A three-hour drive from both the Greater Vancouver and Okanagan regions, E.C. Manning Provincial Park (more commonly known as Manning Park) is undoubtedly one of the province?s most popular outdoor destinations. This expansive four-season provincial park is approximately 26 kilometres east of Hope, and about 52 kilometres west of Princeton, BC.
As part of its idyllic and lush setting, Manning Park is known for its array of fauna, floral and historic attractions - along with camping, hiking, horseback riding and backcountry/wilderness opportunities. This forested oasis has it all for outdoor enthusiasts.
Along with being the northern end point of the famed Pacific Crest Trail, Manning Park boasts some stunning hikes ? from pretty 15-minute walks to challenging six-day trails and almost everything in between. A few of the park?s most notable hikes include the scenic seven-hour Three Brothers Mountain (along the Heather Trail), the spectacular eight-hour Frosty Mountain Trail and the daylong Lightning Lakes Chain Trail that runs along the shores of Lightning, Flash, Strike and Thunder lakes.
Trails located in the Manning Provincial Park region:
Frosty Mountain in Manning Provincial Park is a challenging hike through the alpine, with a brief scramble and incredible views of the Coast Mountain Range.
Lightning Lake is a populate lake in Manning Provincial Park with a scenic, forested trail that loops around the lakes and passes the iconic Rainbow Bridge.
The Lighting Lakes Chain Trail is a long, relative easy trail in Manning Provincial Park that passes each of the weather-named lakes, Lighting Lake, Flash Lake, Strike Lake, and Thunder Lake.
Three Brothers Mountain is one of the most spectacular hikes in Manning Provincial Park, beginning from the parking lot above 2000 meters and passing through alpine meadows with beautiful views.