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News & Programs
For our 30th birthday, we're offering more opportunities than ever before for people to get outside to learn, reflect and connect! We have Family Getaways, Youth Leadership Adventures and dozens of classes exploring the natural and cultural history of the North Cascades, including photography, winter ecology, canoeing, birding and much more. Visit to learn more. We'll be posting Skagit Tours, Base Camp dates and even more classes on 2/15!




Welcome to North Cascades Institute

Celebrating 30 Years of Connecting People, Nature & Community!

Since 1986, North Cascades Institute has facilitated hands-on learning at the confluence of natural and cultural history, science, humanities and the arts. We offer a wide array of opportunities for people of all ages, abilities and interests to get outside.

Whether it's a Family Getaway, art or natural history retreat, canoe or hiking adventure, youth program or a Skagit Tour, we're here to help you connect with your Wild Nearby in a lasting and meaningful way.

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