Hiking in the Rocky Mountains around Fernie B.C. is simply spectacular.
The 7,000 acres of pristine wilderness at Island Lake provides countless hiking opportunities. Whether you are interested in a 30 minute walk or a full day hike, Island Lake has what you need. We have the best maintained and most diverse hiking trails in the valley. Want to learn about flora and fauna? Guided interpretive hikes are available.
Here is our hiking map: Island Lake Hiking Map 2017sm
Experience all of the Iconic Photo Spots of Island Lake
Our hiking guides can take you on a short half day interpretive walk or an all day adventure. A guided hike is a great way to discover places you may not experience on your own and learn about the local flora and fauna of the area. We do have some scheduled hikes listed below, but can book a hike for your group as well.
Guided Hiking Prices:
On property: $45/person minimum – 2 people
Off property: $99/ person minimum – 2 people
Overnight guided hikes on or off property: $ 300 with food per night for 2 people with a minimum of two people, $50 extra per person
Shuttle to Heiko’s: Call for details
Half day hikes available on Sunday: Tuesday: Thursday
All on property hikes will meet at 8:30 am at the front desk. The hikes take about four hours. Good footwear, water and snacks are required.
Off property hikes:
Meet at 7 am at the front desk for shuttles departing the lodge or at the trail head of the hike at 8am.
The lodge will provide hiking poles if needed. The guide will carry bear spray, radio, first aid kit and a tarp.
The guests must provide:
Lunch or we can provide $18 for packed lunch
Water (minimum 2 litres)
Extra clothing and rain gear
Scheduled Guided Hikes:
- Sunday, June 18th – Fathers Day (Tam View or Lake Trail depending on weather)
- Sunday, July 2nd – Big White Peak hike (Glacier Lilies are out!)
- Sunday, July 16th – Heiko’s Trail
- Sunday, July 30th – Lizard Lake
- Sunday, August 6th – Heiko’s Trail – (Prime Wildflowers in the Alpine)
- Sunday, August 20th – Lizard Lake – Cabin Bowl Loop
- Sunday, August 27th – Big White Peak hike
- Sunday, Sept 10th – Heiko’s Trail
From Our Customers
Kudos to all your staff for their wonderful and gracious hospitality. I was particularly impressed that everyone addressed us by our first names from the moment we arrived until we departed.
Did I mention "kudos to all"? That includes all the folks in leadership who set up your system and motivate your people to make for such a wonderful guest experience.