Squamish, British Columbia, Canada Parks & Trails
(hiking trail, boating, canoeing, fishing, swimming & camping)
Cat Lake - Squamish, BC, Canada
A little more remote than some of the other parks in the Squamish, BC area, Cat Lake, provides an outdoor out-of-the-way recreational experience in a wilderness forested environment with a small lake providing the entertainment.
Hikers and mountain bikers are not the only ones who enjoy the region though. It is very common to see canoes and kayaks on the lake exploring regularly. On the shoreline of the lake, often hidden or dragged up on shore, are wooden home-made rafts to use at your discretion. Look further and there are rope swings from trees used for throwing people into the lake.
The trail system in the area is filled with challenging mountain bike routes navigating around the Cat Lake and Cheekeye river area. The, sometimes muddy, always tough mountain bike trails eventually connect to the Alice Lake, Cat Lake, Brohm Lake and Garibaldi Highlands hiking and mountain biking trails.
Fishing is also another activity that is popular on the lake. Although, it is an over fished lake therefore the rainbow trout might be a bit too smart for some rod and reel types.
The lake also has walk-in camping only. From the parking lot is a path down to the tenting sites. Be aware, that the lake draws a louder than usual crowd. A crowd that likes to sometimes party. Families should be prepared for late nights. The recreational campground might not be for everyone.
The north of Alice Lake Provincial Park. Watch for a highway sign that says 'Whistler 44 km' and make the next right turn. Cat Lake lies 1.2 miles (2 km) from here.
Cat Lake Access
- From Squamish, British Columbia, Canada head north on the Sea to Sky Highway (Hwy 99). Continue north past Alice Lake Provincial Park. Soon after... keep an eye out for Cat Lake Forest Road which is just off of Hwy 99. Watch for a highway sign that says 'Whistler 44 km' and take the next right turn. Follow the gravel road for another 1.2 miles (2 km) to the parking lot.