Hotel at a Glance: Manning Park Resort
Manning Park Resort’s rustic cabins and chalets are set amid its eponymous provincial park’s pine trees and Cascade Mountains, giving the resort the tucked-away feel of an alpine lodge. With summer coming to a close, the resort will transition from warm-weather activities to skiing, snowshoeing, and ice skating. 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 Spacious accommodations are outfitted with TVs, and some units look out onto the mountainside. Choose a standard cabin for space for up to families of 8—they come with one bedroom and a full kitchen.
- Hit the slopes: These mountains are known for their dry snow, and the resort offers a wide range of winter activities, from downhill and cross-country skiing, to tubing and snowshoeing.
- 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.
- Distance from Vancouver: about a 2.5-hour drive.
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 icy 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 beavers. Head to the scenic Lightning Lake to canoe, kayak, or fish for rainbow trout.