Skyview RV Campground Is Now Open

BC Parks has just announced that Skyview RV Campground is now open. 

This new BC Parks RV Campground is located on Gibson Pass Road in Manning Park Resort 4 km off Hwy #3. This year-round RV Campground is next to the Lightning Lake Day Use Area. With over 90 sites in the summer and 60 sites in the winter, this year-round location is sure to be an immediate favourite with all visitors of E.C Manning Park.

The RV Campground features large pull-through and back-in sites. All winter sites offer full services with 50-amp power, water, and sewer. The 32 summer use sites have 30-amp power, water and sewer. A large, bright modern washhouse is available year-round.

Rates and Reservations

There are nightly sites, weekly sites, and long-stay monthly sites available. Rates can be found on our website.
Reservations for the winter season are now open.

For more information and to reserve your stay, visit or


The campground offers a great location and access to all of Manning Park Resort’s winter activities. Once ski season is open, there will be a daily shuttle that will take you from Skyview to the ski area and lodge area throughout the day.

The cross-country trail from the Nordic Center at Manning Park Resort goes right through the campground in the winter, taking cross-country skiers to the higher elevations. The proximity to Lightning Lake also offers great snowshoeing access. A shovel is recommended as it does snow!

As the name of the RV campground suggests, the location offers great views of the sky, with very limited surrounding lights. Bringing a camping chair is suggested for evening stargazing.

In summer, a large new playground has been built for kids, and hiking trails, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming at Lightning Lake are just a few steps away.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at Skyview RV Campground this winter!


Make Your Reservation at Skyview RV Campground!

Calling All Birders this June!

Attention birders, we invite you to be a citizen scientist this June in Manning Park! 

The Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning has regrettably had to cancel their annual Bird Blitz in Manning Park due to COVID-19 concerns, however, we invite you to do some self-guided birding in Manning Park and report your findings to the Hope Mountain Centre. This will allow some data to still be reported for the 2020 season.

From the Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning:

“We would like to propose that any birders interested in visiting Manning June 5-7 should feel free to do so following the latest guidance from the BC Public Health Officer. If you are able to visit the park and record the birds you see and hear, you can share the data with us electronically. This might allow us to salvage some quality birding data and avoid a data doughnut in 2020! We would also be interested in any Manning bird data you gather in the weeks following (June 8 to 21).
Please be aware that any birding activity you undertake would NOT be considered part of a Hope Mountain Centre event. Birders must assume all risk to themselves while visiting Manning Park.


If you would like to participate in gathering bird data for Manning Park, there are forms to collect the data on this website, under “Additional Information.” You are asked to identify an area from the Manning Bird Blitz Designated Birding Areas & Birds to Watch For, and report what birds you have seen on the Field Tally Sheet.

Please remember to fill in all appropriate information including the Area, date and birds you see. After you have finished your birding, you can email your findings to the Hope Mountain Centre.

Please note that not all areas are open in the park, due to snow. For example, the Heather Trail and other high alpine trails are not open, or may be inaccessible due to snow. For updated information on the trails, please see the BC Parks Trail report on our Maps & Stats page.

For any other information for reporting birds in the park, please contact the Hope Mountain Centre program assistant Tunde Murphy.

Guests are reminded to follow all provincial and federal guidelines for social distancing while in the park.

Happy birding!

May Operations

Starting on May 14th, E.C. Manning Provincial Park will reopen for day use activities. This means that day use facilities and trails will be open, including Lightning Lake Day Use Area and all road pull-outs within the park. 

No backcountry camping is permitted at this time. All campgrounds will remain closed until June 1st, when they will be reopening (weather permitting). For more information on BC Parks camping reservations, please visit: 

Discover Camping will open for campground reservations starting May 25th, with campgrounds reopening for June 1st. We are working hard to get the campgrounds ready and snow-free by this time!
Operations for the campgrounds, and also for Manning Park Resort will be posted closer to June 1st.
We are currently developing plans with your safety in mind and look forward to when we are ready to welcome you back!

Manning Park Resort is open in May with limited operations in the following departments:

Country Store: Open 10am-4pm Friday-Sundays for basic necessities and grab-and-go sandwiches and snacks. Along with increased sanitation measures, we will also have a greeter at the entrance of the Pinewoods building to help limit the number of people in the building .

The Boathouse: Open for 10am-4pm on Friday-Sundays for canoe, kayak, stand-up paddleboard and rowboat rentals.

Washrooms: will be available outside the Pinewoods building at the Resort, as well as pit toilets at the day use areas. These will be open 7 days/week starting May 14th.

The Lodge and all accommodations in the park will remain closed at this time. These buildings will be closed and access to them is not permitted.

