Hotel at a Glance: Manning Park Resort
Manning Park Resort’s rustic cabins and chalets are set amid its beautiful provincial park’s pine trees and Cascade Mountains, giving the resort the tucked-away feel of an alpine lodge. Winter activities such as skiing, snowshoeing, and ice skating give way in the warmer months to hiking, mountain biking, and canoeing. Carved tree trunks and natural log accents trim the lobby, where you can sway in a rocking chair in front of a roaring fireplace. Guests can dine at the onsite restaurant, or stock up on cooking supplies at the general store.
- Comfy cabins and suites are outfitted with TVs, and look out onto the mountainside. Each standard cabin accommodates up to eight guests and has a full kitchen. Suites are equipped with a Keurig coffee maker, microwave, and mini-fridge.
- Bites and brews: Dine amid striking mountain views at Pinewoods Dining Room and Bistro, or grab a drink at Bear’s Den Pub, which has two 70-inch TVs for watching the game.
- Indoor swimming pool stays open year-round
- Warm up in the onsite steam room.
- Driving time to Vancouver: about 2.5 hours
Manning Park, British Columbia: Year-Round Adventure in the Cascade Mountains
Hiking paths and ski trails crisscross the Cascade Mountains in the 170,000-acre E. C. Manning Provincial Park, which draws more than a million annual visitors. Winter is the park’s busy season, with tourists coming from the surrounding areas to downhill ski and snowboard on the terrain’s two dozen well-groomed trails. When it is warmer, scenic hikes here abound, from the rushing riverside path on Canyon Nature Trail to the wildflower-fringed Dry Ridge Trail, a popular place to spot wildlife, especially black bears. Head to the scenic Lightning Lake to canoe, kayak, or fish for rainbow trout.