Explore the North Cascades with us!

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex, a wild reserve that includes North Cascades National Park and the Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas. North Cascades Institute celebrates this milestone in the ongoing story of these mountains, and salutes the many people who have championed their protection. Because of earlier generations’ forward-thinking activism and stewardship, these magnificent mountains, lakes, rivers and forests are here today for all of us to enjoy, recharge, recreate, learn and seek solace in!

For more than 30 years, North Cascades Institute has helped people of all ages explore, enjoy and learn about this special corner of the country. We are a nationally-recognized education nonprofit that offers many exciting ways to connect with the natural and cultural history of "America's Alps."