Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest, Sea to Sky Highway

The Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest along the Sea to Sky Highway in British Columbia provides many well kept trails for hikers and mountain bikers which include stairs to navigate the steep hillsides and bridges to cross over streams and other obstacles. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

Bridges and stairs help hikers navigate the trails throughout the Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest.

STATS

Type:

Park

Season:

All Seasons

Weather:

All Weather

Time:

3 hours

Cost:

Free

What to bring:

Camera, Binoculars, Sense of Curiosity, Drink, Hiking Boots, Bird Book

Located along the Sea to Sky Highway, Fifteen kilometres from the City of Squamish, British Columbia, the Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest provides a place to hike, cycle, swim, fish and explore with over ten kilometres of maintained trails which lead hikers to interesting viewpoints overlooking the Tantalus Mountain range, along streams and creeks and through the 400 hectare forest which was once an important Squamish First Nation site and a former logging zone. Today the region has been set aside for educational and recreational purposes and is a popular day trip and rest stop along the Sea to Sky corridor.

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.

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The Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest located along the Sea to Sky Highway in British Columbia offers hiking, swimming, fishing, mountain biking, nature study and exploration throughout its 400 hectares.
The Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest provides many different trails, both hiking and multi-use for visitors to explore. Throughout the forest, hikers can choose their trail of choice as there are several sign posts identifying turn offs from the main trail to others.
The winding trails throughout the Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest along the Sea to Sky Highway in British Columbia have been crafted to provide visitors with a safe hiking experience with several wooden bridges, walkways and staircases to help navigate the sometimes difficult terrain found throughout the forest.
What is now the Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest along the Sea to Sky Highway, located 15km from the Squamish City Centre in British Columbia was once prime logging land in the 1950s aside from a few trees which remain along the Brohm Lake Trail which are identified with a large sign.
Small footpaths can be explored along the Brohm Lake Interperative Forest along the Sea to Sky Highway in British Columbia to see stunning views of Brohm Lake, its marshes, the surrounding forest and the Tantalus Mountain range located north-west of the forest.
Overlooking the Tantalus Mountain Range, the southern marsh at the Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest along the Sea to Sky Highway in British Columbia provides a home for many bird species, fish and other creatures as well as a wide range of plants which can be seen from the lakeside trails.
Several species of birds can be spotted throughout the Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest along the Sea to Sky Highway in British Columbia such as this Bushtit which weaves elaborate nests using moss, lichen, feathers and spider silk on trees lining the marshy areas along Brohm Lake.


Location of Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest, Sea to Sky Highway

Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest, Sea to Sky Highway

Brohm 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.


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