Rugged mountaintops, flower-covered alpine meadows, an abundance of outdoor possibilities: Garibaldi Provincial Park is Vancouver’s backyard. The park is named after the 2,678-metre-high Mount Garibaldi. A tremendous variety of wildlife and vegetation make this park a favourite with city residents.
The nature reserve, with its dozens of mountaintops, was the result of volcanic activity centuries ago. It is the mountaintops that have made Garibaldi Park so famous. The story dates back to 1907, when a group of 6 mountain climbers ascended to the top of Mount Garibaldi. They were so under the impression of the breathtaking views that more people wanted to follow their example. More and more treks to the top were organised in the years that followed. This ultimately led to the establishment of the Garibaldi Provincial Park in 1927. The park consists of 5 sections and has more than 105 kilometres of trails.