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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Pinewoods Dining Room

The Pinewoods Dining Room is Manning Park dining at its best. With a picturesque mountain backdrop, it’s the ideal place to come together to [...]

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Holiday Trails RV Resort Sunshine Valley
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Manning Park Visitor Centre
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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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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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The Billabong Lodge
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Activities on the Dark Sky Highway

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Upper Rail Mountain Bike Trail
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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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Manning Park Nordic Ski Area
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Cascade Lookout
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Coldspring Campground
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Swan Lake Bird Sanctuary

Summerland Rd. & Rainbow Rd., Princeton, British Columbia, Canada [...]

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Hope, Cascades & Canyons Emergency Response Updates

UPDATE Sunday, November 28th, 4:00PM | The District of Hope has officially declared a Local State of Emergency. The Province of British Columbia has directed that any evacuees are to register either in person at the Abbotsford Tradex (1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, BC) or online at ess.gov.bc.ca. As you all […]

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