Here at Island Lake we value having great partners. Like minded companies with shared values are a key part of our success.

Mica Heliskiing – Island Lake’s sister heli-skiing company located just north of Revelstoke, BC. Leave the world behind as you explore Mica’s five hundred square miles of jaw-dropping peaks, famous pillow lines and perfect fall-line tree runs. See why they are referred to as the ‘ultimate heli-skiing adventure’ here

Tourism Fernie – The local Destination Marketing Organization, this team does a great job of keeping on top of the going-ons of our beloved area. Bringing in visitors from around the globe and working closely with local companies, check their website for updates on events, activities and much more in the Elk Valley.

Salomon – We provide Salomon skis and snowboards for all guests.  We are a proud partner and share a philosophy of mountain culture and pure mountain aesthetics. 

The North Face – One of the largest outdoor suppliers in Canada, and named for the coldest, most unforgiving side of a mountain, the North Face has been equipping outdoor enthusiasts with over 40 years of innovation and exploration. Our winter guides are outfitted in North Face gear, because we know it works. Shop their latest at

Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) – The only internationally recognized professional association of trained and certified mountain guides and instructors in Canada, ACMG sets and maintains the standards for the profession in Canada. All Island Lake guides are ACMG certified, find more information at

Fernie Brewing Co. – A local, family business, FBC has been making micro-brews in the valley since 2003, starting in the family barn and more recently relocating to a building just off of Hwy 3. Be sure to stop in for a tasting and tour!

HeliCat Canada – A membership driven organizing that advocates behalf of the Catskiing and Heliskiing industry.

Canadian Avalanche Association – Island Lake Catskiing shares all snow pack, weather and avalanche observations with the CAA via the INFOEX through which Avalanche Canada, various other researchers as well as outdoor enthusiasts have access to the information through the CAA Information Exchange.

Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise – a conservation program created to educate and empower consumers about the issues surrounding sustainable seafood.

Fernie Chamber of Commerce – a service organization that is dedicated to enhancing the economic future of Fernie and the quality of life for the residents.

Green Key Eco-Rating Program – a graduated rating system designed to recognize green hotels, motels and resorts that are committed to improving their environmental and fiscal performance.

Green Tourism Canada – One of the first sustainable tourism certification programs in the world, Green Tourism has remained one of the most sought-after eco-labels and certification programs.  After a visit from Green Tourism Canada this fall, Island Lake was happy to be awarded a Gold rating.

The Bolter Farm – The Bolter Farm is a local producer of grass fed cattle and provides Island lake with most of our Beef.