Callaghan Lake Provincial Park
Number of Sites: 7
Prime year-round backcountry recreation area that was also home of the 2010 Winter Olympics Nordic sports venue (Whistler Olympic Park) for cross-country skiing, biathlon, ski jumping, and Nordic combined. Callaghan Lake Park receives about 275 centimetres of snow, which could allow for 150 days of skiing. The rolling subalpine terrain with scattered meadows is suited good for Nordic Skiing, and the steeper slopes offer telemark and alpine ski touring opportunities. Additional offerings at this park include rustic drive-in camping, canoeing, boating, fishing, and hiking. There are various wetlands and small lakes, especially in the southern and eastern parts of the park, and in the upper headwaters of Callaghan Creek. Park Size: 2,691 hectares
Boat Launch Nearby
The park is easy to access in the summer from highway 99, 70 km north of Vancouver or 20 km south of whistler; Whistler is the closest community. Turn north off the highway onto the paved Callaghan valley road for 8km, then turn left following a rough, gravel forest service road (Callaghan FSR 01) for another 8km. It is suggested to have high clearance vehicles. In the winter, the forest service road, becomes a groomed cross country ski trail and because of this is not plowed.