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Cathedral Provincial Park

Address: Keremeos, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 604-795-6169
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Keremeos
Type: National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
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Type: National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
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Penticton
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I have to admit, I went hiking there quite a few years ago. It still ranks as the most beautiful, and varied terrain area I have ever hiked in. Picturesque beyond belief. Beautiful mountain peaks, and geological formations that defy imagination. Imagine sitting on a mountain ledge high above the lake eating your lunch. We stayed in a cabin and... More 

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Hell, Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Third Thanksgiving (Canadian, so in October) in a row. Amazing hiking, and the Lodge is charming. The food was excellent. There is a fee to stay at lodge and a fee to camp in the Park. In theory, one could walk up for free, but it takes about 7 hours, so I recommend getting a ride from the Lodge people.... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This provincial park is less accessible, thus more rewarding for those who visit. Unless you go to the private lodge (Cathedral Lakes Lodge) or pay for a ride up to the lakes in their jeep (very rough road not accessible to the public) you are looking at a 6-7 hour hike uphill (800 m elevation gain) from the Lakeview trail... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stayed at the Lodge for a long weekend - we have previously camped up there and both are good alternatives. However, seriously consider the Lodge's ride up and back - it is a long steep hike and you should save your energy to get to the mountain tops. The lakes are lovely at any time and in any weather.... More 

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Lake Country, B.C.
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

The Lodge is rustic but comfortable. The staff are very helpful. And the food was very good though we'd have liked more vegetable options. That said, the cook was accommodated my gluten-free diet. The hiking was spectacular but not for beginners. A lot of the best trails (amazing views) are steep vertical climbs followed by steep ascents. The best views... More 

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Keremeos, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Absolutely thrilling. Breathtaking views - not to mention breathtaking hikes! Have always dreamed of going up into these beautiful skyscraper mountains. Pristine beauty that will move your soul!

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Penticton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

No out of shape hikers for the climb up from the base camp up to the Lodge on the LAKEVIEW TRAILHEAD to Quiniscoe Lake !!! Hardcore 10 mile steep vertical of about 4,000+ feet. Great hike! The lodge sits in a spectacular setting and once settled in you can have a great meal and some local spirits. We did a... More 

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Lodge in the oldest cabin Herb Clark which has a comfortable queen size bed. The food served in the Lodge is prepared by an outstanding talented chef. It is both nutritious and delicious. 4 course dinners each day with not your standard three items but 6 to 8. Home made cakes and pies,... More 

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Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

A nice day hike to the top of the mountains results in amazing views to the south.

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Regina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Some of the trees are more than 800 years old and covered in moss. I didn't know there were rainforests in Canada until I went here. There is a plaque there explaining the area and campgrounds further down the road.

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