Crowsnest Highway

Do you love star-gazing? How about the peace and quiet of the outdoors? Then the Dark Sky Highway is definitely for you! BC Highway 3 known as the Crowsnest Highway has also been known as the Dark Sky Highway for many years, as there are no major cities along this route, which in turn limits any light pollution at night. It’s the perfect Canadian road trip, including everything from the Rockies to hot springs to resort towns. During the night, you’ll notice the dark sky along the entire highway due to large protected areas of land with no light pollution, and during the day, it’s fun and adventure!

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The portion of Highway 3 within the Hope, Cascades & Canyons Region runs from Hope to East Gate (approximately 85 kms), a small cabin community on the eastern side of E.C. Manning Provincial Park. In between you will find the massive protected area of Manning Provincial Park, the small community of Sunshine Valley just outside of the West Gate of the park, and the popular roadside viewpoint at the Hope Slide. All areas offer year-round outdoor recreational opportunities, and of course the incredible night skies.
To learn more visit https://manningpark.com/manning-park-dark-sky/ for detailed information on Dark Sky experiences in Manning Provincial Park. Manning Park Resort is the Dark Sky Experiences HQ of the Hope, Cascades & Canyons Tourism Region.
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Businesses on the Dark Sky Highway

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Holiday Trails RV Resort Sunshine Valley
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Cabins at Manning Park Resort

We are excited to announce that with the recent opening of the campgrounds, Manning Park Resort will also be opening resort accommodations starting June [...]

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Manning Park Grocery & Liquor Store (Country Store)

The Country Grocery & Liquor Store at Manning Park Resort, located in the Pinewoods Building, is your stop for the necessities — and some [...]

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Manning Park Resort

Welcome to Manning Park Resort — your family’s four-season destination located in the stunning E.C. Manning Provincial Park in the heart of the Cascade [...]

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Bear’s Den Pub

The Bear’s Den Pub at Manning Park Resort is designed with you – our guest – in mind. A great place to unwind from [...]

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The Billabong Lodge
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Activities on the Dark Sky Highway

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China Ridge Trails

Located just outside Princeton on the Snowpatch Road, China Ridge Trails has over 40 kilometers of groomed classical skiing, including 15 kilometers of dog [...]

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Hudson’s Bay Company Heritage Trail

This 166 year old trail crosses the Cascade Mountains from Hope to Otter Lake (Tulameen). The trail offers stunning scenery and a rich [...]

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Lower Rail Mountain Bike Trail
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E. C. Manning Provincial Park

Manning Park is one of the most popular recreation areas in the province. The climate and diverse landscape have made this park a four [...]

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Manning Park Visitor Centre
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Hope Slide

In the early hours of January 9, 1965, almost 50 million cubic metres of snow, rock, mud and trees tumbled 1800 metres down the [...]

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