Campfire Conditions

Campfires are currently permitted throughout all Manning Park Campsites


A campfire is defined as:
An open fire that burns piled material no larger than 0.5 m in height and 0.5 m in width and is used by any person for recreational purpose, or by a First Nation for a ceremonial purpose. More information

Smoke-Free Manning Park

Please smoke in Designated smoking areas only.


Designated areas at the Resort include:
-Cordoned off stall in front of Manning Park Lodge, near ‘Camping Info’ kiosk
-The covered pathway area at the back of the Lodge, to the west of the Lodge, towards the cabins. More information

Current Weather

Lantern Festival

An Experience to Remember

Come join us for the Annual Lights on Lightning Lake Festival!

Each year on the Saturday of the August long weekend Manning Park comes alive with lantern building during the day and then lantern floating on beautiful Lightning Lake in the evening. Come be part of this spectacular event!

Lantern construction will take place at the Lightning Lake Day Use Area from 10am-3:30pm. Lantern kits will be for sale providing access to the materials needed to build your very own floating lantern – plus expert help. If all the creative construction makes you hungry, there will be a barbecue on the go too.

Lantern lighting will take place at the Spruce Bay Beach, just down the hill from the Lightning Lake Campground. Lantern builders and spectators alike will begin to gather on the beach at 9:30 as the sun goes down, ready to light and launch the lanterns as the sky goes dark. Staff volunteers will be on hand to rescue lanterns and return them to shore after everyone has enjoyed the magical display.

If you don’t want to take your lantern home afterwards (or don’t have room), just leave it on the beach and we will take care of it for you after 10am the following day.

For 2016 the Lantern Festival will take place on Saturday, July 30th.  Kits are available for $20 each or two for $30.  Glow jewelry will also be on sale at Spruce Bay Beach during the Launch.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

**New this year: Bring your lantern and vote for your favourite at 9pm – Winner gets a 75th anniversary SWAG bag!

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