Welcome to North Cascades Institute
Explore the North Cascades with us!
For more than 30 years, North Cascades Institute has connected people, nature and community through science, art, literature and hands-on exploration of Cascadia’s natural and cultural history. Our goal is to help people experience and enjoy the mountains, rivers, forests, people and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest — so all will care for and protect this special place.
We offer a wide variety of opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds and interests to get outside. Whether it's a Family Getaway, art or natural history retreat, Base Camp, canoe or hiking adventure or a Skagit Tour, we're here to help you connect with your Wild Nearby in a lasting and meaningful way!