15 of the best mountain views in Canada


Cheakamus Lake, B.C.

Whistler has become well-known as one of the premier ski destinations on the planet, welcoming outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world to be challenged by its legendary runs. But, for those more inclined to admire the mountains than tackle them, Cheakamus Lake is a the perfect spot to step away from the hubbub of Whistler and enjoy some of B.C.’s most beautiful views. A small lake in Garibaldi Provincial Park no more than three kilometers from Whistler village, it is freckled in old growth cedars and firs, and a postcard perfect expanse of water, with the rockies looming in the distance. Charge your cameras.

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