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         Cascades Institute.

Upcoming classes: "People & Places of the Upper Skagit" Ross Lake Excursion, Mt. Baker Geology Hike, Baker Lake Stewardship, Birding the Salish Sea by Boat & more!

Base Camp: "Learning & Lodging" at the Learning Center

Last call for Family Getaways: Labor Day Weekend Sept 2-4!



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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