Blue Lake Centre is the ultimate destination for family reunions and group gatherings! Perched above a picturesque private mountain lake and surrounded by forest, Blue Lake is available for year-round private rentals for groups from 20—117. Each year families meet at Blue Lake to reconnect and create new memories together! Your visit can be as relaxing or adventurous as you desire, there is something special for all ages. When you select our Family Package you get the entire facility for one low set price!
Blue Lake Centre is a renowned outdoor education centre located just 45 minutes South of Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, and 90 minutes North of Cranbrook, BC. Our back country location, outstanding education staff, and newly renovated facilities make Blue Lake Centre a top destination for outdoor education programming. For over 35 years Blue Lake has provided residential summer camp, youth outdoor education, and leadership training. Facilities are user maintained. When you choose Blue Lake, you are helping to support environmental education camp programs for youth.
At Blue Lake Centre, you can select the services that best suit the needs and budget of your group. Our expert staff can provide your group with education, recreation, leadership, and teambuilding programs or simply assist with cleaning, safety services, and group organization. We are flexible and can tailor services and programs to suit your group’s needs!
The bright and airy dining hall features a commercial kitchen, deck, and seats up to 130 people. At Blue Lake you have the option of preparing your own meals, bringing in the caterer of your choice, or choosing our chef who will work with you to develop a menu and prepare all your meals for you (you still need to do dishes though). Blue Lake is proud to serve whole, nutritious, balanced foods that are not processed or pre-cooked. Our chef can accommodate a wide variety of dietary needs and preferences.
Our cozy log sleeping cabins feature dormitory style bunk beds, a wood stove with firewood and supplies, and hypoallergenic/antibacterial mattresses. 10 log cabins each sleep 6—16 people or 102 people in total. Includes access to the wash house with separate boys & girls facilities, showers, toilets, sinks, mirrors, change areas, electric lights, granite countertops, tiled floors with in-floor heating. Your package also includes the luxurious Blue Lake Lodge. Blue Lake Lodge is a fully contained unit with 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a full kitchen, living room with fully stocked fireplace, loft, walk out basement with over 1,000 square feet of meeting/recreation space, and deck overlooking Blue Lake.
Programming is optional. Our staff can arrange special group activities such as guided hikes, fly fishing instruction, rafting trips, etc and will coordinate these activities with local experts and companies. These are the perfect add-on to your family event. Blue Lake are experts in teaching and learning! Blue Lake can can provide educational programming where you can learn about the environment in a way that makes exploring the world exciting and hands-on. Our programming includes outdoor recreation skill development (ie canoeing, orienteering, survival skills) and forest eco system and ecology education programs (ie trees, water, soil, and wildlife).
Time spent canoeing around Blue Lake, hiking or skiing our trail system, and laughing around the camp fire allows family and friends the chance to create memories together. Facilities include a swimming area with docks, boat house, fire pit and campfire circle, large outdoor gathering area, and trail systems. Canoes and life jackets are available for use. In the winter, guests have access to an ice rink and track set cross country ski trails. With Blue Lake and over 100 km of trails at your front door, there is endless opportunity to hike, mountain bike, cross country ski, snowshoe, toboggan, ice skate, swim, canoe and fish. Just 2 km's from Blue Lake is the trophy fishing lake for the East Kootenays - Whitetail Lake, great place to catch the big one!
Our staff is here to assist you in planning the logistics of your visit. To book a site tour or for more information on how we can help you plan the perfect event, please contact our office!
Download our current Rate and Booking Package HERE!