Lake Lovely Water Trail, B.C.

The Tantalus Range is easily viewed from the “Sea to Sky Highway” that travels from Vancouver to Squamish and Whistler.


Lake Lovely Water is a Mountaineer’s and Scrambler’s Paradise. But it’s not for the inexperienced nor ill-prepared.

There is a 6.5 km (4-6 hour) hike to Lake Lovely Water. The trail is very rugged and steep. Good route finding skills and proper equipment and clothing are required. Weather can change quickly, causing limited visibility.

There are steep and rugged established trails leading from the cabin towards Niobe Meadows (approximately 2.5km one-way) and Lambda Lake Meadows (approximately 3.5km one-way).

BC Parks

Access to the Lake Lovely Water trail requires crossing the Squamish River. Jetboat service may be available out of Brackendale. Or you could chopper out of Squamish Airport direct to a hut. Contact Omega Aviation 604-898-1067 or Black Tusk Helicopters 604-898-4800.

I’ve heard of hikers canoeing across.

By reservation only, you could stay at either Tantalus Hut on the Lake (3850ft) or Jim Haberl Hut (6800ft).

Lake Lovely Waterrelated – Tantalust, Part V: Epilogue (heli hiking)

3 Replies to “Lake Lovely Water Trail, B.C.”

  1. Hello there,

    I was wondering if you could edit your post about Lake Lovely Water and remove the comment about crossing the Squamish River by cable, as this cableway is the private property of the Water Survey of Canada and the land it sits on is private First Nations property. This cableway is in active use to collect important stream flow data at the Squamish River and significant damage is caused each year by hikers trespassing on their way to the hike.

    Thank you

    You can find the data collected at this station online at

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