Want to cool off in the hot summer sun? These warm lakes and swimming holes are all a short drive from the city of Vancouver.
1. White Pine Beach
The warmest lake within a short drive from Vancouver. There is a couple of sandy beaches and a dock where young people like to hang out.
2. Alice Lake
3. Sooke Potholes
An absolutely amazing swimming hole north of the town Sooke on the Island with excellent pools, cliff jumping, and lots of great waterfalls. It’s worth doing a roadtrip there and camping.
4. Alta Lake
5. Whyte Lake
A 45-minute hike from Eagle Harbour in West Vancouver, Whyte Lake is a crystal clear mountain lake on Cypress Mountain with a small dock and warm water for swimming.
6. Cultus Lake
7. Brohm Lake
This peaceful lake is just off the Sea to Sky highway past Squamish and it has beautiful old growth trees, a rope swing and cliff jumping.
8. Lost Lake
9. Cascade Falls
Enjoy this spectacular 98-foot waterfall and a series of pools for swimming and cliff jumping. Go on a really hot day because the water here can be chilly!
10. Jones Lake
What’s your favourite lake or swimming hole near Vancouver?