One of the most beautiful destinations for hiking is located just north of Pemberton in British Columbia (56 min driving from Whistler and almost 3 hours from Vancouver). The road between Pemberton and Lillooet is in itself an awesome attraction.
Joffre Lakes Provincial Park was established in 1988. Its themed hiking trails revolve around a spectacular mountain scenery, waterfall (Holloway Falls), the Matier Glacier hanging impressively high above Upper Joffre Lake – one of the three gorgeous turquoise-colored lakes. The visitors can also enjoy camping, fishing (with an appropriate license), mountain climbing, and an amazing wildlife viewing. Black and grizzly bear, blacktail deer, mule deer, and mountain goat reside in the park. Cougar, wolverine, and bobcat are temporary residents.