Posted January 8, 2019 - 12:40 pm

Cross Country Trail Report

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Our Access Road is being groomed daily. The Lake Trail and Meadow loop were groomed a yesterday. The trail from our lower parking lot has also been groomed, but please beware that there are still early season hazards. The trails on the south side of the access road have been groomed but the north side have not. Moose Meadows has not been groomed.

Animal tracks from a large cat has been spotted at various locations around the property. At this time we are unsure of the type of animal. Due to this, we would like guests around the lodge to travel in groups.

Our Winter Lunch & Spa program is now in full swing! Open Thursday to Sunday, lunch is offered 11am-2pm – Advance Reservations Required. Spa is available 9:30am -4pm, with advance reservations also required. Call for reservations at 250-423-3700.

We’d love to see your photos this winter, so be sure to share them across social media using #islandlakelodge and #lodgelife. Above all else, enjoy the fresh snow and beautiful surroundings! We look forward to seeing you at Island Lake this winter.

If you’re planning on enjoying use of our trails, property or access road, we’d ask that you please follow some guidelines, below.

On Safety:

When on our main access road, please remember that first and foremost, it is our route for transportation of all staff and guests to and from the lodge. You should expect to encounter both snowmobile and snow-cat traffic while on the road; please yield to all oncoming traffic and stay to the side of the road wherever possible.

On Dogs:

* Dogs must be under control at all times and must not be left unattended. Wildlife forced to run from a chasing dog will expend precious energy in order to avoid the perceived predator. In the winter, this flight can be life threatening, as many species need to conserve energy reserves just to make it through the winter.

* Owners must Pick up after their dog. Besides being unsightly and smelly, animal waste can be hazardous to the health of wildlife. In addition, one of the most common forms of disease transmission between dogs is through fecal matter.

* Uncontrolled dogs and owners will be asked to leave the Island Lake property.


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