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Summer Guide 2020

Photo: Mike McPhee @mcphoto99

Explore Your Happy Place

Lodge News Lodge Life in the era of Covid-19 These past couple of months have certainly been interesting for us all. Here at Island Lake Lodge we have been working towards a revamped way of operating both for summer and winter. We have established a Covid-19 Health and Safety team, whom are putting together operational guidelines on how we can run the various parts of our business in a safe and efficient way. The team is focused following our provincial guidelines for re-opening and digesting all the information coming down from government. The main focus is of course to keep our staff and guests safe in all possible ways. Read more here

Iconic Photo Spots, Bear Lodge Specials and Contest With 20 Iconic Photo Spots, there are a lot of photos to be taken! Tag the spot using the unique hashtag and you could win a great monthly prize. In the Bear Bistro, we will have a daily special - Shoot the selected Iconic photo spot, post a photo with the tag – show your server and get any selection off our lunch menu and FBC Take a Hike Beer and for $20” The spots will change every 2 weeks. More info here Weekly Specials in the Tamarack Dining Room Monday Date Night All Summer! Includes: 2 glasses of Prosecco, 2 entrées, 1 appetizer and 1 dessert to share. $99 per couple Thursday Night Cedar Valley Specials! * Moules Frites (Mussels with Fries) $25 per dish * Appetizer Flights Your choice of 4 of our “Small Plates” for $56 * ½ Price Rotating Wine by the Glass and $8 Classic Cocktails Sundays - From the Grill - Family Style dinner. Selection of potted food / Market salad / Grilled Protein / chicken, fish, ribs - Seasonal vegetables & sides - Dessert tasting $65 - per person / Kids $32.50 (1/2 portions) Add bottle of 3 Bears white $42 or red $50

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!

Photo: Mike McPhee

Photo: Mike McPhee @mcphoto99

Hire a guide! If you’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

Photos: Matt Glastonbury

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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) Rating: Moderate * 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. * HEIKO’S TRAIL (22 km, elevation gain 4500 m, 8-10 hrs) Rating: Difficult * CABIN RIDGE * LIZARD LAKE * BIG WHITE PEAK

More info

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. MASSAGE

Relaxation Aromatherapy Massage: Massage aimed to alleviate stress, anxiety, headaches, poor circulation and fatigue. Deep Tissue Sports Massage: Individualized massage to relieve muscle tensions, promote tissue repair and recovery, release toxins and ease chronic pain. 60 minutes: $115 90 minutes: $170 NOTE: All practitioners are tertiary trained professionals, however we do not currently have registered therapists available.


Scrub N’ Glow: Our in-house body scrub, enriched with Healing Hollow essential oils, promotes healthy circulation and nutrient supply to your skin. Complete with a full application of body butter from SOCO Soaps this is the perfect way to rejuvenate. 60 minutes: $135 Scrub N’ Detox: A treat for your hands & feet, that your mind & body will thank you for. Complete with a detoxifying footbath; hand & foot scrub; warm clay mask for hands & feet; hot compresses and massage of limbs with focus on acupressure points for stress relief and whole-body detoxification. 60 minutes: $125

Additional Treatments to extend any Massage or Body Treatment

30 Minute Massage: $55 Hot Towel Compress Treatment: custom applied moisture & heat therapy to relieve stress and pain of joints and tissues $22 SPA PEDICURE Our signature Spa Pedicure includes exfoliation; nail cleaning & shaping; a warm clay treatment with hot towels; massage and SpaRitual polish application (no gels): $85 Gel removal charge of $25 will be applied if gel removal is necessary. This can require an additional 15-20 minutes. SUMMER SPECIAL: Book 2 or more treatments and receive 15% off* *Must be for the same client, on the same day and does not include pedicures. *All spa reservations require advance booking, and are subject to a 24-hour cancellation policy* **Cancellation policy does not apply to Covid-19 related cancellations prior to arrival**

Have a look at our website for more information - here

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New Menus Summer 2020 Bear Lodge Menu POTTED FOODS

