All rates are priced in Canadian Dollars and include accommodation and applicable meals depending on the package. Add a total of 5% GST and 11% Hotel Tax.  On group bookings of 6 or more a 20% gratuity will be added to all food and beverage services.  Check-in time is between 4:00 pm and 9:00 pm at the Lodge. If you are arriving after 9:00 pm please contact the front desk on 250-423-3700 for alternate arrangements. The dining room is open for dinner seatings between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm.  Check out time is by 11:00 am on the last day of your stay.  Please call the office should you have any questions Toll Free: 1-888-422-8754.


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, provides great views of the mountains, lake and forest. There are comfortable living rooms on both the upper and main floor. Have a look at the lodges accommodation page.



We understand that pets are part of your family and another valued guest at our unique property. When guests book a pet friendly room, we do have a surcharge of $25, which includes a premium dog bed, welcome letter, ceramic food and water bowls, tennis ball and ILL souvenir. At the side of our Bear Bistro patio is “pet parking” with plenty of fresh water after a big hike.

Due to the abundant wildlife in the area, it is important that your dog be on a leash at all times in and around our lodges, or out on our trails. Please ensure pets are not left unattended.


The Spa at Island Lake is located in the Tamarack Lodge. It includes a large reception area, outdoor sauna and cold shower and 5 treatment rooms.  Spa hours are 9:00 am – 6:00 pm daily, and advance reservations are required.  There are no phones 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 4 lodges are equipped with wireless internet complimentary for guest use.


All packages and room rates include breakfast, served in the Tamarack Lodge from 7:00am-11:00am.  We also have the Bear Bistro – Open to in-house guests 11am – 5pm daily (open until 5pm before July long weekend and after Labour Day) and the Bear Lodge Canteen - Open 12pm-6pm daily - where day guests can grab a sandwich, snack or refreshment on the large patio with views of the lake. *Reservations are not required however please call ahead to check opening times. The Tamarack Restaurant is open for dinner offering a table d’hote and à la carte service – seating is from 5:00 – 9:00 pm daily, reservations are required and the restaurant may be closed for private functions so call in advance to check.  Meals at the lodge are presented to you by our renowned Culinary Team. It is important for guests to inform us of any dietary restrictions in advance.

Where should I fly?

You have three choices. If coming from the USA and looking for reasonable flights, you might want to consider Kalispell, Montana. From the airport, you will reach Island Lake in approximately two hours by car. The closest major Canadian centre is Calgary, Alberta, three to four hours away. The beautiful drive south through the Foothills of the Canadian Rockies is well worth the trip. If road travel is not your thing, then consider flying all the way to Cranbrook, British Columbia. Only one and a half hours from Island Lake, it is the preferred choice for some. You can get to Cranbrook by connecting through either the Calgary or Vancouver airports.  Delta Airlines now fly into Cranbrook from the USA.  We have relationships with a number of regional shuttle companies offering shuttles to and from all 3 airports and are happy to connect you with these vendors.

Arriving in Fernie

You can rent a vehicle from Kalispell, Cranbrook or Calgary.  Our lodge is located 10km north of Highway #3 near Fernie.  Turn north off Hwy #3 at the Island Lake Lodge sign, 2 km west of Fernie.  Travel through the Mt. Fernie Provincial Park onto a gravel road.  Follow the gravel another 8km to the lodge.  Travel time from Highway #3 is approximately 20 minutes and travels through old growth cedar and douglas fir forests.

The Location

The lodge is located at 4,600 feet. A mountain playground for adventure enthusiasts and family explorers, Island Lake Resort has something for everyone. From discovery walks to adventure hikes to guided alpine hikes atop of the Canadian Rockies to fly-fishing, the experiences at Island Lake last a lifetime. Each day you can choose from an a la carte menu of independent or guided activities.

Equipment & Clothing

Warm outerwear is recommended as the weather in the mountains is sometimes unpredictable. Other ideas are: sturdy footwear, daypack, camera, sunglasses, slippers and sunscreen. We also have a gift shop located in the Bear Lodge, for souvenirs and clothing.  Don’t forget to stop by to peruse the Bear Boutique!


Full payment will be processed 14 days prior to your arrival date. Cancellations made once payment has been taken are 100% non-refundable. If you have travelled outside of Canada within the 14 days prior to arrival, are experiencing ANY symptoms of Covid or have been in contact with someone that has a confirmed case of Covid we kindly ask that you contact us right away so we can reschedule your visit.