We’re partnered with the awesome team at the Vancouver-based tour company, LIVV Adventures to bring you an exciting day visiting two of southwestern BC’s most iconic destinations. To see and experience both of these incredible sights from Vancouver is usually a multi-day trip. Garibaldi Lake is a 90-minute drive from Vancouver and a 6-hour hike and Joffre Lakes are a 3-hour drive from Vancouver and a 3-hour hike.
On this tour, you get to have your cake and eat it, too. Get amongst nature on a spectacular hike to Joffre Lakes then take in the Whistler backcountry and Garibaldi Lake from a birds-eye-view on our 50-minute Whistler Backcountry Safari. All with enough time to return to downtown Vancouver in time for dinner.
Tour Itinerary: $264 per person
7.30am: Guests are picked up from Canada Place in downtown Vancouver
9am – 9.50am: 50-minute flight over Garibaldi Provincial Park and Garibaldi Lake
11am – 16.30pm: Joffre Lakes Hike
16.30pm: Leave Joffre Lakes
19.30pm: Guests are dropped off back at Canada Place in downtown Vancouver
Garibaldi Lake & Joffre Lakes Day Trip From Vancouver
The Sea To Sky’s mountainous region was formed during the last ice age. A time when active volcanoes erupted into the vast icefields that once dominated the landscape. On the Whistler Backcountry Air Safari you will fly deep into Garibaldi Provincial Park, to the boundary layer between ancient glacial flows and volcanism. It’s here where mountains were forged, among fire and ice, as far back as 230 million years ago.
This is our most popular experience and our guest’s top choice for the best Whistler backcountry attractions. Photographers, hikers, walkers, and geologists will be equally amazed as we fly shoulder to shoulder with iconic landmarks including Garibaldi Lake and Black Tusk. Do not forget your camera!
The second part of this trip will take you on a hike to the magical Joffre Lakes. Joffre Lakes should be on everybody’s to-do-list. It is one of British Columbia’s most beautiful hikes that is relatively moderate compared to other alpine hikes in the region. The trail passes three exquisite lakes with turquoise blue water. The first lake, Lower Joffre Lake, is located minutes from the parking lot. The views are stunning and on a clear day, Matier Glacier can be seen hanging high above.
Whether you’re a local weekend warrior or you’re visiting BC from overseas, this is one of the very best day trips from Vancouver.
About LIVV Adventures
“Leave the city and step off the beaten path to experience the “hidden gem” locations and outdoor activities that the Vancouver Coast and Mountain area has to offer. Choose from one of our many outdoor experience activities. Enjoy our convenient and direct airport shuttle transfer service between the cruise terminal at Canada Place, (located downtown Vancouver), Vancouver airport (YVR), and Vancouver airport hotels in one of our luxury shuttle buses. Book a private charter for events, groups or corporate functions.” – livvadventures.caBook This Tour Now