WeddingsIsland Lake Style

Island Lake Lodge is a special place deeply rooted in the local history of the Elk Valley and home to 800 year-old Cedar, Spruce & Douglas Fir trees. Exchange vows by the lake at our magical “I Dew Point” with the stunning Lizard Mountain Range as your backdrop. Invite friends and family to join you for an unforgettable stay in our mountain paradise. Our Wedding Package includes a two-night exclusive retreat in our mountain paradise, allowing you to maximize your time spent with family & wedding guests.

Once you have discussed the available options with our team and are ready to take the next step in planning your wedding at Island Lake Lodge we can arrange a property tour. Please note that the lodge is closed to public access from October - June due to accessibility on our access road therefore tours may not be available at these times.

Please complete the form below to connect with our Wedding Coordinator.

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Your guest's stay includes 2 nights accommodation, a 3-course arrival dinner on the night of guest arrival, breakfast and buffet luncheon on the wedding day, as well as a deluxe brunch on the day of departure. Prices also include 20% gratuity on all food components of the package.

*minimum requirement is 60 guests

Celebrate your wedding in a pristine setting

Exchange vows by the lake at our magical “I Dew Point” with the stunning Lizard Mountain Range as your backdrop. Invite friends and family to join you for an unforgettable stay in our mountain paradise. Amongst our unique wilderness setting, you and your guests will get a true taste of what our property has to offer. While you start your wedding day with a relaxing aromatherapy massage, your guests can enjoy the lake, hiking and biking trails, full spa and enchanting old growth forest. Our creative chef team will provide an unforgettable culinary experience to round out your special day. Following the ceremony, enjoy hors d’oeurves and champagne on our patio to celebrate. Our culinary team will create an unforgettable 3-course wedding dinner using local, organic meats & fresh produce. Wake up to the smell of fresh-baked pastries and steaming coffee and enjoy the sun on the peaceful deck. After the excitement of the wedding, extend your stay and experience the luxurious relaxation Island Lake Lodge has to offer.


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Tamarack Lodge Dining Room

Located in the main lodge at Island Lake, the Tamarack Lodge Dining Room provides an exquisite setting for your reception dinner. With its outdoor patio offering stunning views of the lake and Lizard Mountain Range as well as an impressive wine library, it is the perfect place to celebrate your special day. Accommodates 60 to 100 people.

Winter weddings

Experience a true winter wonderland at Island Lake Lodge. Accessible in the winter by snow-cat only, whisk your guests away to the remote setting for an unforgettable winter stay. With two indoor ceremony locations available, let the warm glow of our rock fireplace set the atmosphere for exchanging vows. An outdoor ceremony on the Bear Lodge deck is also an option. Welcome your wedding day with a peaceful snowshoe or cross-country ski around our mountain lake and warm up in one of our outdoor saunas. Winter packages are available for limited dates in April.

Wedding FAQs


Island Lake Lodge has 3 accommodation lodges with a total of 26 rooms which can accommodate approximately 60 guests with a maximum capacity of 72, depending on how the rooms are filled. Island Lake's minimum room requirement is 23 of our 26 guest rooms. All 16 deluxe rooms must be filled and at least 7 standard rooms for both nights of your 2-day package. 

The Tamarack Lodge, completed in summer 2005, boasts amazing views of the surrounding mountains. The eight deluxe guest rooms can accommodate up to quadruple occupancy and have spacious ensuite bathrooms with a soaker tub, shower, and a combination of queen and king beds. The lodge also includes a spectacular 60 seat dining room, a state of the art kitchen and The Spa at Island Lake.

The Cedar Lodge features eight deluxe rooms including spacious ensuite bathrooms with a soaker tub, shower, one king or two queen beds and a deck off each room.

The Red Eagle Lodge has 10 cozy rooms with ensuite bathrooms and the lodge features a large deck off the main and second level, providing great views of the mountains, lake and forest. There are comfortable living rooms on both the upper and main floor. 

Rooming Package

Included in our guest rooming packages are 2 nights accommodation, arrival dinner, breakfast and lunch on wedding day, and brunch on departure day. 

