Your new happy place is only a short drive away. Tucked away from the bustling city, you can cool off at an unbelievable natural pool. So drag your crew this weekend, and have a splashing good time at Alouette Lake in B.C.\nOne hour from Vancouver is Golden Ears Provincial Park, one of the largest parks in the province. There is no better spot in the summertime than right here on the water.\n\n\nEditor's Choice: This Secluded State Park In Florida Hides A Beach With Turquoise Waters (VIDEO)\n\n\nWhen visiting, you'll want to head to the South Beach day-use area. There, you'll find a beach that is a mix of sand and pebbled stones.\nUnlike city pools, here you'll float surrounded by mountains and trees. It is a spectacular and peaceful sight.\nJust make sure to stay within the marked swimming areas, as the rest of the water is used by water-skiers and windsurfers enjoying an exciting time.\nIf you want to go boating, that is an option too. From May until Labour Day, there are canoes, kayaks and pedal boats available for rent.\nSo go ahead and explore the coastline, who knows what you might find.\n\n View this post on Instagram who knew bc had so many hidden gems A post shared by Sophia Ho (@sophiaqho) on Jul 16, 2020 at 7:25pm PDT\n\nIn the day-use area, there is everything you need to spend the afternoon. There you'll find handy changing rooms, picnic tables and barbeques perfect for grilling burgers.\nAs of Monday, July 27, there is a new system to visit the park. You now will need to get a pass to visit South Beach.\n\nTo get your free pass, you'll have to go to the Discover Camping website. They are valid for one car (and a maximum of eight people).\nWhen registering, there are two options, morning for arrivals before 1:00 p.m. and afternoon for people arriving after 1:00 p.m.\n\n View this post on Instagram Just trying to stay afloat 🐥✨ A post shared by Emmi Wass (@emmiwass) on May 30, 2020 at 4:11pm PDT\n\nReady to spend the day splashing your troubles away? Go ahead and message your BFF and see if they are interested in going swimming.\nAlouette Lake\nPrice: Free\nAddress: 24480 Fern Cres., Maple Ridge, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: It is the summer oasis of your dreams.\n View this post on Instagram Access to lakes anytime you wish! #rosegardenhomes #rooftopentertainment #decor #remax #mapleridge #tavancogroup #glassrailing #hardwoodfloors #backsplash #contemporary #sale #rentalproperty #3bedrooms #detachedgarage #daycare #park #trail #horse #sidewalk #stainlesssteel #appliances #securitycameras #centralvaccum #potlights #motionsensor A post shared by Amir Tavangar (@tavancogroup) on Mar 8, 2020 at 7:38pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment and obey any local laws.