Description: Sasamat Lake is a great place for year-round gentle hiking, picnicking, and swimming during the warmer months. If you do the full hike, you’ll travel about 8km.
Where: Belcarra Park, Port Moody, BC (about an hour’s drive from Vancouver)
Time: Approximately 3 hours to do the full trail at a very leisurely pace
Difficulty: The terrain is relatively flat, so this is a good hike for people of varying fitness and ability levels.
Required Equipment: Wear runners or light hiking shoes and clothing appropriate to the season (the trails are easy, so you don’t need any special gear).
- The lake is beautiful year-round, and the trails surrounding it offer an escape from the bustle and noise of the city without requiring too much travel time to reach them.
- This is a nice place if you want to do something outdoorsy with people who aren’t used to hiking or can’t manage more rugged
- There are public bathrooms open year-round.
- If you’re quite fit, unless you run the trails, you won’t get much of a workout on this route.
- Dogs must be on leash at all timesand kept away from public swimming areas (you can let your dog run off leash in certain areas at nearby Buntzen Lake).
- There is no camping allowed.
- There is limited parking available.
- The lake is busy during the summer months – come early if you want to find parking.
- For more information, see the VancouverTrails Sasamat Lake page.
For more activity descriptions, visit the main Activities page.
*Conditions may have changed since the time of this writing.