Encompassing 400 hectares, the Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest was established for the people, providing a place to hike, mountain bike (on specified trails), enjoy the surrounding nature, swim, boat (if you bring your own canoe or kayak), fish, picnic and relax. Located fifteen kilometres north of the Squamish City Centre, Brohm Lake provides a unique setting along the Sea to Sky Highway to enjoy and explore throughout the daylight hours.
Located in traditional Squamish First Nation territory, Brohm Lake and the surrounding area played an important role in supporting villages which once occupied the region by providing water, bark for weaving baskets, rocks for tools as well as land for hunting and gathering. In the 1900s, the region was settled by Europeans, and the nearby towns of Squamish and Britannia Beach relied on the surrounding natural resources to make a living. Mining and logging became main industries and in the 1950s, the area surrounding Brohm Lake was logged, leaving only a few stands of old growth trees. Soon after, the area surrounding the lake was set aside for educational and recreational purposes as the Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest (classified as a forest recreation site) providing a wide range of activities for all ages and interests.
Hiking is one of the main draws to the Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest. There are over ten kilometres of trails (map) for hikers and cyclists to explore throughout the forest. The most popular hike is the Brohm Lake Trail which takes visitors around the lake, across streams and alongside the marshlands. The ecology of the Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest provides endless opportunities to study the different ecosystems found within the region as wall as its flora and fauna.
A beautiful stop or day trip found along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway, the Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest provides an opportunity to relax along the lake, enjoy its cool waters in the summer or explore its forested trails throughout the year. Young or old, there are plenty of opportunities to find the perfect activity at this historic lake and forest.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest, Sea to Sky HighwayBrohm Lake Interpretive Forest is located 15 kilometres north from the Squamish City centre. Travel along the Sea to Sky Highway untill you see the parking lot turn off after the signpost.
Click the brown GEMS on the map to navigate to the other activities within this region