Fernie, Canada (PressExposure) June 11, 2008 -- The name Solstices is derived from the Latin word sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still). At the solstices, the Sun stands still in its apparent movement north and south. The summer solstice therefore represents the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has been celebrated for centuries by many cultures around the world. At Island Lake we have been celebrating the Solstice since our summer operation began 10 years ago.
"Summer Solstice Celebration is a great and entertaining event for us to showcase our new summer menus as well as our hiking and spa programs to locals and visitors alike." explains Jen McEvenue, Lodge Manager.
The day includes the launch of the newest trail in the already extensive trail system, The Rail Trail. The hike will be hosted by Steve Kuijt, local guide and operations manager of Island Lake Lodge. The trail completes the loop from the lower property, through the Cedar Valley and up into the Old Growth Trail finishing at the lodge. Lunch and chef inspired drink specials will then be offered on the Bear Bistro Deck. The Spa at Island Lake will be showcasing the new summer spa menu and offering teepee spa treatments in the meadow between the Red Eagle and Bear Lodges. Live music in the Ancient Timbers Dining Room will complete the day. Spa and room specials will entice guests to relax, enjoy themselves and stay the night!
Secluded in the peaks of the Canadian Rockies, Island Lake Lodge sits above a beautiful mountain lake on 7,000 acres of privately owned property. Island Lake offers guided or non guided hiking to mountain tops and through 800 year old Cedars in an Old Growth Forest. Relax in the 3,000 square foot full service spa offering a diverse array of treatments, esthetics and body care treatments. Experience acclaimed food showcasing local, organic and seasonal ingredients, while enjoying a bottle of wine from the 3000 bottle wine library.