VOC hut registration

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About Hut Registration

If you know you will be at a VOC Hut at a given time please post here to let people know. Note that this is not a reservation and does not grant you exclusive use, or even priority over others who may not have posted, but it's "the right thing to do." Registering here will help prevent multiple large groups from arriving at the hut at the same time. The rule for VOC huts is that there is always room for one more (this works both ways).

There is no priority based on order of registration. Feel free to register yourself anyway even if the hut is already at or near capacity, just be prepared to deal with the situation if it turns out to be crowded. Not all parties who register to use a hut actually end up going, so there is some leeway for "overbooking".

We suggest non-VOC members give VOC a donation of $10 per person per night; you could send it to us or put it in the blue lock box inside the hut.

The Burton Hut in Sphinx Bay does not have a donation box, but we still maintain it, and your donation is welcome. In addition, if you stay at Sphinx, or anywhere in Garibaldi park, you must pay BC Parks $10 per person per night, even if you are a VOC membership-paying person. This may be paid online, the link is on the BC Parks/ Garibaldi website or go to: https://secure.camis.com/DiscoverCamping/Backcountry/Garibaldi?Map The penalty for not paying is $144 per person.

GARIBALDI 4 person, from the 12 to 18 january 2015, if lake frozen ===Registration vs. Reservation===

Remember - it's not a reservation. You are registering not only to tell people that you are going, but also to receive information in case the hut gets too full for your liking. That's why you need to include your contact information (for example with a link to your user:talk page using ~~~~ or ~~~). Feel free to register far in advance, but remember that other people may plan trips on a different timescale (especially VOC types, who are categorically disorganized students who think 2 weeks out counts as advanced planning).

The VOC frequently organizes trips to our huts on short notice - we're a large club and demand for these trips is high. VOC members are very tolerant of cramped conditions in our huts. If you would prefer to avoid crowded situations, please register below so the VOC and other users can contact you to coordinate use.

How to Register

  • Sign in to the VOCWiki on the log in page. You may need to create an account, which can be done from the log in page. Include your email address in your account information. It will not be exposed to the public but it will allow people to contact you with the "email this user" feature.
  • Edit this Wiki page using the edit tab. Or just edit the subsection you want to change using the edit buttons to the right of each heading. See help:contents for help with editing the wiki.
  • Add a line to the appropriate hut section with your registration. Include the following information:
    • The date you plan to use the hut
    • The size of your group. Do not describe your party size as "hut full". This isn't a very good descriptor - it's way too subjective. Try and give some real numbers, even if it's only an estimate or a range. We don't ask that you're so specific, but please try and estimate a number and update that to be as accurate as you can. VOC trips, in particular, can usually be found on the trip agenda - so if you are a VOC Member, you can see not only how many people are coming, but even what they're names are and who's driving (if the organizer is keen they will have a link directly in the hut registration page).
    • Your contact information - your phone number, email address, or a link to your user or user:talk page (easily created with ~~~~ or ~~~). If you have registered your email with the VOCWiki, other people can contact you through your user:talk page without revealing your email address.
  • If your chosen date becomes too busy for your liking, you may move your registration to another date.
  • Update your registration if any details about your group change
  • Remove your registration after your trip is complete.

Brew Hut Registration

The Brew Hut sleeps 12 in relative comfort. In a pinch there is enough space for 16 to sleep in the loft and 3 more on the sleeping bench downstairs, with nobody on the wet floor, but it's very tight. The current record is 21 people, but that's way beyond comfortable.

There is a Coleman stove up there. We do not supply fuel for it. If you are not familiar with Coleman stoves, don't use it. Bring your own cook stove.

Please use firewood sparingly. VOC just (summer 2014) spent about $7k to fly in firewood that may, if we are careful, last five years. This is not the place to make campfires. Unless the wind is howling, the snow is flying, and you are actually cold, don't even light the wood-burning heater.

On 2014 November 07 approximately, some large boulders were placed across the access road between km6 and km7, to block vehicles. As this resulted in a car being trapped on the hut side of the blockage, the boulders were removed. But while access issues are being discussed, the boulders may once again be placed across the road. Soon this will not matter to us as snow will prevent us from driving that far, but if the boulders are still there next summer, this will increase the hiking distance to the Hut.

