Tucked inside Golden Ears Provincial Park, Alouette Lake (originally called Lillooet Lake) is a breath-takingly beautiful area.
The beach at Alouette Lake is one of the best and most popular in Metro Vancouver. The views of the lake with the mountains all around are quite spectacular, and the giant lawn in front of the beach is a popular place for picnics. At the beach there is a designated swimming area, canoe and kayak rentals in the summer, and bbq attachments on some of the picnic tables. Fishing, windsurfing and water-skiing are also popular on the lake. The parking lot at the Alouette Lake beach day area is massive, although it can still fill up on hot sunny days in July and August, and especially on statutory holidays and weekends.
Alouette is one of three campsite areas in Golden Ears Park, and a really good one, although a bit of a hike from the water. The only other very slight draw back is the fact that the roads are gravel and can get dusty. Other than that, the campground is near perfect and one of the very best in Metro Vancouver. The Alouette campground has hot showers and is beautifully forested with lots of shade and privacy.