Pipi7íyekw/Joffre Lakes Park

 

Pipi7íyekw/Joffre Lakes Park is a magnificent area of jagged peaks, icefields, cold rushing streams, and turquoise-blue lakes. The waters of Lower, Middle, and Upper Joffre Lakes are popular highlights of the park. All three lakes are located along the trail from the parking lot, and each is more stunning than the last. Their striking, saturated blue colour is caused by ‘rockflour’ (or glacial silt) that is suspended in the water and reflects green and blue wavelengths of sunlight. 

The park’s glacier-laden peaks rise steeply from Lower Joffre Lake. They are visible from an easily accessible viewpoint 500m from the parking lot. If you carry on towards Middle and Upper Joffre Lakes, the trail becomes steeper and more challenging. Evidence of the park’s glacial history can be found in u-shaped valleys, glacial silts, and lateral moraines. 

Joffre Lakes Park has opportunities for hiking, camping, mountaineering, wildlife viewing, and fishing.

More information can be found at https://bcparks.ca/joffre-lakes-park/

 

PARK LOCATION

PARK FACILITIES

Activities

  • Climbing

    Climbing

  • Fishing

    Fishing

  • Hiking

    Hiking

  • Pets on Leash

    Pets on Leash

  • Winter Recreation

    Winter Recreation

Facilities

  • Pit or Flush Toilets

    Pit or Flush Toilets

  • Wheelchair Access

    Wheelchair Access

CURRENT ADVISORIES FOR THIS PARK

June 14, 2024: Pursuant to section 3 (1) of the Park Act, and as part of BC’s commitment to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Joffre Lakes Visitor Use Management Strategy, Joffre Lakes Park is closed from June 14 to June 23.

This closure does not apply to members of the Lil’wat and N’Quatqua Nations exercising their rights as protected by Section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.