Callaghan Lake Provincial Park Tours
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British Columbia’s Callaghan Valley is a noted backcountry recreation area, so much so that it was home to the 2010 Winter Olympics for biathlon, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, and Nordic skiing. Though the provincial park is famous mainly for winter sports (the average annual snowpack can yield up to 150 days of skiing), the area is just as gorgeous in the summertime. Callaghan Lake is one of the most beautiful and convenient places to camp near Whistler, and the relatively undisturbed wilderness and rugged mountain terrain provide a stunning backdrop to outdoor adventures at any time of the year. Hanging valleys, talus slopes, and waterfalls are just some of the natural sights the park has to offer.
Canoeing, fishing, boating, and hunting go hand-in-hand with rustic lakeside camping and hiking around the numerous wetlands and small lakes found throughout the park (especially in the southern and eastern areas). The main camping area at Callaghan Lake is quite nice, but for a really spectacular place to pitch your tent, try checking out one of the little islands in the lake that can only be accessed by canoe or boat. Boat launches, campfires, picnic areas, toilets, and vehicle-accessible camping are all available at the park.
The park is easily accessed in summer from Highway 99, 43 miles (70 km) north of Vancouver or 12 miles (20 km) south of Whistler. Turn north off the highway onto the paved Callaghan Valley Road for 5 miles (8 km), then turn left following a rough, gravel Forest Service road (Callaghan FSR 01) for another 5 miles (8 km). High-clearance vehicles are recommended. The Forest Service road is not plowed in winter and instead becomes a groomed cross-country ski trail. The closest community, town or city is Whistler, approximately 12 miles (20 km) away. There are no garbage facilities, so always pack out what you pack in.
Address: Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Callaghan Lake Provincial Park
Enjoy high-octane thrills in Canada’s snowy wilderness on this 4-hour advanced backcountry snowmobile expedition in Whistler. Hop aboard your snowmobile, and open the throttle before zooming deep into the Callaghan Valley. Follow your guide along winding mountain trails, and enjoy panoramic views over some of the region’s most beautiful scenery. Explore hidden valleys and rolling hillsides, and test your snowmobiling skills against the varied terrain. Navigate frozen lakes with your guide, and carve through the deep powder fields. En route, replenish lost energies with a delicious lunch.
Skate across Whistler's rugged Callaghan Valley on an invigorating snowmobile trip. Follow your guide on a ride through the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics events, cutting across forested hillsides and frozen lakes. Along the way stop to admire the beautiful British Columbia landscape, snap photos, and partake in a traditional Yukon breakfast of eggs and syrupy pancakes cooked on a wood stove (upgrade required).
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