BC: 12 Beautiful Lakes in the Metro Vancouver Area

BC: 12 Beautiful Lakes in the Metro Vancouver Area

 12 Beautiful Lakes in the Metro Vancouver Area

We are extremely fortunate here in the Metro Vancouver area that we have so many stunning lakes that are within driving distance. One of the best parts of living in this area is the different variety of lakes that are right at your fingertips. Whether you are looking for white sandy beaches or a peaceful fishing trip there is a breathtaking lake just a short drive away.

It’s time to dust off the flip flops, pack up the sand toys and sunscreen and enjoy so fun in the sun at one of these 12 beautiful lakes near the Metro Vancouver area.

Abbotsford

Albert Dyke: Swimming, boating, wakeboarding, water skiing.

Chilliwack 

Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park: Swimming, hiking, biking, water skiing, wind surfing, canoeing

Cultus Lake: Swimming, hiking or biking up one of the many trails, cruising around in a kayak, canoe or jet ski on the open water

Jones Lake: Camping, picnicking, swimming, boating, and fishing. Hiking, mountain biking, and backcountry exploration are also popular in the area.

Maple Ridge

Alouette Lake: Swimming, water skiing, windsurfing, canoeing, fishing, cycling

Rolley Lake: Swimming, fishing, biking, canoeing, wildlife viewing

Mission

Stave Lake: Boating, fishing, and swimming, to picnicking, hiking and mountain biking.

Hayward Lake: Boating, fishing, and swimming, to picnicking, hiking and mountain biking.

Pitt Meadows

Pitt Lake: Trails, cycling, rowing (boat launch). Swimming, camping in Golden Ears.

Port Moody

Buntzen Lake: Trails, cycling, picnicking, boat launch, swimming.

Sasamat Lake: Trails, cycling, picnicking, swimming.

Vancouver

Trout Lake: Trails, cycling, dog off-leash area, swimming. Farmer’s market.

About Michelle Bastien

Originally from Nova Scotia, she is now living in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia with her husband and their three young sons. After working in customer service for over 16 years, she recently took the plunge to live her dream of being a homemaker. Her house is very loud and pretty crazy but she wouldn’t have it any other way.