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.

Maureen Mol

We’ve spent many vacations at Manning Park over the years and each trip has special memories. From our first camping trip when we borrowed my Dad’s truck & camper to Thanksgiving weekend camping with friends that included potluck turkey dinners, biking up Windy Joe and more recently staying at the Lodge and hiking the many trails. On one of our summer vacations, our truck broke down as we were driving into Lightning Lake campground. We managed to limp into a campsite and the next day, the gentleman in the campsite across from us came over had a look. He suspected it was the alternator. We knew my Mom was planning to take the Greyhound bus from Mission to Penticton in a few days so we rode our bikes to the Lodge to phone her and ask her to buy an alternator, which she did. When the bus pulled into the Lodge a few days later, we were there to meet it and get the alternator from Mom. She was in her eighties at the time and the alternator was a little heavy for her but that’s what moms do to help their kids! Our campsite neighbour loaned us some tools and we, non-mechanically inclined folks, installed it. It didn’t solve the whole problem but we were able to get home.

Katie McElgunn Jonas


My family has been camping at Manning with the same three family groups since I was a kid. We have so many amazing memories at Manning over the years, it’s our favourite trip of the summer.

One of our best (and new!) memories from this year was driving up to Alpine Meadows at 10:30 pm to see the stars. It was such a neat experience. We couldn’t get any pictures of that adventure as it was too dark, so here is a picture of our family fishing at Lone Duck. Look closely and you can see Daddy in the lake in a belly boat!

John Cowley

This picture was taken one year before my dad was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.
My mom a dad would take me and my sister to Manning park every summer for a week.
We had so much fun. My dad was a happy man, and even more happy in Manning Park. There are so many memories there.

Tatone Family

family of 4 standing at Cascade Lookout, a viewpoint overlooking the cascade mountain range

family of 4 standing at Cascade Lookout, a viewpoint overlooking the cascade mountain range

Visiting one of our favourite spots, the Alpine Meadows.