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Alta Lake Park, Whistler

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Alta Lake is a lake in the Resort Municipality of Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.
Originally named Summit Lake, Alta Lake was renamed to avoid confusion with the many other Summit Lakes in British Columbia. The name is derived from the Spanish for "high up" or "upper". The lake's southern end is the divide between the basins of the Green and Cheakamus Rivers. The lake is 642m in elevation and approximately 1.1km² in area and 2.2km north to south, with a maximum width of about 675m, east to west.
Neighbourhoods around the lake include Alta Lake, the original community in this area (now referred to as "Westside"), Alta Vista and Whistler Cay Estates. At the north end of the lake the original site of Rainbow Lodge preserves some cabins that were part of that rustic resort, and a municipally run ecological preserve which extends up the wetlands of the River of Golden Dreams (aka Alta Creek), which leads to Green Lake. A wayside park, formerly a provincial park and now municipally run is located near the south end of the lake.
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  • It was so refreshing to swim in the lake’s waters on a hit day in June. They have pedal boating which we tried. Beautiful scenic views of the mountains. A small beach with grass and shaded areas... 
    It was so refreshing to swim in the lake’s waters on a hit day in June. They have pedal boating which we tried. Beautiful scenic views of the mountains. A small beach with grass and shaded areas...  more »
  • Beautiful lake, and wonderful place for a picnic. We want to go back to spend the day there. You can swim, spread out for a picnic, enjoy the view. There was an ice cream truck there when we visited.....  more
    Beautiful lake, and wonderful place for a picnic. We want to go back to spend the day there. You can swim, spread out for a picnic, enjoy the view. There was an ice cream truck there when we visited.....  more »
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  • Nice park for swimming and kayaking. Launch for the kayak was easy with a sandy bottom. You can also rent kayaks and sup's. There are beautiful views of Whistler and Blackholm mountains while kayaking. It is important to note that our GPS took us to the north road to get to the park where there was no parking. We found the parking area on our own. You can see it from the drop off area but have to go around back onto the hwy to get to the parking! Crazy. When getting directions, type in Lakeside Park parking lot! Enjoy.
  • Nice lake in Whistler with toilet facilities nearby. Would recommend a visit either by walking or cycling if in the area. Opportunities to boat and fish with rental companies too.

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