The Gems are only one corner of the Narrow Hills Provincial Parks, east of Candle Lake. It’s called “Gem Lakes trail” because it loops around a small, sparkling group of lakes named after precious stones—Jade, Diamond, Opal, Sapphire and Pearl. What makes them unique is that they have absolutely no inlets or outlets, but are fed entirely by underground aquifers. There is a hiking trail connecting each lake and three separate wilderness campsites on Jade, Diamond and Opal Lakes.
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