Posted February 18, 2017 - 8:00 am

Cross Country Grooming Report

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The cross country trail starting from our parking lot currently is being groomed daily and can have hazards appear at anytime. The Lake Trail and The Access Road are being groomed daily. Lazy Lizard has not been groomed, but is open.


Dogs must be under control at all times and must not be left unattended.  Wildlife forced to run from a chasing dog will expend precious energy in order to avoid the perceived predator. In the winter, this flight can be life threatening, as many species need to conserve energy reserves just to make it through the winter.

Owners must Pick up after their dog.  Besides being unsightly and smelly, animal waste can be hazardous to the health of wildlife.  In addition, one of the most common forms of disease transmission between dogs is through fecal matter.

Uncontrolled dogs and owners will be asked to leave the Island Lake property.


We’d like to remind trail users of a few important points. Island Lake property is restricted to non-motorized use. Dogs on the Lazy Lizard trail must be under the control of the owner. A dog not under control poses a significant threat to wildlife, other trail users and Island Lake staff. Dogs are allowed at Island Lake Lodge only if leashed, accompanied by and under the control of the owner. Never travel beyond signs that read: DANGER AVALANCHE HAZARD GUIDED GROUPS ONLY. Read and follow all other informational and safety signs on Island Lake property.

If you’ve never visited the Lodge in the winter before, consider joining us for lunch or a spa treatment…

Open Thursday to Sunday, lunch is offered 11am-2pm – Advance Reservations Required. Spa is available 9:30am -4pm, with advance reservations also required.

If you’re planning on enjoying the beautiful scenery along our access road, please remember that first and foremost, it is our route for transportation of all staff and guests to and from the lodge. You should expect to encounter both snowmobile and snow-cat traffic while on the road; please yield to all oncoming traffic and stay to the side of the road wherever possible. We will keep you posted as and when we are able to open the trails that skirt that road, as well as the trails up and around the Lodge itself. We’d also like to kindly ask that you keep dogs leashed and clean up after them when making use of our property.


We’d love to see your photos this winter, so be sure to share them across social media using #islandlakelodge and #lodgelife. Above all else, enjoy the fresh snow and beautiful surroundings! We look forward to seeing you at Island Lake this winter.

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