The highlight of this park is the turquoise blue waters of Lower, Middle and Upper Joffre lakes, all three of which are located along the trail. Their striking, saturated blue colour is caused by “rockflour” – or glacial silt – that is suspended in the water and reflects sunlight. Steeply rising from Lower Joffre Lake, the glacier-laden peaks are visible from an easily accessible viewpoint 500 metres from the parking lot.

From June 1 – Sept 30th you must purchase a camping permit. Camping is permitted at Upper Joffre Lake, a 5.5 km moderate to challenging hike from the parking lot. The small gravel sites are on the far (south) end of the lake. Winter camping with no servicing is permitted year round. For more information, please contact
• Pack out what you pack in and take it home with you.
• Campfires are prohibited all year round.
• No emergency services are available at this park.


1,460 ha.


26 Back Country camping sites. 1 pit toilet (potable water is not available in the park)


Off Hwy 99 east of Pemberton, BC on the Duffey Lake Road.

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Sea to Sky Park Services
Phone:    604-986-9371
E-mail:    [email protected]


Backcountry camping – $5/person/night

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