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Joffre Lakes Provincial Park

Mount Currie-Pemberton, Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Pemberton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The most beautiful place I have ever seen in my life, but come to prepare for a long and hard hiking.However, the view and the place lacks any effort, just three amazing turquoise lakes. I felt like I was in paradise.

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We hiked to the Upper Lake and it took us about 1 hour to get there and about 50 minutes to get back. We didn't get to campground but made it to the rocky area before the campground and were able to view the lake from there. The lakes are a beautiful turquoise colour and it was an amazing hike.... More 

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calhoun, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

One of the most beautiful places on earth. Go all the way to the top-absolutely awesome. I still cannot believe how gorgeous it was. It's very steep in a couple areas if going to the top. Worth every bit of the effort. Gorgeous.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

These lakes are amazing and I am at loss of words to decribe its beauty. The hike is worth the effort. We were a group of friends that hiked tothe first lake and left due to time constraint. Those who did the second and the third lake were at awe. May be next time. Take your cameras, those will be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Took us two oldies with no experience about 90 minutes to climb to middle lake but it was so worth it. Good boots/shoes highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a 'must see attraction' if you're in the area. The view of the lakes is quite remarkable and an extremely enjoyable day walk.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

One really steep grade but otherwise not too challenging. Three Carribbean blue lakes with glaciers in the backdrop seem almost unreal. A nice, very cold swim if you're into it! The ascent has some beautiful open views and rushing streams with places to drink water along the trail. Very popular on a nice day so don't expect to have the... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

One of the BEST hikes in BC, the hike isn't too hard (easier than the Chief), it's longer but much more enjoyable. The 3 lakes are absolutely incredible, the 3rd one being the most amazing. The colour of the lakes are indescribable. If you have more time, you can even go right up next to the glacier!

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Vancouver, Canada
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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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