Welcome Cascade Loop Fans!
Thank you for your interest in the North Cascades via The Cascade Loop! North Cascades Institute offers many exciting ways to explore and learn about the natural and cultural history of this special region. You’re invited to join us for an afternoon, an overnight stay or a weekend — sign up for a family camp, art or ecology class, Diablo Lake boat tour, geology hike or another one of the dozens of opportunities designed to get you outside connecting with the Wild Nearby.
Most programs take place at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, located on Diablo Lake in the heart of North Cascades National Park, just 3 hours from Seattle or 2 from Bellingham and the Methow Valley. The Learning Center features ADA-accessible guest lodges, a dining hall serving local and organic meals, a library and lounges, access to a network of trails and a professional staff of naturalists.
We have a wide variety of offerings for people of all ages:
WANT TO EXPLORE “THE AMERICAN ALPS” USING THE ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER AS YOUR HOME BASE?
|Base Camp offers you the opportunity to explore the North Cascades on your own schedule while enjoying the comforts of our campus in the heart of North Cascades National Park — one of only a handful of overnight venues inside the park! Each night of Base Camp includes lodging, three delicious meals and guided outdoor learning activity, starting at $65/night
SPECIAL OFFER for Cascade Loop Friends -
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 exploring the natural & cultural history of the area in an afternoon?
|Skagit Tours offer Diablo Lake & Lunch Boat Tours, Powerhouse Insider Tours and a Chicken Dinner-Walking Tour in Newhalem to explore the North Cascades and Upper Skagit Hydroelectric Project with our partners at Seattle City Light. A great introduction to the area!|
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!|
Details about all these programs are on our website at www.ncascades.org/get_outside. You can also contact our friendly registration team with any questions at (360) 854-2599 or email@example.com. To stay informed of upcoming offerings in the North Cascades, sign up for our monthly E-newsletter at www.ncascades.org/newsletter-signup or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ncascades.