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*'''2019 December 27-Jan2 Annual VOC Phelix New Years Celebration.''' Hut likely full. Stay tuned for sign-up page. [email protected]
*'''2019 December 27-Jan2 Annual VOC Phelix New Years Celebration.''' Hut likely full. Stay tuned for sign-up page. [email protected]
*'''2020 January 18-19''' group of 8 non-VOCers. Lucy Cameron ([email protected])
*'''2020 January 18-19''' group of 8 non-VOCers. Lucy Cameron ([email protected])
*'''2020 February 1-2''' Official VOC Trip - hut likely full of people eating haggis and singing off key. (lucy dot buchananparker at gmail dot com)

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How to Register

Sign in to the VOCWiki on the log in page (or create an account). 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".
  • Your contact information - your phone number, email address.

For help with editing the wiki, see help:contents.

We request that non-VOC members give the VOC a donation of $10 per person per night, payable online or in the blue lock box inside the hut. If you are using hut facilities but tenting, consider donating $5 per person.

Update your registration if any details about your group change.

DO NOT DELETE REGISTRATIONS: Registrations numbers are being recorded in the VOC Hut Registration Archive page at the end of each month. For further information contact VOC Hut Coordinator Haley Foladare or George Hill.

If you think you may use VOC Hut facilities, please post here to facilitate contact tracing.
Remember - this is not a reservation, there will likely be others in the area

And as such, in VOC huts there is always room for one more. We suggest non-VOC members donate $10 per person per night, payable online, by mail, or put it in the blue lock box inside the hut. This money goes to hut and trail maintainence; all of the work is done by volunteers. If you are interested in doing trail work on your way up to the huts, feel free to borrow our tools.

You are registering to tell people that you are going, and to receive information in case the hut gets too full for your liking, so please include contact information. Feel free to register in advance, but remember that other people may plan trips on a different timescale (especially VOC types, who are disorganized students).

Brew Hut Registration

Main article: Brew Hut
Main article: Roe-Brew Trail
Main article: Brew Area Trails

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 22 people and a dog, set during Thanksgiving 2016. Please use firewood sparingly. In summer 2018, VOC spent about $2k to fly in firewood, if we are careful it might last three 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 light the wood-burning heater. If you're a strong party consider carrying up your own firewood.

Note on dogs: Small spaces, food, copious amounts of people, and dogs don’t fit so well together. As such, please follow these guidelines:

  1. If you would like to bring your dog, note it on your registration.
  2. At least one week prior to your trip, communicate with all other registered users. If they are not okay with a having a dog around the hut, please respect that wish.
  3. Generally, dogs should not be inside the hut unless absolutely necessary. Under NO circumstance should a dog ever be in the loft.
  4. Follow good dog etiquette practices for the backcountry. Please read this guide.

You can make a donation for your stay here. --

Registration Board

The registration board is only remaining open so that users may get an idea of who they may encounter in the Brew area; please do not enter the hut itself. To ensure that registrations are not made far in advance and to provide the public, club members, and students fair opportunities to visit the hut, registrations for Brew Hut open six weeks prior (on the 1st and 15th of every month). Registrations posted earlier than 6 weeks will be deleted. For more information on this policy, please view our Huts Management Plan or contact us at [email protected] Remember, no matter how early you register, there is always room for one more (late registrants, spontaneous trip planners, etc.).

Trip Start Date Registration Status Opening Date
2021 June 15-30 OPEN. Accepting Registrations. Visitors can now register for trips starting in this time period.
2021 July 1-15 OPEN. Accepting Registrations. Visitors can now register for trips starting in this time period.
2021 July 15-31 OPEN. Accepting Registrations. Visitors can now register for trips starting in this time period.
2021 August 1-15 CLOSED. Please wait until: 2021 July 1
2021 August 15-31 CLOSED. Please wait until: 2021 July 15

Date: group of X VOCers and/or Y non-VOCers, name, contact information (please maintain chronological order!)

