The road to the Cascade Lookout is now open! Drive safely and enjoy the views!
The road is open to the Lookout only, and is not open to the sub-alpine meadows yet.
If you go further up the road to access Dry Ridge trail or beyond, please remember to stay on the trail even if it is snow covered. If you veer around the snow, this promotes trail braiding, which negatively impacts the sub-alpine meadows!
The sunshine in the past few days have melted a ton of snow at Manning Park and that gets us excited for camping season! Are you itching to get outside?
We are busy getting the campgrounds ready for the season and are expecting that we will be able to open Mule Deer next weekend (May 5th-6th). We will advise if there’s any changes to this opening date. Please note that a boil water advisory will be in effect upon opening.
We are assessing the snow at Hampton and Coldspring and are hoping to open it later in May.There is still lots of snow in the Lightning Lake campground. Stay tuned for updates on Hampton campground!
Please note that Rhododendron Flats roadside attraction is now open. Some bridge maintenance at West Gate means that the opening will be delayed.
Thanks for your enthusiasm for the camping season and see you soon!
Campground reservation dates are as follows. If the campground opens earlier, sites are First Come, First Serve. Book your campsite at by calling 1-800-689-9025 or visit discovercamping.ca
There are some exciting updates from BC Parks planned for this year in E.C. Manning Provincial Park. We are happy to share some of the great news that BC Parks has announced:
Hampton Campground continues to get some incredible upgrades to complement the new wash houses that were installed last year. This May, plans are in motion to build a kid’s bike park as well as a playground. Now with expanded views, wash house and more sites, Hampton is proving to be a coveted camping spot!
Lone Duck group facility now has two beautiful, brand new shelters that were built last spring, as well as large wash sinks installed. The final touches will be completed this spring completing this project.
Buckhorn backcountry camp is being looked at for an expansion, with an upgraded shelter, similar to that of the Lone Duck campsite.
BC Parks has also unrolled their Student Ranger Program. This program will bring 6 student rangers to Manning Park to assist with trail maintenance.
Lots of plans are in place for maintaining and renovating trails. We are excited and supportive of the great efforts of BC Parks, as well as the Friends of Manning Park group that volunteers an incredible amount of work in the park!
As part of the Earth Day celebrations, we will be instigating some changes in our business to work towards a more eco-friendly approach. You may notice some of our take-away packaging change, and our servers will soon check in with you to ask whether you require single-use plastics such as plastic cutlery, bags or straws. Thank you for your support in these initiatives!
Our Earth Day clean-up will take place on Monday, April 23rd at 11:30am if you wish to join us.
We are excited to announce a new workshop scheduled for May 12th with a local business, The Mossy Stump Soap Co.
This workshop is great for anyone who wants to learn about some essential oils, and create some great, natural products to take home. It also coincides with Mother’s Day, which makes it a great present for Mom!
Learn how to create two great products:
-Make your own roller ball remedy or signature perfume scent! Choose your own unique blend of essential oils for relaxation, invigoration, to relieve headaches, or simply for fragrance.
-Then, create a custom blend of rejuvenating bath salts to take home by combining flower petals, botanicals and salts, with an option to add fizz or milk powder.
The Mossy Stump Soap Co. is a local company in Hope, BC specializing in handmade bath and body products along with clinical spa treatments such as Eurowave Pro and Clay Contour Body Wraps.
Don’t put away those skis just yet! The Ski Hill is extending the season and will now be open April 7th & 8th from 9am-4pm.
We’re calling it:
The Boss’ “Celebrate the ‘Stache” Weekend
Mike Barker, legendary moustachioed general manager of Manning Park Resort, is retiring this season, and wants one more weekend to go skiing. Snow conditions are incredible with a peak snow base of over two and a half metres. Come out for the last turns on an incredible year!
Show us your best moustache and get $10 off your lift ticket!
That’s right, show us your best moustache (or your best imitation of one) and get $10 off your lift ticket!