We are happy to open these operations, and will be taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of our staff and our guests.

Guests are asked to comply with all social distancing measures, and follow provincial and federal guidelines regarding COVID-19. If you are sick or have been in contact with anyone who may be sick, we ask that you stay home. Please help us keep Manning Park a safe place to visit!

For any updates, please see our Hours of Operation page. Thanks and look forward to seeing you soon!

May Long Weekend Operations

Who’s ready for the May Long Weekend?! Here’s what we’ve got going on:

Campgrounds: Not only will Mule Deer, Hampton & Coldspring Campgrounds be open for business, but it looks like we are on track to open Lightning Lake Campground too! If Lightning Lake opens early, it will be first come, first serve until June 7th, after which it will be 100% reservable through Discover Camping. For more info on all our campgrounds, see our Camping page.

The Boathouse opens from 9am-6pm for canoe, kayak, stand-up paddleboard and rowboats. The Boathouse is open weekends until June 29th, when it will be daily. Boat rentals are available from the Front Desk outside of these times.

The first Interpretive programs start! These free programs are for kids of all ages to learn about the amazing flora and fauna in the park in fun and interesting ways. They run weekends from May 18-June 23, and daily from June 29-Sept. 1. Look for weekly posted schedules (& online) to know when and where to meet for talks.

Manning Park Visitor Centre is open May 17th.  Open 9am-6pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until June 15 then daily during the summer months.  Stop off here for information on camping, hiking, mountain biking, backcountry camping fees, fishing licenses and much more.

Happy May Long Weekend!

(May 13, 2019)

Camping Season Starts & Boat Rentals this weekend

Camping season is already upon us! Mule Deer is open, Coldspring Campground opened today, and we’re hoping to have Hampton open soon. See the full details at:

There will also be canoe and kayak rentals available from the Front Desk this weekend to get you out on the water!

Don’t miss the Mother’s Day Brunch on May 12th in the Pinewoods Dining Room and treat mom to a trip to some Manning Park sunshine!

(May 10, 2019)

Spring Wildlife & Upcoming Projects this May

Our resident Columbian ground squirrels have woken up from their long hibernation and you will see them around the Resort and at Lightning Lake. These fellows are Manning Park’s most popular wildlife. Despite their apparent tameness, they are still wild animals! Please don’t feed them!

Spring has definitely arrived at Manning Park Resort! The park is coming alive with lots of wildlife, Lightning Lake is completely free from ice, and more hiking trails are accessible.

This month, we look forward to celebrating Mom with a special Mother’s Day Brunch on May 12th, and the May Long Weekend will be here before you know it!
May 18th marks the kickoff to the camping season and the Boathouse opens for canoe, kayak, stand-up paddleboard and rowboat rentals. Our first interpretive programs start May 18th, running weekends until June 29th, when they will be daily.

  • Keep an eye on our social media for the exact dates of the opening of our campgrounds, as well as the seasonal opening of the Cascade Lookout road.

We’ve got great rates on accommodation right now. Make a weekend of it with our B&B package or our Romance Package (with sparkling wine and strawberries!) Also check out our Dark Sky Discount, and learn why Manning Park is an incredible place to watch the stars!

Premium Cabin Construction – April 30, 2019

Upcoming Projects

Spring is also the time we get underway with our big projects, and here is what we have in the works right now:

  • More premium cabin construction! Work has begun this spring, and we’re hoping to have some open for next Christmas, but there is no confirmed date on this, yet.
  • New Quad Chair: The Orange Chair is no more, (it was a lot of fun watching the chairs go to their new homes!) and we are excited that our new Doppelmayr quad chairlift has arrived and work has commenced. There is a lot of construction happening at the ski hill right now, and we can’t wait to show you the progress! We will keep you posted.
  • In addition to the new quad chair, we are also building a new Rental Shop & Ticket Office building that will replace the existing buildings.
  • New staff accommodations – we are making investments in our staff by bringing in 5 new buildings into staff accommodation.

We are striving to create a bright future for Manning Park Resort for our guests and our staff. Thank you for your support in these exciting endeavours!

See you this spring at Manning Park Resort!

Winners of the #IRodetheOrangeChair Photo & Story Contest

Drum roll please… here are the winners of the #IRodetheOrangeChair Photo & Story Contest!

Gordon Gilgan with a lifetime of Manning memories and multiple generations since 1965. We loved your entry, Gordon!

Sharon Christian and the Taipalus family. Through ski lessons and school trips, the Taipalus family brought thousands of people to know and love Manning as much as their family does.

Stan & Lynn Hussey – this is our staff favourite pick! An engagement proposal in a snowstorm? That definitely made us fall in love with the story too!

