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Lake Lovely Water

A stunning alpine lake surrounded by the Tantalus Mountain Range


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Lake Lovely Water is a fantastic mountain lake in southwestern British Columbia, about 11.5 km (7.1 mi) northwest of Squamish. Located at the height of 1164 m (3,822 ft), it is surrounded by rugged granite peaks in Tantalus Provincial Park. The area around the lake is perfect for hiking, fishing, canoeing, camping, mountaineering, and skiing.

Depending on the snowfall and temperatures, the best time for hiking at Lake Lovely Water runs from mid-July through October. The trailhead starts on the west side of the Squamish River, and the only way to get there is to cross the river on a boat. Several jet boat operators offer their services at the river, people also bring their own canoes and kayaks. The short trail has a steep part when it climbs up the valley wall. However, a forest by the river provides plenty of places where hikers can rest. If you camp for the night, you can continue hiking up the creek the next morning until the campsite to Niobe Basin. Mt. Niobe, Mt. Omega and Mt. Pelops also offer lots of beautiful hiking trails.

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