Vancouverites are blessed when it comes to incredible walking and hiking trails. Both in and around the city, you can find endless beautiful places to explore. This particular trail just outside of the city will bring you to not one but three different turquoise lakes. This B.C. hike is overflowing with so many stunning sights and you just need to see it for yourself.
The trail that will take you to the first of the three lakes is just a two-hour drive from downtown Vancouver.
All the lakes are in the Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park area, which is exploding with phenomenal nature scenes.
After continuing on the Chilliwack Lake Road for about 40 kilometres, you'll see the road has turned into gravel. That's when you know the trail is nearby and you can begin your adventure.
The first lake is Lindeman Lake. The distance from the trailhead to the lake will be about three-and-a-half kilometres, round-trip.
So with a one-way distance of just over one kilometre, it'll be a short, easy trek along the dirt path.
And if you're someone who is fond of getting immersed in the quietness of the forest, then you'll love this serene adventure.
The first lake along the trail will blow you away with its amazing turquoise waters.
There are mountains all around the lake, and it even has a small beach.
We won't blame you if you just spend the rest of the day laying on the beach or in the water, basking in the sun.
But the journey isn't near being over. Especially if you like going all the way and exploring what the B.C. terrain has to offer.
According to Outdoor Vancouver, at the north end of the lake, you'll find a boulder field. Just beyond that, there is another trail that will take you to your next lake destination.
Greendrop Lake is a bit smaller but it's every bit as spectacular as Lindeman. The water is just as turquoise too.
And since you've already braved an additional three-kilometre hike from Lindeman, there's no way you can't take it a notch further and attempt to see another lake.
The last lake in this route is the Flora Lake, and it's around 10 kilometres from Greendrop.
Outdoor Vancouver does warn that the last trail is quite rocky and long, so come prepared.
Not to worry, the views at the end are totally worth it. Plus, it's a loop trail, which means it will eventually bring you back to the parking lot.
And if you're a fan of camping, then you can set up a camp overnight and look at those views until you're ready for bed.
By the time you've made it to Flora Lake, you're so close to where you started.
But what's different is that you've feasted your eyes on three treasured lakes in the Fraser Valley area.
Lindeman Lake, Greendrop Lake & Flora Lake
Address: Chilliwack Lake Road, Fraser Valley, BC
Why You Need To Go: Gaze at three turquoise lakes in one of B.C.'s most exciting and diverse landscapes.
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