Remember - it's a registration not a reservation

  • 2019 October 5-6 Group of 4 adults and 1 child non-VOCers (Terry at terryvanroon (at) gmail.com)
  • 2019 October 11-12 Group of 2 non-VOCers (charleshoare(at)hotmail.co.uk)
  • 2019 October 11-13 Group of 2 non-VOCers (juttayoung At icloud.com)
  • 2019 October 12-13 Group of 3 non-VOCers (Ben, [email protected])
  • 2019 October 12-13 Group of 4 non-VOCers (Seb, seb.taylor.5555 (at) gmail.com)
  • 2019 October 12-14 Group of 2 non-VOCers (Chris, cshamatutu (at) gmail.com)
  • 2019 October 12-14 Group of 2 non-VOCers ([email protected])
  • 2019 October 13-14 Group of 2 non-VOCers (dmweekes07 AT gmail.com)
  • 2019 October 16-17 Group 2 of VOCers plus 1 dog ([email protected])
  • 2019 October 16-17 Group of 4 non-VOCers ([email protected])
  • 2019 October 19-20 Group of 7 non-VOCers plus 2 dogs ( [email protected])
  • 2019 October 19-20 Group of 16 VOCers on VOC trip ([email protected])
  • 2019 October 26-27 Group of 8 non-VOCers ([email protected])
  • 2019 October 27-28 Group of 6 non-VOCers plus 2 dogs (ngaiohotte (at) hotmail.com)
  • 2019 October 29-30 Group of 2 non-VOCers ([email protected])
  • 2019 October 31-1 Group of 4 non-VOCers ([email protected])
  • 2019 November 1-2 Group of 2 non VOC plus dog (martin6392 at gmail)
  • 2019 November 2-3 Group of 10-5 VOCers 5 non-VOCers plus 1 dog ([email protected])
  • 2019 November 2-3 Group of 3 non-VOCers (Margaux, [email protected])
  • 2019 November 5-6 Group of 2 non-VOCers (Ariana, Ariana.Crane at Me.com)
  • 2019 November 9-10 Group of 2 one VOCer (Lucia, [email protected])
  • 2019 November 9-10 Group of 2 non-VOCers ([email protected])
  • 2019 November 9-11 Group of 6 non-VOCers ([email protected])
  • 2019 November 9-10 Group of 2 non-VOCers ([email protected])
  • 2019 November 10-11 Group of 2 non-VOCers ([email protected])
  • 2019 November 10-11 Group of 2 non-VOCers ([email protected])
  • 2019 November 10-11 Two VOC rolandburt at gmail.com
  • 2019 November 10-11 Eight VOCers Cassandra.elphinstone at shaw.ca
  • 2019 November 16-17 Group of 16 VOCers on Annual Brew Debacle [email protected]
  • 2019 November 23-24 Group of 9 non-VOCers ([email protected])


2019 November 2 - Martin Ortmayr
The broom handle is broken and needs replacing (or a new broom), so sweeping the hut is a bit of a pain.The old one seems to have been made with an old ski pole. We moved some of the sheet metal from behind the door to under the bench where it is more out of the way. Noticed mouse activity in the area behind the door that wasn't getting swept. Probably the less clutter in the hut the better, as far as mice go. We also dismantled a fire ring that a previous party had constructed outside. (Picture:/)

