Alouette Lake Beach
The beach at Alouette Lake is one of the best and most popular in Metro Vancouver. The views of the lake with the mountains all around are quite spectacular, and the giant lawn in front of the beach is a popular place for picnics.
At the beach there is a designated swimming area, canoe and kayak rentals in the summer, and BBQ attachments on some of the picnic tables. Fishing, windsurfing and water-skiing are also popular on the lake.
The parking lot at the Alouette Lake beach day area is massive, although it can still fill up on hot sunny days in July and August, and especially on statutory holidays and weekends.
Alouette Lake Campground
Alouette is one of three campsite areas in Golden Ears Park, and a really good one, although a bit of a hike from the water. The only other very slight drawback is the fact that the roads are gravel and can get dusty. Other than that, the campground is near perfect and one of the very best in Metro Vancouver.
The Alouette campground has hot showers and is beautifully forested with lots of shade and privacy.
Click campground map for a map of the Alouette campground.
Tip # 1: Camp sites A85 to A91 are closest to the trail to the lake, as well as close to washrooms and water taps. Try to get one of these if you can.
Tip #2: Alouette is a popular campground in the summer, so be sure to make reservations (starting around mid-March and up to 3 months in advance of your reservation date). Click camping reservations to book your spot.
In the Alouette Lake Area
Alouette Lake is in Golden Ears Provincial Park, which is one of the largest parks in British Columbia. There is a river and trails to waterfalls just a short drive from the Alouette Lake beach and campground. There are also extensive trails throughout the park, which are popular with both hikers and horseback riders.
Not far from Alouette Lake is Rolley Lake, another one of our top recommended provincial campgrounds, and Stave Falls Powerhouse, where BC Hydro has an interesting visitor’s centre, which is an especially good place to go on rainy days while camping.
Click Golden Ears Camping to book a campsite.
To learn more about the park, click Golden Ears Provincial Park.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Lower Mainland Parks & Nature
- Vancouver’s Best Beaches
- Metro Vancouver’s Top 100 Places
- Maple Ridge
- Vancouver Summer Activities