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Summer Guide 2019
Summer 2019 - News . Packages . Menus . Hiking . Biking . Spa
Explore Your Happy Place
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Our summer season runs from June 7th to October 7th
Lodge News Island Lake Lodge is pleased to announce the 3rd annual â€“ Untamed Kootenays Culinary Event on June 8th. Guests will have the chance to immerse themselves in mountain culture with a chef showcase dinner, guided hiking, relaxation in the spa and kicking back on the patio. To further elevate this summit of Kootenay cuisine, Island Lakeâ€™s Chef Keith Farkas has invited notable Calgary chef Roy Oh from Anju restaurant to join him in the kitchen for the 3rd annual affair.
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New Website! We have been busy building a brand new website. This exciting project has been in the works for several months and will include full frame videos, new booking options, interactive 360 videos and a slick new design. Have a look!
We also have new lunch and dinner menus, a delicious new cocktail menu and a new spa menu further along in this publication. Keep reading!
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2019 Scheduled Guided Hikes: * Sunday, July 14th – Heiko’s Trail (A great way to experience this iconic trail) * Sunday, July 28th – Big White Peak hike (Explore one of the few summit hikes in the Lizard Range) * Sunday, August 4th – Heiko’s Trail (Prime Wildflowers in the Alpine) * Sunday August 11th – Spineback/Goldilocks (Experience dramatic views and alpine landscapes) * Sunday, August 18th – Heiko’sTrail (2 days with overnight camp) * Sunday, August 25th – Spineback/Goldilocks (Experience dramatic views and alpine landscapes) * Sunday, September 8th – Heiko’s Trail (Explore one of the most diverse trails in the Southern Rocky Mountains)
Hire a guide! If youâ€™d like to learn about the flora and fauna of the area or just want to let someone lead the way, Island Lake has guides available: Half Day Hike - $49 per person - Minimum of 2 people. Choice of our halfday trails: Mt Badly, Fir Trail, Spineback Trail and Tamarack Viewpoint. Must be booked at least 24 hrs in advance. Full Day Route Hike - $109 per person - Minimum of 2 people. Must be booked at least 24 hrs in advance. With a certified hiking guide. More info on Guided Hiking
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Best Advice Ever - Hike More
Marked Hiking Trails
* LAKE TRAIL - (2 km, 1 hr) Rating: Easy * FIR TRAIL - Lake Trail Extension (add 3 km & 1 hr) Rating: Easy * RAIL TRAIL - (3 km, elevation gain 50 m, 45 mins - 1.5 hrs) Rating: Rail Trail: Easy * OLD GROWTH TRAIL - (4 km, elevation gain 250 m, 45min - 1.5 hr) Rating: Moderate * SPINEBACK TRAIL - (3.5 km, elevation gain 530 m, 3-4 hrs) Rating: Advanced * GOLDILOCKS TRAIL - (2.5 km, elevation gain 210 m, 2-3 hrs) Rating: Advanced * MOUNT BALDY LOOP - (10.5 km, elevation gain 620 m, 4-6 hrs) Rating: Advanced * TAMARACK TRAIL - (8 km, elevation gain 640 m, 5 hrs) * TAMARACK VIEWPOINT - (4 km, elevation gain 200 m, 3 hrs) Rating: Moderate to Advanced
Hiking Routes of the Cedar Valley Rating for Routes: Difficult These routes are unmarked with no trails above the tree-line. Significant route finding and navigation skills are required. Hazards include: steep inclines, loose rock, becoming lost, encountering wild animals and stream crossings. A hiking guide is recommended. * HEIKOâ€™S TRAIL (22 km, elevation gain 4500 m, 8-10 hrs) Rating: Difficult * CABIN RIDGE * LIZARD LAKE * BIG WHITE PEAK
After your hike there is #ApresHike!
e t a n e v u j e R d n a x Rela in our Spa
Life is busy, you deserve some time in our day spa! Located just outside of Fernie
BC, our spa is built to promote relaxation and rejuvenation. Replenish your health and awaken the senses.
