High on the Mountain Top
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Interest: Mountaineering, Backcountry Skiing, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Photography
There are no gates at either parking lot.
The Elfin access road is plowed, but not nearly as often as the highway. 2wd and chains will get you to the upper parking lot 80% of the time. If it snows the night before you go, you may have to park at one of the lower parking lots, which will only add 1 or 2 km of walking.
Garibaldi Lake access road is not plowed very far - only about 200m past the Daisy lake dam. With a normal car you have no chance of making it to the summer parking lot. Expect 2km of additional hiking along the road. 4x4s with high clearance can probably drive to the parking lot right now, but this situation won't last much longer.