BONUS: If you have a season pass at ANY other ski mountain, show it to us and get your lift ticket for 50% off our regular day rate! This great offer is for any current ski season passholder, so you can come experience Manning’s snow!
Accommodation prices dropped into low season rates; accommodation starts as low as $109+tax for queen room accommodation.
Book your accommodation now and get your last turns in this season – come out to “celebrate the ‘stache”!
Fine print: Ski hill will be closed April 2-6th. Must show your moustache (or your best imitation of one) at time of ticket purchase to receive $10 off lift ticket price. Season passholders from other mountains must hold a current 2017/18 Season Pass to be eligible for 50% off regular day price. Valid April 7th & 8th, 2018 at the ski hill only.
Sun or Snow? Choose both at Manning Park this spring!
With a recent dump of snow on the mountains, it may not feel like spring right now, and that’s the beauty about March skiing! Conditions are great, and you even get to enjoy the sun too.
Plan ahead to come up and enjoy it with this great spring skiing deal, or book in April for a late-season snowshoe adventure.
Get more time to work on your goggle tan – Stay 2 nights with us and get your third night for FREE!
Save big on your spring getaway in our Lodge rooms, cabins and chalets including our new premium cabins. Valid for stays from Sunday-Thursday (including Spring Break!) starting February 25th-April 30th. Some conditions apply. For full details and to book visit our promo page: http://winter.manningpark.com/spring-skiing-stay-3-pay-2/
Five premium cabins are to be built this summer, with a planned total of 25 new cabins to be constructed over a 5-year period.
Complete road paving will be done around the Resort from the highway exit to the Pinewoods building.
Guests will enjoy the finished renovations and refurbishing of Pinewoods Dining Room and accommodations.
Kevin Demers, owner of Manning Park Resort, announced these major capital improvements scheduled for this spring at Manning Park Resort.
Resort guests have frequently requested more cabin accommodations, particularly in peak seasons; “We turn away a lot of families during our busy seasons,” Demers says referencing both outdoor recreation visitors as well as the growing number of weddings at the Resort. “The ‘cabin market’ is growing more popular every year.”
“Gathering your family or friends to stay in a cabin in a beautiful park is an incredibly Canadian experience and it creates life-long memories,” adds Mike Barker, general manager of Manning Park Resort. “We are delighted to announce the short term plan of 5 new cabins starting immediately, with a longer plan of building 25 in total.”
The new premium cabins will sleep up to 12 people, with 2 complete bathrooms. They will each feature a loft and a large covered deck. Most cabins will be located near Windy Joe’s Hall, with some planned around the existing cabins.
Work begins this week on the premium cabins with the first footings and foundations being poured. Demers plans a phased approach to building the cabins, scheduling 5 cabins to be built per year, over the span of 5 years. By the time all the cabins are finished, the total investment just in that area alone will exceed $2 million.
The anticipated completion date for the first five cabins is the fall of 2017.
The second large project moving forward this month is the paving of the area around the Resort between the highway exits, including around the Alpine Room and Pinewoods building.
This project represents a significant investment of $150 000, but as Mike Barker, the general manager states, “with the huge amount of traffic passing through, we recognized that this is an essential upgrade. Not only will this improve our summer and winter access, but motorcyclists will definitely breathe a sigh of relief when it’s completed!”
These developments come hot on the heels of the recently completed Alpine Room, a 3500 square foot function room addition to the Pinewoods building. With a capacity of 200 people, its main purpose as a function room for weddings, corporate meetings and other group events has been well received.
Further upgrades to infrastructure around the Resort include floor and ceiling refurbishments in the Pinewoods Dining Room, as well as updates and repairs to accommodations and pool facilities.
All Resort facilities will remain open during upgrades. GM, Mike Barker adds, “We are working hard to keep Manning Park Resort your premier destination for year-round fresh air experiences. Thank you for your understanding as we work to improve it!”
When asked about the effect of these significant investments, Kevin Demers commented, “We need to tell the world west of Manning Park that we are here and we have a lot to offer.”