Relaxation Aromatherapy Massage: Locally-crafted essential oils are applied throughout a Swedish-style massage, aimed to alleviate stress, anxiety, headaches, poor circulation and fatigue. Deep Tissue Sports Massage: An individualized massage utilising a combination of techniques to relieve muscle tensions, promote tissue repair and recovery, release toxins and ease chronic pain. 60 minutes: $115 90 minutes: $170 SKIN CARE AND BODY TREATMENTS Scrub Nâ€™ Glow: Our organic sugar and coconut oil scrub is the perfect way to brighten up and refresh dull skin. Enriched with Healing Hollow essential oils, the scrub application promotes healthy circulation and nutrient supply to your skin. Completing your treatment is a full-body application of our deeply moisturizing body butter from SOCO Soaps. 60 minutes: $135 Scrub Nâ€™ Detox: A treat for your hands and your feet that your mind and body will thank you for. A soothing Epsom salts foot-bath, hand and foot scrubs, followed by a warm and detoxifying clay mask. Finished with massage of hands, feet, arms and legs, with focus on acupressure points for stress relief, relaxation and whole-body detoxification. 60 minutes: $125 The Harmony Facial: A relaxing and rejuvenating treatment for your face, head, neck and shoulders. Using wholesome products from local companies SOCO Soaps and Healing Hollow, this treatment comprises careful cleansing and exfoliation, facial masque, upper body massage, facial toning and deep moisturizing with facial massage. 60 minutes: $115 ADD ON - Indulge and extend any Skin Care and Body Treatment. - 30 Minute Massage: $55 - 15 Minute Healing Hollow Mini Facial: $35 - 15 Minute Head & Neck or Hand & Foot Massage with SOCO Soaps Body Butter: $30
* All spa reservations require advance booking and are subject to a 24-hour cancellation policy *
MANICURES AND PEDICURES Manicures and pedicures include exfoliation, nail cleaning and shaping, a warm moisturizing and detoxifying mask treatment, hand or foot massage and SpaRitual polish application (no gels). Spa Manicure: $75 Spa Pedicure: $85 Both: $150 Gel removal charge: $25 * SPA PACKAGES * THE HIBERNATION: Begin your day in our spa with a warm lavender foot-bath. Enjoy a full-body scrub that will leave your skin smooth and glowing. This is followed by a 90 minute custom massage before taking a break to enjoy lunch at the Bear Lodge Bistro. After lunch, sit back and relax once more to enjoy a deluxe spa manicure and pedicure. The Hibernation is the ultimate head-to-toe experience. $365 includes all spa treatments and a $25 voucher towards food and cocktails at the Bistro. Allow 6 hours (9:00am â€“ 3:00pm) CEDAR RETREAT: A calming lavender foot-bath to unwind before an organic coconut oil, salt & sugar scrub that will leave you glowing from head to toe. This is followed by a warm mountain water rinse and full body application of SOCO Soaps hydrating body butter, enriched with skin-loving essential oils. Complete your spa visit with a 90 minute therapeutic massage tailored to your specific needs. $215 - 2.5 hours ANCIENT ROOTS: You will be treated to a eucalyptus and mint Epsom salt foot-bath to soothe tired feet. Our custom hand & foot treatment, followed by an application of hot compresses and acupressure, will rejuvenate and detoxify fatigued and aching limbs. Finally, a one-hour custom massage is tailored to exactly what you need on the day. The Ancient Roots is a refreshing and rejuvenating experience for the mind and body. $205 - 2.5 hours THE LAZY ASCENT: A tailored 60 minute massage will take you to higher places as tensions and stresses are worked out. Afterwards, sit back and enjoy your choice of our deluxe Spa Pedicure or Spa Manicure. $180 - 2.5 hours MOUNTAIN HARMONY: Lie back, relax and revel in comfort as you experience our Harmony Facial. Feel the tension leave you through facial massage using local products with skin-loving ingredients. Following your facial, relax and awaken your senses with a eucalyptus and mint footbath, preparing your feet for our luxurious Spa Pedicure. $180 - 2.5 hours SUMMER SPECIALS: Massage Mondays: 60 minute massages are $100 on Mondays *Ladies Day each Thursday: Book a Facial and a Spa Manicure or Spa Pedicure and receive a $15 voucher for food and beverages in the Bear Lodge. *Book 2 or more treatments and receive 10% off (does not include packages, manicures or pedicures).
