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Open Year-round
No
ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
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Finding good skating lakes is a very seasonal affair in the Coast Range. With heavy snows in the winter, most ice gets covered and requires a lot of maintenance to keep clear. But when a solid cold front moves in and creates a rapid freeze, Ivey Lake makes for a phenomenal place to skate. While it lacks the size and scale of Green Lake, it is secluded and has a more communal feel. Later in the season, if you fancy putting in the work, no doubt the folks living around the edge would be happy for someone to clear the lake off a bit.

The southwestern end of the lake is the best place to start. It is close to road, allowing you to hop on rather than cut through the private property that rings the lake. Once you are on the ice, it’s a beautiful experience. As a fairly shallow lake, the shoreline is beautiful with fish and rocks visible underneath. The highlight is the Mount Currie massif, which looms over the lake and offers expansive views of the mountains, making this a unique experience.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Private or commercial fee

Open from

November 21 to January 03

Pros

Good ice that freezes quickly. Higher altitude. Great views.

Cons

Access can be challenging.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Features

Natural
Fishing

Site Characteristics: Type

Lake

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Squamish-Lillooet Area, British Columbia
Strawberry Point, Twin One, Lizzie Bay, Driftwood Bay

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