Posted February 12, 2019 - 2:58 pm

Cross Country Trail Report

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Fresh snow and lots of it on all Island Lake cross country ski trails! Our access road has been groomed multiple times today. The Lake Trail and Lower cross country ski trails have been groomed today. Please be mindful, we are still experiencing low temperatures in the Elk Valley so please be aware of the frostbite risk and be sure to cover up.

Please be aware we have had regular sightings of a mama moose with her calf on the lower access road and the Island Lake Lodge parking lot. Give them plenty of space and please keep dogs under control.

Not all the trails are yet in tip-top shape, due to the constant changes in weather and temperature. Keep your eyes out for hazards, as there are still some creek crossings which aren’t fully filled in.

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…

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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