Have a look at our website for more information - here
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Food and Drink
Our Food Philosophy We believe there should be strong connections between plate, planet, people and culture. It is from this belief that we are committed to the procurement of ethically-raised and envirowise products and offer them in healthy and balanced dishes. We make our best efforts to use organic and traditionally-raised foods and prepare them with unpretentious flavourings and well-executed techniques. These real foods offer countless flavours and textures and concentrated sources of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Executive Chef Keith Farkas is committed to community involvement. Every Sunday, you will see him at the local farmers market purchasing the freshest seasonal produce from the local farmers and community gardens. This helps shorten the distance our food travels and reduces our carbon footprint. Island Lake Lodge is a member of the Ocean Wise program. Ocean Wise is a Vancouver Aquarium conservation program created to educate and empower consumers about the issues surrounding sustainable seafood. It is our hope that you, the customer, will take as much enjoyment in this conscientious style of eating as we do in its preparation. As chefs, we continually put a great deal of thought and care into each dish. We feel that our guests deserve nothing less. Sincerely, Executive Chef Keith Farkas and the Island Lake Lodge Culinary Team
Summer 2019 Bear Lodge Menu Share Plates
Slow Roasted Pork Belly Bites / $20 Ginger scallion relish, kimchi puree, pickled carrot, cucumber, grilled pita Summer Vegetables / $19 Crisp cajun cauliflower, charred onion dip, black garlic aioli, pickled radish, cucumber, snap peas, grilled pita Surf & Turf / $22 Lodge smoked salmon, marinated beef, red cabbage agro dolce, pickled beets, asparagus, green goddess, arugula, grilled pita
Mediterranean / $15 Calabrian peppers, Kalamata olives, feta, anise, grilled artichoke, all day tomato sauce, mozzarella & provolone, black garlic aioli Choriz-erita / $15 Elk chorizo, organic tomato, arugula, all day tomato sauce, mozzarella & provolone, blue cheese cream, fennel & almond crumble Canard-za / $16 Duck confit, red pepper, chili, mushroom conserva, smoked mozzarella, hoisin,
Chefâ€™s Plate / Market Price Made from the chefâ€™s daily conception
Brown butter prawn pasta / $19 Fennel, tomato, caramelized onion, lemon, bell pepper, pappardelle noodles, wild arugula, almond
Sandwiches The ‘Bolter’ Burger / $21 House made local beef patty, slow roasted pork belly, cheddar, aioli, lodge ketchup, lettuce, pickled onion, tomato, potatoes and organic greens Daily Soup & Sandwich / $16 Smoked Beet Reuben / $17 Smoked garnet beets, grilled portabella, emmanthal swiss, sauerkraut, island dressing, potatoes and organic greens Grilled Salmon Tacos / $15 Blackened kuterra salmon, citrus slaw, coriander pico de gallo, corn tortillas, avocado aioli
Sweet Plates Lemon and Strawberry / $12 Angel food cake, citrus candy, lavender meringue, caramelized banana Seasonal Fruit Tart / $11 Goat cheese chantilly, seasonal fruit coulis, crumble, fresh fruit White Chocolate, Parsnip, Honey / $12 Caramelized white chocolate, parsnip cream, honeyed cream puff, blueberry sorbet Crème Brûlée / $12 Evolving and revolving flavours, cookie Chocolate & Raspberry / $13 Baked chocolate mousse, raspberry fluid gel, pecan crumb Ice Cream or Sorbet / $4/scoop Cycling flavours, fruit tuile, fresh berries
Gluten, lactose, allergen free by request These are sample menus - items and prices subject to change
New Menus Summer 2019 - Tamarack Dining Room Menu Small Plates
Scallop & Chorizo / $18 Seared sea scallop, elk chorizo & corn, braised daikon, bacon dashi, pickled goose berry, bonito, scallion oil Grilled Humboldt Squid / $16 Preserved lemon vinaigrette, braised almond butter, fennel, grapefruit gastrique Rainbow Chard Roulade / $16 Avocado, beet & crème fraiche filling, rainbow chard preserve, mint, parsley & smoked tabouleh, cucumber caviar Grilled Lamb Pops / $19 Pickled mustard seeds, date puree, vanilla glazed cipoline, carrot, carrot tops, blue cheese cream Asparagus & Ricotta Ravioli / $16 Tomato tartare, calabrian butter, savoury crostoli, basil Market Salad / $15 Sustainable, foraged & envirowise produce; chef’s conception
