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A spectacular setting of big peaks, a mountain lake, lush forests and iconic lodges.

NOTICE for Summer 2022 - Open June 26 - Sept 5th with limitations

The global labour shortage has affected everyone.  Island Lake Lodge has had to adjust their hours, services and access as a direct result of this shortage of labour as well as fulfilling the many special weddings booked and rebooked from COVID-19 cancellations the past two years.  The new schedule of operations will ensure what is available for visitors and locals is met with exceptional service levels. Access to the lodge past the lower parking lot (4.5km from the lodge) will only be open Sundays & Mondays during summer operations, plus long weekend Saturdays (July 2nd, July 31st & September 4th). As staff levels improve further openings and access may expand. Thank you for your understanding.

Drive through the ancient Old Growth cedar forest to the apex of the Cedar Valley, and Island Lake Lodge. Here you can enjoy casual lunches and cocktails on the patio for lunch or gourmet dining in the evening restaurant while the sun sets over the Three Bears. The property is a beautiful wilderness valley with spectacular views and the ultimate in R n' R. Fernie is the furthest east the beautiful Old Growth Cedar trees grow.


A number of hiking options available that begin from Island Lake Lodge or the lower parking lot. Easier to moderate trails include the Rail Trail, Old Growth Trail and Lake & Fir Trails and are suitable for families. The Tamarack Trail is a short climb and offers beautiful views of the Lodge below, as well as the Three Bears peaks on the Lizard Range to the other side of the valley. Spineback Trail and the Mount Baldy Loop are more challenging trails for experienced hikers through alpine meadows to the upper reaches at the head of the Cedar Valley. 

Island Lake Lodge gorgeous landscape is part of Fernie's larger multi-use trail network.

Dining Options at Island Lake Lodge

The Food Philosophy at Island Lake Lodge is centred around wholesome, local fare handled with artistry and the lightest touch. Expect to see the local landscape on your plate, from hints of fireweed and cedar to foraged mushrooms and huckleberries. Island Lake Lodge is a member of the Ocean Wise program. 

The Bear Bistro & Patio is perfect for casual lunches and cocktails. For summer 2022, the Bistro will only be open Sunday & Monday 11am - 5pm, except long weekends when it will be open Saturday and Sunday.

The Tamarack Dining Room is an elegant yet relaxed space with fine dining during the evenings. For summer 2022, this dining room will not be open until staff levels, due to broader labour shortages, improve. A 3,000 bottle wine library and an open kitchen for glimpses of the culinary action.

For summer dates and hours of operations please visit the Lodge Calendar or call for details.

Canoeing on Island Lake

The tranquil lake below the lodge is a welcoming location for fly fishing and canoeing in traditional Canadian Canoes - available to rent from the lodge. The lake is a wonderful spot for wildlife viewing and relaxing, moose and deer often visit the area.

Spa & Wellness

The Spa is open Sundays and Mondays during summer operations in 2022 based on availability and offers a full range of relaxation & esthetics treatments plus a relaxing patio to enjoy before and after your treatment. Appointments are available by calling the Lodge in advance. 

Accommodation - Currently unavailable for summer 2022

Stay a while in one of the beautiful and sublimely relaxing guest rooms. The three accommodation lodges; Tamarack, Cedar & Red Eagle each offer 8-10 guest rooms plus additional relaxation space and beautiful views. Rooms are designed with tranquillity in mind, pillowy soft bedding, soft accents and no TVs or phones in the rooms. Wifi is available throughout the property.

For summer dates and hours of operations please visit the Lodge Calendar or call for details.

Weddings at Island Lake Lodge

Island Lake Lodge is one of Fernie's premier wedding venues, offering a spectacular location with perfect accommodations & dining for smaller weddings. Now taking inquiries for summer 2021 and beyond. 

NB: At certain times during the summer, lodge facilities may be unavailable or restricted due to private functions and events. Please visit the online calendar to determine services available on the date you plan to visit. Hiking trails are always open.

Explore Island Lake Lodge in Winter

Island Lake Lodge is a winter wonderland from December to March, offering Snowcat & Lunch Packages, Nordic/Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, and winter spa services, in addition to the main Snowcat Skiing services.

Check out the clip below and you'll see why film crews and pro athletes frequent Island Lake Lodge.

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