2019 September 2nd - George Hill

The outhouse is in good shape and prepared for winter. New spring door hinges and door trim have been installed as well as some new metal signage. The pit is showing signs of naturally occurring vermiculture; a sign that the conveyor belt is succeeding in removing urine from the pit. Unfortunately, as a prototype, the conveyor has seen issues over the past year and it needs an upgrade, namely, a synchronous belt with a more robust drive train. It has been removed and placed underneath the outhouse for now.
2019 February 21st - Austin Gardner
I noticed a minor leak in the loft in the middle of the room. There's a rusty nail marking the problem area. Asides from that everything seemed in great shape!
2019 February 4th - Jenna Wright
The wood block that locks the outhouse from the outside is gone. A rock has been left in front of the door with hopes of keeping the door closed and the inside protected from the elements.
2018 October 8th - George Hill
A new outhouse has been installed. See trip report here.
2018 May 7th - Roland Burton
Solar lighting is OK now; buttons have been replaced with a clockwork timer. Outhouse is working OK; it seems there was "operator error". Door will be repaired later this summer.
2018 March 5th - Heather Filyk
As of this past weekend there are a few updates. (1) Pin to turn light on fell out - light switch needs repair. Pin was stuck back in but then light would not turn off. (2) Inside Door knob broken - stopped turning the door lock. Had to remove handle in the morning to get out. Can open from outside. (3) The Outhouse is full up to the seat and no longer usable - for those going up to the hut bring poop bag to hut and pack it out.
2017 June 10th - Roland Burton
We now have solar lighting, which should provide ~8 hours of light, after charging with 20 hours of sunlight. Turn it on with the black button, and turn it off with the red button. It turns off every hour.
2017 June 9th - George Hill
The Coleman stove up there was tested as working on this date. The VOC does not supply fuel for it. If you are not familiar with Coleman stoves, don't use it and bring your own cooking stove.
2017 January 15th - George Hill
A security guard has been unlawfully preventing cars for non-motorized recreationalists from getting to the winter parking lot. This security guard does not have authorization from the Squamish Forest District and therefore if you are stopped, call Dave Southam the Sea to Sky District Manager at (604) 898-2141. The VOC is currently reviewing this ongoing issue and is pursuing methods to mitigate impact for those trying to access Brew Hut. If you would like to be involved in the conversation, check out this VOC message board thread. If you are a snowmobiler, there is a $20 access fee that you must pay. For more information contact George Hill
Archive:Hut Bulletins#Brew Hut

Brian Waddington (Phelix) Hut Registration

Main article: Brian Waddington Hut
Main article: Phelix Creek Trail
Main article: Phelix Creek FSR

The Brian Waddington Hut can handle 31 people in the loft upstairs and potentially 8-10 people more downstairs if necessary. 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. Due to the sensitive nature of the alpine environment, please do not make campfires or cut wood from around the Hut.

You can make a donation for your stay here

Registration Board

Date: group of X VOCers and/or Y non-VOCers, name, contact information (please maintain chronological order!)

Remember - it's a registration not a reservation

  • 2019 October 12-14 group of 2 non VOCers. (infoatjohannabeckerdotcom)
  • 2019 October 12-14 about 40 VOC people plus maybe a dog
  • 2019 October 24-25 group of 2 non-VOCers. Laura Bruulsema ([email protected])
  • 2019 October 26-27 group of 4 non-VOCers. Kristy Van Leeuwen ([email protected])
  • 2019 October 31-Nov 3 group of 20ish non-VOCers. Jaimie Sokalski ([email protected])
  • 2019 November 10-11 group of 7 VOCers. Mykal Bakker-Westeinde ([email protected])
  • 2019 November 10-11 group of 4 VOCers. Brendan O'Callahan ([email protected])
  • 2019 November 10-11 group of 5 non VOCers. Jakub Copf ([email protected])
  • 2019 December 13-15 group of 4 non-VOCers. Ben Lucas ([email protected])
  • 2019 December 15-18 group of 4 non-VOCers. Andrew Stulken ([email protected])
  • 2019 December 20-22 group of 2 non- VOCers. Jack Tsai ([email protected])
  • 2019 December 27-Jan2 Annual VOC Phelix New Years Celebration. Hut likely full. Stay tuned for sign-up page. [email protected]
  • 2020 January 18-19 group of 8 non-VOCers. Lucy Cameron ([email protected])
  • 2020 February 1-2 Official VOC Trip - hut likely full of people eating haggis and singing off key. (lucy dot buchananparker at gmail dot com)