Date: group of X, contact information

  • Nov 29-30, 2014 Hut full, Beginner friendly VOC trip - contact Omid Javadi - omid(dot)javadi @ this is where gmail goes .com
  • Dec 10-11, 2014 ' Group of 2, contact [email protected]
  • Dec 12-13, 2014 'Group of 10 - 12 private. Contact: [email protected]
  • Dec 14-15, 2014 'Group of 2 Contact: neilmw roberts@g mail.c om
  • December 19-21, 2014 Group of 5-6, mostly BCMC. Contact: mikehamata (at) gmail.com
  • December 20-22, 2014 Group of 2-3, Private, contact Marcus, [email protected]
  • December 31-Jan 2, 2014/15 Group of 4, private, contact Roxy, r o xann e a (at) uvic . ca
  • December 30-Jan 2, 2014/15 Group of 2, private, contact Mike, c apa l d o.mi ch a e l (at) g mai l. co m

Brian Waddington Hut Registration

The Brian Waddington Hut can handle about 24 people in the loft upstairs.
We discourage people from going up there between August 15 and October 15 as the grizzly bears up there need a little privacy at this time.

  • LOST CAMERA LENS A camera lens in a black case went missing on a recent (spring 2014) visit to the Brian Waddington Hut. Please keep your eye out for it. Money Reward! Likely location: contact: [email protected] or (509) 993-8984

Date: group of X, contact information

  • Nov 28-30 Group of 4 non-VOCers + dog. Contact Henry - [email protected]
  • Dec 13-14 Group of 4 VOCers. Contact jeffigator at gee-mail dawt calm.
  • Dec 23-26 Group of 4 Norwegians spending Christmas at the hut. Contact [email protected]
  • Dec 25-Jan 1 Usually a big crowd of VOCers occupies the hut at this time, especially around New Years. If you are looking for quiet and solitude, it probably isn't going to happen!
  • Dec 26-Dec 31 Group of 2 non VOCers. contact Art artiebass(at)gmail
  • Dec 31-Jan 1Group of 8 non VOCers. Contact Aly @[email protected]
  • Jan 16-19 Group of 5-9 non VOCers. Contact Marc @ marc(underscore)heifetz(at)hotmail(dot)com
  • Jan 30-Feb 1 Group of 4-5 contact Kevin ktilley(at)gmail(dot)com
  • Jan 30-Feb 1 Group of 15-20 Kilted VOCers (may change destination) contact neil at neilmack(at)dentistry(dot)ubc(dot)ca
  • Feb 11-13 Group of ~8 non-VOCers. Contact Georgina geo (at) brunettemail (dot) com

Burton Hut Registration

The Burton Hut sleeps 10 comfortably and 15 is cozy. Make sure Garibaldi lake is frozen before you try to cross it. Typically it is frozen by the start of February.

Date: group of X, contact information

  • February 19-22 2015; Group of 14 (Guys Stag) non-VOCers, contact [email protected]
  • February 13-25 2015; VOC Sphinx Camp. Traditionally a large group of VOCers is at Burton hut during reading break. Contact: info(at)ubc-voc.com
  • March 04-08 2015: Group of 6 non-VOCers, contact: Randy.Oakley at gmail dot com

Harrison Hut Registration

The Harrison Hut sleeps 10 comfortably and 15 is cozy. Getting to the hut is difficult but is getting easier. Read more here [1].

Date: group of X, contact information

  • Oct 25, 2014 VOC Trail work party, hut will likely be full.
  • Nov 8-9, 2014 party of 4 [email protected]
  • Aug 22-Sept 7, 2015 group of 2 for sure, ~5 maybes. 50/50 trail work/play. Contact jeffigator at gee-mail dawt calm.

Keith's Hut Registration

Note that Keith's Hut is not built or maintained by VOC, but if you want to indicate that you will be using it, you are welcome to do so. Most users do not register, so don't be surprised to find the hut full to bursting with people who did not register here. The Hut has space for 15 people, but very often over 25 people sleep all over the place, dogs included.


  • November 29-30, 2014 Party of 4-6. Contact David - dave.dc70 at gmail dot com

Sentinal Bay Glaciology Huts Registration

  • August 23-24, 2014 Group of 2 non-VOCers. email thaddeus at math dot columbia dot edu