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Garibaldi Provincial Park is a favorite destination of outdoor enthusiasts: it offers a range of hiking opportunies ranging from a few hours to a few days using map and compass.

Garibaldi Park has an interesting geological background as it was created by volcanic action which created the formation of many of the park’s peaks; the Black Tusk, Price Mountain, The Table, Mount Garibaldi, the CinderCone and the Glacier Pikes just to name a few. Lava from Clinker Peak is responsible for the creation of The Barrier. Behind this natural dam 300 metre deep Garibaldi Lake was formed.

In 1860, while carrying out a survey of Howe Sound on board the Royal Navy survey ship H.M.S. Plumper, Captain George Henry was impressed by a towering mountain dominating the view to the northeast. Captain Richards chose to name the 2,678 metre mountain Mount Garibaldi, after the great 19th century Italian patriot and soldier, Giuseppe Garibaldi, a guerrilla general whose exploits and valour held in high esteem. In 1907, a party of six Vancouver climbers reached the summit of Mount Garibaldi. The views from the peak inspired the establishment of summer climbing camps at Garibaldi Lake. This early interest led to the creation in 1920 of a park reserve.

Garibaldi Park comprises 194,650 hectares within the coast mountains, and is perhaps Canada’s most accessible and spectacular wilderness. Raw and uncompromised backcountry, alpine meadows and glaciated heights. This scenically breathtaking area has endless outdoor opportunities, all within an hour of one of Canada’s major urban centers.

The park is located 13 km north of Squamish, 97 km north of Vancouver along Hwy 99 on the road to Whistler. The park has five separate access points. Just north of Squamish is Diamond Head (you’ll need chains in the winter), followed by Black Tusk/Garibaldi Lake, Cheakamus Lake, Singing Pass and then Wedgemont Lake, between Whistler and Pemberton. ref: http://www.garibaldipark.com/

Location: Garibaldi National Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada
Date: 2008-09-22
Canon EOS 5D
ISO: 200
Shutter Speed priority: 1/10 sec.
Aperture: F/4.0
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM@17mm


british columbia, forest, mountain, national provincial park, nature, pathway, wildlife

Started photography in 1975.
Took photography classes.
Learned black and white dark room.
Did the transition to digital in 2005.
Learned a few post-processing programs and made my choice to Photoshop and Lightroom.

I like to shoot wildlife, birds, macro, landscapes and street photography to name a few.

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  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thx again dear Audrey:)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Marie  Morrison
    Marie Morrisonover 4 years ago

    Wow This is a really beautiful Capture ! well done ! :)

  • Thanks ever so much Marie, always great to hear from you.

    – Yannik Hay

  • duncandragon
    duncandragonover 4 years ago

    Great light – Wonderful capture!

  • Thanks ever so much Duncan, always great to hear from you.

    – Yannik Hay

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 4 years ago

  • Thank you dear Polly :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • starikarp
    starikarpover 4 years ago

    excellent shot!

  • Thank you very much, that is very kind of you.

    – Yannik Hay

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 4 years ago

    What a beautiful light and colors!

  • Thanks ever so much Ellen, always great to hear from you.

    – Yannik Hay

  • John Poon
    John Poonover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous view! love the sprinkle of light just at the right places :)

  • Thank you John. It’s much appreciated :)

    – Yannik Hay

    WOBBLYMOLover 4 years ago

    beautiful woodland, stunning shot

  • Thank you so much and have a great day! :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellover 4 years ago



  • Wow! thank you so much dear Pat for featuring this work, I am very honoured! Take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 4 years ago

    a beautiful trail and excellent photo!

  • Thx again for your great comment. It was a very strenuous hike to do in only one day back and forth but really worth it.
    Next time, we’ll bring a tent and sleep over night. It will make it much easier and allow me to take sunset and sunrise photos :) Cheers!

    – Yannik Hay

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