Paddle Golden Ears Park's Alouette Lake

Golden Ears Provincial Park Boat Launch

Amazing wilderness. Close to the city. Backcountry camp spots. Old growth forests. Nature!

About one hour outside of Vancouver, Golden Ears Provincial Park is a great escape for hiking and paddling opportunities. The massive drive-in campgrounds are usually full for most of the summer, but deep into the lake's wilderness are marine spots for backcountry camping. Get your backcountry permit here.

Set off from the main parking lot at the south end of the lake and follow the western shoreline north for 9km just past Moyer Creek to reach the rustic marine camp ground. There are about a dozen camp spots with some being beach front and some being in the mossy forests.

Watch for speed boats in summer and for the gusting wind all year long that can make this paddle a challenge.

Pack List

  • Kayak
  • PFD
  • Paddle
  • Tent
  • Sleeping pad
  • Sleeping bag
  • Bear proof case
  • Stove
  • Food
  • Tarp
  • Rain gear
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Activities Camping, Kayaking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Features
Adult Beverages
Bathrooms
Beach
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildlife
Cliff Jumping
Swimming Hole

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Favorite day trip from Vancouver

I was just getting ready to post this exact adventure. This place is amazing. The sunsets and sunrises on this lake are things of wonder


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