Last year, I had the chance to hike Joffre Lakes, one of the most breathtaking hikes in British Columbia. Since I didn’t get to hike all the way up to the upper lake last time I went, I promised to go back and finish it. I finally accomplished it last week, and it’s still as breathtaking as I remembered.
The majority of the hike consists of forested areas, and you’ll eventually reach a clearing with amazing views of the valley. Compared to the hikes that I did in the past, Joffre Lakes will always be my favourite. Although it gets a little bit steep, it is a fun hike to do. After reaching the middle lake, I am once again in awe of nature’s beauty. From the turquoise glacier fed lake, to stunning views of the mountain and the glacier nothing beats Joffre Lakes from being #1 on my list.
As you head towards the upper lake, you’ll pass an amazing waterfall along the way…
Hiking the upper lake is kind of a tough one, as you’ll be faced with tons of boulders as you head down the lake. People usually just stay here and relax a little bit before heading back again. Or you have the option to camp for the night.
Hiking back down is a piece of cake, you’ll be able to reach the parking lot in an hour or so. But you’ll definitely feel it on your knees. Don’t forget to check out my post about last year’s hike to Joffre Lakes. 🙂
Have you been to Joffre Lakes? What is your favourite hike to do?