do a day hike to the Gargoyles, which are rock formations about 2.5km from the campground up a steep mountain. The campsite area at Elfin Lakes is quite large and well organized. March 5, 2019 March 5, 2019 / Maria. The hut does not take reservations and costs $15/night payable in cash only. This includes the Elfin Lakes shelter and any of the tent campsites. A great two night stay at Elfin Lakes can include a hike to The Gargoyles (5 km) return and to Opal Cone (13 km return). The Elfin Lakes hut fee includes your backcountry camping permit, so one adult staying in the Hut pays a total of $15. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Garibaldi Lake, Panorama Ridge, Black Tusk and Elfin Lakes are all wonderful hiking destinations is this extraordinary Provincial Park so close to Squamish. Information about how to access the Diamond Head trailhead and facilities at the campground and shelter is available on the BC Parks Diamond Head Area page. The Elfin Lakes hut fee includes your backcountry camping permit, so one adult staying in the hut pays a total of $15. There is also a shelter located at Red Heather, however camping is not allowed at this shelter. The entrance is reached by descending a snow staircase. There are several jaw-dropping views along this final 6k stretch. The new campground has 12 tent platforms, an outhouse and food storage facilities. It starts at 950m elevation and climbs to the ridge high point at 1,600m and then down to Elfin Lakes at 1,500m. Just 1.5 kilometres before Mamquam Lake, this new campground replaces the old one at Mamquam Lake that was closed recently. Elfin Lakes has great facilities for overnight stay. The Elfin Lakes Cabin is one of the best in the region because it is heated by propane and has propane stoves for cooking. Campsite fees must be paid online in advance at the BC Parks Garibaldi Provincial Park's reservations page. There are several camping options around Elfin Lakes and in the Diamond Head area of Garibaldi Provincial Park. The poles are frequent and have reflectors on them making them visible at night if you have a light. Squamish sits in the midst of some amazing places to hike. In addition to this there is an overall wilderness camping zone that denotes permissible zones that you can camp in the wilderness. Elfin Lakes are two lakes in Garibaldi Provincial Park that are popular for hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, and mountain bicycling trail located east of Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. The name Elfin Lakes is suspected to have come much later. You get amazingly dramatic mountain views in all directions and on a sunny day in the summer it is paradise. The back door has an adjacent window that glows a beautiful blue from the wall of icy snow that often buries the back door. The serenity and vastness of this part of the world are magnificent. Elliot and Haney sit on the deck of Elfin Lakes Cabin The Elfin Lakes Cabin is one of the best in the region because it is heated by propane and has propane stoves for cooking. There are various excellent spots overlooking the vast valley just a few dozen metres from the hut. From downtown Squamish, the trailhead is just a short drive away, located near the south end of Garibaldi Provincial Park. Trail to the Gargoyles and Atwell Peak There are no garbage facilities in the park and all garbage and supplies must be removed. The gravel road runs deep and high into the mountains to the trailhead parking lot. Elfin Lakes is probably BC’s most comprehensive backcountry camping area. There’s a full-time ranger station, outhouses that usually have toilet paper, bear-proof food caches, a lovely cooking shelter with an amazing view, two Not long after you pass the university the road narrows and turns from pavement to gravel. This is just one of many million dollar view tent sites to be found in this year-round, mountain paradise. There are several hiking options for campers who are staying overnight in the area. Elfin Lakes Snow Camping Trip. Parking lot is accessibly by 2WD car! Elfin Lakes trail – the start. The cabin itself is fully stocked with 8 gas burners, tables, a … For those seeking solitude, there are endless tent site possibilities further away. The lower lake is reserved for drinking water and the upper lake is for swimming. Kids under 6 are free. The small trail winds through the meadows and eventually leads to a saddle where you then cross a steep slope of rocks. Children 6-16 years old pay $5 per person, per night and kids under 6 years old are free. From the outside, buried in snow it looks tiny. As this trail is within Garibaldi Park, dogs are not allowed. For those seeking solitude, there are endless tent site possibilities further away. The Elfin Lakes hut is solar powered. In the winter months you have to be prepared for snow on the road and several signs will indicate chains must be carried. It still looks quite empty, but we met quite a few hikers heading up, so I … Your camp must be at least 30 metres from water sources such as a lake, stream or wetland. Alice Lake  Ancient Cedars  Blackcomb Mountain  Black Tusk  Brandywine Falls  Brandywine Meadows  Brew Lake  Callaghan Lake  Cheakamus Lake  Cheakamus River  Cirque Lake  Elfin Lakes  Garibaldi Lake  Garibaldi Park  