Epic Snow Dump + Winter Camping + Freshly Paved Highway 3

We just received a fresh dump of snow, and now have over 30cm’s up top (see picture above). We are gearing up and excited for our best season ever, and can’t wait to see you on the hill!
OPENING DAY IS DECEMBER 3rd, 2022
SO MUCH NEWS COMING YOUR WAY! Did you know?
  • Highway 3 has been repaved and had extensive improvements. It will be a smooth and safe drive out for all of our guests.
  • The Gibson’s Pass Road has now been paved from Highway 3 all the way up to the ski hill.
  • Our Alpine T-Bar has been repaired and is back in operation.
  • We have also done repairs on our Alpine slope and water system.
  • Lobby upgrades in the works!
Look no further for your ticket to Fresh Powder and Winter Adventures. At Manning Park, you can carve your way down the slopes, glide across 60km’s of Nordic trails, snowshoe the majestic and tranquil beauty of the Cascade Mountains, or soak in a hot tub and wind down for the evening at our Rustic Retreat. Your Adventure Starts Here…

We are your Winter Camping Destination, offering 60 full service winterized sites at:
Skyview Campground
An authentic Canadian Outdoor Experience. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, and the magic winter brings. Skyview campground is connected to the Manning Park trail network, offering you all the facilities you need for an unforgettable stay.

BOOK YOUR SITE TODAY

 

 

Manning Park Resort x Indy Pass

119 Resorts | Two Days at Each Resort | $329

Now in its 4th year, we are thrilled to be part of the @Indyskipass as it heads into its BIGGEST winter season yet. Offering 2 days of skiing per location, at more than 100+ independent resorts and counting. We are proud to be a part of something that aligns with our roots.

The best part is, our pass holders will get exclusive access to the AddOn Indy pass for nearly 30% off. Uncover the joy of skiing and riding at an independent ski resort and join the Indy Revolution today.

Follow the #IndyRevolution on Facebook and Instagram @Indyskipass
Reservations are not required at Manning Park Resort for Indy Pass users.

To buy Indy add-on pass click here

INDY XC PASS

Indy Pass now offers a network of top cross-country resorts from across North America. All Indy Pass holders will receive two trail passes at each resort in addition to their 2 days at downhill resorts.

Indy Pass developed the program in partnership with the Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA) and will donate 10% of pass sales to the non-profit group.

To buy Indy XC pass click here

Wildfires and Parks Updates 2022

wildfire and park updates

September 8, 2022: The trails that were closed September 7th have reopened.

September 7, 2022: There will be temporary closures for some trails as of now. These closures were requested by BC Wildfire Services to allow helicopters to take water from Lightning Lakes. We urge everyone to keep away from the below-mentioned closure areas for your safety. If the pilots see anyone close to this area, they will have to stop until it is clear.

The temporary trail closures are as follows:

– The trail from the East side of the Lightning Lake Day Use Parking to the trailhead of Mount Frosty. This is the dam area.
– The North side of Lightning Lake Loop Trail from the trailhead of Mount Frosty to Rainbow Bridge.
– Mount Frosty Trail

These closures are temporary and only for fire suppression. There is no risk of fire in this area. Once these trails are re-opened, we will provide an update. 

September 3, 2022: BC Parks has implemented partial trail closures on the south side of HWY #3 within E.C. Manning Provincial Park as a result of the Heather Lake wildfire.

THE FOLLOWING AREAS ARE OPEN:

Manning Park Resort

The resort is fully open and operating as normal. This includes our accommodations, Loon Lagoon, Boathouse, Pinewoods Dining Room, Country Store and full-resort facilities. It is currently under evacuation alert.

Trails South of HWY #3 Now Open

All trails south of HWY#3 are open for use.

Trails under evacuation alert

  • Lightning Lake Chain Trail
  • Canyon Nature Trail
  • Rein Orchid Trail
  • Skyline I (Lightning Lake to Despair Pass)
  • Skyline I (Shadow Lake to Despair Pass)

Trails outside the evacuation alert

  • Skyline II Trail
  • Hozameen Ridge Trail
  • Similkameen Trail
  • South Gibson Trail
  • North Gibson Trail
  • Poland Lake Trail
  • Three Falls Trail
  • Memaloose Trail
  • Silver Daisy Trail
  • Skagit River Trail
  • Steamboat Trail
  • Beaver Pond Trail
  • Bonnevier Trail
  • Upper Hope Pass (past Grainger Creek)
  • Nicomen Lake Trail (north of Nicomen Lake)
  • Whipsaw Rd (in the Park; outside of the Park is covered by an area closure)

The Dewdney and Whatcom Trails and facilities West of the Cascade Parking Area also remain open at this time.

