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Joffre Lakes Provincial Park

| Off Hwy 99 east of Pemberton, BC on the Duffey Lake Road, Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada
+1 800-689-9025
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| Off Hwy 99 east of Pemberton, BC on the Duffey Lake Road, Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada
+1 800-689-9025
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been a little reluctant to hike Joffre simply because it's so popular. But...for good reason. It is an mountain, glacier experience that is unique because it's is so accessible. The trails, at least the bottom half, are almost groomed. The elevation gain, considering you...More

1  Thank Adam W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only planned to walk to the second lake but carried on and it was worth it! Didn't take food with us in case of bears.

3  Thank Alicia W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to take the risk and hiked here last weekend of May despite the website's warning that there's still a ton of snow. It actually wasn't that bad if you come prepared with hiking boots. They saved me from slipping a lot! The trail...More

1  Thank janhungry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only walked to the lower lake but what a beautiful view! Vibrant blue/green glacier lake with snow/ice topped mountains and gorgeous greenery - stunning! Definitely chilly but so worth it :)

Thank DJS78
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We knew it was likely to still be frozen, but it was on our way. It was actually snowing as we walked to the lower lake, and kept up the whole time we were there. We started walking to the middle lake but turned around...More

2  Thank dev45
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I wish I'd known that the lakes were still frozen over & that I needed snow shoes to walk the trail. I drove out there from Whistler on May 1st thinking I'd get to see the gorgeous blue color of at least the lower 2...More

1  Thank jlefto
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We did this trail over Easter, and did not realise there would be so much snow (up to 4 feet in places!). The lower lake is easy to walk to (5 mins from the car park), whilst the middle lake is certainly more of a...More

Thank petermgordon
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is a very popular hike, so expect others on the trail. If you want to avoid crowds, follow the advice of getting out early. It's quite an uphill climb, but by the time you get to the 2nd lake, it's not that much farther...More

Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The lakes are a beautiful colour and the trail is easy and interesting. Unfortunately the trail is rammed with tourists midsummer. Groups of young loud tourists could be heard everywhere, even across the lake. There was no chance of hearing birdlife and hard to get...More

1  Thank Kate M
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I am glad we did this hike. It is a 8km hike round trip. Although it doesn't sound hard it got challenging on the way to the upper joffre lake. There are three lakes lower, middle and upper and each lake just gets more and...More

Thank Ishwarya R
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I am terrified of heights, are there alot of heights involved in this hike?or is it ok for someone with height phobia?
11 May 2017|
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Response from Jennifer E | Reviewed this property |
I too am very afraid of heights and didn't have any issues on this hike. I don't recall there being any big dropoffs that made me nervous (those are the worst for me!!). It is definitely an uphill climb, but it is totally... More