Elfin Lakes in Squamish. Photo by caspian kai photo

A-Z Guide of Squamish, BC Lakes

In Squamish Attractions by Vicky Farrand

Few things say summer in Squamish like spending lazy afternoons at the lake. And living in such a mountainous region means there are thousands of small valleys and glacial landforms for lakes to appear in, many of them created by the presently melting glaciers from the last ice age. It should come as no surprise that, as well as a large number of lakes, Squamish also has an astonishingly large number of glaciers, too, many without official names.

We’ve flown over much of BC over the last 20 years but flying over Squamish is something very special. From a birds-eye-view, we’d argue that Squamish has some of the best lakes in BC and with great lakes come fantastic camping, too. Squamish has a bit of everything for everyone. If you’re feeling active you can hike to remote lakes, visit a swimming lake, take your dog for a paddle at one of Squamish’s dog-friendly beaches and lakes, or fly into a totally secluded lake for an afternoon picnic. Whatever your summer day craving, Squamish has a lake for you and to help inspire you get out and see them we’ve created this A-Z guide of lakes near Squamish.

Related post: A-Z Guide To Squamish Mountains & Glaciers

Our favourite quote about lakes

“A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” – Henry David Thoreau

Squamish Lakes: A-Z guide of some of the best lakes near Vancouver

A – Alice Lake, Squamish

B – Brohm Lake, Squamish

C – Cat Lake, Squamish

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D -Deadmans Lake, Squamish

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E -Elfin Lakes, Squamish

F – Fawn Lake, Squamish

G – Garibaldi Lake, Squamish

H – Hut lake, Squamish

I – Can You Fill In This Blank?

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L – Lake Lovelywater, Sqaumish

Bonus L – Levette Lake, Squamish

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M – Mamquam Lake, Squamish

When I hike in remote places I feel a kind of primal connection to the landscape. It makes me think about nomadic people crossing great distances for trade and communication purposes, it makes me think about trying to walk those distances without shoes or with primitive clothing and supplies. It makes me really grateful for all of the modern comforts we enjoy today. The harshness of nature is a great reminder of how good we've really got it. . . . #getoutside #squamish #exploresquamish #explorebc #britishcolumbia #bc #explorecanada #canada #hiking #hikingadventures #adventurenthusiasts #backpacking #bcparks #coastmountains #mountains #nature #outdoors #nature_perfection #awesomeearth #explore #adventure #neverstopexploring #canon_official #canoncanada #pnw #greatnorthcollective #canadiancreatives #wildernessculture #bcoutdoorsclub #thephotographersclub

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O – Omer Lake, Squamish

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P – Phantom Lake, Squamish

Bonus P – Petgil Lake, Squamish

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R – Raven Lake, Squamish

Bonus R – Russet Lake, near Squamish

S – Sigurd Lake, Squamish

T – Tzoonie Lake, Squamish

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U – Utopia Lake, Squamish

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W – Watersprite Lake, Squamish

X – Can You Fill In This Blank?

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Z – Zenith lake

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