Day 1: Hope to E.C. Manning Provincial Park
Fuel up with a big breakfast at Blue Moose Coffee House in Hope, then head out on the highway into E.C. Manning Provincial Park. Covering over 83,000 hectares (205,000 acres) of thick forest, wildflower-carpeted alpine meadows, lakes, and Cascade Mountains, the park is a recreational hub for all seasons.
Manning Park Resort has winter cross-country ski and snowshoe trails, ski hills, ice skating, tubing, and tobogganing to enjoy. Come summertime, the trails open for hiking and interpretive excursions, including Wildflower Walks with a naturalist; the lakes also open for fishing and non-motorized boating. Spend a day exploring, then cozy up in the resort’s Bear’s Den Pub and listen to live music before bedding down in the lodge, cabins, or under canvas.