Did you know? In 2016, the B.C. Mountaineering Club built a new trail to the beautiful Watersprite Lake in Squamish.

Outdoor Vancouver Newsletter 

Feb 28, 2017
Edition #49

Hiking to Watersprite Lake in Squamish

Watersprite Lake in Squamish is a crystal clear, turquoise lake framed by dramatic peaks. It is one of the most awe-inspiring hikes around.

Watersprite Lake was a hidden gem for years. Unknown to most and tucked away down a long, bumpy forest service road. But the word is out and it’s ‘hidden gem’ status has changed.

A new trail to Watersprite Lake has been built by the B.C. Mountaineering Club. The entire trail up to the lake is full of amazing views. Gorgeous mountains, valleys, and creeks – all along a well-marked and easy to follow route. The new trail offers better scenery, less mud, and bypasses an ecologically sensitive bog. 

The only drawback to this hike is that it requires a 4×4 or AWD vehicle with good clearance to reach the trailhead.

See the full details about the Watersprite Lake Trail here.

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Until next month!


The Outdoor Adventure Show
March 4 - 5, 2017
Dirty Duo
March 11, 2017
MEC Lower Mainland Road Race Three
March 19, 2017

(Click for full events calendar)


  1. Watersprite Lake Hike in Squamish
  2. Mount Strachan Hike in Cypress Park
  3. Yeo Point Hike on Salt Spring Island


  1. The Chief (Squamish)
  2. Upper Shannon Falls (Squamish)
  3. Norvan Falls (North Van)
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