• Difficulty Easy
  • Time 0.75 hours
  • Round-Trip 1.6km
  • Elevation Gain minimal
  • Season March - November
  • Camping No
  • From Vancouver 2 hours, 15 minutes
  • Public Transit No
  • Dog Friendly On-Leash

Located in Pemberton, One Mile Lake is a popular destination during the summer months for families, standup paddle boarders, and people looking to cool off with a swim in the lake. The trail around One Mile Lake is an easy walk and passes over raised boardwalks on one side of the lake, offering scenic views of the surrounding area.

Campers at Nairn Falls Provincial Park can access One Mile Lake by following the Sea To Sky Trail for a 30 minute oneway hike to the lake.

To walk the loop around the lake, start by the beach area and follow the trail in a clock-wise direction, walking along the wooden boardwalks parallel to Highway 99. You quickly leave the busy beach area and get to enjoy the views across the lake of the mountains surrounding the Pemberton area.

Go right and continue following the wooden boardwalks along the north end of the trail until the route turns into a gravel path. Just a bit further and you reach a beach that?s used as the dog off-leash area. On the left is a trail that goes into Pemberton near the traffic light.

Continue the walk around the lake by following the gravel path as it passes by a few sections on raised wood bridges and small docks that are popular with swimmers. The trail eventually reaches another junction with the Sea To Sky Trail that goes to Nairn Falls Provincial Park and past the nearby disc golf course.

Cross the small wooden bridge as the trail veers to the right and you arrive back at the beach area where you began.

How to get to One Mile Lake

Estimated Driving Time from Vancouver
2 hours, 15 minutes

One Mile Lake is located in Pemberton, right next to Highway 99. The gravel parking lot is just south of the 4-way traffic light in Pemberton. It is also possible to walk to One Mile Lake from Pemberton or Nairn Falls Provincial Park along the Sea To Sky Trail from both directions.

If you are driving from Vancouver, drive to Highway #1 and enter the highway heading west towards Horseshoe Bay, then merge onto Highway 99: The Sea To Sky Highway northbound. Drive through Squamish and Whistler and continue towards Pemberton. As you approach Pemberton, just after passing Nairn Falls Provincial Park, turn right into the gravel parking lot.

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Additional Info

Camping at One Mile Lake

Camping is not permitted at One Mile Lake.

Dogs at One Mile Lake

Dogs must be on-leash on the trail around One Mile Lake, however there is a dog-off-leash beach area on the North East corner of One MIle Lake. Please ensure to pick up after your dog and dispose all poop bags.

Toilets at One Mile Lake

There are toilets near the parking lot area for One Mile Lake.

Dogs, Toilets and Camping

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