Pick Your Grill Favourites Meat & Poultry AAA Alberta Beef Tenderloin, soubise, chives / $27 Cutter Ranch Pork loin, cherry & pork sauce, pickled cherries / $23 Duck breast, lavender & stone fruit glaze / $22 Canada Prime Beef Striploin bordelaise, shallots / $28
Starches Potato Puree, kennebec potatoes, sour cream / $8 Fingerling Potato confit, chili gremolata / $7 Risotto, beets, reggiano & mascarpone / $9 Smoked Tabouleh, parsley, mint / $8
Vegetables Carrot glazed carrots, carrot tops / $7 Wild mushrooms & cipoline onions, butter, garlic / $10 Brussels sprouts, cider, brown butter, reggian / $8 Market vegetable, chef’s creation / $9
Large Plates Pacific Ling Cod & Mussels / $34 Saffron bisque, confit fingerling potatoes, summer squash, anise, pickled eggplant caviar, capers, green goddess Beetroot Risotto / $30 Parsley crusted daikon, seared king oyster mushroom, roast beets, crisp beet, mascarpone, hazelnut dukkah Arctic Char / $32 Half cured, half seared char, potato puree, pear parsley sauce, seared endive, glazed scallions & cucumber, heirloom tomato Bison Shortribs / $38 Slow braised on the bone, truffled cheddar polenta, roasted vegetables, cinnamon red wine braising juices Free Range Chicken / $35 Honey glazed thigh & breast, vadouvan butter, cauliflower puree, chickpea & sweet pea fricassee, glazed carrots
Sweet Plates Lemon and Strawberry / $12 Angel food cake, citrus candy, lavender meringue, caramelized banana Seasonal Fruit Tart / $11 Goat cheese chantilly, seasonal fruit coulis, crumble, fresh fruit White Chocolate, Parsnip, Honey / $12 Caramelized white chocolate, parsnip cream, honeyed cream puff, blueberry sorbet Crème Brûlée / $12 Evolving and revolving flavours, cookie Chocolate & Raspberry / $13 Baked chocolate mousse, raspberry fluid gel, pecan crumb Ice Cream or Sorbet / $4 a scoop Cycling flavours, fruit tuile, fresh berries Canadian & Artisan Cheese / $6 each Fresh fruits and dried fruit & nut bread gluten, lactose, allergen free by request These are sample menus - items and prices subject to change
u n e M l i a t k c Co Lodge Caesar / 10 Fernie Distillery vodka lodge blended caesar mix & spicy beans Forbidden Fruit / 13 Tanqueray, aperol, campari, lemon juice & grapefruit simple syrup topped with sparkling wine Pimms Cup / 11 Muddled cucumber & lodge grown mint, topped with gingerale and fresh lemon The Bear / 13 Bulleit bourbon, pure maple syrup, fresh apple & lemon juice, cayenne pepper Sunny Side / 10 Small batch lemonade infused with french lavender & bohemian pink gin Breathless Peach / 11 white wine peach sangria with fresh seasonal fruit PampleMoose / 12 Espolon blanco tequila, grapefruit juice, topped with soda & rosemary Earl Grey Iced Tea / 13 Fernie Distilleryâ€™s Fernie Fog liquer, fresh apple & lemon juice, garnished with lodge grown mint
Weddings... Island Lake Style
Island Lake Lodge is a spectacular wilderness setting for boutique-style weddings up
to 100 people. Set on 7,000 acres of private land, the property features an extensive trail network, 800-year-old Cedars and a pristine mountain lake. I Dew Point, the stunning ceremony site, is right on the water with the spire peaks of the Lizard Range as a backdrop. Three log lodges hold twenty-six rooms where you and your guests can enjoy modern comforts while immersed in the backcountry. The talented culinary team will prepare your 3-course reception dinner in the signature Island Lake style. Top 6 Reasons Island Lake is the Perfect Mountain Venue: 1) I Dew Point - The beauty of the wedding ceremony site is unparalleled. 2) Food & Wine Program - Incredible locally-sourced meals in signature Island Lake style and an extensive and eclectic wine library with selections to complement the cuisine. 3) On-Site Accommodation - Twenty-six guest rooms on site that can accommodate approximately 55 people. Any other guests are a short drive away. 4) Two Meal Facilities - We use both our Tamarack and Bear Lodges over the course of the wedding stay, allowing for seamless event transition and the guests never seeing set-up or tear-down. 5) Level of Service - All Island Lake staff are professionally-trained to ensure guests receive world class service. Once you arrive to the lodge, we handle most wedding setup and logistics so you can just enjoy. 6) The Extras - An abundance of activities right outside the lodge doors including hiking, biking and fishing. A full-service spa on-property for which wedding guests receive 15% off treatments. The option to have a firepit on the patio at your reception party.
