Daisy Lake (British Columbia)

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Daisy Lake
Location British Columbia
Coordinates 50°00′N 123°07′W / 50.000°N 123.117°W / 50.000; -123.117Coordinates: 50°00′N 123°07′W / 50.000°N 123.117°W / 50.000; -123.117
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Cheakamus River
Primary outflows Cheakamus River
Basin countries Canada

Daisy Lake, also referred to as Daisy Lake Reservoir, is a reservoir on the Cheakamus River in the Sea to Sky Corridor of southwestern British Columbia, Canada, just south of the Resort Municipality of Whistler and immediately north of the abandoned townsite of Garibaldi (which until 1932 had been also named Daisy Lake). Daisy Lake Dam was built in the 1950s with the reservoir created merging the former natural Daisy Lake and another named Shadow Lake. The reservoir supplies the Cheakamus Powerhouse on the Squamish River via a tunnel bored beneath the mountain range dividing the two rivers.

There is a BC Hydro-operated recreation area just above the dam, and public campgrounds and picnic tables at Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, which is near the head of the lake. The upper reaches of the lake are visible from viewing platform on the north side of the falls and also from points along the hiking trails lining the cliff edge above the Cheakamus River north and south of the falls.

The northern, western and southwestern sides of Daisy Lake are influenced by lava flows composing the Cheakamus Valley basalts.

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