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Elfin Lakes Hike

  • Full day tour
  • Max People: 5
  • Intermediate
  • 8-10 hours' hike
  • 22km
  • 600m
  • Garibaldi Park

An Unforgettable Elfin Lakes Guided Hike…

Our Elfin Lakes Guided Hike will give you gorgeous views of Mt Garibaldi and the volcanic pyramid of Atwell Peak! Not to mention breathtaking views of Howe Sound. 

You will meander through quiet alpine forests while enjoying views of endless mountains and valleys. This trail brings significant meaning to us as it was where we had our ‘Ah-ha’ moment that inspired the idea of BeWild Adventures & Wellness.

If traveling with us in the summer season, you’ll get to enjoy the expansive landscapes around the Elfin Lakes bathed in sunshine – there are scarcely any better places for enjoying the summer in BC!

However, if you plan on coming in winter, you’ll enjoy an equally atmospheric afternoon at the Elfin Lakes, when the mountains are blanketed in snow. Check out our Elfin Lakes Snowshoe Guided Hike to enjoy this experience in a winter wonderland.


  • Switchbacks to start, then trail levels out with extensive scenic views.

What's included

  • Transportation from Vancouver
  • Certified hiking guide
  • Park permits
  • Water filter pump
  • First aid kit, satellite communicator and bear spray
  • Pre / post hike snacks
  • Hiking poles

What to bring

  • Layered clothing, including waterproof layer
  • Proper hiking boots
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Change of Shoes for the car ride (Optional)
  • Backpack - If you do not have one, ask us!
  • Swimmers & towel (for anyone daring enough - it’s COLD!!!)
  • Lunch - Something ready to eat
  • Water bottle (recommended 2 litres or more)

Prefer this as a private tour?

See Events Page for group hike availability.

Private hikes available subject to availability

Elfin Lakes Guided Hike Itinerary

Pick-up Time:7 AM

  • Pick-up from Canada Place or your Accomodation
  • Drive up the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highyway to trailhead (approx. 90 mins)

Start Hike:8:30 AM

  • Hike at a leisure pace, with ample breaks along the way
  • Packed lunch at the Lake
  • Time to enjoy the scenery
  • Head back down mountain
  • Reach vehicle around 3:45 PM
  • Drive back to Vancouver

Approx. Drop-off Time:6 PM

*All times are approximate and are subject to change based on the events of the day.