$9 per item Served with Tartines, Dijon & Cornichons Artichoke & Mushroom Conserva (GF, NF, VE) Tomato, Fennel & Pinenut Sofrito (GF, VE) Smoked Salmon Rillette (GF, NF) Roasted Beet & Red Onion Preserve (GF, NF, VE) Cedar, Maple Pork Rillette (GF, DF, NF) Feta & Black Olivade Chicken & Apricot Rillette (GF, DF, NF) Trio of Marinated Olives (GF, NF, VE)

PLATED FOOD Steak Frites (GF, NF) $20 | grilled flank steak with bearnaise butter, caramelized onions & pomme frites Banh Mi (DF) $17 | 48 hour braised pork cheek, pickled carrot & daikon, sesame seed, chili-lime mayo, baguette with a cucumber, cashew & herb salad, kaffir lime vinaigrette Bolter Farm Beef Burger (NF, GFO, DFO) $18 | pork belly, aged cheddar, tomato, pickle, lettuce, pickled onion, aioli, ketchup & pomme frites Focaccia Flatbread (V, VEO) $16 | tomato-fennel & pinenut sofrito, baba ganoush kennebec potato, arugula, aged sherry vinegar, parmigiano Panko Crusted Chicken Sandwich (DF, NF) $17 | sichuan honey glaze, black garlic aioli, kimchi slaw, charred corn & garden vegetable succotash Panzanella Nicoise Salad (V, VE, GFO) $16 | cherry tomatoes, artichokes, fingerling potatoes, soft boiled egg, garden beans, caperberries, croutons, dijon aioli, tapenade, pesto Soba Noodle Salad (VE, NFO) $15 | cucumber, market choy & radish, crushed peanuts, coriander leaf, crispy chili & garlic ponzu sauce

Pricing and menu items may change

SWEET FOOD Banana Split $12 | smoked vanilla ice cream, pineapple compote, amaretto cherries, dark chocolate coulis, peanut praline, chantilly Crème Brûlée and cookie $10 | rotating flavour combinations Pastry Chef’s Creation $13 | inspiration from the market Ice Cream or Sorbetto $5/scoop with fresh fruit and fruit chip Classic Canadian pastries Island Lake Style $7 each * Lodge Louis dark velvet cake & vanilla buttercream, dark chocolate coating * Island Flakie puff pastry, Green apple, raspberry & Gewurztraminer jam, vanilla buttercream * Caramel, Eh! white velvet cake, maple caramel, vanilla buttercream, dark chocolate coating

KIDS PLATES Junior Burger $10 with fries or veggies (GFO, DFO, NF) Flatbread Cheese Pizza $9 (GFO, NF,V) Panko Crusted Chicken Fingers $10 with fries or veggies (DF, NF) Mac ‘n’ Cheese $10 (DFO, NF, V) KID DESSERTS Banana Split $6 vanilla ice cream, banana, fruit, chantilly, chocolate coulis, sprinkles Ice Cream or Sorbetto $4 Lodgemade Jello, Chantilly $3 Fresh Fruit Cup $ DIETARY INDICATIONS GF: gluten free/gluten free option / DF: dairy free/dairy free option / NF: nut free/nut free option V: vegetarian/vegetarian option / VE: vegan/vegan option


New Menus Summer 2020 - Tamarack Dining Room Menu SMALL PLATES Garden Inspiration $16 / our opportunity to showcase the wonderful products from the farmers we collaborate with Tagliatelle $18 / braised Bolter Farm beef ragu, san marzano tomato, red wine & parmigianoreggiano (NF, DFO, VO) Summer Squash Fritter $16 / quinoa tabbouleh, braised walnut, cucumber green goddess, apricot gel, pomegranate (V) Prawn Ceviche $17 / Tomato, cucumber & watermelon gazpacho, basil, pickled serrano, gazpacho chip (GF, DF, NF) Lamb Pops $19 / grilled with mole rub, charred herb chimichurri, salt baked sweet potato, creme fraiche (GF, NF, DFO) Seared Scallops $18 / koji dry aged, wasabi XO emulsion, radish, coriander cream, hazelnut (GF)