Helm Creek  High Falls  Joffre Lakes  Keyhole Hot Springs  Levette Lake  Logger’s Lake  Madeley Lake  Meager Hot Springs Nairn Falls  Panorama Ridge  Parkhurst Ghost Town  Rainbow Falls  Rainbow Lake  Ring Lake  Russet Lake  Sea to Sky Gondola  Sea to Sky Trail  Shannon Falls  Skookumchuck Hot Springs  Sloquet Hot Springs  Mount Sproatt  Stawamus Chief  Taylor Meadows  The Lions  Train Wreck  Upper Shannon Falls  Wedgemount Lake  Whistler Mountain. However, our journey wasn't as stress free as we would have liked. Adjacent to the hut is a row of outhouses. Backcountry Camping Permits for Garibaldi Park cost $10 per person, per night. The mountainous terrain is home to many trails, high alpine passes, and lakes. If you are driving the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler, Garibaldi Park will be the vast wilderness of snow-capped mountains on your right. A large furnace blasts out heat and after your eyes adjust to the inky darkness, you can't help but be surprised how huge the hut is inside. Bikes are allowed on the main trail from the parking lot to Elfin Lakes only. It is nuzzled between two lakes (one for drinking water, and the other a swimming hole), and the Gargoyle Peaks. The Elfin Lakes hike is located within Garibaldi Provincial Park, which is a great home base for accessing surrounding hiking destinations. Better yet would be overnight camping and the … There are several eligibility requirements you must adhere to. The section of trail from the Red Heather hut to Elfin Lakes is considerably more scenic than the first 5 kilometres of the trail. The Elfin Lakes shelter ( pictured above) is the largest shelter and has the most amenities, but there are two more small huts in the park – one at Wedgemount Lake, and another at Russet Lake. The final 6k from this hut to Elfin Lakes takes you along a beautiful ridge with amazing views of snowy mountains all around. Popular hikes include Opal Cone and Mamquam Lake. Located 90 minutes north of Vancouver, off of the Sea to Sky Highway, Elfin Lakes offer amazing vistas, along the 11 km it takes to get there and an incredible reward once you get to the lakes. And you will be under a magnificent starry sky surrounded by idyllic mountains. On the Sea to Sky Highway you will see signs to "Garibaldi Park Diamond Head." But, you will have to reserve in advance on Discover Camping. Camping at Elfin Lakes is an amazingly beautiful experience. Once inside the warmth hits you. Located around the Elfin Lakes, the shelter is open for reservations throughout the year. Carolyn and I spent a night outside in -10 degrees celsius to test out skills and our gear. It is wide, not particularly steep, and pretty well paved. All overnight campers must use the new Rampart Ponds campground located 1.5 km before Mamquam Lake. Elfin Lakes campground. Elfin Lakes is probably BC’s most comprehensive backcountry camping area. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Expect to take four hours to reach the Elfin Lakes Hut as you are almost constantly ascending a gradual, though consistently uphill trail. Increasingly steep sections lead to some downhill parts. The Elfin Lakes trail is very well marked and maintained and leads to the wonderful, Elfin Lakes hut. All motorized vehicles are not permitted in the park, including motorcycles, ATV's and snowmobiles. In 1973 the lodge was permanently closed and in 1974 the Elfin Lakes Hut was built to replace the deteriorating lodge. Elfin Lakes is a local favourite hiking, snowshoeing, backcountry skiing and snowshoe trail located in Garibaldi Provincial Park just outside of Squamish, B.C. There are also propane stoves and very unexpectedly, working lights. The walls are lined with clothing hooks indicating that this shelter sees a lot of traffic. The hut also has 4 huge picnic tables inside as well as 2 propane stove-top burners, a washing sink as well as a giant propane stove and solar powered lights. until you reach the trailhead parking at 18.7 kilometres. The wonderful Elfin Lakes hut is a huge draw to this hike in the winter as it is heated and has solar power as well as room for 33 people! The cabin is two floors, with bunks on top, and a kitchen and a recreation area on the bottom. If you are camping overnight in Garibaldi Park you will have to pay a campsite fee. The hut also has 4 huge picnic tables inside as well as 2 propane stove-top burners, a washing sink as well as a giant propane stove and solar powered lights. Elfin Lakes Shelter is located at Elfin Lakes and is reservable year round. There’s a full-time ranger station, outhouses that usually have toilet paper, bear-proof food caches, a lovely cooking shelter with an amazing view, two Elfin Lakes Snowshoeing Whistler Elfin Lakes in Garibaldi Provincial Park is an absolutely phenomenal, though long, hiking, biking, snowshoeing and skiing trail that begins at the Diamond Head area in Squamish. The first bit of the trail takes you along a forested old logging road. This is the Elfin Lakes trail that is used by hikers and bikers in summer and skiers and snowshoers in the winter. What an great place Elfin Lakes is! The Red Heather campground also has 15 reservable spots. You can stay in the Elfin Lakes shelter at Elfin Lakes. 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