Take A Hike to Joffre Lakes
Many BC Provincial Parks now require Day-Use Passes including Joffre Lakes Provincial Park. Please visit the BC Parks website for more details!
We recently paid a visit to a snow laced Joffre Lakes Provincial Park. The area is one of the most visited hikes in Pemberton, and for good reason. Take a photo tour with us as we take the trip from parking lot to the Joffre Glacier!
It takes about 8 minutes to get from the parking lot to the first lake! And what a view awaits your arrival!
All the lakes are frozen right now and covered in thick layers of snow and ice. We saved ourselves some time by walking right across the lake and bypassing some of the trail.
The Joffre Glacier peaks out between the trees, this means we're getting close to the second lake.
The second lake brings quite the view. We had to stop and take it all in.
Getting small in the mountains :)
The Joffre Glacier looms ominously in the background.
The Joffre Lake water fall can be found just after the second lake. There is a pull out for pictures.
We arrive at the third lake. Joffre Glacier sits at the base of the lake and we can even see ski tracks that have been carved down the mountain.
We took a walk towards the glacier, then double backed. This is the view opposite Joffre Glacier.
The sun was starting to set on the way back down the hill. We caught this cool cloud formation falling over the horizon as we left.
On the way back down. What a day to hike, the sun was out and the temperature was perfect.
All the way back down to the first lake. A mist started to creep over the lake as we made our way home.
Winter Hiking Advice
- The hike took 3 hours from the parking lot to the base of the glacier on the third lake and back.
- Bring snow shoes or spikes for your boots. The trail was already packed in which was nice, but the trail was very icy coming up and down between the first and second lake. You'll need something to track along the icy conditions.
- Always pack water and snacks, you'll need them.
- Bring gloves, I wish I had!
- Happy hiking :)
Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016