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For our 30th birthday, we're offering more than 250 routes to explore your Wild Nearby, including Family Getaways, Base Camp, Skagit Tours and dozens of classes exploring the natural and cultural history of the North Cascades through photography, canoeing, birding, hiking and much more. Visit to learn more and register!

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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