While we were in Vancouver in August 2009, we took a day trip north on the Sea-to-Sky Highway to Murrin Provincial Park, which is just a couple of exits before Stawamus Chief and the town of Squamish. It has a small lake and some cool rock faces for bouldering or climbing. Apparently, it also has some petroglyphs, but I didn’t know that until I just looked at the Wikipedia article! Oh well.
Before we even got out of the parking lot, Jeff found some rocks to clamber around on.
There are some picnic tables and not many people were actually swimming.
The lake is nice though and surrounded by lovely trees.
Occasionally though, there are reminders that you’re not far from the highway.
You can see some of the big rock faces from the other side of the lake.
Getting away from the lake, you find some really gorgeous forest.
There’s plenty of ancient, interesting rocks to look at.
When we went there weren’t many people climbing, but it all looked very climbable.
I spotted these girls floating around on an air mattress in the lake.
Murrin Provincial Park is a really nice place to stop and either hang out by the lake, paddle or swim around, or take a quiet walk. Best of all, there are no longer any parking fees for any BC parks! I think when we went it was something like $2, anyway.