that ain't no lake!
To get the full effect I stuck a couple of the previous pictures together to make a sort of panorama (click on photo to get a larger view). How I wish we'd had a digital camera back then!
No, it's not a lake, it's the Pacific Ocean, but a fairly sheltered part of it known as Howe Sound, North America's southernmost fjord which runs from West Vancouver up to Squamish. There are numerous islands in the sound, some of them reachable by ferry, others by private boat only. The Sunshine Coast, actually part of the mainland, is also only accessible by boat, plane or helicopter.
Just below the trees in the picture is Highway 99, also called the Sea to Sky Highway . It's a winding, unbelievably scenic route to Whistler Mountain where the Winter Olympics will be held in 2010.