Welcome Adventures NW Readers!
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?
|Base Camp offers flexible, affordable and enriching fun for one night or more with accommodations, meals and guided nature activities from our Learning Center on Diablo Lake.
SPECIAL OFFER for Adventures NW Readers -
50% off your 2nd night of Base Camp!
Call (360) 854-2599 to book your stay.
WANT TO ENJOY A WEEKEND IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH YOUR CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN?
|Join a Family Getaway and leave your tent and stove at home – we’ll handle all the details! We provide comfortable accommodations, delicious meals served buffet-style in our lakeside dining hall and daily activities such canoeing, hikes and campfires.
2017 Family Getaway Dates:
INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE AREA IN A HANDS-ON WAY?
|Skagit Tours offers interpretive Diablo Lake Boat Tour or Skagit Power Bus Tour to explore the Upper Skagit Valley with our partners at Seattle City Light.|
WANT TO LEARN IN THE MOST STUNNING CLASSROOM YOU CAN IMAGINE?
|We offer dozens of small-group Learning Adventures, including single-day and weekend classes on forest ecology, poetry, birding, canoeing, photography, geology, botany, wildlife tracking, journaling, mushrooms and much more!|
Feel free to contact our friendly registration team with any questions at email@example.com or (360) 854-2599.
Hope to see you in the mountains!