You'll have ample opportunity to paint in your group and by yourself, receive training from our excellent instructors, and socialize with fellow artists in the evenings. Feel free to book a spot for your spouse or friend. They may be interested in the canoeing or hiking that is plentiful in the park.


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"Turning points in my life... the bush, the trails, lakes, waterfalls... moving camp from one wonderful lake to another... the companionship of a great individual, a wonder with canoe, axe and fish line."

- Arthur Lismer

Manning Park Lodge has a wide variety of accomodation to suite all budgets. Choose the hostel or cabin if you would like the option to cook your own meals. Book the hotel for privacy and luxury.

The scenery is fabulous, in fact, Manning Park has been a favourite plein air location of Federations instructors for decades. Besides, the accomodation is comfortable, the food is delicious, and the company will be fantastic.

Speak with Federation staff about the details of booking. We'll get you settled into something that suits yours needs.

Welcome to the

2018 FCA Plein Air Retreat

July 29 - August 3, 2018

Federation of Canadian Artists

The geographic, scenic, historic, floral, and fauna diversity in the park combined with easy access are the prime factors that make this park a favourite setting for many professional artists. This retreat has been booked to take advantage of the height of the season; warm enough at the high altitude and right on time for the beautiful blossoms that Manning Park is known for.

E.C. Manning Provincial Park is located in the heart of the Cascade Mountains, it is within a three hour drive from both Vancouver and the Okanagan.

Manning Park Resort