Iconic Photo Spotsat Island Lake

There are so many amazing photo spots on the Island Lake property that we wanted to identify some of them and help our guests find, experience and share them. There are 20 iconic photo spots spread over the entire Island Lake trail system. The spots are identified using a white sign that lists the hashtag and the unique number of the spot. For summer 2019 we will be giving away monthly prizes for the best iconic photo spot images!

#1 – The Boat Launch

This is the most photographed place at Island Lake. #islandlakelodge1

 

#2 – I Dew Point

This iconic ceremony spot makes for fantastic wedding photos. #islandlakelodge2

 

#3 – The Lake Bench

This romantic bench on the lake trail offers a unique view of the island and lodge. #islandlakelodge3

 

#4 – Moose Grass Lookout

The grassy bank on the west side of the lake is a perfect moose viewing area and offers another view of the lake and Lizard Range. #islandlakelodge4

 

#5 – Fir Trail / Cedar and Fir Grove

The Fir trail is an easy extension to the Lake trail and has some magnificent groves of old growth forest including giant Douglas Fir and Cedar trees. This spot will also have an interpretive sign describing the Old Growth Forest. #islandlakelodge5

 

#6 – Old Growth Trail

More trees! This photo spot will feature a giant Old Growth cedar. #islandlakelodge6

 

#7 – Spineback Bench Bonsai Tree

The top of the Spineback trail offers a spectacular view, including the famous “Scot Schmidt” Bonsai tree.   #islandlakelodge7

 

#8 – Spineback Upper Bench

The upper Spineback bench is located amongst alpine wildflowers of all colours. #islandlakelodge8

 

#9 – Mt Baldy Summit

The top of Mt Baldy offers a 360 degree view of the valley, Lizard Range and Mt Fernie. #islandlakelodge9

 

#10 – Tamarack Viewpoint

The Tamarack Viewpoint gives hikers a unique panoramic view of the lodge, lake and Lizard Range. #islandlakelodge10

 

#11 – Lazy Lizard Lookout

The new Lazy Lizard bike trail includes machine built berms, bridges and Old Growth forest. The photo spot offers a view of the Bears and Lizard Range. #islandlakelodge11

 

#12 – Big White Summit

This mountain top is the highest accessible peak in the area and offers a stunning panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains #islandlakelodge12

 

#13 – Goldilocks – Upper Nonstop Pass

The top of this new trail is simply spectacular. You are sure to capture a stunning image here! #islandlakelodge13

 

#14 – Tamarack Trail – 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. #islandlakelodge14

 

#15 – 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. #islandlakelodge15

 

#16 – 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.  #islandlakelodge16

 

#17 – 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.  #islandlakelodge17

 

#18 – Big White Trail – Tua Rock

Located on trail up to Big White, this photo spot is located under Tua Rock, a big outcrop feature in the alpine.  #islandlakelodge18

 

#19 – Goldilocks

Located on new Goldilocks trail, this dramatic photo spot is on the East side of Baby Bear peak as you start the decent into the valley below.  #islandlakelodge19

 

#20 – Tamarack Lodge Patio

This is one of the most photographed spots on the property. The Tamarack deck offers dining and spectacular views of the Lizard Range.   #islandlakelodge20