I spent Thanksgiving in Whistler with Sam's family and we spent the most perfect few days in the warm Autumn sunshine. The air was cool and crisp and the sunlight reflected in a gorgeous collection of fall colours - reds and yellows shone brilliantly every which way I looked. Cheakamus Lake, though a bumpy drive up a gravel road to the parking lot, is a fairly easy and quick hike. Round trip from the lot to the lake only took us an hour, and the trail was well-marked and had minimal elevation. And the views? Excellent. I'd say that's a win in burning off those extra Thanksgiving Dinner calories!
CHEAKAMUS LAKE HIKE DETAILS
When: May to November
Length: 1 hour for 4km round-trip
Directions: Vancouver Trails
Public Transit: no