manning park snowshoeing
Online Lift Ticket Purchases
Purchase your snowshoe tickets and rentals in advance to get you on the trails faster.
After purchasing online, you will receive a confirmation email. Show this email at the Nordic Centre on the day you would like to redeem, along with photo ID, to receive your ticket or rentals for the day.
Tickets are valid for current winter season. No refunds on unused ticket or rental purchases. Evening rates start at 4pm.
For more information on the different snowshoe rental and trail options available, please visit our Nordic Centre or check the maps and trails below for route recommendations and advice. See Nordic Centre hours here.
Manning Park Snowshoe Trails
Snowshoeing at Manning Park is a fun, adventurous way to explore the snow-covered mountains in winter. With a wide variety of snowshoe trails to choose from, you can choose your own adventure following flagged trails, winter-only trails, and multi-season trails.
snowshoe trail map
Guest may NOT to walk or snowshoe on groomed Nordic or alpine trails unless they have been designated as a multi-use trail (such as the Beaver Pond Trail). If it is necessary to be on the groomed trails, please walk on far right or left of the trail, NOT down the centre.
Beaver Pond Trail
This is a groomed multi-use trail that cross-country skiers, snowshoers, walkers and pets are all welcome to use. The trail is accessed from behind the Lodge at the bottom of the toboggan hill and across Gibson Pass Rd. Trail tickets are required to use groomed ski trails; please visit the Nordic Centre for details. The trail is 2.5km one way.
Please stay to the extreme right or left of ski tracks when walking or snowshoeing. DO NOT walk down the centre lane.
The trailhead is located at the top of the toboggan hill near the Manning Park Lodge. From here, the trail takes you through the trees and along the Similkameen River and on to the Similkameen Bridge on the Gibson Pass Road. This is a short walk that takes about 30 mins return; it can also be used to access the Rein Orchid, Canyon Nature, West Similkameen or Windy Joe trails.
Rein Orchid Trail
Marked for summer use
The trailhead is located just past the Similkameen Bridge on Gibson Pass Rd. This is a short loop trail that takes approximately 15 minutes to walk through the snow-covered forest.
The Cambie Creek snowshoeing trail head is located 15mins west down Hwy #3. This trail follows and crosses the creek on a 5km loop. The shorter, 2.4 km loop is now also open, and the bridge has been repaired through the fine work of the Friends of Manning Park group!
West Similkameen Trail
Marked for summer use
This trail begins at the Similkameen River Bridge and follows the river east for 2km (one way) before hitting the Windy Joe Trail head. From here it continues toward the Monument 78 (Castle Creek) Trail and veers off towards Monument 83 and Boyd’s Meadow.
Lightning Lake Loop
Marked for summer use
This is an easy trail with no elevation change. The loop is 9km around the entire lake, or you can cross at Rainbow Bridge which cuts the trail distance in half. This well-used trail starts at the Lightning Lake Day Use Area and along one side of the lake takes you past the groomed cross-country ski trails.
Please do NOT snowshoe on the groomed cross country trails, but walk to the far right of the tracks to get past this section.
The upper trailhead is on the Horseshoe Trail in the Alpine Area. The lower trailhead is at Strawberry Flats. With our new quad ski lift, groups of snowshoers are able to purchase a one-ride ticket up the Orange Chair to access the upper trailhead. The other way to access the trailhead is to start at Strawberry Flats or the Alpine Area, and hike up the Horseshoe run to the trailhead. Please watch for downhill skiers and snowboarders while on the hill.
The snowshoe trail is 12km return from the Alpine Rental Shop. There is a small lean-to at the lake which makes for a good lunch stop if you can find it under the snow. The trail is unmarked, expect 5-6 hours return depending on conditions. This trail provides excellent views on clear days.
The Windy Joe Trail is well maintained and wide. It begins at the Similkameen River Bridge and follows the Similkameen River east for 2km. Once the trail reaches the bottom of Windy Joe Mountain, it climbs on a series of switchbacks for approximately 3 hours. At the top, there is a fire lookout tower and great views of the mountains.