MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU: Climbing up Joffre Lakes Provincial Park

The most depressing season of Vancouver has finally passed and now we are getting long stretches of sunlight! My naked mole rat eyes haven't adjusted to the bright light yet, but I'll get used to it soon enough!

I have always wanted to go to Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, but I couldn't wait like a normal person until the snow melted away. As the un-seasoned nature woman that I am, I took my other un-experienced nature friend to go on an epic 2 hour hike up to Upper Joffre Lake (round trip took about 4 hours). We got lost a couple of times and the drive took way too long to get there, but it was SO much fun and I would do it all over again.

I would highly recommend you go there with someone you like. The drive is way too long for awkward silences/conversations and the mountain is way too steep (I have trust issues haha). Get a great playlist and some snacks for the road, and you'll be golden.

green lake

Everyone was so nice to us in this small town! Such a beautiful place and people with beautiful souls.

This is Lower Joffre Lake. Super easy to get here, not so easy to get to Upper Joffre Lake.

Second/middle Joffre Lake. You can take a little breather and chill with the birds that are trying to steal your food. "DO NOT FEED THE WILD LIFE!" Said the sign. After I fed a Canada Jay. Whoops. Watch the slo-mo clip of the jay swooping in HERE,

"Doooon't go chasin' waterfalls."

FINALLY, we reached the beautiful and frozen Upper Joffre Lake. I'm definitely coming back up here to take a dip in the crystal blue water!

Here is where we had our mini photo shoot with my friend, Grace Kim (instagram @graceminhak), and she let it all loose.

Click HERE to view some of her gorgeous portraits.

Hah, this is the selfie I took before we climbed down (more like sled down on my butt) the mountain. I was not okay after.

...and the gorgeous drive back through Pemberton, BC.

Aaaaaand that's it! Hope you enjoyed the photos! Happy hiking!