Amenities & Accessibility

Island Lake Lodge is a remote lodge located at 1403 meters (4,600 feet). We produce all our electricity (85 KW) using 2 flow through, hydro generators on Breanne Springs. We offer a space our guests can disconnect. There are no phones or TVs in individual rooms or jacks for computer hookup, but there is a cell phone booster to provide a high level of cellular reception, and all four lodges are equipped with wireless internet complimentary for guest use. 

An iron and ironing board will be in the common area of all lodges for guests to use over the weekend.

Paths between lodges are packed gravel and our ceremony site 'I Dew Point' is a short, 5-10 minute walk down to the lake from the lodges. The path is a hiking trail with tree roots and uneven surfaces. A shuttle for guests who cannot walk to and from the ceremony site departs the Tamarack Lodge 45 minutes prior to the ceremony. There are ten seats on this shuttle and these seats will be booked with the Wedding Coordinator. We encourage other guests to walk to the ceremony and to bring flat shoes for this. A shuttle for the bridal party leaves the lodge area 15 minutes before your ceremony. Time does not permit for additional shuttles.

While no rooms at Island Lake Lodge are specifically designed for wheelchair accessibility, the best options are Cedar Lodge #1 and #4 due to their larger bathrooms. A ramp can be installed into the Cedar Lodge and we must know this well and advance to let the maintenance crew know.

The Bear Lodge dining area is accessible but there is no accessible washroom available in the building; they would have to go to the Tamarack Lodge. The Tamarack Lodge has a ramp leading into the main-floor dining area with a fully accessible washroom. 


Island Lake offers 26 rooms in our 3 accommodation lodges which accommodate approximately 60 guests with a maximum of 72 guests. 

Tamarack Lodge dining room can accommodate up to 100 guests with a plated meal service. 72 guests maximum with a buffet meal service. Please note when maximizing the number of guests in our dining room it limits the floor plan options. 

Bear Lodge dining room can accommodate up to 56 guests with a plated meal service. 42 guests maximum with a buffet meal service. Please note when maximizing the number of guests in our dining room it limits the floor plan options. 

When is check-in and check-out?

Guests can check-in at 4:00pm on arrival day and check-out is by 11:00am on departure day.

Where do our guests call to make their reservations?

The wedding couple will allocate their guests to specific rooms and this will be provided to the wedding coordinator 60 days prior to arrival. At this time guests can call to make their reservation: 1-888-422-8754. Reservations is open Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm with the exception of statutory holidays.

Guests contacting reservations prior to this deadline will be asked to phone back at a later date once the rooming assignments have been received from the Wedding Couple.

Full payment for the rooming package is process 30 days prior to the arrival date.

We accept VISA, MC, and AMEX.

How do decorations work?

Island Lake Lodge does not provide any decorations. Most couples keep it fairly simple with just center pieces, name cards, guest favours, and guest book decorations. I Dew Point is a beautiful setting so it doesn't require decor. 

Our staff will set the tables with linen, napkins, flatware and glassware. They will assist with simple decor. Please speak with the wedding coordinator about this because should your decor be more detailed then it will be best to have a wedding planner or designate one of your guests for decorations. 

Do you offer storage for flowers or cakes?

Please note Island Lake will not store cakes or flowers prior to the day of the wedding. On the day of the wedding we can store your cake and flowers.

Do you offer shuttle services for our guests staying in town?

Island Lake does not offer any shuttle services off-property.

We recommend researching and contacting shuttle options as soon as possible if you plan to offer your guests this service as there are limited local options. Tunnel 49 is a shuttle/taxi service operating in Fernie. 

Can I just come up to take my wedding or engagement photos?

Unfortunately no. On-site photography permissions are reserved exclusively for our wedding couples. 

Photo Policy:
Island Lake Lodge is private property and maintains a strict policy against unsanctioned use of its land including commercial, professional and any wedding photography on its grounds and within its buildings.  

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The Spa at Island Lake

The Spa at Island Lake Lodge in Fernie, B.C. offers a variety of spa treatments inspired by the breathtaking landscape that surrounds us. Our Spa features six treatment rooms, a retail boutique, change rooms, a serene relaxation room and outdoor sauna. Take time before or after your treatment to enjoy a cup of tea in our rustic outdoor space and spectacular mountain views. 


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