Thanksgiving Dinner @ Pinewoods Dining Room
Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day

Join us for a delicious, 3-course meal at Manning Park Resort’s Pinewoods Dining Room. Chef Matt and his team are preparing a feast to tempt the tastebuds and satiate all your Thanksgiving dreams!

Dinner is Saturday, Oct. 6th & Sunday, Oct. 7th, available from 5pm.

Make your reservation at the Pinewoods Dining Room at 604-668-5922 ext. 1116.

$36 Per Person

Children’s Plate $9

Oct 8 all-day

Happy Thanksgiving! Spend it at Manning Park Resort with your family!

Final Day of the Boathouse and regular camping season.

Manning Park Dark Sky – Astronomy Weekend @ Manning Park Resort
Oct 12 – Oct 14 all-day

[vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1533959248125{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Welcome to Manning Park’s first astronomy weekend, featuring workshops, speakers and star-gazing.

Bring your telescope and your astronomy questions for our star experts who will guide you on a tour of the night skies in the pristine alpine environment of Manning Park. Good for beginners and experts.[/vc_column_text][mk_button size=”large” url=”https://manningpark.com/astronomy-weekend-registration/” target=”_blank” align=”center” fullwidth=”true”]Register for the Astronomy Weekend now![/mk_button][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1533956423290{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Two Packages available:

Lighting Lake Stargazer Package $25pp This package gives you a wrist band for free entry to all events of weekend (with exception of Cascade Stargazer Package). It also includes Stargazer Package materials.
Family: $75 for 2 adults, 2 kids under 18
Cascade Stargazer Package $45pp This package includes everything for Lightning Lake Stargazer Package and shuttle bus to Cascade Look-out.
Family: $135 for 2 adults, 2 kids under 18
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Manning Park Dark Sky – Astronomy Weekend Itinerary

Please note: Unless listed as “Free”, all events require registration with either the Lightning Lake Stargazer Package, or the Cascade Stargazer Package. The Lightning Lake Stargazer Package is $25 per person and gives you a wrist band for entry into all indoor events, as well as your own Stargazer package. The Cascade Stargazer Package is $45 and includes entry to all events, Stargazer package, as well as the shuttle bus to the Cascade Lookout Stargazing Event. (Family rates available)[/mk_fancy_title][mk_table title=”All Weekend & Friday, October 12th”]

Time Event Description Location Cost
October 6-14 Astro Art & Photography Exhibit Browse the stellar (and inter-stellar) art from local artists and astro-photographers on display. This exhibit is free and open to the public from October 6th to 14th. Prints are available for purchase from the artist. TBD Free
Friday, October 12 7:30pm-8:30pm Beginner Astronomy 101 If you are just starting your astronomy explorations, this is the talk for you! Learn the basics of night sky viewing, including what to bring, how to use a telescope, and what to look for in the dark skies of Manning Park. Tamarack Room Free
Friday, October 12 8:30pm-10:30pm

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Night Stargazing at Windy Joe Field Put your astronomy skills into action with the first stargazing night of the weekend. Join RASC president, Leigh Cummings, where he will be set up in Windy Joe’s field, near the Resort, with a selection of telescopes for you to try or bring your own! Windy Joe field Free
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Time Event Description Location Cost
12pm-2pm Astro Activities for Kids Get crafty with our solar system! We welcome kids of all ages to these drop-in activities in the Tamarack Room. Create your own mobile solar system, learn the phases of the moon through Oreo cookies (what a delicious way to learn!) and try the Solar System Toss to win some prizes. Tamarack Room LL Stargazer Package
12:30pm-1pm Introduction to Astro-Photography Get inspired to photograph the night sky with Ken Jackson. This introduction to astro-photography will feature a collection of images that Ken has captured and will touch on some high-level talking points about the equipment and techniques used. This presentation is good for beginners and those already exploring astro-photography. Alpine Room LL Stargazer Package
2pm-3:30pm Astronomy Talk with Robert Conrad Learn the basics of observational astronomy and more. Robert Conrad leads this session covering topics such as celestial sky movement, how to use basic and detailed star charts, how to use Stellarium (free astronomy simulation software) to learn the sky, tips on how to learn the constellations, why knowing your telescope or binocular field of view is critical to locating objects. Alpine Room LL Stargazer Package
4pm-5:30pm Cascade Stargazer Workshop This hands-on workshop is for Cascade Stargazer package participants to prepare those who will be voyaging to the Cascade Lookout trip later that night. Robert Conrad will cover the basic observational topics but will delve into more detail. If you are bringing your own telescope, bring this to the workshop. Cascade Stargazer package registration is required. Alpine Room Cascade Stargazer Pkg
7pm-7:45pm Yoga under the Stars Prepare yourself for your night stargazing with this invigorating standing flow yoga session. Warm up your muscles and adjust to the cold with this unique outdoor yoga under the banner of stars in Manning Park. Windy Joe field LL Stargazer Package

