Steep but easily accessible cliffs that rise on the west and north sides of 60-acre (24-hectare) Murrin Provincial Park, make it a popular destination for novice rock climbers who wish to work on their technique. There are approximately 250 routes, some bolted routes. Keep in mind that this is a very busy spot for climbing in the summer and parking is limited. Climbing trails branch off from the main trail to Petgill Lake, located north of Murrin’s parking lot.
Murrin enjoys a placid lakeside location alongside the Sea to Sky Highway 99. The waters of Browning Lake lap the shoulder of the highway. Picnic tables dot the far side of the little lake, some sheltered in the forest, others in the open. This is a good place to stop for a freshwater dip or a snack while you check the road or trail map. Toilets are provided.
You almost always see someone fishing in Browning Lake, Murrin Provincial Park’s most prominent feature. Browning Lake is well stocked with rainbow trout each spring, but gets fished out in a hurry. Still, that doesn’t stop anglers, particularly small fry, from trying to land the big one. There is no boat launch, and motor boats are not permitted, as Browning Lake is a very small lake. Anyone fishing in British Columbia must have the appropriate fishing licence.
There is an easy walking trail that goes around the lake. Other recreational activities include lake swimming at a sandy beach, paddling, canoeing and kayaking. Canoe and kayak rentals are located in nearby Squamish.
Murrin Provincial Park is located about 2 miles (3 km) north of Britannia Beach and 5 miles (9km) south of Squamish on the west side of Highway 99, the highway from Vancouver to Whistler. To enter Murrin Park when heading northbound, you will have to continue up to Shannon Falls and turnaround to head south. When leaving Murrin Park to head northbound, you will first have to head south to Britannia Beach, where you can turn around and then head north.
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