Kokanee Glacier Cabin

Kokanee Glacier Cabin

Built 2002

Kokanee Glacier Cabin is easily our most well equipped hut with running water, flush toilets, showers, and electricity. Sitting mostly above 1,800 metres in elevation, the park has three glaciers – Kokanee, Caribou, and Woodbury – which feed over 30 lakes and are the headwaters of many creeks.
ACC huts in BC Provincial Parks (Kokanee Glacier Cabin, Conrad Kain Hut, Elk Lakes Cabin, Silver Spray Cabin, Woodbury Cabin) may be booked by ACC members and non-members up to six months in advance.

Hut Facilities

Kokanee Glacier Cabin Features

Family Friendly
Open All Year

Features

Summer adventure for the whole family

The Kokanee Glacier Cabin, on the shores of Kaslo lake in Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park, is ideally situated for summertime hiking and scrambling adventures. Kokanee Glacier Cabin offers an exciting backcountry adventure for the whole family. This is easily our most well equipped hut. In addition to all the dishes for cooking and dining that our guests have come to expect, there is electricity. That means there is a coffee maker and kettle. Guests supply their own basket filters and coffee.

Trail Access

Gibson Lake Trailhead: To get to the Gibson Lake trailhead, follow Highway 3A from Nelson for 19 km, up the Kokanee Creek Road which leads to Gibson Lake. From Gibson Lake hike past Kokanee Lake over Kokanee Pass and down to Kaslo Lake. The cabin is at the north end of the Kaslo lake, past the campground. Hiking distance is 8.5 kilometres with 400 metres elevation gain.

Note: Roads in the park may not be suitable for low-clearance vehicles. Park visitors are recommended to protect their vehicle with chicken wire to deter porcupines from chewing on rubber hoses and tires.

Member Rates

  • Standard $25

Non Member Rates

  • Standard $25

Features

Kokanee Ski Weeks

Ski weeks at Kokanee are very popular and are reserved by lottery. Travelling in the Kokanee Glacier Park backcountry area in the winter is recommended only for advanced-intermediate and expert skiers with backcountry experience.
Rates include the whole hut booking, including return flights, 7 nights accommodation (Saturday travel days), and taxes. Travel days are Saturdays with departures from Nelson, BC. The Maximum hut capacity of Kokanee Glacier Cabin is 15.
The maximum weight for all items (other than people) is 100lbs per person. All baggage will be weighed and your group may be asked to leave gear behind if your group is over the weight limit. Your group will be charged for additional helicopter flights that are required due to excessive weight or bulk.
It is not permitted to operate an advertised commercial venture within Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park. Individuals may hire professional guides for their trips, but guides may not book and resell places at the hut.

Lottery Details

Lottery applications are accepted only for the weeks which are shown during the application process, there may be additional weeks added during the lottery application period. Lottery application fee is $20/entry. Once reserved, a ski-week trip date may not be changed, deferred or transferred to another person. All payments must be received according to the payment schedule, failure to make a payment will result in the forfeiture of the reservation. All payments once made are non-refundable.

If the winner accepts the week, their deposit must be received within 7 days. Weeks that are declined by the lottery winners will be made available to that week’s first runners-up.

When your booking is confirmed, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required. Final payment is due 90 days prior to trip departure. Post-dated cheques will be accepted for final payments if arrangements are made at time of booking. The ACC reserves the right to cancel bookings without notice in the case of late payments. All payments are to be made in one payment. We do not accept partial payments. Pricing is subject to change without notice.

All payments for ski weeks are 100% non-refundable once processed. The ACC does not refund of discount any ski week bookings due to weather, flight delays or other situations beyond our control. The Alpine club of Canada reserves the right to cancel any trip. Dates are non-transferable.

Trail Access

Kokanee Glacier Cabin is access by helicopter in the winter.

Ski Week Rates

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