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Hike – Joffre Lakes

The drive to Joffre Lakes is half the trip, being a three hour drive north of Vancouver, the driving time is longer than the hiking time! This scenic drive will not disappoint! As a passenger, you will be able to admire the sights or simply catch a few extra Z’s before the hike starts.

At the trailhead you will not have to wait long to reap the rewards of this trail. First lake is only a couple hundred meters from the parking lot.

The trail to the second lake starts out leisurely before you gradually begin to climb. What we love about this trail is, despite some steep sections with awkward sized steps, there are sections between that are less incline allowing you to catch your breath and truly admire where you are.

Whisky Jacks, chipmunks and even the odd Pika are cute distractions along the way too. At second lake, you will understand why it is the most photographed lake of the three. After a quick break, it’s onward to third lake. This last section is short, but possibly the most technical with stairs, big roots and rocks to get around making it a bit muddier and slippery after a good rain, so be sure you are wearing supportive footwear with good tread.

Third lake is where you will find a nice boulder to perch upon for that well-earned lunch you packed. Looking across this beautiful turquois lake at the glacier, it may be a bit breezy, so make sure you have that extra layer packed.

A moderate fitness level is required and some hiking experience is advisable. You should be able to walk up to 10kms (6.2 miles) without difficulty.
Take a deep breath, disconnect from the hectic reality of life, and let our certified hiking guide help you feel totally refreshed!

Location: Joffre Lakes Park, BC.

Time: 6am (from Vancouver)

Note: This event will go ahead rain or shine unless the trail is deemed unsafe

This is for you if...

  • Would like to escape the bustle of modern life and encounter the wild landscapes of BC.
  • You want to feel the benefits of "Nature Therapy"
  • You want to share a hike with a small group of likeminded individuals
  • You have ever been nervous about being the "slow one"

What to expect...

  • An enjoyable non-rushed hike
  • Three beautiful turquois lakes
  • A feeling of being among friends
  • Connecting with locals and a community of like minded people.
  • Long but beautifully scenic drive to trailhead

What's Included...

  • Certified Guide
  • Transportation from Vancouver (or Squamish/Whistler)
  • Park Permits
  • First Aid Kit, Bear Spray, Satellite Communication
  • Pre/Post Hike Snacks & Beverages
  • Hiking Poles


  • Approx. 11hrs4-5hrs in the trail subject to hiking pace

What to Bring...

  • Water & a Packed Lunch
  • Good Hiking Footwear & a Backpack
  • Layered Clothing
  • Sun Screen
  • Towel & Swimmers (If you're feeling so bold)
  • Camera
Trail Stats
  • Park: Joffre Lakes 
  • Difficulty Rating: Intermediate
  • Elevation Gain: 400m
  • Average Hike Duration:  10km | ~4-5hrs
  • Terrain: Well marked trail, some stairs, roots/rocky sections, sometimes muddy