Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, Pemberton

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Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, with its ice fields and rushing streams, offers an adventure all year long. In summer, the sunlight reflects against the "rockflour" glacial silt of the three lakes, creating wonderful colors. When the lakes freeze during winter, you'll find yourself in the middle of an icy wonderland. Take a hike around the lower, middle, and upper lakes all along the trail, each one more impressive than the last, with the highest one positioned just beneath the glacier. Try mountaineering, but only if have previous experience; otherwise, go fishing or camping. Feel free to bring your pets along, but only on a leash. Plan to visit Joffre Lakes Provincial Park during your Pemberton vacation using our convenient Pemberton online driving holiday planner .
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  • I travelled to Joffre Lakes in winter looking for some snowshoeing. The views were beautiful but I felt like the trail was so beaten down that I could have just worn my hiking boots. Nice place, but d...  more »
  • I've been there during summer and winter, both seasons this place is spectacular. However, to get to the middle and upper lake you need to be more physically prepared for the hiking. But when you get ...  more »
  • The Park has a parking lot, but, depending on the time of year, day and time that you get, you may have to take a break away from the entrance. At the entrance, has bathrooms, enjoy, therefore, will be the ones on the trail. As soon as you get into the Woods is faced with the first of the three lakes. All the lakes are very beautiful, turquoise blue water, very cold. It's hard to say what is the most beautiful, I personally liked the second, but a lot of people prefer the third. Get ready for approximately 4 km of trails, if you want to go to the last. On the trail you will pass through breathtaking scenery, rivers, waterfalls and a beautiful forest. Some climbs are quite steep and slippery, but, if you don't have a hurry is quiet. Take plenty of water and something to eat. Don't forget your camera, you will make a lot of pictures.
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  • It was an amazing hike to all three lakes. It took us about two hours to reach the 3rd lake with numerous stops for photos along the way and soaking in the natural beauty of the surrounding. These three glacier lakes are just so beautiful and amazing water color. Only entrance has toilet facility. Remember to bring mosquito repellent and bring drinking water. Best to go on a sunny day. The 3rd lake is very cold as it's near the glacier mountain, so layer clothing is recommended.
  • It's a beautiful place no doubt. The hike both up and down is lovely. Big downer is how popular it is. Lots and lots of people making it almost impossible to hike in your own pace. Go there during a week day maybe at an odd time of year and you should be fine
  • This place is absolutely incredible. My girlfriend and I took our husky here and he loved the sights and smells. We would recommend bringing good hiking shoes, backpack of nutritrious food, a first aid kit, and a roll of toilet paper incase. Our dog loved every minute here. Make sure you arrive early before rush hour to enjoy the full day and have a parking spot.
  • 2 hour moderate hike featuring 3 beautiful glacier laked and some close views of zome glaciers that can also be reached through hiking trails. Theres a first come campsite at the top lake with 20 or so campsites which fills up fast on the weekends. This is a grest entry level hike with some of the best views in the area. But be aware that this place gets really busy on weekends and holidays so its best to try and camp up here on a weekday. Also due to the sensitive nature youre not allowed to have fires and you must pack in your trash. If you dont than stay the heck away from parks in general.
  • The colour of these lakes is astounding. Well worth the hike up. Steep in parts with a decent amount of stairs. People in reasonable shape should be able to complete a round trip of all 3 lakes in under 2 hours. Has become VERY popular recently and you might find parking is scarce.
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