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.
Albert Dyke: Swimming, boating, wakeboarding, water skiing.
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.
Alouette Lake: Swimming, water skiing, windsurfing, canoeing, fishing, cycling
Rolley Lake: Swimming, fishing, biking, canoeing, wildlife viewing
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 Lake: Trails, cycling, rowing (boat launch). Swimming, camping in Golden Ears.
Buntzen Lake: Trails, cycling, picnicking, boat launch, swimming.
Sasamat Lake: Trails, cycling, picnicking, swimming.