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Joffre Lakes Provincial Park

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Address: Mount Currie-Pemberton, Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada
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Not to miss while in Whistler

Every time we visit Whistler, we organize one day to hike up the Joffre Lake trail to the Matier Glassier. Its an easy 60 km drive East from Whistler along hwy 99 to the trail... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Gord S
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time we visit Whistler, we organize one day to hike up the Joffre Lake trail to the Matier Glassier. Its an easy 60 km drive East from Whistler along hwy 99 to the trail head. Parking is free. We've only been in the winter, so snowshoes are a must either for traction or deep snow. The trail is very... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy access from Vancouver or Whistler. Great for all ages. I will say it is intermediate to advance. Kids and elderly in great conditions can make it to all three lakes. It is very dried in summer so bring lots of water. Fall and springs is the best time for this lovely hike. It has my soul attached to this... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not your paved walk in the woods. 5KM hard uphill and then back. But wow is it worth it. Don't do this unless you feel you can handle the work. It's not easy but sure worth it!

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Thank Dave D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of snow, lovely - very cold. Road conditions were clear - we got up there with 2 wheel drive without chains or snow tires. we even saw a smart car up there - yes a smart car. parking lot was almost full when we got there at 10.30. we set out and didn't bump into anybody until 3/4 way... More 

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Thank Vanessa L
Pemberton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Hiking Joffre Lakes is 1 of the most beautiful hikes on the planet and I would recommend that you put it on your bucket list. The colours of the lakes are dazzling and the green foliage around the lakes are surreal. The climax of the hike is the glacier at the top with the 3rd lake at its base. The... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

In December the lake is frozen the mountains are spectacular and the snow crisp. Take along some biscuit crumbs to feed the wisky jacks that perch on your hands.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This hike is reached by a very scenic 3 hr drive from downtown Vancouver through the mountains and past the town of Whistler. The 3 lakes are glacier fed and turquoise...the first one being a few minutes from the parking lot. It is small and only has one access point, with man made steps and benches. If you continue onward... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

If you are coming from Vancouver, best is to leave as early as possible. We left at 7:30 am and made it to Joffree at about 10:30 am. Hike is not bad at all, not hard at all!! There is a steep point for about 10 minutes between the bottom and middle lake but everything else is pretty easy and... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful drive from Whistler but make sure you continue on Hwy 99 at mount Currie just past Pemberton. Hwy 99 actually makes a right turn there and it is not well marked. Travelling straight down the road you think you are on the the right hwy but then 45 km later you realize that you are not on the right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We hiked a little ways past the following first lake with our 10 month old baby and really enjoyed the area. The trail is not paved but still easy enough to do with a baby in a carrier (trail surface is packed pebbles). It starts to get and stay steep after 45 minutes or so into the trail, at which... More 

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