Trip Highlights & Description
If you like to visit an area off the beaten path then we highly recommend you trust us about this neat hiking location. Warmer climate than around Whistler provides conditions for slightly different vegetation, with slopes and mountains around Tenquille Lake changing colours with each season.
This trip is also great for adjusting our plans based on how strong we feel. We can either try to hike to a summit, go straight to the lake, or challenge ourselves to do both.
Our day will begin with a drive to Pemberton Meadows with plenty of mountains on both sides and passing by many farms that grow food for people living as far as Vancouver. Once the paved road ends, we will be off-roading for the next 45min.
The hiking begins with a bit of climbing and then will continue on rolling trails, with occasional views of massive glaciers on the other side of the valley. We will reach wide open alpine terrain and meadows after about 2h of hiking. At this point, we will get off the trail and start blazing our own path.
Soon enough we will find ourselves standing on an expansive ridge high above the farms in the valley we drove through in the morning. The views will open for us to see big mountains and icefields far away. This will be a good time for a lunch break before we hike down to visit the gorgeous Tenquille Lake. Hiking back to the car will be mostly following some of the trails we came up in the morning.
This is an approximate itinerary and might be adjusted based on your needs, mountain conditions and weather forecast.
- 7.30am: We meet in Whistler (or elsewhere)
- 9.30am: Our groups starts hiking
- 12.00-12.30pm: We have lunch on the ridge or at the lake
- 4.00-5.30pm: We are back at the car
- 6.30pm: We can stop for dinner in Pemberton or continue to Whistler
Packing List: What to Bring?
If you need to buy some of the required gear let us know and we will help you choose. Alternatively, we might be able to lend you some of it.
– Hiking or at least light hiking boots
– Small backpack that can carry all your items
– Waterproof rain jacket and pants
– Hiking pants (or shorts on warm days)
– Merino wool or synthetic sports t-shirt
– Spare dry shirt
– Warmer top layer (light fleece or insulation jacket)
– Hiking socks
– Water (2-3 liter bottle or bladder)
– Snacks (sandwiches, fruit, nuts, sport bars)
– Sun hat or cap
– Personal medications (if needed)
– Soft-shell jacket (lightweight breathable jacket)
– Knee braces (if needed)
– Phone / Camera
– Other personal items (but keep your pack light)
Not Included in the Price
This trip’s price does not included:
– Transportation for people not riding in our car (we can drive 4)
– Food & beverages on one day trips
– 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST)
– Your personal insurance
Emergency Insurance, Cancellations, Refunds…
Please visit this page for more details on what kind of emergency medical insurance we recommend you have for your trip and all other important information.