I was wanting to go the area, the lodge for a long long time! finally last year my husband and I went. Someone had told me that you must go and see the Alpine Flowers. We went in Early August. Yes the ride up the mountain was bumpy but exciting at the same time! The difference in air temprature was a lot! We had a tiny cabin that I loved immediately!
The food was exceptional and deliicious and plenty of it! that was a bonus! We are inexperience hikers but the trails are well marked. We embarked on our main hike..about 10 -12 k later and found out it was an advanced hike but it was a real adventure! Nature at its best...no sounds but the air around you, the birds. The flowers were amazing! Only our bodies wanted to give out and we were careful on the way down! Tired bones, tired feet! but a wonderful supper was awaiting us.
Also, interesting people go there..so that was also enjoyable...people who love nature! I highly recommend the lodge! th area too is spectacular...the one thing we found hard was to see all of the Spruce dying becuse of the spruce beetle...but that is nature taking its course..aside from that - I would do it again..My husband and I our seniors..I am 67, and he is 71...I would do it again! Denyse and John Turcot, Kelowna BC
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cathedral Lakes Lodge is situated at Quiniscoe Lake, 2000 metres (6800 ft) above sea level in the centre of Cathedral Provincial Park, BC. You are invited to stay in our comfortable lodge or cozy cabins. We provide friendly service; delicious, home-cooked meals; access to incredible hiking and a relaxing hot tub at the end of the day. Nearby hiking trails lead you to alpine meadows awash with wild flowers, fascinating rock formations and striking, 360 degree views of the North Cascade peaks.Pristine lakes teeming with rainbow and cutthroat trout provide excellent fishing. Mountain goats, mule deer, marmots, ptarmigan and many other mammals and birds surround you in this tranquil wilderness. Fair away from city lights, you will marvel at the night sky, shimmering with millions of stars. Be sure to bring comfortable, warm clothing for the outdoors, a water proof jacket, good hiking or walking shoes, a camera and a day pack. ... more less