Located outside of Fernie, BC and just 3.5 hours from Calgary, AB, Island Lake Lodge has been called "one of the most unique and authentic places to stay in Canada" by National Geographic Traveler Magazine. Set on 7,000 acres of private land, the exclusive wilderness venue is simply a magical setting for your special day.
Island Lake's unique location is deeply rooted in the local history and culture of the Elk Valley and Southern Rocky Mountains. The serene mountain lake is surrounded by coastal size old growth forest with up to 800-year-old Cedar, Douglas Fir and Spruce trees. The exceptional mountain scenery around the ceremony site is the perfect backdrop for your nuptials.
There are three accommodation lodges with a total of 26 rooms as well as a full day spa. Other accommodation is also available a short distance away. Canoe rentals are available and there are over 100 kms of hiking trails right from the lodge and great bike trails on the property.
Also known for an exceptional culinary program, the creative chef team is sure to impress you and your guests with a customized menu. The two restaurants and log lodges are set amongst sprawling forest and the dramatic peaks of the Lizard Range. A 3,000-bottle wine library and unique cocktail list are sure to round out the experience.
The lodge specializes in smaller boutique weddings of up to 100 people. Weekend packages offer a 2-night retreat in an exceptional mountain paradise, allowing you to maximize the time spent with your family and wedding guests. Custom midweek packages are also available. If winter is of interest to you, Island Lake offers special winter wonderland wedding packages with select dates in early December and early April.
For additional information on weddings in Fernie, please also visit Tourism Fernie.