Any chance I get to spend time in the mountains, I jump at the opportunity. When I was asked if I’d like to spend a weekend in Manning Park, the answer was an obvious yes.
Manning Park is located in south-central British Columbia, just north of the Canada-USA border. The park is accessed via the Crowsnest Highway, from either Hope or Princeton. The parks beauty stands in its remote feel. Cell service gone, your eyes are forced away from the phone and up into the snow capped peaks that surround the area. In every direction, you are reminded of the immense beauty that British Columbia holds.
Each day brought a new adventure. Night one, after arrival, was spent snowshoeing up into the sub-alpine in -20ºC weather to capture photos of the surrounding peaks as the moon rose. The frozen fingers were absolutely worth the memories I have frozen in these pictures.
Of course, what would a winter vacation be without some skiing? The next day was spent 15 minutes down the road at Manning Park Ski Resort. The small resort had a distinctly homey feel, and even though it was my first time at the hill, I felt like a local. The entire day was enjoyed weaving in and out of the gladed forests through deep BC powder.
With overnight snow and a sunny forecast, plans for our final day were confirmed. Snowshoeing was a go. We set off in the morning to explore the lightning lakes area, finishing the afternoon with a search for the three waterfalls: Shadow, Nepopekum, and Derek. The deep snow and crisp winter weather presented the beautiful views in their best light.
Returning home after such a memorable weekend is always tough. I’m so glad to have had the opportunity to see a new part of our beautiful province. Being able to capture the memories to share gives me such a great feeling, as if I’m taking you along for the ride. Thank you for reading!
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