manning park snowshoeing

Experience the tranquil beauty of the Cascade Mountains

Experience the freedom of hiking in winter with Manning Park snowshoeing. A 300km network of snowshoe trails leads you to explore the hidden corners of the Cascades. Perfect winter snow conditions and awe-inspiring views make our snowshoeing offering popular with regular visitors who return year after year in search of new peaks to conquer and paths to discover.

Snowshoeing is your gateway to peace and tranquillity as you step soundlessly through the forested Cascade Mountains.

Activity Bundle: Polar Coaster & Snowshoe!

From now until the end of the winter season, enjoy a whole day of winter fun with our new Polar Coaster and Snowshoe activity package! For only $39, enjoy 2 hours of exhilarating play at the Polar Coaster Tube Park before trekking into the Alpine wilderness of Manning Park with a Snowshoe Rental and a Trail Ticket. What are you waiting for?

Trail Tickets and Snowshoe Rentals

Purchase your snowshoe tickets and rentals in advance to get you on the trails faster.

After purchasing online, you will receive a confirmation email. Show this email at the Nordic Centre on the day you would like to redeem, along with photo ID, to receive your ticket or rentals for the day.

Tickets are valid for current winter season. No refunds on unused ticket or rental purchases. Evening rates start at 4pm. 

Buying your tickets & rentals the day you plan to snowshoe? Day-of tickets & rentals are available for online purchase until 7:45 am.

Please Note!

For the safety and wellbeing of our alpine guests, lift access to the top of the ski hill to foot traffic (including snowshoers) is no longer permitted.

Parking at the Alpine Ski Area is no longer permitted for snowshoe or backcountry access. Please park at Strawberry Flats.

Guests are not permitted to walk or snowshoe on groomed Nordic or alpine trails. Pets are also not permitted on groomed Nordic trails.

Manning Park Snowshoe Rentals

Choose your snowshoes and start exploring the BC wilderness!

Name TRAIL PASS ONLY TRAIL TICKET + RENTALS
ADULT & YOUTH (13+) $10.00 $29.00
CHILD (12 & under) $5.00 $20.00

*new! Snowshoe season pass

Snowshoe all season long in Manning Park’s alpine environment with a snowshoe season pass. 

*Must be at least 10 years old to purchase a snowshoe pass

 
ALL AGES (10 and up) $99 Buy Now
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Please Note!

For more information on the different snowshoe rental and trail options available, please visit our Nordic Centre or check the maps and trails below for route recommendations and advice. See Nordic Centre hours here.

Guided Snowshoe Excursions

If you are new to Manning Park snowshoeing or are looking to explore the resort in the winter, a guided snowshoe excursion from one of our friendly and knowledgeable guides is the perfect place to start.

We offer both day and evening excursions. Prices are based on group numbers, and packages are available with or without rental equipment. Please contact the Nordic Centre for more information about excursions and applicable rates.

*For groups of fewer than 15, please contact [email protected] directly instead of the booking form below.

Manning Park Snowshoe Trails

Snowshoeing at Manning Park is a fun, adventurous way to explore the snow-covered mountains in winter. With a wide variety of snowshoe trails to choose from, you can choose your own adventure following flagged trails, winter-only trails, and multi-season trails.

snowshoe trail map

Beaver Pond Trail

Marked

This is a groomed multi-use trail that cross-country skiers, snowshoers, walkers and pets are all welcome to use. The trail is accessed from behind the Lodge at the bottom of the toboggan hill and across Gibson Pass Rd. Trail tickets are required to use groomed ski trails; please visit the Nordic Centre for details. The trail is 2.5km one way.
Please stay to the extreme right or left of ski tracks when walking or snowshoeing. DO NOT walk down the centre lane.


Similkameen Trail

Marked

The trailhead is located at the top of the toboggan hill near the Manning Park Lodge. From here, the trail takes you through the trees and along the Similkameen River and on to the Similkameen Bridge on the Gibson Pass Road. This is a short walk that takes about 30 mins return; it can also be used to access the Rein Orchid, Canyon Nature, West Similkameen or Windy Joe trails.


Rein Orchid Trail

Marked for summer use

The trailhead is located just past the Similkameen Bridge on Gibson Pass Rd. This is a short loop trail that takes approximately 15 minutes to walk through the snow-covered forest.


Cambie Creek

Marked

The Cambie Creek snowshoeing trail head is located 15mins west down Hwy #3. This trail follows and crosses the creek on a 5km loop. The shorter, 2.4 km loop is now also open, and the bridge has been repaired through the fine work of the Friends of Manning Park group!

West Similkameen Trail

Marked for summer use

This trail begins at the Similkameen River Bridge and follows the river east for 2km (one way) before hitting the Windy Joe Trail head. 


Lightning Lake Loop

Marked for summer use

This is an easy trail with no elevation change. The loop is 9km around the entire lake, or you can cross at Rainbow Bridge which cuts the trail distance in half. This well-used trail starts at the Lightning Lake Day Use Area and along one side of the lake takes you past the groomed cross-country ski trails.

Please do NOT snowshoe on the groomed cross country trails, but walk to the far right of the tracks to get past this section.

Poland Lake

Not Marked

For the safety of snowshoers, skiers, and riders, there is a brand new Winter Poland Lake & Backcountry Access trail that goes through the Manning Park Resort controlled recreation area. Part 1 of the trail begins from Strawberry Flats, winding above Gibson Pass Road and providing stunning views of the surrounding mountains before exiting at the parking lot near the Bear Chairlift.

*New: A trail ticket is now required to enter the Manning Park Resort controlled recreation area, which is Part 2 of the trail. Please obtain a ticket from Alpine Guest Services Building upon entry to the ski area. This trail ticket is provided at no charge.

Part 2 of the trail climbs up through the ski area and the snowy forests of the Cascade Mountains. Uphill traffic only in permitted areas. Please follow all signage and flagging tape to stay on the trail, and watch for downhill traffic of skiers & riders in permitted area.

The last part of the trail begins at the North end of our operating area, where the BC Parks trail begins to Poland Lake. The last section of this trail is not marked.

Please Note:

  • For the safety and wellbeing of our alpine guests, we will no longer provide lift access to the top of the ski hill to foot traffic including snowshoers.
  • Parking at the Alpine Ski Area to access this trail is no longer permitted. Violators will be towed at the vehicle owner’s expense. Please park at Strawberry Flats.

Download the Poland Lake & Backcountry Access Map


Windy Joe

Marked

The Windy Joe Trail is well maintained and wide. It begins at the Similkameen River Bridge and follows the Similkameen River east for 2km. Once the trail reaches the bottom of Windy Joe Mountain, it climbs on a series of switchbacks for approximately 3 hours. At the top, there is a fire lookout tower and great views of the mountains.