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New Interpretive Signs

Island Lake Lodge - August 3, 2017 - 09:32

Island Lake and the Cedar Valley in which it sits, has a long history full of fascinating information.  From the long history of use by locals and and early forestry companies, to the flora and fauna and geology of the valley – there are many interesting facts. Guests to the area are always fascinated and want to know as much as a possible.  In order to help facilitate this, we have designed and set up 5 new Interpretative signs.  There are located 4 on the Lake Trail and 1 on the Fir Tail. Go for a stroll and check them out.

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PORKY BLUE REGISTRATION 2017

Fernie Trails - July 23, 2017 - 11:18

Porky Blue 2017 will be on Saturday August 5th. Registration for this year’s Porky Blue will start on Monday July 24. Registration will be on the Zone 4 website for this year’s event. Late registration will take place from 8:00 – 9:30 the morning of the event. Please note only the first 100 participants will […]

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Wine Tasting Wednesday – All Summer

Island Lake Lodge - July 9, 2017 - 08:57

Wine Tasting Wednesdays – All Summer! 5 course tasting menu perfectly paired with 5 wines from our diverse cellar.  $99 per person

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Monday Date Night – All Summer

Island Lake Lodge - July 9, 2017 - 08:56

Date Night Mondays – All Summer! Bring your partner up for a romantic dinner!  Get 2 entrées, 2 glasses of Bubbly and an appetizer to share.  Just $79 per couple

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The Bolter Farm and Burger

Island Lake Lodge - July 5, 2017 - 12:25

The Bolter Farm

Over the last couple of summers, we have had the ‘Bolter” Burger on our Bear Lodge menu. The burger itself has become a staple on the Bear deck and has received rave reviews from lodge staff and guests alike. We decided to have a closer look at the origins of the burger and the family that produces the beef.

The green rolling hills of South Country near Jaffrey, BC is idyllic by anyone’s definition.  The Ponderosa Pine forest mixed with grassland is supplemented by one of the sunniest climates in BC. It is here you will find the Bolter family on their acreage; working the land with love and a sense of responsibility.

The Bolters are not born and raised farmers. Astrid and Mathias are transplants from Germany and Switzerland originally and, like many others in region, fell for the area on a trip here. After buying 3 cows and 85 acres in 2002, they have grown the operation to have 80 head of cattle, a couple dozen pigs, 100 or so chickens, 285 acres and 2 teenage boys. Walking around the operation, one gets a sense of the care and attention put into the farm. The pigs roam a forested area and the cows graze lush green grass with the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop. The chickens enjoy their “re-purposed” RV on their own hillside. The cows are a unique mix of Texas Long Horn, Dexter, Highland and Angus; part of the uniqueness of the Bolter burger no doubt. Astride explains their philosophy of keeping it natural, though this may take a bit longer and cost more in the long run. It’s easy to sense the pride and fulfillment the family gets from doing things the right way on the farm and not cutting corners.

Island lake Lodge has long prided itself on the close relationship it has with the local community and suppliers. A philosophy of shared values in a shared environment has been a driving force within our business. We are proud partners of the Bolter Farm and the Bolter Burger is testament to a quality result from extra effort, dedication and sense of responsibility. Drop on by the Bear Lodge and experience it for yourself.

Have a look at their farm: http://bolter.ca/the-farm/

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