Summer is just a day away and with the heat already causing us to slather sunscreen on our normally Gore-Tex-covered skin, Vancouverites are looking for ways to cool off. With cottonwood fluff in the air, and the cedars emitting their aromas that smell like home in the PNW, our local Metro Vancouver lakes make for some lovely, scenic day trip destinations. Enjoy a picnic, paddle a canoe, build sandcastles with the kids, take a hike, and definitely cool off in the waters where swimming is available.
Here is a roundup of our beautiful local lakes, thanks to those who have shared their photos with the Miss604 Flickr Pool and the #Photos604 tag on Instagram:
Metro Vancouver Lakes
Any more to add? Feel free to leave a note in the comments:
Green Timbers Lake Trails, fishing, cycling. No swimming.
Surrey Lake Trails, fishing, cycling. No swimming.
Mill Lake Picnicking, spray part, near Centennial Outdoor Pool, playground, fishing, trail walks.
Burnaby Lake Trails, cycling, rowing (boat launch). No swimming.
Deer Lake Trails, cycling, picnicking, playground. No swimming. Concert series.
Trout Lake Trails, cycling, dog off-leash area, swimming. Farmer’s market.
Buntzen Lake Trails, cycling, picnicking, boat launch, swimming.
Sasamat Lake Trails, cycling, picnicking, swimming.
Como Lake Park Fishing, picnicking, hiking, no swimming.
Pitt Lake Trails, cycling, swimming, rowing (boat launch).
Alouette Lake Swimming, fishing, boating, camping in Golden Ears.
Rice Lake Trails, hiking. No swimming.
Capilano Lake & Cleveland Dam No swimming – it’s where we get our drinking water! But lovely to hike around.
Please observe all safety notices and signs at each location, boat and swim responsibly.