2019 February 3rd - Tom Curran
Noticed one of the fire extinguishers had been used. Other one fine. Small propane heater working - see below. Windows seemed somewhat frozen shut. Carried out 1 broken ski pole and one mostly empty gas canister for canister stoves. Please do not leave trash at the hut.
2019 January 28th - Jordan Uittenbogaard
We got the coleman propane stove working no problem by pushing the new regulator into the stove to engage the valve. We pushed it in as hard as we could then tightened it down. After we did that, it worked all weekend. If just threaded on, it wont work. I have also donated a heater (Mr. Heater Portable Propane Buddy Heater MH 9BX) to the hut. It uses the 1lb propane cylinders as well and produces a good amount of heat. We were rather comfortable. On high a cylinder lasts 3 hours and on low 6 hours. See picture.
2019 January 2nd - Lukas Schreiber
Elliott Skierszan, his friend Nick and I made necessary improvements to the outhouse. One, we added a beam to better support the seat platform in the front. Two, we added an extra panel below and in front of the toilet seat, to prevent body liquids from reaching the outhouse floor.
2018 November 12th - George Hill
A team of 6 VOC volunteers went up to the Hut with a gallon of Moldex Killer and scrubbed out the loft and roof, cleaning it of all the visible mould and some of the grime/mould nutrients caked on to the roof. Ryan took a peek behind a small loose-ish panel and saw mold growth behind the plywood. He hypothesizes that the mould's reach behind the panels is far and wide, and that old mould in the plywood rafters had been sealed in previously by teak oil, but not killed. IF these are indeed the things that are happening, then the whole roof plywood, insulation and vapour barrier should be replaced at the time of a heater being installed. However, we should not jump to this before at least taking off one panel and investigating it further. The solar fan is working fine and my hypothesis for why the mould was so horrid this year was because of the vent on the north side of the hut. We installed a temperature sensor last New Years that used the vent and had a rag stuffed in it (the rag is typically removed in the spring/summer but wasn't this year because of the sensor). We have now moved the sensors so that they do not use the vent and hopefully next year, the hut should not see the same kind of mould growth, especially after our cleaning this fall. Also on this trip we put up a blackboard. Feel free to use it to post avalanche bulletins, weather or other family friendly artwork. Also, also, the propane cooking stove has a faulty regulator. We have taken the regulator down and will bring up a new one at New Years (unless someone beats us to it).
2018 November 3rd - Luc Harvey
A team of 16 VOC volunteers went up to the Phelix Creek FSR with 3 Brush saws, picks and shovels, multiple sets of clippers and a chainsaw to cut back the alder along the road from the landslide to the trailhead. Three of us went up on the Friday and did a bunch of work to the landslide section of the road to improve vehicle access and made it more safe to drive over. It looks much better from what people who had driven it before had told me. Rocks were moved and the slide was cut back to make as level a surface as possible. A regular sized 4x4 vehicle with enough clearance can now make it past the slide with ease now. On the Saturday, the alder along the majority of the road was also significantly cut back and should now hopefully, at a minimum, hold out until the end of next summer. A bunch of tall, leaning alder trees were also cut down and moved to the side of the road to prevent them from falling over the road in the future. The logging company in the area intends to reactivate the road as Ryan hinted to below so this may not need to be done again for a good while. Further to this, the 2 ton second bridge (or as we call it the zero bridge as we don't think it should have any vehicles crossing it due to the state of the beams supporting it) was tested by Tom's SUV and proven that it can still support the weight of a vehicle. Nevertheless, I think that the more we test it, the more likely it is to break so I would avoid repeating this at all costs (unless you feel like getting your vehicle stuck up there). Lastly, the flagging is still up at the ditches along the road (be careful crossing these as there is a good chance of bottoming out if you drive through them too fast). We reattached any flagging on new branch nearby when alder that had flagging attached to them was cut down.
2018 October 8th - Ryan Macdonald
