Walking in Manning Provincial Park - Canada

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We drive from Nelson to Hope through Manning Provincial Park in western Canada. Manning Provincial Park is named after the founder EC Manning who has founded between 1935 and 1940 Manning Provincial Park. Through Manning Provincial Park runs the highway Crowsnest Highway, No 3. We enter Manning Provincial Park at the East gate and drive through the park. The park is very elongated and has an area of approximately 70,000 hectares.

After an hour driving in Manning Park we drive uphill to the Cascade Lookout viewpoint. Here we have a very nice view of Manning Provincial Park. The road to the top is paved up to the viewpoint; to the parking lot for the Heather Trail is the unpaved road.
Tomorrow we have a day planned to hike the Heather Trail. After we enjoyed the view is time to ride down again. We drive to the Beaver Pond where we had a nice little walk round. There are now no more beavers in the lake, but the nature around Beaver Pond is beautiful astonished.

We drive along the visitor center of Manning Provincial Park towards the three lakes, Lake Lightning, Strike Lake and Flash Lake. There is a nice tour around these lakes, but we have only 1 day in Manning Provincial Park, so we have to make choices. We park our car at Lightning Lake and walk to the waterfront. The temperature has dropped and it's just nice cold at the lake. After a short walk is the time to drive to the B & B Hope.

At the visitor center at the East Gate are free hiking maps available. Manning Park has few bears, but do ask for the bear activity along hiking trails. There is also a horse riding school where you can rent horses for a long tour through the nature of Manning Provincial Park.

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