Garibaldi Lake Guided Hike

Hike to the world famous Garibaldi Lake for panoramic mountain views and crystal clear glacial waters

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

Trip Highlights

  • Hike to the famous turquoise Garibaldi Lake
  • Take a dip in the crystal clear waters
  • Lunch with an epic view across the lake
  • Unplug in a stunning and peaceful alpine setting

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!

Garibaldi Lake is the crown jewel of the B.C. Coastal Mountains, and you could be one of the lucky few who gets to experience this mind-blowing place. Garibaldi Lake's deep turquoise waters offer a beautiful contrast to the snow-capped peaks and icy glaciers that surround it. This is the heart of Garibaldi Provincial park, an area famous for world-class hiking, wildlife watching, backcountry camping, and epic mountain scenery.

Join us on a guided day hike as we make our way up the 9km trail, through lush forest and past roaring rivers. Bring your friends and family and make this a magical experience that you'll be talking about for years to come.

We can't explain the feeling you get as you turn the final corner and see Garibaldi lake for the first time, it's something you just have to experience for yourself! And we're here to make that happen, safely and enjoyably.

This hike is long (18km round trip) with 1,000m elevation gain. Participants should have a good level of fitness and be prepared to challenge themselves - with great rewards!

Pricing Per Person

2+ Guests
Solo Guest

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What our customers say about Outdoor Explore guided adventures

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: 19km, +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 a panoramic view
  • Time to explore, relax, take in the scenery
  • Hike back to 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!


Lunch and snacks are included while on the trip.

Lunch 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 to refuel.

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

Price Includes/Excludes
Price Includes
  • Lunch and snacks while on the trip, prepared by the guide.
  • One experienced and knowledgeable guide
  • Transport from the meeting location to the trailhead, and back
  • Water purification throughout the trip
  • Emergency equipment (Comprehensive First aid kit, satellite phone etc.)
Price Excludes
  • Tipping for the guide
  • Transport to and from the meeting location (optional)
  • Your personal clothing and equipment. See packing list above
  • Your personal travel/cancellation insurance

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!


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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