Manning Park Resort to close April 1 unless a buyer is found

The Vancouver Sun reports that Manning Park Resort, at the northern end of the Pacific Crest Trail, will close April 1 unless a buyer can be found:

Among the commercial services that will be affected are downhill skiing and groomed cross-country ski trails, lodge and cabin accommodation, heated pool and hot tub, and restaurant and bar.

The Manning Provincial Park campgrounds will remain open along with Lightning Lake day-use areas, trails and backcountry areas…

…About 15 year-round full-time employees are losing their jobs; another 15 to 20 part-time employees won’t be hired for the summer season.

The resort was forced into receivership in 2009 because of excessive debt.

The Chilliwack Progress tells us more about how the decoupling of the campground concessions agreement from the resort contributes to Manning Park Resort’s financial troubles.

We are not sure whether the Highway 3 Greyhound service will continue to stop at the resort.


Jack Haskel contributed to this post.