DIY Essential Oil & Bath Salts workshop, presented by The Mossy Stump Soap Co. @ Cascade Room
May 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Create some memories with this DIY Essential Oil & Bath Salts workshop, presented by The Mossy Stump Soap Co.

Learn how to create two great products:

-Make your own roller ball remedy or signature perfume scent! Choose your own unique blend of essential oils for relaxation, invigoration, to relieve headaches, or simply for fragrance.

-Then, create a custom blend of rejuvenating bath salts to take home by combining flower petals, botanicals and salts, with an option to add fizz or milk powder.

This DIY workshop will provide instruction and all the materials to create a roller ball of essential oils and a container of bath salts. The workshop is recommended for ages 10+.

Make a weekend of it with mom to celebrate Mother’s Day at Manning Park Resort!

*Accommodation discount applies to workshop participants.


The Mossy Stump Soap Co. is a local company in Hope, BC specializing in handmade bath and body products along with clinical spa treatments such as Eurowave Pro and Clay Contour Body Wraps.


Click here to register for the workshop!

Mother’s Day Brunch @ Pinewoods Dining Room
May 13 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for Mother’s Day Brunch with a special gift for moms!

$18 per person for our deluxe brunch buffet. $8.50 for kids.

May Long Weekend
May 19 – May 21 all-day
Fishing on Lightning Lake

Photo credit: Niki Kennedy

Kickoff to summer camping season. Boathouse opens (weather permitting) and first interpretive programs start. Follow our Facebook page to see the weekly interpretive program schedule!

Book your camping reservations with Discover Camping at

Hope Mountain Centre’s Bird Blitz
Jun 15 – Jun 17 all-day

Hope Mountain Centre hosts British Columbia’s longest-running bird count offering an exciting weekend of birding in the park; open to novices, experts, and everyone in between!

Sign up in advance with Hope Mountain Centre at:

Accommodation discount applies to participants! Book early to ensure availability.

Hope Mountain Centre

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

Celebrate Canada’s birthday with this special event at Lightning Lake Day Use Area.  Barbecue, kid’s crafts, face painting, Canadian music, community partners, and historical entertainers.  Free Canada Day cupcakes!

Hope Mountain Centre: Traditional Plants of the Cascades
Jul 14 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: HMC-Logo

Yvette will share with us her detailed knowledge of the “traditional plants” used by First Nations for food, medicine, technology, and cultural practices. Scientists refer to this field of study as “ethnobotany,” which describes the many complex relationships that exist between humans and plants.

The hike will follow the Skagit River Trail, where the endangered Spotted Owl has been known to nest, and where Harlequin Ducks breed on the Skagit’s fast-flowing spring freshet. This route was traditionally used by the Stó:lo and other First Nations as a plant gathering and hunting area. In 1858, American gold miners built a trail up the valley to avoid British taxes. This trail is still in use today.

Parks Day Celebrations
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us to celebrate our beautiful parks with community partner booths, barbecue, crafts, facepainting and more! Family-friendly guided hike and the Great Parks’ Day Quiz Show at the amphitheatre that evening.

Lights on Lightning Lake Lantern Festival @ Lightning Lake Day Use
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 9:30 pm

Lantern building workshop at Lightning Lake Day Use Area. Build your own floating lantern to launch it on Lightning Lake that evening!
Barbecue from 10-2pm. Lantern launch at Spruce Bay Beach at 9:30pm.

This incredible event is a highlight of the summer and is not to be missed!

$20/lantern kit, $30 for 2.

Wings on the Wind Kite Festival @ Lightning Lake Day Use
Sep 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm


Kite decoration/building workshop and barbecue at Lightning Lake Day Use Area. Take your kite for a test drive afterwards on the afternoon wind at Lightning Lake!

$10/kite kit.

Final day of interpretive programming for the season
Sep 2 all-day

Final day of interpretive programming for the season. Catch the last scheduled naturalist programs!Interpretive Programs