Garibaldi Lake Camping Trip

Camp on the shores of the famous Garibaldi Lake and take a dip in the cool glacial waters

Duration 2 days Hiking
Time of Year
Time of year June - October
Total distance 18km
Group Size
Group size 1 - 8 Guests
Difficulty Moderate
Meeting Location
Meeting in Whistler

Trip Highlights

  • Camp on the shores of the famous Garibaldi Lake
  • Relax in a beautiful alpine setting
  • Take a dip in the crystal clear waters
  • Watch the sun rise over distant glaciated peaks

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are unfortunately unable to offer this trip. Please click here to see our available summer 2020 hiking adventures. Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

This is your perfect weekend away in the beautiful B.C. mountains. You'll feel refreshed and rewarded after a night in the mountains, far away from the busy city life. Unplug, unwind and take in the stunning mountain views while you dip your toes in cool glacial waters.

Garibaldi Lake lies at the heart of Garibaldi Provincial Park, the gem of the Coast Mountain range. Our overnight Garibaldi Lake Camping Trip allows you to explore this fantastic place, without needing too much previous Backcountry experience.

The hike to the lake is a challenging 9km uphill hike suitable for those with a good level of fitness. With 1,000m elevation gain, this is not a hike to be underestimated, but it comes with incredible rewards when you reach majestic Garibaldi Lake. It's worth the push!

Camp on the shores and enjoy dinner with a view as the sun sets and illuminates the mountains with a pink glow. Wake up early to catch an epic sunrise across the lake.

The photos and the memories you'll return with will keep you bragging about this trip for years to come! Join Outdoor Explore on this once-in-a-lifetime guided experience in super-natural British Columbia.

Pricing Per Person

2+ Guests
Solo Guest

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Always good fun out with the Outdoor Explore team. First time out with these guys I was worried I wouldn't be able to keep up, but they helped make me feel comfortable and safe the whole time. Solid, confident, and proficient guides. Amazing way to visit the outdoors, seeing places that would be hard to access alone....

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Trip details


Day 1 - 10km, +1,000m

  • Meet your guide either at the trailhead, or at the pickup location if transport is booked
  • Introduction, waiver signing, safety talk, gear check and pack bags
  • Start your hike up to Garibaldi lake
  • Lunch with at a viewpoint along the hike
  • Set up camp at Garibaldi lake
  • Time to explore, relax, take in the scenery
  • Dinner by the lake

Day 2 - 10km, +1,000m

  • Wake up early for sunrise views
  • Relaxing breakfast
  • Pack up camp
  • Hike back along down to the vehicles
  • Debrief with your guide, share photos, etc.
  • High five and head home

Itinerary Disclaimer
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee that we will stick to this plan. Weather conditions and the health of participants can all contribute to changes. The trip leader/guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy going nature will be an asset!


Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are included while on the trip.

Breakfasts consist of oatmeal or granola with mixed toppings and dried fruit, tea and coffee. Great for fueling a full day of adventures.

Lunch varies from day to day, but often consists of wraps or sandwiches with different fillings e.g. cheese, dried meat, falafel, hummus, veg, etc.

Dinners are provided by our partner Nomad Nutrition. These super tasty meals are light weight, full of wholesome ingredients, and packed with energy. Exactly what you need after an exciting day in the mountains.

We can cater to any dietary requirements. Please let us know if you have any food allergies or dietary requirements BEFORE your trip.


Tented accommodation (1 night) is included in the trip price. We use MSR Elixir tents, which are spacious, warm and comfortable. 1, 2, or 3 person options are available.

Please bring your own sleeping bag and sleeping pad (e.g. Thermarest). If you do not have either of these, please select the rental option when booking your trip or contact us to arrange a rental.

Price Includes/Excludes
Price Includes
  • All breakfast, lunch and dinner while on the trip, prepared and cooked by the guide.
  • One experienced and knowledgeable guide
  • Tents (price is on a sharing basis)
  • Transport to the trailhead can be included as an optional extra
  • Water purification throughout the trip
  • Stove gas for cooking
  • Emergency equipment (Comprehensive First aid kit, satellite phone etc.)
Price Excludes
  • Tipping for the guide
  • Transport to and from the trailhead (optional)
  • Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day
  • Your personal clothing and equipment. See packing list above
  • Your personal travel/cancellation insurance
  • Any rental equipment, if applicable (e.g. sleeping bags)

Early season (May/June)

Snow sticks around in the mountains well into the summer months. For earlier season trips, expect to be hiking on snow for the majority of the route. Suitable waterproof footwear with good tread is required!

Carrying a pack

This trip requires you to carry a large multi-day backpack with you personal equipment (sleeping bag, clothes, rain gear, etc.) and some shared camping equipment (tent, food, cooking gear, etc.). Previous experience carrying a multi-day backpack is recommended.


We're happy to answer any questions you have about this trip. Give us a call or drop us an email.

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