Cheakamus Lake, BC. Cheakamus lake, British Columbia

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Cheakamus Lake
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Location: Cheakamus lies within the boundaries of Garibaldi Provincial Park found approximately 15 km. (9.3 mi.) south of the resort village of Whistler. Access is via a gravel road leading east off Highway #99. This will take you to a large parking lot. There is a final hike of a couple kms. to the lake. Float tubes and canoes can easily be packed to Cheakamus on this well groomed trail. Upon arrival the spectacular scenery will make it all worthwhile.

Size 469.1 ha. (1158.7 ac.) Shoal Data not Available
Mean Depth 58.1 m. (190.6 ft.) Max. Depth 119 m. (390.3 ft.)
Game Fish Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden Fish Stocked None
Angler Usage Low Elevation 840 m. (2755.2 ft.)
Ice Over November to April T.D.S. 19 mg/L

Resorts & Campsites: All services and facilities can be found at nearby Whistler. Hike-in campsites can also be found on the lake.

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Fishing Report: Cheakamus supports a Rainbow fishery with trout reaching into the 1+ lb. class. Dolly Varden char also inhabit the lake and are reported to grow to large sizes.

Viewscape: Towering snow-capped mountain peaks, glaciers and snowfields rise to 1600 meters (5248 ft.) above the forested shores of Cheakamus, making it a breathtaking scene.

Note: Always check your current BC Fishing regulations before you start fishing a new lake. Be sure to visit for angling information!


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Cheakamus Lake, BC. Cheakamus lake, British Columbia