Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, Pemberton

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
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. For Joffre Lakes Provincial Park and beyond, use our Pemberton trip generator to get the most from your Pemberton vacation.
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  • We were only on the first Lake, as we were with small children, but it means a lot. To our surprise it had snowed the day before. Got more beautiful still!
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  • We only visited the lower lake as we were travelling from Whistler to Kamloops and had already stopped off at a couple of places. Easy path down to the lake and stunning views right from the end of th...  read more »
  • This was a beautiful fall hike. A moderate hike, level, well groomed trails up to the first two lakes. Aqua colored water, and tonnes of whisky jack birds at second lake which land on your hand, so br...  read more »
  • We researched this place before visiting Vancouver so we knew a little about it. What we didn't know was the hike it took to visit all 3 lakes. We were under the impression it was a simple walk from the parking to enjoy the view. Well the 1st lake is like that, but if you dare challenge yourself to visit the 2nd and 3rd. ''It's worth it'' were the words of encouragement many of whom we crossed paths with were whispering along the way ! So we'll pay it forward and say, ''you can do it and it's worth it !''.
  • Incredibly beautiful park. Nice hike that's a bit of a challenge. Can't give it more than three stars because of how busy and how grossly littered it was. We found garbage all over the trail, including a dirty diaper and a used tampon. And the outhouses smelled so bad you could smell them from fifty feet away
  • How to become an honourary Canadian? Jump into glacially cold lake #2 on this amazingly beautiful and easily approachable post card. Only 4 stars as it is "too approachable", which means very busy.
  • Gorgeous spot for a hike! Nice to choose between 3 beautiful lakes depending on your energy and fitness level. Don't have to walk far to get a great view reward on this trail. Trail can be muddy and rooty between 2nd and 3rd lake though.
  • The view is gorgeous! All three lakes are very nice but I personally think the middle lake is the only one really worth hiking to. We did manage to make it up to the upper lake but felt it was hard to enjoy the moment because it was just mainly huge rocks you have to balance or sit on.
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