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Towering above Squamish, the Garibaldi Massif (Dalton Dome, Atwell, & Mount Garibaldi) is the iconic highlight of Garibaldi Provincial Park. The Park stretches all the way north beyond Whistler, but just the 'Diamond Head' area alone boasts year round recreation opportunities entrenched in natural beauty. And it's right in our back yard, with an easy access point just behind the north end of Squamish.
In summer, hikers can enjoy a gorgeous hike on a well-maintained trail to the Red Heather hut, or through the heathery meadows to Elfin Lakes and adjacent tent camping area. Using the Rubble Creek access further North from Squamish, the imposing 'Black Tusk' provides a variety of hikes, scrambles, and camping opportunities at Garibaldi Lake.
Come winter, Garibaldi Park transforms into a backcountry ski touring dream spot. Deep snow pack and a variety of terrain can entertain novice skiers to advanced ski-mountaineers all winter long, far removed from the buzz of chair lifts, snowmobiles, or helicopters.
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The closest access to the park from Squamish is the Diamond Head area. En route north on Highway 99, turn right at Mamquam Road (before Canadian Tire), follow Mamquam. It be becomes a gravel road that heads steeply uphill before terminating at the parking area and trail head. Accessible with low-clearance 2-wheel drive vehicles in summer months. This same access is used in winter for ski touring at Diamond Head. Chains & 4-wheel drive required.
Black Tusk/Rubble Creek
Further north on Highway 99 (37km from Squamish), use the Rubble Creek turn off (Garibaldi Lake Road) on your right, follow a paved road for 2.5 km to a parking lot for the area.