Mountain Bike Trail Info

We’ve updated some of our mountain bike trail information to help you get those wheels turning. Check it out here:

For questions on trails and conditions, contact the Manning Park Visitor Centre at 604-668-5953. Now open 7 days a week!

Happy trails!

Bike Courtesy & Safety

• You are biking in a provincial park. Trail use is subject to the BC Parks Act.

• All designated bike trails in Manning Park are two-way, multi-use trails. You may encounter hikers or horses at any time. Always be aware of other users and allow the right of way.

• Biking on these trails is at your own risk. These trails are in their natural state and may have natural obstacles and hazardous terrain.

• Please stay off all trails not designated for bikes.

• Always ride in control and within your ability level.

• Pre-Ride Check your Bike & Yourself The weather in the mountains can change rapidly. Wear and bring appropriate clothing, footwear and be prepared for unpredictable weather changes. Carry drinking water and snacks. Tell someone where you’re going and when you’ll be back.

• Please note there is no cell service in the park.

• Pack out what you pack in! You are riding in a provincial park so please, respect the area by not littering.

• Avoid Wildlife conflicts. Know which animals are in the area and how to react if you cross their path. Help us keep our wildlife wild and safe by NOT offering them food. If you encounter a wild animal, for your safety, do not attempt to feed or approach any wildlife. Stay calm and please keep a respectful distance.

(July 2, 2018)

Summer Operations!

School’s out – And summer has begun!

The Boathouse is now open 7 days a week all summer from 9am-6pm. If the Boathouse is closed, boat rentals are handled through the Front Desk, so if there’s inclement weather, check in there before you head up to the lake.

Our interpretive programs are now 7 days a week ALL SUMMER! Come out to learn some awesome things about the flora and fauna in the park, and don’t miss our Canada Day festivities on July 1st at Lightning Lake Day Use! Weekly schedules can be found here.

Our Summer hours of operations have been updated. The Bistro is open daily to grab your morning cup of Marley coffee, or your afternoon ice cream or milkshake.

Camping information can be found on our Camping page – with reservations handled through DiscoverCamping. We do have a number of first come, first serve sites. For camping questions, call our Visitor Centre at 604-668-5953.

The road to the alpine meadows is also open.  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!

Summer is on and we are ready for you! See you soon on your summer adventures!

(June 30, 2018)

Wild Pacific Rhododendrons starting to bloom

May 26, 2018
Visit the rhododendrons at Rhododendron Flats, on a 10-minute loop walk through the forest.
Lush carpets of moss keep the soil damp during the spring and early summer allowing the moisture loving rhododendron to be at its best when it flowers in June. (starting now!)

Rhododendron comes from the Greek word meaning ‘rose tree’ and indeed, the Pacific rhododendron could compete with even the showiest of the hybrid roses. Reaching a sprawling height of up to 8m, it surpasses many of its cultivated cousins.

Of the 600 different rhododendron species worldwide, only 27 varieties occur in North America.

Because of its rarity, the Pacific Rhododendron is protected by law in BC.

Where are all the others?

The Pacific rhododendron found at Rhododendron Flats and in the nearby Skagit Valley Provincial Park are an isolated population at the northern extent of their range. The nearest populations occur south of Mount Rainier and on the Olympic Peninsula. Two small isolated populations are also found on Vancouver Island near Nanaimo and Shawnigan Lake.


Why are the rhododendrons here? Studies have revealed that the Skagit Valley rhododendrons are very similar genetically to populations in Washington state. This indicates that the Skagit populations has only recently been isolated. Are they a relic of a population that was once more widely distributed or has their seed somehow found its way here from the southern populations?

Updates from BC Parks in E.C. Manning Park this year


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!

If you want to get involved and help out with some of the work bees planned for this summer, contact the Friends of Manning Park Facebook page for more information.

Best Snowshoe Trips at Manning Park

Looking for an awesome, accessible, inexpensive outdoor activity this spring? Snowshoeing is the thing for you!

When it’s raining and variable weather at lower elevations, the conditions are still great for snowshoeing in Manning Park.

Snowshoe rentals are available from the Front Desk until the snow melts, and with lower season accommodation deals available, April is a great time to explore all the snowshoe trails that Manning Park offers.

Read about favourite trails from some local bloggers:


Three Family-Friendly Snowshoe Trips in Manning Provincial Park, British Columbia – Kim Walker,

Making Tracks, Snowshoeing at Manning Park – Miss604, SnowSeekers


Road conditions typically are less snow covered in the spring, but it’s always a great idea to check the Highway #3 road conditions at

Grab some friends or family, and come explore beautiful Manning Park in the spring!

Mike Barker retires as General Manager of Manning Park Resort

After a total of 34 years at Manning Park Resort, Mike Barker is retiring from his role as General Manager as of April 30th, 2018.

