Cabin Fever: British Columbia

It’s okay. We know you have a sense of adventure; we believe you. But we don’t blame you for preferring to stay in a hut over a tent at night. After a long day on the trail or on skis, nothing beats a cabin. We’ve put together a list of a few of the trails in British Columbia that have the luxury of having huts:

1.Sunshine Coast Trail, Powell River BC

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Manzanita hut is one of thirteen along the Sunshine Coast Trail.

13 huts line this 180km hike on the Sunshine Coast. Aim for all or just one. There are plenty of access points along the SCT. Huts are first come first serve.

2.Elfin Lakes, Squamish

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The hut at Elfin Lakes sleeps up to 33 people. Photo provided by vancouvertrails.com


Elfin Lakes is a popular hike out of Squamish, as it is about an hour (11km) hike to the huts and the views are hard to beat! You can book the hut at Elfin Lakes through the BC Parks website.

3.Bugaboo Provincial Park

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Deep in B.C.’s backcountry, the Conrad Kain hut is used as a base for climbers in the Bugaboos. Photo provided by www.chrisistace.com, @stasher_bc

The Conrad Kain hut is a 3 hour hike from the parking lot and is run by Alpine Club of Canada with a fee of $25 a night. Book here.

4.Tantalus Ridge, Squamish

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The Jim Haberl hut doesn’t skimp out on the views. Photo provided by www.alpineclubofcanada.ca

6 hours on advanced terrain from lake lovely water. Or you can take a helicopter if that’s more your style. Either way, roughing it doesn’t seem so bad up here. Reservations required $25 a night. Book here.

5.Marble Meadows, Vancouver Island

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The Wheaton hut is the only public hut in Strathcona Park, Vancouver Island.

After a short canoe ride and a 3 hour hike, you’ll find the Wheaton hut in Marble Meadows (if it’s not buried in snow). The hut is first-come-first-serve and is maintained by Shawnigan School.

Are you ready to try some winter ‘camping’ yet? Looks pretty rough.

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