Island Lake Lodge's Iconic Photo Spots
Hiking in the Rocky Mountains around Fernie B.C. is simply spectacular.
The 7,000 acres of pristine wilderness at Island Lake provides countless hiking opportunities. Last year Island Lake started off by creating 12 Iconic Photo Spots last summer. Each spot has a sign and unique hashtag such as #islandlakelodge10. For summer 2017 they are adding an additional 5 photo spots with unique hashtags. Through the summer they will be picking your favourite tagged iconic image every month and giving a prize! A $100 Island Lake gift certificate. Make sure you tag your images - so they can see them! Happy shooting.
Check out the new additions to this year's Iconic Photo Spots and explore your happy place.
13 – #islandlakelodge13 – Upper Nonstop Pass – This saddle/pass is one of the gems of the Lizard Range. Situated between Baby Bear Peak and the Lizard Headwall, it has dramatic views on 2 sides. A variety of wildflowers can be found here in early August when the snow finally dissipates. We are building a new trail which will be a loop around Baby Bear from the top of the Spineback Trail. Though the trail section to the pass is good enough to hike, the full trail will not be completed until late summer 2017.
14 – #islandlakelodge14 – Bubbling Brook – this iconic spot may be the most romantic. Located near the start of the Tamarack and Lazy Lizard trails, this spot has a quaint bench in a groove of old growth cedar trees beside a bubbling brook.
15 – #islandlakelodge15 – Tamarack Trail Ridge Top – Located at the top of the Tamarack Trail and on the Mount Fernie Ridge, this spot has dramatic views up and down the Cedar Valley and towards Windy Pass. This trail also makes up part of the famous Heiko’s Trail. At the end of July, you will find the ridge top and approach filled with a variety of wildflowers.
16 – #islandlakelodge16 – Mt Baldy Loop Creek Crossing – Located on the lower part of the Mt Baldy Loop, this spot has a creek crossing and at the right time of year, the banks are covered in wildflowers. Photo spot number #16 is well worth the effort and offers a unique photo opportunity.
17 – #islandlakelodge17 – Rail Trail – The Rail Trail is a historic part of the Cedar Valley and used to be a narrow gauge railway. On one of the stretches of trail, there is a long straightaway with trees on either side making for interesting photos.
Have a look at the Hiking Map here.