Hiking in BC – in peril?

Photo Caption – Joffre Lakes Provincial Park is popular for hiking in B.C. — so popular that some are complaining it has been overrun by people who are just there to take scenic selfies to post on social media. (Outdoor Vancouver)

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Picture-perfect postcard views of three glacial turquoise lakes set against a backdrop of snow-capped peaks: It’s no wonder that Joffre Lakes Provincial Park in B.C. is popular for hiking and a photographer’s dream come true.

But if solitude is your thing, you might want to skip it.

Lately, it seems all visitors to the park near Pemberton are posting photos of themselves wistfully gazing out at the lakes or doing a yoga pose with Joffre in the background.

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