Hike Evans Peak in Golden Ears Provincial Park

Canada West Canyon Parking Lot

Added by Dan Duerden

  • Stunning views north towards Garibaldi Provincial Park
  • Views of often-photographed Alouette Lake from elevation
  • 12km round-trip and about 1000m of elevation gain
  • Option to head up Alouette Mountain
  • A fantastic less-travelled option compared to many others in the area and just as accessible

Start on the West Canyon Trail and then take a left up the View Point Trail. Along the View Point trail you’ll cross a creek. There’s a beautiful waterfall and natural hammock (a log) which is great for a quick snack spot or photo.

A few hundred meters past the creek, 1.5km from the start of the trail, there will be a sign on the right side of the trail for Evans Peak and Alouette mountain. This is where the real climb begins, it’s a steep trail but very well marked. There’s an unmarked viewpoint at the halfway point, in terms of elevation gain, with slightly obscured views of Alouette Lake.

Under 1km past the viewpoint there’s a signed fork for Alouette mountain to the left, and right for Evans Peak. After this you’ll continue along a ridge before your final ascent which has a couple areas close to drop-offs and ropes in two areas to aid in the climb.

Enjoy the view!

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2 months ago

Wouldn't Recommend... But I Didn't Summit

Hiked May 2014 deep snow on the top 3rd of the hike. Very steep incline pretty much the whole time. Need to use your hands at points to prevent sliding down. Tough trail and we had to turn back just short of the peak due to daylight hours and bad conditions. Hope to return in the summer though I have heard the bugs are bad in the summer. I did not find the trail to be marked very well so be careful not to miss your turn off! Good luck, it's a tough one... Can't say I really enjoyed it.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Long Journey but worth the reward

This hike took us about 7 hours roundtrip at a leisurely pace. It's straight up for most of it, but after you get to the greenery above the trees, it's fantastic. Bring hiking poles or sticks for coming down

2 months ago

over 1 year ago

Best little single day peak in the area!

over 1 year ago

Added by Dan Duerden

I'm a teacher in Victoria, B.C., Canada. The dream would be to eventually teach a combination of Physical Education, Outdoor Education, Social Studies and Physics. I have a passion for the outdoors, including it's protection, and a desire to ignite that feeling in others! Explore, adventure, and pursue your passions, no matter if they're big or small!

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