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Make tracks.

Snowshoeing at Manning Park is a fun and adventurous way to get into the park. With a wide variety of snowshoe trails to choose from, your outdoor adventure can follow flagged trails, winter-only trails, and multi-season trails. Stop by our Nordic Centre or check the maps and trails below for route recommendation and advice. See Nordic Centre hours here. 

Prices listed valid 2018-2019 winter.

Full Day 8:30 am onwards Evening After 4:30pm
Snowshoe Rental 13 & Over *Rental includes trail pass $25 $9.50
Snowshoe Rental 12 & Under *Rental includes trail pass $20 $6.50
Full Day 8:30 am onwards
Snowshoe Trail Pass 13 & Over $10
Snowshoe Trail Pass 12 & Under $5

All prices are plus taxes.  Poles and “Neos” overboots are available to rent as well.

Guided snowshoe excursions.

If you are new to snowshoeing or are looking to learn more about Manning Park in the winter, consider a guided snowshoe excursion from one of our friendly and knowledgeable guides. We offer both day and evening excursions. Prices are based on group numbers, and packages are available with or without rental equipment. Please contact the Nordic Centre for more information about excursions and applicable rates.

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Please DO NOT walk or snowshoe on groomed nordic/alpine trails; unless designated as a multi-use trail (i.e. Beaver Pond trail). If you must be on the groomed trails please walk to the extreme right or left of the trail and NOT down the centre; if crossing a groomed trail please take the most direct route and avoid treading in the track-set.


Beaver Pond Trail

This is a groomed multi-use trail that cross-country skiers, snowshoers, walkers and pets are all welcome to use. Trail access is behind the Lodge at the bottom of the toboggan hill and across Gibson Pass Rd. Trail tickets are required to use groomed ski trails, see Nordic Centre for details. Trail is 2.5km one way. Please stay to extreme right or left of ski tracks when walking or snowshoeing. DO NOT walk down the centre lane.


Similkameen Trail

Trail head is located at the top of the toboggan hill near the Lodge. From here the trail takes you through the trees and along the Similkameen River to reach the Similkameen Bridge on the Gibson Pass Road. This is a short walk that takes about 30 mins return; or use it to access the Rein Orchid, Canyon Nature, West Similkameen or Windy Joe trails.


Rein Orchid Trail

Trail head is located just past the Similkameen Bridge on Gibson Pass Rd. This is a short loop trail that takes approximately 15 minutes to walk through the snow covered forest.

Marked for summer use

Cambie Creek

Cambie Creek trail head is located 15mins west down Hwy #3. This trail follows and crosses the creek on a 5km loop. The 2.4 km loop is now open, and the bridge has been repaired through the fine work of the Friends of Manning Park group!



West Similkameen Trail

This trail begins at the Similkameen River Bridge and follows the river east for 2km (one way) before hitting the Windy Joe Trail head. From here it continues toward the Monument 78 (Castle Creek) Trail, and veers off towards Monument 83 and Boyd’s Meadow.

Marked for summer use

Lightning Lake Loop

This is an easy trail with no elevation change. The loop is 9km around the entire lake, or you can cross at Rainbow Bridge which cuts the trail in half. Trail starts at the Lightning Lake Day Use Area and is well used. One side of the lake takes you past the groomed cross country ski trails. Please do NOT snowshoe on the groomed cross country trails, but walk to the far right of the tracks to get past this section.

Marked for summer use


Poland Lake

The upper trail head is on the Horseshoe Trail in the Alpine Area. The lower trail head is at Strawberry Flats. Small groups of snowshoers may be able to purchase a one-ride ticket up the Orange Chair to access the upper trail head. Large groups can start at Strawberry Flats or the Alpine Area and are asked to hike up the Horseshoe run to the trail head. Please watch for downhill skiers and snowboarders while on the hill. The trail is 12km return from the Alpine Rental Shop. There is a small lean-to at the lake which makes for a good lunch stop, if you can find it under the snow. Trail is unmarked, expect 5-6 hours return depending on conditions. This trail provides excellent views on clear days.

Not Marked

Windy Joe

The Windy Joe Trail is well maintained and wide, It begins at the Similkameen River Bridge and follows the Similkameen River east for 2km. Once the trail reaches the bottom of Windy Joe Mountain it climbs on a series of switchbacks for approximately 3 hours. At the top there is a fire lookout tower and great views of the mountains.


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