The Fire & Ice Geopark will eventually contain some 70 geosites stretching from the park’s southern boundary at Porteau Cove in Howe Sound, the location of a towering submarine moraine, 175 km north to Canada’s most active volcano, Mt. Meager, in the upper Lillooet Valley.
The quarried and unquarried remnants of various subglacial, subaerial and ice-bounded lava flows.
This ancient volcano was once capped with glacial ice but after erupting, the piping hot magma melted much of the ice and exposed the magnificent basalt chamber that we see today.
Garibaldi Lake in Garibaldi Provincial Park is a stunning, glacier-fed lake that sits 1,450 m high, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, glaciers, alpine meadows and volcanic structures.
Logger’s Lake is a popular recreational destination occupying what appears to be the crater of a small volcano. Lava flowing from this volcano also formed the nearby lava escarpment known as Vulcan’s Scrapyard.
The Stawamus Chief is a granitic dome It towers over 700 m (2,297 ft) above the waters of nearby Howe Sound. It is one of the largest granite monoliths in the world.
A half-kilometre-long escarpment of columnar dacite representing the terminus of a lava flow from the putative Logger’s Lake Volcano.
Geosites of the Aspiring Geopark lie wholly within the unceded traditional territories of the Líl̓wat Nation and the Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh Nation. The nations have lived in—and shared parts of—these territories since time immemorial, with many landscape features and geological events woven into their cultural and oral histories. We are grateful for, and committed to, the opportunity to learn and share these perspectives of the land alongside its original stewards.
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