Vancouver & Garibaldi
Black Tusk

Vancouver & Garibaldi Provincial Park

About 70 kilometres north of Vancouver lies the Garibaldi Provincial Park, a wildlife area in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The park lies east to the Highway 99 - also known as the Sea to Sky Highway - between Squamish and Whistler. The wildlife area measures more than 1,950 square kilometres. In 1927 Garibaldi was declared provincial park.

The park consists of a large number of steep and rugged mountains, with many glaciers on the higher parts. It houses volcanoes such as Mount Garibaldi, one of the higher mountains in the area but still about 200 metres lower than the Wedge Mountain, with its 2,892 metres the highest peak of the area.

In the heart of the Garibaldi Park lies the Garibaldi Lake, a mountain lake with a turquoise colour that has stolen the hearts of many local hikers and tourists. From the Garibaldi Lake you can continue to the Black Tusk, an odd volcanic black rock at about 2,300 metres.

North of the city Vancouver lies the Grouse Mountain, a mountain with a peak of above 1,200 metres which is prominently visible from the city. The hike to it is extremely popular among the Vancouverites, as a kind of fitness workout.

On the map you can find all the routes that are available near Vancouver and the Garibaldi Provincial Park on By clicking on the icon of the route, you will go directly to the description.

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Location of this Region

Province: British Columbia (Canada)
Central Town:: Vancouver
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Recommended Hike

Black Tusk

This hike in the heart of Garibaldi Provincial Park in the Canadian province of British Columbia is of an unprecedented beauty. The first part of the hike, very popular among both locals and tourists, takes us to the Garibaldi Lake, a lake that lies beautifully surrounded by a magnificent landscape. During the second part of the hike we walk up to below the Black Tusk, an odd volcanic black rock at about 2,300 metres. The view we have from the ridge below the Black Tusk on the Garibaldi Lake and the surrounding snowy landscape is breathtaking.

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Of each route you can download a practical description in PDF.

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Principal Peaks

  • Wedge Mountain (2,892 m)
  • Mount Weart (2,835 m)
  • Mount Garibaldi (2,678 m)
  • Mount Currie (2,591 m)
  • Black Tusk (2,319 m)