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Joffre Lakes Provincial Park

Mount Currie-Pemberton, Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Pemberton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Exceptional mountain scenery.A very steep climb for the first third of the trail.There are few switch backs so the grade is STEEP I would make a guess and say 10 - 15 %.The views of the glacial blue/green lakes are breathtaking.Well worth the effort to hike the trail.We had mixed weather- sun rain,wind more sun so come prepared for anything.We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

It was clear turquoise water, deep green trees, icy white glacier mountain and the perfect backdrop: glorious powder blue sky! What a perfect way to spend one summer afternoon. The lower lake is 5 minute walk from the parking lot. If you have health condition or bring stroller this is probably where you stop. The view is already spectacular. But... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We went last Monday, it was a cooling day so there is zero bugs! A very enjoyable hike... http://janiecross.wordpress.com/2014/08/28/joffre-lake-lower-lake/

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Del Mar, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We spent about 5 hours hiking round trip. The hike included very steep trails, tree roots and rocks. Sound footwear is a must! The hike is tough in places but with determination and breaks to catch breath the reward of nature at it's the best is worth it! The water is jewel toned caused by “rockflour” – or glacial silt.... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Just a short walk from the car park to the first lake and there are brilliant views of the mountain & glacier - we did the walk to the 2nd lake - a bit of a grind (we are totally out of condition!) but well worth it for the views once you get there. We would have loved to go... More

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Visited the lower lake of Joffre Lakes and was pleasantly surprised with it. The first lake is a short easy hike to get to, and if you're there for a while, you can hike the the second and third lakes. The water is so blue and the mountains are a perfect background for it!

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Newtown, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We recently hiked Joffre Lakes and loved it! It reminded us of something we might see in the Canadian Rockies. The new trail between the second and third lakes make the last part a breeze. It also gives you great views of the river falls. We thought the toughest part was the vertical climb between lakes one and two. My... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

But don't be fooled by the colour, it is glacial and therefore freezing! Absolutely loved this hike and it is perfect for all hiking experience. The first lake is right off the parking lot so if you want to take it easy and relax by the beautiful waters you can. The middle lake is a bit of a hike up,... More

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Hiked this trail with friends who showed me the new paths that have been put in place to make this a more enjoyable and accessible climb to see all 3 of the lakes. Well worth the hike to see the 3rd lake and the glacier. Stunning views :)

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Vancouver, Canada
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29 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Joffre Lakes is without question one of the most beautiful, accessible hikes in British Columbia. The three pristine, glacier-fed. alpine lakes provide one stunning vista after another. Located on The Duffy Lake Road (north of Pemberton) in Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, it’s a one-hour scenic drive north of Whistler Village. Not near Squamish as listed. The trail is a manageable... More

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