Tantalus Hut

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(Taken from the ACC Vancouver Section website)

Tantalus Hut
Lake lovely water hut scaled.jpg
Overnight Capacity 20
Coordinates
Fee $25 / night
$15 / night for ACC members
Reservations Yes
Locked Yes
Built 1961
Caretaker Alpine Club of Canada, Vancouver Section

History and Location

The Tantalus hut was built by the ACC in 1961 as a base for mountaineering in the Tantalus Range. It is located at the outflow end of Lake Lovely Water (elevation 3850 feet) in the Tantalus Range in the Coast Mountains, approximately 64 km northwest of Vancouver. This site is located in Tantalus Provincial Park at 819146 on map 92G/14 (Cheakamus River).

Access

Access to the Lake Lovely Water trail requires crossing the Squamish River. Boat service is available. Please call the hut custodian, Ron Royston, for current information.

The Hut

The Tantalus Hut is a two-storey wooden structure with a large kitchen/dining room on the main floor and a separate sleeping loft above with foam mattresses for 20 people. The hut is kept locked. To book your stay, please contact Ron to arrange to pick up a key and to pay the overnight fees.

Climbing

While the Tantalus area offers limited hiking opportunities, the scenery at Lake Lovely Water alone is fabulous. In good weather, people enjoy swimming, boating and fishing. There is a wide variety of climbing opportunities of various grades. Classic alpine routes abound on such peaks as: Tantalus 2603m (8540'); Dione 2590m (8500'); Alpha 2305m (7562'); Serratus 2326m (7632') and many others. Climbing in the area is covered in Climbing and Hiking in Southwestern B.C. by Bruce Fairley, and in Alpine Select by Kevin McLane.

Reservations

  • Open: Late May to early Oct (typically Victoria Day to Thanksgiving Day weekends)
  • Reservations: Required
  • Hut Custodian: Ron Royston, call him at (604) 921-8164

Fees

  • ACC members: $15 per person per night - (please send Ron a photocopy of your membership card)
  • Non-members: $25 per person per night

VOC student members are ACC members.