Joffre Lakes Trail
The trail to the Joffre Lakes is one of BC’s most beautiful hikes. Joffre Lakes Provincial Park lies past Pemberton, which means it’s about a three-hour drive north of Vancouver. But with an early wake-up call and a straight journey up the Sea to Sky Highway, hiking all or a portion of the Joffre Lakes Trail in one day is doable. The trail takes hikers to three different lakes: the aptly named Lower, Middle and Upper Joffre Lakes. The round-trip from Upper Joffre Lake is 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) and takes an average of four hours to complete. The trail is very busy on weekends, but the glacier-fed turquoise lakes are undoubtedly worth the drive and the crowds.