Day 8 – July 16 // 23 Camels Bridge, Duffey Lake, Joffre Lakes // Whistler RV Park

Day 8 – July 16
23 Camels Bridge, Duffey Lake, Joffre Lakes
Whistler RV Park (5/5)

Before we left Fraser Cove, we have walked to the Old Bridge, which is also called 23 Camels Bridge in the honour of 23 camels brought from Asia to assist in the construction of the said bridge.

There is an eagle nest, you can see the eagle if you look closely!

There is an eagle nest, you can see the eagle if you look closely!

On the way to Whistler we have stopped at Duffey Lake. It was one of the most beautiful and untouched placed I’ve been to so far during this journey. Right off the highway, it has a direct access to the water, with the glacier view on the far end, and a tree log jam on the other end.

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Joffre Lakes

Our next stop was at Joffre Lakes. There are three lakes in total: Lower, Middle and Upper. The Lower is steps away (500 meters) from the parking lot, the Middle one is 3.5 km away, and the Upper is another 1.5 from the middle, 5.5 km hike in total. We have made our way to all three. With the occasional stops at each lake and in between and dips in the Middle and the Upper ones it took us 4.5 hours both ways. The lakes are glacier-fed, so you can imagine what the temperature of the water feels like.

At the first lake - just under 3 minutes from the trailhead

At the first lake – just under 3 minutes from the trailhead. Still no idea about what’s to come.

The trail from the first to the second is fairly easy

The trail from the first to the second is fairly easy

The trail gets more difficult from this point, and the new trail is being built

The trail gets more difficult from this point, and the new trail is being built

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The last, 3rd Lake

At the top, the 3rd lake

Because of the hike and the twisty road, we have offset the plans by a few hours, and after a dinner at Pemberton’s Mile One (yum! Sooo good), we have tried to park at some RV park before Whistler (which was full) and Nairn Falls (which had no hookups), we have stopped at Whistler RV Park ~15 km down from the Village.

Whistler RV Park Review (5/5):

IMG_20140717_112230829_HDRThe park is elevated, thus the temperature may be a bit colder than on the highway and in Whistler Village. It’s very big, and gets pretty busy, so booking in advance is a good idea. However, we got lucky because we were visiting on a weekday. By the time we got to the park it was already 11 pm, but the attendant was still there. He told us what spot to go to, and gave us the alarm code for the gate and the wifi password.

Full hookups, sani-dump are present on all RV sites. The Wi-Fi speed was more than satisfactory, even at the far end of the park. The park was very quiet by night, and the skyline view was amazing. The park fees are a bit on the pricey side though.

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The view from the RV park

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