Joffre Lakes Hike near PEMBERTON, BC

Three pristine alpine lakes and a glacier. Enough said.

Joffre Lakes Trail on Google Maps

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Joffre Lakes Trail

Joffre Lakes Trail, located in Joffre Lakes Provincial Park is about a half hour drive from Pemberton, BC along the Duffey Lake road. Find directions to the trail head here.

Joffre Lakes Park, established in 1988, is a BC Provincial Park and boasts some of the most jaw-dropping scenery in the area. The highlight of the Park is a series of three stunningly blue, glacier-fed lakes.

Middle Joffre LakeWhat you can expect on the trail

Expect Crowds - This highly trafficked trail is extremely popular, and you can expect it to be busy seven days a week. It is insanely busy on weekends - avoid them if you can.

Expect to encounter rooty, steep, rocky, bouldery, slippery and wet terrain

Expect some highly-groomed trail sections and steps.

Highlights you’ll remember

The spectacular sights of the turquoise blue Lower, Middle, and Upper Joffre Lakes.

Subalpine forest

Waterfall off Joffre Creek

The Matier Glacier which cascades between Joffre Peak and Slalok Mountain


Camping is permitted in the park, but only in designated areas at Upper Joffre Lake.

You will need a valid backcountry camping permit to camp at the side.

There are 26 camping sites, pit toilets and food cache facilities.

Campfires are not permitted in the park.

Backcountry permits can be obtained through BC Parks Discover Camping Reservation Service.

Directions to Joffre Lakes trail head

Click map below to see directions to trail head on Google Maps

Directions to Joffre Lakes

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