LARGE PLATES Duck Leg Confit $34 / lavender-honey glaze, caramelized fennel, stone fruit, pearl couscous, citrus duck jus (DF, NF) BC Black Cod $37 / miso, fried wild rice, kimchi & carrot, dashi glaze, scallion, nori & sesame salad (GF, DF, NF, VO) 48 hour Beef Brisket $35 / beer braised kohlrabi kraut, poached creston apples, cippolini onion, pickled mustard seeds, rye bread crumb (NF) Fraser Valley Pheasant $35 / roast breast, thigh roulade, confit drum croquette, morels, farro, preserved berries, juniper-cedar jus (DFO, NF) Arctic Char $36 / buttermilk gribiche, pomme paillasson, green tomato, cucumber & preserved lemon salsa, dill oil, watercress (GF, NF) Alberta Prime NY Strip Steak $38 / mushrooms, mustard greens, beetroot & brandy jus, fingerling potato chips, stilton cheese (GF, DFO, NF) Pricing and menu items may change

SWEET PLATES Strawberry & Pistachio $12 / pistachio mousseline, choux, basil & lemon syrup, pistachio crumble, strawberry sorbet Tiramisu $13 / sponge cake, hazelnut ice cream, espresso shot, mascarpone cream, cocoa nib crumbs Chocolate & Sesame $14 / 70% dark chocolate lava cake, miso caramel, toasted sesame ice cream, cashew crumble, lemon candied ginger Ice cream or Sorbetto $8 / with fruit Pastry Chef’s creation $13 / inspiration from the market

KIDS PLATES Junior Burger $10 / with fries or veggies (GFO, DFO, NF)

Flatbread Cheese Pizza $9 (GFO, NF, V) Panko Crusted Chicken Fingers $10 with fries or veggies (DF, NF) Mac ’n’ Cheese $10 (DFO, NF, V) KIDS DESSERTS Banana Split $6 vanilla ice cream, banana, fruit, chantilly, chocolate coulis, sprinkles Ice Cream or Sorbetto $4 Lodge made Jello, Chantilly $3 Fresh Fruit Cup $5 1/2 Portion Adult Entrées available 1/2 Price for children - up to 12 years old DIETARY INDICATIONS GF: gluten free/gluten free option / DF: dairy free/dairy free option / NF: nut free/nut free option V: vegetarian/vegetarian option / VE: vegan/vegan option

u n e M l i a t k c Co LODGE CLASSICS Caesar $10 Lodge infused celery Fernie Distillers vodka, lodge blended caesar mix & spicy beans Lazy Lizard $10 Fernie Distillers vodka, lychee liqueur apricot, grapefruit, lemon, sparkling water Sunny Side $9 Small batch French lavender infused lemonade, Bohemian pink gin Geisha House $11 White rum, Chambord, lodge grown mint, raspberry & sparkling water

SEASONAL Afternoon Delight $12 Lodge infused lemon ginger Jameson, cold brew Asteria black tea, Elk River honey, lemon, mint La Vie en Rosé $14 Okanagan rosé, elderflower liqueur, citrus sage shrub, grapefruit, lemon, sparkling wine Nacho Libre $15 Lodge infused cilantro jalapeno tequila, Creston apple cider, pineapple, Elk River honey Kokomo $15 Black pepper infused Flor de Caña 7 year, passionfruit mango coulis, lime, angostura bitters, lodge grown mint, sparkling water

ZERO PROOF Lavender Lemonade $5 Small batch French lavender infused lemonade Little Lizard $6 Apricot, grapefruit & lemon juice, sparkling water Cold Brew $5 Asteria black tea, Elk River honey, lodge grown mint Pricing and menu items may change

A Boutique Wilderness Wedding With all that has been happening over the last few months, we have re-designed our wedding packages to enable small, intimate and safe options for your big day. We are dedicated to helping you make the most of the current situation and still have a dream wedding in a spectacular setting.

Celebrate your wedding in the pristine setting of Island Lake Lodge. Exchange vows by the lake at our magical “I Dew Point� with the stunning Lizard Mountain Range as your backdrop. Invite a select number of friends and family to join you for an unforgettable and safe experience in our mountain paradise.

