Make a splash in our lakes! One of the best ways to experience our breath-taking outdoors is on the water. Our picturesque lakes and rivers are great for all kinds of boating. During the summer months, you’ll want to get to the launch early as both Pitt Lake and Alouette Lake are popular destinations; however, once you’re on the water, there’s plenty of room to play in our uncrowded waters.
If non-motorized boating is your preference, check out our canoeing/kayaking section.
Entered via Grant Narrows Regional Park, Pitt Lake is the largest (24 km long) freshwater tidal lake in North America and provides excellent motorized and non-motorized boating opportunities.
Because it’s a tidal lake, make sure you pay close attention to the buoys as you travel through the channel as you make your way into the lake. The last thing you want to do is run aground on a sandbar.
The vast shoreline is a contrast between steep shorelines and mountain streams interspersed with quiet coves and islands. A good-sized boat is recommended because of sudden winds and the lake’s large size.
If you’re planning to camp on the beaches of Pitt Lake, be sure to keep the tide in mind at all times. What may look like a great spot in the afternoon will be covered with water by evening. Rustic marine camping areas are located along the east shore of Pitt Lake at Raven Creek, Osprey Creek South and Osprey Creek North. These marine campsites are only accessible by boat, have tent pads, a pit toilet, some have picnic tables but there are no campfire rings and no campfires allowed.
Campers are reminded to ‘leave no trace.’ Also remember, you are in a wilderness area, so if you do decide to stop for a picnic, hike or
stay the night be aware of bears and cougars.
Located in Golden Ears Provincial Park, Alouette Lake offers fabulous boating for both motorized and non-motorized vessels. This lake is a very popular destination for tubing, waterskiing and jet-skiing.
Shores range from sandy beaches to rock bluffs and waterfalls. Boaters should be aware of the large numbers of submerged stumps around the southeast shore and the swimming area around the provincial campsite areas and day-use beach.
The park offers boat accessible camping at Moyer Creek, The Narrows and Alouette River (north end of Lake). These marine campsites are only accessible by boat, have tent pads, a pit toilet, some have picnic tables but there are no campfire rings and no campfires allowed.
Whether your boat needs a tune-up or you simply forgot the drain plug at home – we’re certain one of these repair companies can get you back on the water!
Alouette Marine Sales & Service (find them on your way to Alouette Lake)
24468 Fern Crescent, Maple Ridge
23284 McKay Ave, Maple Ridge
Maple Ridge Marine Sales & Service
#3 – 20736 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge
Pitt Meadows Marine Service (located near the Pitt River)
14179 Reichenbach Road, Pitt Meadows