Explore your happy place this summer!

It really is tempting to spend your stay at Island Lake staring up at the iconic mountains that tower above the lodge, from the comfort of the sunny patio at the Bear Lodge. But there’s so much to do in this backcountry paradise that it would be a shame not to see those peaks up close. To make the most of your stay, make sure you add the following excursions and indulgences to your itinerary.

Hike the spineback trail.

This spectacular day hike starts from Island Lake and ascends a ridge, depositing hikers high in the alpine over a distance of just 3.5 kilometres. The moderately strenuous hike is worth the effort—you’ll walk beneath towering spruce trees and negotiate a boulder field before emerging into the wildflower-studded high country, where a bench is conveniently placed for a well-deserved rest. The valley views are breathtaking, with Island Lake visible down below.

Hike Fernie

Indulge in a relaxation aromatherapy massage.

It’s hard to beat a hot tub with a view after a long hike, but The Spa at Island Lake takes relaxation to the next level with its aromatherapy massages. Sink into the cushy massage table while the therapist rubs a local, handcrafted essential oil blend into those fatigued gluts, quads and calves.

Spa in Fernie

Sip a sunny side on the patio at Bear Lodge.

Your reward for a day of outdoor exertion should be a cold drink at the best happy hour venue in the Fernie area. Not only is the Bear Lodge patio sunny, it boasts the best view in town—a look at the Three Bears, view of iconic peaks across the valley that loom above the lodge. Order a Sunny Side cocktail, which is a refreshing, lavender infused lemonade that’s spiked with Spirit Bear gin and garnished with a nasturtium.

Ingest a to-die-for dinner in the Tamarack Dining Room.

End the day on a delicious note inside the casual yet elegant Tamarack Dining Room. Savour the hand-rolled Kabocha Squash Ravioli, or feed your protein-starved muscles with slow-braised bison short ribs decadently served with truffled cheddar polenta fries and veggies roasted in red wine sauce. After all that, you will collapse under your down duvet while the summer sky fades to indigo.

Dine in Fernie

Open for Summer from June 9th – Oct 9th, 2017

Have a look at their new summer guide:

Issuu.com/islandlakelodge/docs/island_lake_lodge_summer_guide_2017

Follow us on social media.

Facebook

Instagram

www.islandlakelodge.com

1-888-422-8754

Just Posted

Youth charged in FAR equipment theft

Alberta RCMP recovered $17,000 in skis/snowboards believed to be stolen from Fernie Alpine Resort

Firefighter calendar raises $5000 for FWRC

The proceeds from Fernie Fire Rescue’s charity calendar will ensure women in… Continue reading

Fernie joins global celebration of women

SheJumps co-founder inspires at inaugural International Women’s Snow Day celebration in Fernie

Glory for Fernie Ghostriders in four-point weekend

Riders back at home on January 25-26 for games against the Kimberley Dynamiters and Nelson Leafs

Crowsnest Pass RCMP seek help locating missing man

58-year-old Stuart David Duff was last seen on Jan. 6, 2019.

VIDEO: Here’s what the B.C. legislature officers are accused of buying

Personal trips, purchases, alcohol and more laid out in 76-page report by Plecas

Former Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay voted into Baseball Hall of Fame

M’s legend Edgar Martinez, Rivera, Mussina also make the grade

Why would the B.C. legislature need a firewood splitter?

First sign of police involvement in investigation of top managers

New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins

Guide no longer lists milk and dairy products as a distinct food group

Judge annuls hairdresser’s forced marriage to boss’ relative

Woman was told she’d be fired if she didn’t marry boss’s Indian relative so he could immigrate here

Liberals look to make home-buying more affordable for millennials: Morneau

Housing is expected to be a prominent campaign issue ahead of October’s federal election

Cannabis-carrying border crossers could be hit with fines under coming system

Penalties are slated to be in place some time next year

Man accused of threatening to kill ‘as many girls as I see’

Christopher W. Cleary wrote he was angry because he’d never had a girlfriend and wanted to ‘make it right’ with a mass shooting

Most Read