Wedding Elopement Package #1 * I Dew Point Only Rental * 2 - 10 people * $1,000 facility fee (Monday-Friday) * $1,500 facility fee (Saturday & Sunday) * No Food & Beverage - ( No outside F&B to be brought on site) * Time: Use of ILL grounds from 11 am - 3 pm * Ceremony: 1 hour at I Dew Point exclusive (within above time frame) * only available for 2020 summer season * Island Lake does not include: rain location, music, or ILL assistance executing ceremony * Must be booked minimum 2 weeks out

Wedding Elopement Package #2

* I Dew Point with Island Lake assistance * 2 - 30 people * $2,000 facility fee (Monday-Friday) * $2500 facility fee (Saturday & Sunday) * No Food & Beverage - ( No outside F&B to be brought on site) * Time: Use of ILL grounds from 11 am - 3 pm * Ceremony: 1pm (1pm-2pm exclusive time at I Dew Point) * Rain location: Tamarack dining room * Available summer 2020 only * Assistance executing ceremony * A shade tent with water station at the ceremony location * Staff to clear the trail of wild life and beach of hikers​during ceremony * Option to rent PA system ($200+tax) with ILL staff to run music

Small Wedding Package Small Weddings * 28 people (max) * Dinner Location: Bear * Dinner price: $89+tax+grat/per adult * $3,500 facility fee * $5000 minimum spend (Monday - Thursday) * $7000 minimum spend (Friday - Sunday) * Minimum spend will include: facility fee, F&B, & lodge rentals * Minimum spend will not include: spa, retail, & accommodation * Rain location: Bear Lodge for standing ceremony * Only available summer 2020 Availability: Monday - Sunday Time: * Use of I Dew Point starting at 4 pm * 6:00 pm ceremony, 6:30 pm drink service, 7:30 pm dinner service, drinks until 11 pm * drink service will be seated table service Also includes: * Island Lake assistance setting up the following items provided by the wedding couples: table centre pieces, name cards, table numbers, & seating chart * Island Lake assistance to execute ceremony * Shade tent and water station at ceremony site * Option to rent PA system ($200+tax) with staff to run music

More wedding info here

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. Package includes: 2 nights stay in deluxe accommodation, breakfast each morning, a custom chocolate fruit plate to greet you on arrival, chilled bottle of bubbly, $300 spa credit, $150 dining credit for use in the Tamarack or Bear Lodge, Free wifi and canoe rentals. From $900 + tax per couple.

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. From $562 + tax per couple.

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. 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. From $467 + tax per couple.

Rockies Rover Package

Explore local this summer with a trip to Island Lake. This package encourages you to venture out from the lodge where you’ll find over 100kms of maintained trails. There is also a $50 dining credit for use in the Bear or Tamarack Lodge and up to $70 to spend on Island Lake apparel from our gift shop. Package includes: 2 nights stay in standard or deluxe accommodation, Breakfast each morning, Island Lake hiking map, $50 dining credit, Island Lake apparel including hats and t-shirts to the value of $70, Free wifi and canoe rentals. From $427 per couple + tax per couple.

Elk Valley Escape Package

Yes - you do need an escape! Showcasing the best of the Elk Valley this package includes a bottle of Island Lake’s Bruin Brut, a $150 dining credit for use in the Tamarack and Bear Lodge where you can sample locally sourced ingredients from our culinary partners and a gift pack of bath and body products from Soco Soaps. Package includes: 2 nights stay, Breakfast each morning, Bottle of Bruit Brut on arrival, $150 dining credit, Soco Soaps gift pack, Free wifi and canoe rentals. From $567.20 per couple + tax.

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.

More Packages Info


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 troutfilled tributaries. Let one of our local guides take you out on a fly fishing adventure.

Photos: Mike McPhee

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It’s never too early to book a catski adventure This is the year to cross catskiing off your bucket list! Click here to check availability for winter 2020/21

Photo: Matt Kuhn


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Island Lake Lodge Summer 2020  

Island Lake Lodge in Fernie BC. Amazing hiking, spa, dining, accommodation on 7,000 acres of spectacular Nature Reserve.

Island Lake Lodge Summer 2020  

Island Lake Lodge in Fernie BC. Amazing hiking, spa, dining, accommodation on 7,000 acres of spectacular Nature Reserve.


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