About Island Lake Lodge – The lodge sits above a stunning mountain lake on 7000 acres of pristine wilderness. In the winter it operates as a catskiing company, servicing 36 guests in three snow cats. In the summer it is a luxurious backcountry lodge, offering hiking, spa, fine dining and deluxe lodging. Located 20 minutes from Fernie B.C. it is an easy 2.5-hour drive from the airport in Kalispell, Montana a 3 hour drive from Calgary International Airport in Alberta, or a 1 hour drive from the Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook British Columbia.