Thank you to all our contest entries. Believe us, it was not an easy choice to make! The level of heartfelt emotion that was put into the stories was felt deeply while reading them. We truly understand how much love there is for this place called Manning Park, and we share it too.

… they were so good, we do have some runner-up prizes that we will be announcing this week as well… (sorry no chair!)

If you really wanted to get that coveted Orange Chair, get ready for the First Come, First Serve Sale tomorrow, March 22nd at 9am! Learn how to prep for the sale here. 

And if you’d like to wait for the auction for charity, check it out here to see the details!

The dates of the Auction are: 
Auction 1: March 23 at 8am to March 30 at 8pm:
Auction 2: April 1 at 8am to April 6 at 8pm.

How to Prep for the First Come, First Serve Sale on March 22nd

Chris Barker photo

Orange Chair Countdown

We’re getting down to it… Check the Orange Chair countdown on our website – only 12 days left until we call “Last Chair!”
Get up for your last turns this season before we take down the Orange Chair to be replaced with a brand new quad chair next year!

If you’re interested in getting one of the coveted Orange chairs, here’s how to prepare yourself for the First Come, First Serve Sale on March 22nd at 9am:

-Be at the sale website early:

-The form will appear at 9:00am on March 22nd. Click refresh or reload on your browser precisely at this time to see the form.

-Questions are on the sale website right now. Have all your questions already typed out in a separate area so that you can copy and paste all your questions into the form. All the form questions are required to have an answer of some kind in them. (Clicking submit before all the answers are filled will show an error message.)

-Have all your credit card information ready. The form can take the payment through Secure Online Credit card, by using the credit card entry form on the sheet, or by choosing PayPal.

Click “Submit”. Your chair is not secured until you have completed your form and clicked “Submit”. If your payment has gone through, you should get simple message saying that the form has been successfully completed. Once payment completion is confirmed, you will receive an email to the email address provided with confirmation of your purchased chair, a chair number and pick-up information. (This email may take up to a day)

-All chairs must be picked up, or arranged to be picked up on April 6th or 7th. Remember that it is approximately 10ft tall and 4ft wide so make sure to prepare for it!

***All chairs are as is (paint chips, graffiti, stickers and all!) No chair pads or grips included. It will need to be picked up in person (no shipping available) on April 6-7.
Limit one per family. ***

-After you’re done and can breathe a sigh of relief, hop over to this website to pre-order one of our Orange Chair commemorative t-shirts too!


If you go to the form and receive the following message: “The Orange Chair sale has now ended. We’re sorry if you missed this sale!” it means that all the chairs are sold out in the First Come, First Serve Sale. We’re sorry you missed it!

But you do have two more chances to get an Orange Chair through our Auction for Charity! There are 10 chairs up for grabs in these two auctions:

The dates of the Auction are: 
Auction 1: March 23 at 8am to March 30 at 8pm:
Auction 2: April 1 at 8am to April 6 at 8pm.
These auctions benefit 5 great local Manning Park charitable organizations. Pay what you want to have a piece of Manning Park history and know that your dollars are going to a great cause. Bonus – you may receive a charitable tax receipt for this donation!

We are also saving a few key chairs to use around the Resort, so if you don’t get one, don’t worry, you will still get to have your #IRodeTheOrangeChair moment at Manning Park Resort for years to come.

Come celebrate with us for our “Last Chair Fest” on March 31st, where we will be paying homage with a toast to the Orange Chair and having a great last day of the season. Join us to celebrate and send it off in style!

New to Manning? Ski this Spring for Free with your 2019/20 Season Pass!

Spring Season Pass Sale – Buy your 2019/20 Season Pass now and use it for the rest of this season too!

If you are new to Manning Park, this is the deal for you! Find out why everyone is talking about Manning Park Resort. Purchase your pass online now or at the Ticket Office, and use it from March 15th until the end of the season!

With no lift lines, tons of powder alerts all season long, and breathtaking views, this is the perfect place to create your new family tradition. With a brand new quad chairlift coming next year, now is the time to get your season pass to Manning Park Resort! Buy your season pass pass and add cross-country, Polar Coaster tubing or snowshoeing to it for $69 or less.

For our returning season passholders, buy now at the Early, Early Bird rate. We’re happy to announced we have reconfirmed our Enhanced Reciprocal agreement. Get two FREE days at Mt. Seymour, Mt. Washington and Apex Mountain! Get extra value with your pass by visiting these other great mountains! This adds over $500 value to your pass!

Season passes are on sale now here:

Buy Alpine

Buy Nordic

*Enhanced reciprocal deals valid 2019/20 Winter Season.

Spring Season Pass offer does not include RV Season Pass for the 2018/19 Season.