Working for the past 5 years as General Manager for Manning Park Resort, and a previous 22 years with the Resort as Ski Area Manager as well as 7 years as a Canadian Ski Patrol volunteer, Mike Barker is set to step down.

While there is a succession plan in place for the Resort, Barker will leave behind a strong legacy.

Barker, worked in tourism for most of his life, starting with the Capilano College Leadership program. He found his passion in the ski industry, first working at Hemlock Valley Resort as a ski patroller, before becoming Ski Area Manager there for several years.

When the opportunity came up to move to Manning Park, he jumped to work at a mountain with exceptional snow conditions. He has been a mainstay at Manning since 1984, working 22 years as Ski Area Manager in the winter, and operating the BC Parks bundle that included managing provincial parks from Princeton to Cultus Lake in the summer.

Mike and his wife, Terri, raised their three children in Manning Park, before moving to Hope. He and his family have a strong connection to Manning Park, something that many people who come in contact with Manning also feel, whether they are guests, long-time season passholders or staff members.

Mike says, “My biggest take away from Manning is 34 years of memories and for that I am grateful.”

Twelve years ago, Mike left Manning Park to work for Kevin Demers with Holiday Trails Resorts, and Bridal Falls Waterpark as VP of operations.

He continued to volunteer at Manning Park with the Canadian Ski Patrol.

Not to stay away for long, he kept an eye as the company running Manning Park dipped into receivership and Mike started to talk about it with Kevin Demers.

“He convinced me 6 years ago to take a chance on Manning,” says Demers, “and he has been the pivotal person in turning Manning around to make it what it has become today.”

The Resort was purchased by Demers and his family in 2013, and under Mike’s leadership, has since taken huge strides towards improving the facilities and services, including significant upgrades to infrastructure, improved internet, and the creation of the Alpine Room function room and five new premium cabins completed in December 2017.

“When there was work to be done, he was there, regardless of how long it took.  He always gave 110% for which I will be forever grateful. I am proud to call Mike a friend and I will miss him as he moves on to other exciting things in his life,” Demers adds.

Although Mike is leaving the role of General Manager, he expects that he will continue to be engaged with the park and is looking forward to what he calls an “active retirement.”

He says, “My sincere thanks to all of the staff over the years and a special thank you and acknowledgment to Kevin Demers and his family for giving me the many opportunities and exciting challenges over the past 12 years!”

Owner, Demers is pleased to announce that “Vern Schram will be taking over as General Manager when Mike departs. Vern has been with us for almost two years and has proven that he has the skill and drive to be successful in his new role.”


A retirement dinner for Mike Barker will be held on May 5th in Manning Park Resort’s Alpine Room.

Black-out dates removed on all Stay & Play Packages!

Bonus: We’ve removed the black-out dates on our Alpine and Nordic packages – book them now! Valid through Spring Break too!

Combine your accommodation and lift or trail tickets and save up to 25% on your vacation from Sunday-Thursday.

Alpine packages valid until March 29th. Nordic packages available into April.



TimberCruisers Kid’s Ski Club starts Jan 7th

We are excited to announce a new 8-week ski club for kids ages 6-12 called the TimberCruisers Ski Club. This program starts January 7th and is best for kids with some skiing experience.
This new ski club is all about getting out on the mountain and making tracks. With a dedicated coach for this 8-week program, the focus is for your child to gain confidence on a variety of ski terrain, meet new friends and have fun! We want to create memories while teaching mountain skills and progressing skiing in a safe and encouraging environment.
*Participants must be able to load and ride chairlift by themselves.
For details of the club, dates and to register online, please see the following webpage:
Also running a second year is our BoardWild Snowboard club for kids ages 7-12. Find all the info at

December 2nd & 3rd Operations

Time to do some snow dancing this week, Manning fans!

The snow is coming down and we will be opening the ski hill with limited operations this weekend, December 2nd-3rd. The Blue Chair will be open with Wagon Trail in good condition, along with the Handle Tow and T-Bar. Please be aware, we have early season conditions, but we hope to see you out on the snow to stretch those ski legs!

A discounted rate will apply: Novice area ticket prices in effect! Get an adult lift ticket for $29 this weekend only!

The Orange Chair and the Polar Coaster will not be open.

The cross-country ski trails is anticipated to be groomed for skate and classic on the upper trails and around Strawberry Flats.

It’s looking nice and snowy, but we could use a little more, so keep up your snow dances!

See our webcam here:


Accommodation Reservation System

September 8, 2017: Please note that we are experiencing a disruption to our accommodation reservation system. At this time we are not able to process online reservations, or confirm telephone reservations. We will still accept telephone calls and take requests for reservations that we will confirm once our system is back up and running.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding!

Manning Park Resort: 604-668-5922