Front-Country Campgrounds

Hampton and Mule Deer Campground and Hampton are closed. All other front-country campgrounds are open and operating as normal. This includes Lightning Lake, Coldspring, Headwaters Horse Corral, and Lone Duck 1 & 2.

The campgrounds are currently under evacuation alert.

Cascade Lookout & Blackwall Road

Cascade Lookout and Blackwall Road will operate as normal and remain open.


BC PARKS PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES HAVE RESULTED IN THE FOLLOWING CLOSURES:

These trails are under Evacuation Order

Trail Closures

The following trails remain closed as a precautionary measure:

  • Monument 78 Trail (Castle Creek Trail)
  • Monument 83 Trail
  • Pacific Crest Trail (PCT Camp to Monument 78 Camp)
  • Mt Frosty Loop (Similkameen Trail to Frosty Mt Peak)
  • Windy Joe Trail (Mt Frosty Loop to Windy Joe lookout)
  • Mt Frosty Loop (Lightning Lake Day Use to Frosty Mt Peak)

Evacuation Order vs. Evacuation Alert

Many wildfires in B.C. occur far from cities and towns, but sometimes they threaten homes, businesses and infrastructure. If a wildfire ends up threatening property or infrastructure, an Evacuation Alert or Order may be issued. What’s the difference?

Evacuation Alert

There is no immediate danger to those under an evacuation alert. This is the time to get prepared to leave your home on short notice. Get your grab-and-go bags ready (which should include several days of clothing, toiletries and medications), your emergency plan, copies of important documents and important mementos.

Listen to local emergency officials for further information on the situation.

Evacuation Order

Leave the area immediately. Follow the directions of local emergency officials and evacuate using the route(s) they’ve identified. Do not return home until you’ve been advised that the Evacuation Order has been rescinded. For those needing additional support, an Emergency Support Services Reception Centre may be opened.


As always, the safety of our guests, community, and staff is our top priority. We are in daily communication with BC Parks and BC Wildfire regarding the status of local wildfires. Should any changes in the current situation arise, we will update the public immediately.

Just an additional reminder that no campfires are permitted as the entire park is under a campfire ban. Please always be responsible as any heat source can start a fire. For example: vehicle exhaust pipes, cigarette butts, etc.

For current wildfire information, visit: BC Wildfire Service (BCWS), and the Regional District.

For current highway information, visit: Drive BC

Besties

We visit Manning every year with our family but this summer we shared our trip with old friends ( haven’t camped with them in 40 years ) and they have never dry camped before . The weather was perfect along with a beautiful campsite & great getaway.we hiked, biked ,swam , paddled boarded and kayaked , oh & ate & drank 👍 Love you Manning Park !

Happy Trails

Best Date Day with the Hubby! It’s great to explore my favourite childhood places with him by my side : )

Lightning Lake Helicopter

So many memories of camping in Manning park. My first trip was in 1995 with my boyfriend who became my husband. We have carried on the tradition of coming to Lightening Lake for the past 10 years with our daughter and my brother-in-law’s family.

This photo is from last year when the Fat Dog Creek fire started.

Manning Park’s Favourite Lookout: Open for 2022!

Many have been anticipating the opening, and we can finally say that Cascade Lookout is now open for the 2022 summer season! Come see the best views, accessible to all.

 

This breathtaking view is a favourite for many of our visitors, and it’s only a 30 minute drive from Manning Park Resort (no hiking required!). 

Located across the highway directly opposite from the resort, turn left at the first intersection and drive up to the lookout point to take in stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the valley below. 

The lookout is open 24/7, so while camping is not permitted, we encourage visiting at night for arguably the best stargazing in the park.

JULY 14, 2022 – UPDATE: Blackwall Road is now open to the public!

We thank you for your patience while we waited for the trails to melt out, and allowing bears access to critical habitat.