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Worth the drive to Cascade Lookout

We drove to Cascade Lookout and did the Dry Ridge Trail. The trail is steep but the view is worth... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
Les B
Bathurst, Australia
Great views

Very peaceful place. Great views. Terrific hikes. Great amenities at the resort if you need that... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2018
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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E. C. Manning Provincial Park is a focus of outdoor recreation that is unique in British Columbia. Located in the heart of the Cascade Mountains, it is within a three hour drive from either the Lower Mainland (Vancouver) or the Okanagan. The climate...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
BC Hwy. 3, E. C, Manning Park, British Columbia V0X 1R0, Canada
+1 604-668-5953
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

We drove to Cascade Lookout and did the Dry Ridge Trail. The trail is steep but the view is worth it. We went up the trail but back down along the road which was easier. Also visited Lightning lake and did Rein Orchid trail which...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Very peaceful place. Great views. Terrific hikes. Great amenities at the resort if you need that. Would highly recommend

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

Stopped for the first time in 25 years of driving this hwy. Took a wildflower guided hike to explore and learned so much about what is on the back doorstep from home. Glad we took the time explore every lake and all of the walks...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ShoMeTheWhirled
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We traveled here en route to Osoyoos so we didn't really stay, but even a drive through and the occasional stop is spectacular. The slightly crazy but exhilarating drive to Cascade Lookout is well worth the 20 minutes or so each way. Stunning views and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank room101studio
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Good place to stop off at and enjoy the scenery, you can get gas if you are heading east at East gate they have a gas station and store.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bkirk4747
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Just back from a lovely four days in Manning. We stayed at the recently updated Hampton ground (site #97). Super showers and flush toilets. Extremely busy by Lightening Lake and no matter what time of day we tried to get our kayaks down there parking...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Great place for kids - swimming, fishing lessons, kayaking, playgrounds. Loads of other kids to okay with.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank friendly_gals
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Stayed at Coldspring campground for 5 nights. Quiet and peaceful,but close enough to the lake and lodge without a lot of traffic. Able to canoe and fish at lightning lake one day. Then hiking into the backwoods another. Also when you’re tired of camp cooking...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ron T
Reviewed July 29, 2018

We camped in the park for a week and could never be bored. Everything is a short drive, there is so much to see, hiking, great views, wildlife. It was such a beautiful, unspoiled not at all completely commercialized (like Waterton for example).

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Destiny F
Reviewed July 24, 2018

We (senior couple & daughter) just returned from another summer visit to E.C. Manning Provincial Park. It was back to a mid-July stay this time, and as done during the past several visits, we lodged at a cabin at the Manning Park Resort. Once again,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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July 13, 2018|
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Response from MPR_Marketing | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay! You can bring your own bbq as long as it complies with the campfire ban regulations in effect. We also have regularly scheduled BBQs at Lightning Lake Day Use during all our special events.
Ron T
July 4, 2018|
Response from MPR_Marketing | Property representative |
For reservations, the earliest time for access on the day of arrival is 1pm for front-country and group campsites. Check-out is at 11am. Happy camping!
Les B
May 13, 2018|
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Response from Susan W | Reviewed this property |
The road is paved half way up and then gravel, you can drive a car all the way up when the road has been clear of snow. We have been up other years with an SUV and it is beautiful to walk, take pictures and enjoy amazing... More