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Night Stargazing at Lightning Lake  What will be revealed in the night sky at Lightning Lake? Turn your telescopes to the stars to find out what to look for and where, with support from RASC members. Bring your own telescope or look through those from RASC. Highlights include Mars (visible until midnight), Neptune and Uranus (visible all night). Uranus will be near its brightest for the year around this time. Lightning Lake Day Use Free
9pm & 10pm (20min each)

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Stories of the Stars Walking Tour Discover the stories of the stars through the ages! Stroll with a storyteller to find the zodiac constellations and uncover why they are where they are and how they got from the ground and up into the sky. This is a walking tour on the paved path in front of Lightning Lake. Start at Lightning Lake Day Use Free

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Cascade Lookout Stargazing Prepare to be wowed! Robert Conrad leads this night excursion to the Cascade Lookout, which offers the best location for star viewing, high above the Resort facing south. Bring your telescope and catch our shuttle bus to the best view in the park!

This stargazing session is for intermediate and advanced astronomers and will have expert astronomer tips from Robert Conrad and support from RASC members. Cascade Stargazer package registration is required.

Cascade Look-out Cascade Stargazer Pkg
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Time Event Description Location Cost
10am-12pm Solar Viewing Safely observe the sun using special solar filters on your telescope. Ken Jackson will be set up on location at Lighting Lake Day Use with all the tools for you to explore our closest star. Lighting Lake Day Use Free
10am-12pm Pond Prowl –Interpretive tour Discover life on Earth – join a park naturalist to scoop a net into the pond and find out who lives under the water! Lightning Lake Day Use Free

Please note that schedule may be subject to change.

All stargazing is dependent on weather. In the event of inclement weather alternate, indoor events will be available.

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Hope Mountain Centre: Wild Mushrooms
Oct 20 all-day

This program is hosted by Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning, and all questions and registration is through them.

For more information and to REGISTER, visit: www.hopemountain.org HMC-Logo

Join fungi expert, Sharmin Gamiet, on this easy valley-bottom hike beside the Skagit River, revealing the rotten world of mushrooms.

It’s often said that without mushrooms there can be no forests.  You’ll discover the many roles of fungi in sustaining diversity and healthy habitats in a forest ecosystem.  This program reveals the essential service decomposers play in cycling nutrients and the many symbiotic relationships they form with other living things. We will identify the beautiful and colourful mushrooms that appear in the Cascades during the autumn, from high-value gourmet foods to deadly poisons. The hike will follow the Skagit River Trail, where old-growth forests thrive and Spotted Owls still breed.  Here, the soils are deep and rich in organic debris, supporting a very healthy population of diverse fungi.

ZealousArt Paint Party – Dark Sky Event @ Cascade Room
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Paint the wonders of the night sky with this special Manning Park Dark Sky Event painting workshop. The painting theme will be evening sky colours, and stars that glow-in-the-dark!

We are partnering with Zealous Art to host this workshop with step-by-step instruction to create your own beautiful painting.

No artistic skills required, this is not a formal art lesson… You will be amazed at what you can create in such a fun environment and short time!

Pre-registration is required online. A light appetizer buffet is included. Cash bar available.

October 27th: 4pm-6pm

$45 per person, includes all paint supplies, step-by-step instruction, and light appetizer buffet.

BONUS: Register for the Zealous Art Party and get a special Zealous Art Party discount on your accommodation!

Sign up here: https://manningpark.com/paint-party-registration/

Early Bird Season Pass Rate Cut-off
Oct 31 @ 12:00 am

Winter 2018/19 Season Pass rates change on October 31st.
Buy yours now at the Early Bird rate to get your biggest savings! The cut-off for the Early, Early Bird rate is midnight on October 31st.


Nordic Centre opening weekend (Snow permitting)
Nov 24 – Nov 25 all-day

Scheduled Nordic Centre opening (snow permitting)- open weekends until Dec 1st, then open 7 days/week throughout the winter.

Snowshoe rentals are available from the Front Desk outside of Nordic Centre opening hours.

Hope Mountain Centre – Avalanche Safety Course: AST 1
Nov 30 – Dec 2 all-day

Learn to travel safely in BC’s backcountry, attaining AST level-1 certification. This 3-day course includes field study on Manning Park snowpack.

For more information and to REGISTER, visit: www.hopemountain.org or phone 604-869-1274.HMC-Logo

Nordic Centre opens 7 days/week for the winter
Dec 1 all-day

Nordic Centre opens 7 days/week for the winter! Come in for all your cross-country, snowshoeing, ice skating and backcountry needs!

Ski Hill opening weekend! (snow permitting)
Dec 1 – Dec 2 all-day

Scheduled Alpine opening weekend. Open weekends until December 14th.

Open 7 days a week from December 14th.
Stay up to date on our conditions by following the Conditions page on our website.