All of our packages for accommodation at Cathedral lakes lodge include the use of our cedar hot tubs, wood heated sauna, canoes, row boats, kayaks and fishing gear. All rates include meals except Toms cabin.
We have a gift shop for all you shopping needs
and a fully stocked bar with plenty of outdoor seating.
Cathedral Provincial Park and Protected Area has more than 33,000 hectares (80,000 acres) of mountain wilderness featuring azure lakes, alpine meadows and jagged peaks of the North Cascades and Okanagan Mountain Ranges.
There are several well-maintained hiking trails ranging from easy to difficult. The trails at Cathedral provincial park are maintained by BC parks and private contractors. The routes are well established but don't forget you are above 2100 meters and weather can change quickly. Hikers should come well equipped with proper gear. You can always use your extra layers for a cushion on the rocky ridges to enjoy those sunny days longer.
POPULAR HIKING TRAILS
Our Spectacular Hikes
The Cathedral Rim Trail is the most popular. This hike (2500 metres above sea level) follows a ridge line and features spectacular. 360-degree views of surrounding mountain ranges on both sides of the border as well as unusual and fascinating geological formations unique to the park.
THE GIANT CLEFT
A split in the mountain formed when softer basalt rocks eroded leaving a cleft in the harder granite.
SMOKEY THE BEAR
In silhouette, this jagged rock resembles the iconic mascot known for protecting our forests against fire.
A quartz monzonite formation, untouched by the ice-age glaciers and eroded by centuries of wild mountain weather.
FLOURISHING FLORA & FAUNA
Beautiful Native Wildflowers
The lower levels of the park are predominately.
Douglas Fir, changing to Lodgepole Pine, Engelmann Spruce and Sub-Alpine Fir as you reach the core at 2000m. Lyall's Larch, heather and lupines are common in the high alpine areas. You will also see beautiful, native wildflowers around the park during their peak season (mid-July).
Wildlife such as Mountain Goats, California Bighorn Sheep and Mule Deer frequent the high alpine ridge and meadows. High amongst the rocky outcropping hikers are likely to see large Hoary marmots or perhaps the shy Pica.
WHAT TO BRING
Day pack, Hiking boots or trail runners, Rain jacket, insulating layers, Lightweight gloves, Sunscreen, Insect repellent, Hiking poles, Gaiters recommended for early season trips