Welcome AAA Members!

Thank you for your interest in the North Cascades Institute! We are located in the heart of North Cascades National Park at mile 127.5 on Highway 20 — just 3 hours from Seattle or 2 from Bellingham and the Methow Valley. The North Cascades Environmental Learning Center is a hub of discovery for all ages on the shore of Diablo Lake in North Cascades National Park, one of the most scenic landscapes in North America. Here you can explore cascading creeks and pristine peaks, wildflower meadows and old-growth forests.

We have a wide variety of offerings for people of all ages.

WANT TO EXPLORE “THE AMERICAN ALPS” ON YOUR OWN SCHEDULE USING THE ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER AS YOUR HOME BASE? 


WANT TO ENJOY A WEEKEND IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH YOUR CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN?


INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE AREA IN A HANDS-ON WAY?


WANT TO LEARN IN THE MOST STUNNING CLASSROOM YOU CAN IMAGINE?


Feel free to contact our friendly registration team with any questions at nci@ncascades.org or (360) 854-2599.

Hope to see you in the mountains!


Join us in the North Cascades! 
For personalized assistance on which program is right for you, contact our friendly registrars M-F at (360) 854-2599
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Field Guide to North Cascades Institute