Island Lake Lodge: Only 10 Miles From Town But Feels Far From Civilization

An authentic and classic mountain wedding experience is just outside Fernie B.C., hidden in the Rocky Mountains.

Photo by Lolo and Noa Photography.

Located just outside the small mountain town of Fernie B.C, Island Lake Lodge is situated within 7,000 acres of private pristine wilderness. Guests travel through Mount Fernie Provincial Park, through old growth forests with 800-year-old cedar, spruce and Douglas fir trees. On arrival, guests find themselves removed from the modern world at this spectacular lodge setting, within the dramatic Lizard Range of the Rocky Mountains.

The stunning accommodation and dining lodges are built from large log beams and feature picture windows, wood burning fireplaces, and spacious decks with iconic views. Guests can take advantage of hiking and biking trails, or walk to the lake to canoe or fly fish. For relaxation and rejuvenation, the spa offers multiple treatment options followed by a cup of locally hand-crafted tea in the scenic outdoor space or serene relaxation room.

Tamarack Lodge. Photograph by Mike McPhee.
Photo by Carey Nash Photography.

The wedding ceremony is held beside the lake at the truly magical “I Dew Point.” With a long wooden boardwalk leading to the stage, and the stunning Lizard Mountain Range as a backdrop, there is no need to worry about additional decorations if you don’t want. Guests can enjoy the fresh air, impressive views and should be on the watch for potential wildlife sightings in this private setting. Island Lake is home to lots of local wildlife, such as eagles and moose.

The gourmet restaurant offers a personalized three-course fine dining experience for the reception dinner that guests will not soon forget. Meals are hosted in one of the lodge restaurants, each with windows overlooking the Rocky Mountains. During warm evenings guests can enjoy the spacious deck for some fresh air, or on colder evenings, can warm up by the large wood-burning fireplace.

Photo by BRZ Photography.

There are endless photo opportunities at Island Lake Lodge with the surrounding Rocky Mountains, old growth forest, mountain lake, and log lodges. With the large range of unique terrain and buildings, a photographer will have endless options to capture the day. Island Lake Lodge specializes in boutique weddings — couples looking for an authentic and classic mountain wedding experience with a touch of luxury. This unique wilderness gem, hidden in the Rocky Mountains, creates a perfect backdrop for your special day.

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