DIRECTIONS: Starts at Brighton Bay ferry dock, the rest is best taken from a hike book.create
Jun 14, 2013
Gambier Lake is more like a full day trip including 2 ferries, waiting, and a hike. The trails itself is mostly road and seems longer than the stats might suggest. The lake is non-descript, probably not worth the effort compared to other common lower mainland lake hikes. If you do have a burning desire to see Gambier, I suggest Mt. Killam or if you want to see the lake specifically, go with interesting people that you can chat with to fill the monotony as I did.
I went with Tamara and Emeric (who are keen to join up for a Summer of mid-week trips!), and Kristy and Duncan visiting from Australia. Unfortunately Sherron missed the ferry. A few take aways from our trip should you want to do a Gambier trip:
• Don’t miss the ferry!
• The ferry to Langdale you only pay for once, but the small boat to Gambier from Langlale you pay for each way (@$7).
• The General Store on the island seems closed (it used to be a big draw)
• At Langdale, the food booth higher up the parking lot is WAY better
• The time estimates in most books for Gambier Lake are not generous, make sure you can get to your ferry by checking your speed often.
• Big thanks are owed to the Gambier Island Conservancy for their hard work. They are a very good resource to use if hiking there: http://www.gambierc.ca/index.html