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  • Cross-country skiing at Island Lake Lodge. Photo by Nick Nault
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You don't have to be a Powder Hound to experience the winter wonderland at Island Lake Lodge. Discover all we have to offer!

Explore the wonders of mystical Island Lake Lodge under snow cover. Arrive at a winter wonderland which includes 4 back country lodges, snow covered peaks, miles of groomed trails, a cozy restaurant and full service spa. Trails lead out from the lodge and are groomed regularly.

The Cedar trails from the Island Lake Parking Lot, (located approx 2km NW of Mt Fernie Provincial Park) run parallel to the Lodge Cat Track, meandering through spectacular Old Growth Cedar Forest alongside Lizard Creek. The first section of trail gently undulates and is suitable for most abilities. At the midpoint, the trail joins the main cat-track and becomes steeper. Experienced cross-country skiers will enjoy the challenging ski all the way to Island Lake Lodge. Lunch and Spa services are available by reservation only on select days - please call ahead if you wish to dine or visit the Spa.

Scenic Lunch & Snowcat Ride packages available throughout the winter season every Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

  • bookings essential. Call for details and reservations 250-423-3700.
  • Snowcats leave the parking lot between 11am-2pm.
  • Lunch is a gourmet 2-course meal chosen from the restaurant menu.
  • Package includes time to relax with a spa treatment (additional charges apply), enjoy snowshoeing or cross country skiing around the lake (Rentals $10, or bring your own), or simply relax over hot chocolate and a game of chess by the log fire.
  • $75 per person. 50% off for children 4-12. Free for ages 3 and under.

 During the winter season Island Lake Lodge operates as a catskiing lodge as well for overnight catskiing guests.

Snowshoes and cross country skis are available to rent, or free when you stay at the lodge. Take a tour of the trails when you visit for lunch this winter!

Dining at the Lodge, including

Grooming & Trail Conditions Report - All of Fernie XC Trails by Fernie Nordic Society


  • Contact Information
  • 888-422-8754 (Toll Free)
  • 250-423-3700
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  • Cedar Valley Rd. , Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
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