Keyhole Hot Springs

Saturday
8:45 AM - Depart Bellevue
10:15 AM - Pick up Kevin from Bellingham
12:00 PM - In Vancouver
 - Get lunch
 - Stanley park or something
2:00 PM - Drive to Joffre Lakes
4:30 PM - Hike to Joffre Lakes
8:30 PM - Back at car
9:00 PM - Back at hotel

Sunday
8:00 AM - Drive to hot spring
10:00 AM - Hike to hot spring
11:00 AM - Enjoy hot spring
12:30 PM - Hike back
1:30 PM - Drive back home
8:30 PM - Home

What to bring

  • Passport or whatnot for border
  • Food
    • 1 breakfast (Sunday morning driving to hot springs)
    • 1 lunch (Sunday at the hot springs)
    • 1 dinner (Sat night at Joffre Lakes)
  • Hiking stuff
    • Hiking shoes (can be running shoes or actual boots) (will be walking through snow)
    • 2 liters of water bottles
    • Light jacket for 45 degree weather
    • Rain jacket for rain :(
    • Swimming suit for hot spring!
    • Towel for hot spring
    • Sunglasses (snow is BRIGHT)
    • Sunscreen
    • Backpack to carry all of that
  • Change of clothes - Socks/shirt/pants/underwear
  • Toothbrush/overnight essentials

Weather

  • Rain Saturday, maybe sunny Sunday at hot springs?
  • High of 52, low of 35

The drive there

6 hours 30 minutes total

  • Bellevue to Vancouver: 2 hrs 40 mins
  • Bellevue to Whistler: 4 hrs
  • Bellevue to Pemberton: 4 hrs 35 mins
  • Vancouver to Whistler: 1 hr 35 mins
  • Vancouver to Pemberton: 2 hrs 5 mins
  • Pemberton to Hot Springs: 2 hours

The hike

  • 1.3 mile one-way hike to the spring
  • Will take 1 hour to hike there
  • Likely will be some snow on the trail
  • Shouldn't need snowshoes or spikes, just normal hiking shoes

The hotel

  • Pemberton Hotel
  • Located in Pemberton, BC
  • Check in starts at 4 PM on Saturday the 8th
  • Check out by 11 AM on Sunday the 9th
  • Booked the "Comfort Suite" - 2 bedrooms with queen beds, plus tons of space to sleep on the floor

Joffre Lakes hike

  • 6.2 miles round trip
  • 1,200 ft gain
  • 4 hours estimated round trip

Cost per person

Probably $85 total per person, maybe less depending on how many come

  • $35 for gas
  • $50 for hotel