What’s better than one amazing view? Two, of course. Floe Lake hike in B.C. has amazing mountain views and the surrounding water is so clear that it literally acts as a mirror. This means that when you visit you will be treated to not one, but two iconic views that are simply breathtaking. But don’t take our word for it, check out the pictures for yourself. 

The mountains in B.C. are incredible and they are practically begging for you to get outside and enjoy them. 

Arguably, one of the best views is from Floe Lake. 

Located near East Kootenay G, this spot has amazing mountain views that are beautiful all year long. But what makes the views all the more special and immense is the lake. 

The water in the area is so clear and calm that it actually acts as a mirror. 

This means that you are able to get two times the views and a super interesting perspective of the surrounding nature. It's something everyone needs to see in person at least once. 

The Floe Lake trail is a 19.3 kilometre out and back trail that is considered to be difficult. But don’t let that intimidate you. 

A good pair of hiking shoes, water, and a positive outlook will get you far. Plus, the promise of seeing some of the best views in the province will keep you going. 

The trailhead begins right off of the highway near the east side of the park. It will start off easy as a flat stretch of the trail crosses two rivers. 

The hardest part of the trail is near the end when you’re nice and tired from walking. 

While you may be sweating and out of breath, find comfort knowing that the views are coming up. 

When you reach the top, the view will open to the glacier-fed lake. This is the part where you can stop and take it all in. 

If you or the wildlife don’t disrupt the water, a mirror effect will be created.  

The best time of year to visit the lake is in the summer months but if you are more of a winter person, the views will be just as beautiful and covered with pillow-soft snow. Naturally, the water won't be reflecting the same in the winter months. 

You can also bring your dog on the trail as long as they are on a leash. 

Whether it is your first time going or first of many, Floe Lake will not disappoint.  

Floe Lake

Address: Kootenay National Park, BC

Why You Need To Go: Pictures don't do this lake justice and it really is something you need to see with your own eyes.

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