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Joffre Lakes Hike and Photography

By Nature Photo Hikes
Recommended by 100% of travellers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Joffre Lakes is one of BC's most beautiful hikes and is relatively easy to access compared to other alpine lakes. Your 12 hour hiking tour is a picture-perfect way to experience Canada’s natural beauty and safely enjoy the outdoors. It includes pickup and drop off from your accommodation and a scenic drive on the Sea to Sky highway to Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton. As a photographer I'll teach you to take amazing photos whether you’re packing the latest DSLR or a camera phone, and capture your memories with my camera at the end of our tour. As a guide with over a dozen years of leading hikes to Joffre Lakes, I'll ensure your experience is safe and enjoyable, and you're properly prepared for the hike. Our small group size will ensure everyone's looked after as I lead from the back. Cost includes pick up and return from downtown Vancouver, guided hike, photography lessons and shoot. All photos taken will be emailed after the tour.
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Ages 11-99, max of 6 per group
Duration:12h
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Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • Professional photographer guide
  • Transportation
  • Guided small-group hiking tour
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can pick you up at your downtown hotel or rental location (minimum 2 guests), or at the Burrard Station.
  • Burrard, Vancouver, BC V6C 0A4, Canada Meet us across the Burrard Skytrain Station, in front of the Hyatt Hotel sign.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 17847P23

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 17847P23

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Loved it!
A fabulous day our snowshoeing! We met some lovely people and thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Cypress Mountain is a mu
H7792PYvictoriad
H7792PYvictoriad
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Great day!
Nafees was a great guide. We had a great day hiking and he made sure to make sure you got great photos and were saf
Dania Estefania G
Dania Estefania G
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Great guide. Amazing hike !
Great guide. Amazing hike ! I had done the chief before with friends. Every time it is a new experience. This time
SuperStarTraveler21
SuperStarTraveler21
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Amazing hike!
The Garibaldi Lake hike was an amazing and unforgettable experience. The views were stunning. I can highly recommen
B5280ALannau
B5280ALannau
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Stunning glacial lake hike with fun and knowledgeable guide
Thank you so much Nafees for a wonderful hike! My partner and I joined Nafees and three others on the Garibaldi Lak
Candicee_Y
Candicee_Y
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Great hike! Great view!
The Chief Hike at Squamish is a top hiking experience with an awesome 360 view of the beautiful lake! Thanks to Naf
Lex0404
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Beautiful hike
Nafees is an awesome guide, and this hike was absolutely amazing! It is a moderately challenging hike, but totally
KenH2525
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Discovering THE Bowen Island gem
Nafees was great company, engaging and knowledgeable. Great communication prior to meeting up. There was no need to
Erika M
Erika M
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Wonderful Experience!
This was an amazing experience! I was not able to join the original Chief hike due to lower numbers the day of, but
Alaa M
Alaa M
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Wonderful hike and a great guide!
The landscapes in this one are breathtaking, especially the "secret spots" Nafees takes you to. He also took great
Munisa M
Munisa M
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Amazing!!
It was best hike ever in my life. It took almost 6-7 hours but it's definitely worth it. This has to be the pretti
552lauraw
552lauraw
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Wonderful experience!
The tour was informative, fun and the sites were amazing. The guide is a photographer and took beautiful photos of
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Magali16d
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Walk the bridgee
Nice park to walk, have a dip in the natural pool ( very cold, but beautiful) Easy acces by bus and free entrance.
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guided hike to Cypress Mountain
The guide was nice and knowledgable. the ride in the small suv was a little uncomfortable Other then this it was ok
RGA_Adventures
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What a great adventure!
It is the second time that I book an adventure with Nafees (Nature Photo Hikes), and I am happy to say that I reall
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Tanya L
1 contribution
Aug. 2022
This was such a great day trip, my best hiking trip to date. Nafees was the perfect guide! so knowledge about the area, the trails, not to mention his excellent photography tips. This was so stress free, we got picked up from our hotel, had multiple stops along the way to stretch our legs and get any additional snacks. Our group was perfect, not too big so we all got to know each other and we had such a good time. My friends can't get over my photos from this hike. My husband and I really enjoyed seeing these breathtaking lakes and mountain views. The air, the scenery, pictures don't do it justice compared to the in person immersive experience we had. Highly recommend this excursion and when I come back to Vancouver again, will definitely see if Nafees is doing any other hiking trips :)
Written September 11, 2022
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Kasey
1 contribution
Sep. 2021
This was by far the highlight of our trip to British Columbia. Nafees is clearly an experienced hiker. He was engaging and very attentive to the group's needs and provided many insightful feedbacks during the hike. Everything went smoothly: the weather was perfect, barely no traffic, the view from the mountain was breathtaking and the other group members were friendly and charming. We were in good hands after all!

Thank you Nafees for this memorable, wonderful experience! :-)
Written September 22, 2021
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Frances
Dublin, Ireland53 contributions
Absolutely stunning! What an incredible hike to do. Though going in places but so worth it! From the fabulous glacial lakes to the roar of waterfalls you just cannot get better.
Advice would be to start early as the trail gets busier during the day. Bring a light towel as there is nothing like standing in glacial water to revive the feet! But be warned it's freezing!!!
Written September 27, 2021
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JoR
Quebec City, Canada9 contributions
Great car ride and hike with Nafees. This is a long car ride to get there from Vancouver but we stopped 3 times during the round trip to stretch our legs, go to the bathroom or get some snacks. The hike itself is very beautiful and Nafees is a very good photographer that will take multiple (great) shots of you and will guide you to its favourite photo spots. He can also help you with manual settings on your camera.
Written October 31, 2021
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NataliaDCB
Francisco Beltrao, PR2 contributions
Beautiful place, excellent experience. I recommend it to anyone who goes to Vancouver and likes trails. Nafees knows the place well and knows the right moments to stop and provide a quiet trail.
Written September 12, 2022
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itsfarwa
Toronto, Canada105 contributions
Jun. 2021
Had a fantastic time on hiking with Nafees and exploring the beautiful Joffre lakes. Knowledgable guide who knows the area well and had funny stories to share. He also brought hiking poles as I requested them, was mindful of the pace, and took great photos to capture the day. Enjoyed the experience so much that I booked another hike.
Written July 24, 2021
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David D
Ontario, Canada39 contributions
Nafees was amazing! Expert hiking guide and amazing photographer. Took us to amazing sites most tourists would skip. Also timed our trek perfectly to get the best lighting for photos and to avoid the tourist lines. So much knowledge and care for his guests. Highly recommend!
Written August 22, 2021
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Deborah W
19 contributions
Oct. 2022
A beautiful hike, well worth the effort to hike all three lakes. Astounding scenery! Our guide, Nafees, knew the terrain & provided so much knowledge about the area & great advice to capture what we saw to images we can enjoy for years to come.
Written October 7, 2022
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Candice
3 contributions
Aug. 2022
Totally in awe with the natural beauty of the Joffre Lakes! It is a must go to place when visiting BC! Great to have an awesome guide like Nafees - as he gave very good tips on hiking and photography!
Written September 28, 2022
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Sheila F
1 contribution
Sep. 2022 • Friends
This is the most beautyful place that I have ever been in my life. It's a dificult hiking but the landscapes are amazing.
Written September 12, 2022
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Joffre Lakes Hike and Photography | Vancouver, British Columbia