Posted March 14, 2019 - 12:03 pm

Cross Country Trail Report

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Today the moose have been spotted on the Access Road multiple times, specifically at the Project 9 gate. The access road will be groomed multiple times today. All other trails were groomed this morning, including the cross country trail from the bottom parking lot, as well as the Lake Trail around the lodge.

Please be aware that multiple families of moose have been spotted recently on our property. Please give them plenty of space and keep all dogs on a leash and under control.

Photo by: Christine Thompson

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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