More Wedding Info Photo: Kyle Hamilton
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Experience the magic of Island Lake Lodge for your winter wedding. Accessible by snowcat
only, you and your guests will enjoy exclusive use of lodge facilities while taking in the pristine wilderness of Island Lakeâ€™s property covered in a blanket of snow. Choose between an outdoor ceremony on the Bear Lodge deck with the Lizard Mountain Range as a backdrop or say your vows inside next to the crackle of the river rock fireplace. Winter weddings are available early-mid December and early April.
Photo: Matt Kuhn
Lodges and Packages Here at Island Lake we have 4 lodges. The Bear Lodge is the original lodge and now hosts lunch and special
functions in the summer. The Red Eagle is the second oldest and has 10 rooms, 2 common areas and a Sauna. Our newer lodges the Tamarack and the Cedar each host 8 deluxe rooms and outdoor Saunas.
Mountain Romance Package
This package will transport you away from the stresses of the outside world to an intimate place where you can focus on each other. It is perfect for anniversaries, honeymoons and special occasions. Immerse yourselves in our stunning mountain setting as you fall in love all over again. Package includes: 2 nights stay in deluxe accommodation, Breakfast each morning, A custom chocolate fruit plate to greet you on arrival, A chilled bottle of bubbly, $300 spa credit, $150 dining credit for use in the Tamarack or Bear Lodge, Free wifi and canoe rentals. Packages from $860 + tax per couple.
The Dine & Stay Package
Our food and wine philosophy focuses on sustainable practices and shines a light on local suppliers, with a creative culinary team bringing everything to life. This package includes 2 nights’ accommodation, with a $200 dining credit to be spent on your choice of food and drinks in the Tamarack dining room or Bear lodge as well as a copy of our award-winning cookbook and an Island Lake ‘Untamed Kootenays’ cooking apron so you can recreate some of our favourite recipes at home. Indulge your inner foodie and sample some of the best cuisine in the Kootenays. Packages from $544 + tax per couple.
The Take a Hike Package
Island Lake is surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Lizard Range, complimented by our extensive hiking trails, meticulously maintained by our own trail crew and guides. This package allows you to choose your own path whether you are looking for a more gentle ½ day hike learning about the flora and fauna that we share the lodge with, or a challenging full day hike that will reward you with amazing views of the surrounding terrain. Explore the untamed beauty of Island Lake like never before. Guided hikes are available on set days so please call us to schedule these before your arrival. Packages from $467 + tax per couple for the Hike Mild and $587 + tax per couple for the Hike Wild.
The Take a Break Spa Package
Don’t just talk about getting away…it’s time to change scenery and kick back as you treat yourself to a well-deserved break in the mountains! A trip to our spa will help you disconnect, relax and reinvigorate your senses. This package will also give you the freedom to roam on our hiking trails, canoe on the lake and dine at our amazing restaurants. You will leave renewed and ready to conquer the world! Perfect for ladies or lovers, this package will allow you to refresh and renew together. Packages from $604+ tax per coupl
Custom Fly-Fishing Packages
Island Lake Lodge is surrounded by some of the best fly-fishing rivers in North America. We will set you up with a professional guide and drift boat, or a walk and wade trip. Call and let us customize a package for you.
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The Tamarack Lodge
The lodge is surrounded by a number of
awesome bike trails including our signature machine built trail, The Lazy Lizard
There is a reason why Fernie is known as Trout Town.
The area is home to the famous Elk River and its many trout-filled tributaries. Let one of our local guides take you out on a fly fishing adventure. Photos: Mike McPhee
Photos: Matt Glastonbury
Given the pristine delicateness of its surrounding wilderness environment, Island
Lake Lodge places the highest priority on sustainability in all area of operation. Holding a Gold Level certification from Green Tourism, the worldâ€™s largest sustainable tourism certification program, Island Lake is continuously evaluated on numerous areas including waste and energy management, green supplier screening, community support and wildlife cohabitation. We believe in constant improvement and regularly hold Green Committee meetings to brainstorm new ideas of how Island Lake can advance and expand its green initiatives.
Photo: Matt Kuhn
Itâ€™s never too early to book a catski adventure Click here to check availability for winter 2019/20
Wake Up in Your Happy Place
Read about all that is happening at Island Lake Lodge this summer.