Tuesday August20, 2019 – A Trip to Joffre Lakes Provincial Park.
If you want to read my entire itinerary in Western Canada, you can find it here.
Visiting this park in the middle of August turned out to be perfect, the temperatures were excellent to make the most of the day. Maybe there were too many clouds when I visited it but it was fine anyway.
We arrived the night before at the small motel in nearby Pemberton, “The Hitching Post Motel“, and the following morning we got up calmly, had breakfast at Mt Currie Coffee and went for an essential food shopping at “Stay Wild Natural Health Food Store and Juice Bar”, an organic mini market in town.
At 11.00 am we were traveling to reach the starting point of the trip.
Along the way we saw a small bear that came out of the trees overlooking the road, this made my day even more beautiful!
After 30 min drive, we were at the parking lot.
I organized the backpack with:
- Food (croutons, cheese, fruits, biscuits)
- Insects Spray
- Pic-Nic blanket
- Long comfortable pants
- Long socks
- Boots (timberland)
At the parking lot there is a map with the entire itinerary to reach the 3 lakes, with differences in altitude and timing, even if the time indicated is longer than the real one.
REACHING THE LOWER JOFFRE LAKE (first lake):
REACHING THE MIDDLE JOFFRE LAKE (second lake) FROM THE FIRST LAKE:
REACH THE UPPER JOFFRE LAKE (third lake) FROM THE SECOND LAKE:
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING THE TRAIL:
This trail, with the goal of reaching the 3 lakes, has an intermediate difficulty; even if you are not particularly trained you can easily do it. The most difficult part is the journey to reach the second lake, because it is very steep. The important thing is to have food and water with you. You will find public toilets at the beginning of the trail (at the parking lot), and just before reaching the third lake (chemical toilets). I suggest taking sunscreen and an insect spray.
What can I say … I really hope I conveyed you the desire to go and spend a day in these blue lakes ♥