Alouette Lake, Golden Ears Provincial Park

Region 2, British Columbia

This lake is located 13 kms northeast of Maple Ridge. It’s a large and deep lake that’s used a reservoir for hydroelectric power, boating, swimming and some fishing. It’s no longer stocked but does hold Lake Trout and is the only lake in the lower mainland to do so! The most popular fishery on this lake is likely Kokanee and they can be targeted all year round but ideally the best times would be in spring. The lake offers some excellent outdoor activities from camping, horseback riding, hiking and some beautiful high elevation view points! 

Lake Information

Maximum depth: 522 feet (159 meters)
Average depth: 235 feet (71 meters)
Lake Elevation: 410 feet (125 meters)
Size: 4015 acres



  • Boat Launch
  • Multiple Parking Lots
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Picnic Site
  • Campsites
  • RV Camping & Trailer park
  • Dam

Fish Species at Alouette Lake

  • Kokanee
  • Cutthroat Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Dolly Varden
  • Rainbow Trout

How to Fish Alouette Lake

Ideally fishing Alouette you’ll want to have a boat. You can fish from shore but a lot of the shoreline is pretty steep and tough to manage. Fish will be in the upper water columns in the spring and fall when the water is warmer.

Kokanee Fishing Setup

  • 7′-8′ Foot Spinning Rod Medium action (rated 4-12 lbs)
  • 2000-3000 sized spinning reel
  • 8# – 10# Monofilament mainline
  • #67 Gibbs Delta Willow leaf (Silver blade is the most common one). You can use a variety of different color options depending on fishing depth and lighting.
  • 6# Fluorocarbon Leader (approximately 18″)
  • Wedding Band (tip with a half a deworm)

The prime time for this lake for Kokanee is mid May to mid June. When the water is beginning to warm up and less lake traffic.

Alouette Lake Fishing Regulations

To fish Alouette Lake you’ll require a BC Non-Tidal Fishing License. Any angler older than 16 years of age will require this license. To obtain a BC Fishing license it can be done via online at this page.

Additional lake information

Golden Ears Provincial Park:

How to catch Kokanee at Alouette Lake

Kokanee Catch & Cook Alouette Lake

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