Event Calendar

Boat Rentals Begin for the Season @ Manning Park Resort Boathouse
May 16 all-day

Boat rentals are available at the Manning Park Resort Boathouse!  For May and June the Boathouse is open Saturdays and Sundays from 9am-6pm, weather dependent.

We’ve got regular canoes, large canoes, rowboats, single and double kayaks and even stand up paddleboards.  Prices vary on boat type and duration of rental.  Be sure to bring a credit card or driver’s license for an equipment deposit while you are out.

Want to rent a boat midweek?  Stop by the Manning Park Resort Lodge Front Desk first to pick up a key and equipment.  If you have a group (renting 6 boats or more) please book ahead at least 3 days and we will open the Boathouse for you.  Please email.

Also check out the boathouse for snacks, drinks, ice cream and retail!

Weekend Interpretation Programs Begin @ Manning Park Resort
May 16 all-day

Weekend interpretation programs that are fun, educational and family friendly will be available in Manning Park on weekends only during May and June.  Please see posters around the park for details about topics and locations.  Programs last about 1 hour and happen rain or shine.  For the weekend of June 19-21 programming will be limited due to Bird Blitz special event.

Bird Blitz @ Manning Park Lone Duck Group Campsite
Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 21 @ 2:00 pm

Join the Hope Mountain Centre for the Bird Blitz!  This is BC’s longest running bird count.  Tour the park and discover the amazing avians that call Manning Park home for the summer.  Fun for novice and expert birders alike.

For more information or to register, please visit www.hopemountain.org  Overnight accommodation is available at the Lone Duck Group Campsite or at the Manning Park Resort lodge.  Be sure to mention you are coming for the Bird Blitz.

Please note that regular interpretation programming will be limited this weekend due to Bird Blitz events.

Boathouse Opens for Summer Schedule! @ Manning Park Resort Boathouse
Jun 27 all-day

The Boathouse is now open for the summer boat rental season!  Stop by the Boathouse at the Lightning Lake Day Use Area 7 days per week from 9am-6pm (weather dependent) for boat rentals, snacks, drinks and ice cream!

We’ve got regular canoes, large canoes, single and double kayaks, rowboats and stand up paddleboards available for rental.  Costs vary based on type of boat and the duration of the rental.

Anytime the boathouse is closed rentals can still be taken out or returned through the Manning Park Resort Lodge Front Desk.

Got a group that wants to rent 6 or more boats?  Please book at least 72 hours ahead by email to make sure we have the staff on hand to help get you out on the water as efficiently as possible.

Summer Interpretation Program Schedule Begins @ Manning Park Lightning Lake Amphitheatre
Jun 27 all-day

The Summer Interpretation Program Schedule begins today!  From now until September 6th enjoy interpretation programs 7 days per week.  View the wildflowers in the park, discover the secrets of the pond, meet some of the park’s incredible wildlife and have a great time doing it!

Join us every evening at the Lightning Lake Amphitheatre – located beside the Lightning Lake Campground.  Bad weather?  No worries, we’ve got umbrellas and seat pads to keep you dry.

Weekly schedules of program times, topics and locations will be posted throughout the park on all the info shelters, or stop in to the Visitor Centre.  Programs are fun for the whole family.  Jerry’s Ranger program offered at all day programs.

Canada Day Celebrations! @ Manning Park Lightning Lake Day Use Area
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm

Join us for some fun Canada Day Celebrations at the Lightning Lake Day Use Area from 11-3:30.  Have your face painted, get a patriotic temporary tattoo, or try your hand at the Canadian Trivia Challenge.  You can also make your own Canada flag to wave.  Spot Jerry the Moose or even a Mountie for a great photo op!

The barbecue will be going from 11-2pm.  We’ll have Canadian tunes cranked and maybe even some live Canadian entertainment!

Join us at 3pm for the singing of O Canada and some complimentary Canada Day cake.

Parks Day Celebrations! @ Manning Park Lightning Lake Day Use Area
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us at the Lightning Lake Day Use Area for some Canada’s Parks Day Celebrations!  We’ll have a barbecue going from 11-2pm, there will be face painting, community groups and a Park Art contest among other activities.  You might even spot Jerry the Moose prowling around!

Lights on Lightning Lake Lantern Festival – workshop @ Manning Park Lightning Lake Day Use Area
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us at the Lightning Lake Day Use Area for the annual Lights on Lightning Lake Lantern Festival!  The Lantern Workshop takes place from 10-3.  Lantern Kits are $20 each or 2 for $30 and include everything you need to build your own floating lantern – including expert help!  We’ll also have music playing, a barbecue going and Jerry the Moose keeping a close eye on how it’s all done.

Bring your lantern to Spruce Bay Day Use Area at 9:30pm for the Lantern Launch!

Lights on Lightning Lake Lantern Festival – Launch @ Spruce Bay Beach Day Use Area
Aug 1 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Join us at Spruce Bay Beach Day Use Area to witness the spectacle of the Lights on Lightning Lake Lantern Festival Launch!  Be at the beach by 9:30pm so everyone can admire your lantern.  Volunteers will help light the lanterns and you can float them off into Lightning Lake.

Even if you didn’t get a chance to make your own lantern, come on down to enjoy the display.  We’ll also have glow jewelry for sale at the beach – bring some change.

We’ll have a flotilla of canoes at the ready to return your lantern after the event. Don’t want (or don’t have room) to take your lantern home?  Just leave it at the beach.  We’ll pick up the leftovers at 10am the next day for use as demos or to be remade into future lanterns.

Wings on the Wind Kite Festival @ Manning Park Lightning Lake Day Use Area
Sep 5 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us for our second annual Wings on the Wind Kite Festival at the Lightning Lake Day Use Area on September 5, 2015.  Build your own kite and then come to the group kite launch at 2:30pm to see how many kites we can have in the air at once!  If you already have a kite, bring it along to the launch and take advantage of the afternoon breeze at the lake.

Build your own kite workshop runs from 11-2.  Kits are $10 each and include all the materials to make and decorate your kite – plus expert help.  We’ll have the barbecue running and music playing as well.  Jerry the Moose will also be making an appearance.

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