Trails at Island Lake Lodge
A trip to the Kootenays is not complete without a visit to Island Lake Lodge.
Located just 14 kilometres from Fernie BC, the road up to the lodge will have you winding through ancient old growth Cedar and Douglas fir trees on your way to one of the most spectacular settings in the Canadian Rockies.
Hiking and Biking
Island Lake has some of the most well-maintained hiking trails in the area. Explore over 100 kms of trails, which range from easy walks to mountain summits. Guided hikes are available upon request.
The Spa at Island Lake Lodge
Life is busy; you deserve some time in their day spa! Replenish your health and awaken the senses. The beautiful day spa at the foot of the Lizard Range has six environment-inspired treatment rooms, a beautiful solarium seating area, and a stunning outdoor relaxation space. This summer they will be offering a limited amount of services. Check their website for the full menu of treatments and packages.
They have rental canoes available!
With two restaurants on site, Island Lake Lodge has become an internationally known culinary destination, pushing the limits of the definition of “Mountain Cuisine”. The Tamarack Dining Room is a must-stop for any serious foodie and the Bear Lodge Bistro offers an accessible menu on a spectacular deck. It is the perfect finish to a day in the mountains. The Bear Bistro: 11am- 8pm daily. The Tamarack Dining Room: 5pm - 9pm nightly. Reservations are recommended for the Tamarack Dining Room.
National Geographic Traveler has also called Island Lake “One of the most unique and authentic places to stay in Canada”.
Winter means catskiing and Island Lake has been at the forefront of backcountry catski experiences for over 30 years. Images of the place have graced the covers of countless magazines and ski segments from the lodge are the stuff of legend.
Avoid disappointment and call ahead for reservations: 250-423-3700