Manning Provincial Park is 26 km east of Hope and 66 km west of Princeton on the Hope – Princeton – Osoyoos stretch of the Crowsnest Highway#3 (the Crownest Route of the Trans Canada Highway).
As you enter Manning Park from Hope, you pass the carved marmot at the West Gate. A short trail loops through the forest along the historic Royal Engineers route.
Sumallo Grove is a great spot to get a feel for the wet coastal old-growth forests, with a wheelchair accessible interpretive trail. June is the best time to walk through Rhododendron Flats, with the bright blossoms of the Pacific Rhododendron.
Manning Park Resort, in the center of the park, offers a meeting place, camping, lodging, dining, and chainsaw carvings. is a favourite place to meet, enjoy a hearty meal, or admire the chainsaw carvings. From the resort to the Cascade Lookout, take the paved road across the highway a few kilometres to some of the most extensive sub-alpine meadows in Canada. Mid-July to early-August offers stunning alpine floral displays. .The E.C. Manning Park Visitor Centre is one kilometres east of the resort.
Lightning Lake is a beautiful spot to enjoy a picnic, rent a canoe, try your luck fishing, or even take a refreshing dip in the clear mountain waters. The Skyline Trail, beginning & ending from the Lake, climbs up through the forest to scenic ridges leading towards the spectacular Hozomeen Peaks. This trail also traverses into the Skagit Valley Mt. Frosty Trail leads to the highest peak in the park, with stunning views of the surrounding Cascade Mountains.
Manning Park is also a popular winter destination. Enjoy the thrill of downhill skiing (with night skiing), snowboarding, tobogganing, groomed cross-country trails, or 73 km of back-country touring routes from Fat Dog Creek and Three Brothers.
Manning Park has a number of exciting and scenic recreational trails for summer and winter use.