The mold issue at Brian Waddington is worse than ever. Pink & White mold is eating into the main roof beam, and black mold has colonized around the front window + all the roof panels to some extent. I suspect, given the vapor barrier, that behind said panels may be a horror show of health hazard levels if we pulled one and took a peek. I was quite shocked at how much worse it is from ten months ago. In other news there's fresh flagging all the way up the road for the installation of drainage works, so presumably someone intends to reactivate the spur past the log & rope bridge. Hopefully they stabilize the landslip and don't put a big gate in or pull the bridges when they finish. One mouse was caught by a trap, however there were several running around downstairs at night, suspending food is recommended. We removed the metal footbridge for the winter on our way out.
2018 April 19th - Luc Frost
We planned on driving most of the FSR but had to change plans immediately due to a huge boulder that has blocked the road right at the very start. http://tinypic.com/r/2e2gmxv/9 We managed to clear a route around it by removing the trees that it had taken out after it rolled down the hill, and managed to get around the landslide (don't do this in a truck.. way too sketchy) but there is a LOT of snow from the very start so we had to park up just before the landslide. Thanks to Scott McKenzie's email, I had a good idea of what the rest of the trail would be like. We spent 3 days up at the hut. It was mostly full on the first night so bear in mind a lot of people don't realize the registration page exists.
2018 April 15th - Scott McKenzie
Parked at the gate to Birkenhead Prov. Park and started skinning up the Phelix Creek FSR.  There were a few sections we had to boot pack up, and they were longer on the way down due to snow melt Saturday afternoon and Sunday.  The snowmobile tracks between the parking lot and the trail split were a pain, more so on the ski out as it was all slushy, tight rollers.  The section above the split (just before the 2nd bridge on the way up) was pretty good.  The snowpack was soft under foot, and even skis were sinking on occasion if you stepped off the buried skin track (we broke Trail the whole way up).  There were a number of small creeks that still had snow bridge dips over them, but we had to pop skis off and walk across the wider creek (single log bridge with a rope handrail).  The steep portion (last 2km before the lake) of the trail was pretty icy which was tough both up and down. The Hut is in pretty good shape, there was lots of snow at the top, there are openings in the creek, but the lake is still nicely frozen.  There is no propane left for the stove or griddle, but otherwise it’s clean and cozy. Skiing off Cabin Hill Sunday was stable and ankle deep pow.
2018 March 10th - Jason John Thompson
skins on from beginning on phelix fsr. it took 5.5 hrs with two snack breaks easy pace. leave early easy skinning first 7km. last 3km is a slog with “skin track” of sub optimal. the phelix creek trail steep hill skinning at the end is icy since everyone coming down and pizza wedges it. we even took skis off at one point to boot up ice. once at lake lots of snow soft of N aspect. south aspects got sun baked. I imagine its frozen crust now. cabin minus 2 in morning with 2 peeps. amazing terrain.
2018 January 5th - Elliot Skierszkan
Our party of 4 was the last VOC-affiliated party to leave the hut, yesterday. We did a good clean up of the surfaces and kitchenware, hauled out the remaining garbage, chipped the ice away from the windows and door frames so they would shut properly and generally left the hut in much greater condition than when we arrived on the 31st. The hut does have a resident mouse, unfortunately. Tom and Cassandra did an amazing job clearing alder on the way up, and I also hacked away some more on my way down. Tom and Cassandra removed most of the alder close to the trail, so by the time I was sweeping out I was attacking what little remained. The result of this and many previous trail-clearing efforts mean that the ski in/out of Phelix is in the best condition I have ever seen it, so great work to all those involved!
Archive:Hut Bulletins#Brian Waddington Hut

Burton Hut (Garibaldi Lake, or Sphinx Hut) Registration

Main article: Burton Hut

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. This hut now has a cash donation box and if you wish, your $5 donation is welcome. You can also make a donation for your stay here

A BC Parks Wilderness Camping Permit must be purchased for any overnight stay in Garibaldi Park that is not at one of the established campgrounds (such as Garibaldi Lake Campground). The Wilderness Permit must be purchased regardless of whether you are a VOC fee-paying member, or not and it is in addition to any other fees. Wilderness camping is only permitted if you are at least 2km away from any established trail or reservable campground or, you are in the designated wilderness camping zone. All overnight stays at Burton Hut or the Sentinel Bay Glaciology Huts require a Wilderness Camping Permit. This applies to any member of the public including VOC members. Permits can be purchased from Discover Camping up until 5pm the day you intend to arrive. The penalty for not paying $144 per person. The BC Parks Wilderness Camping Permit comes into effect 2018 April 10th

You can make a donation for your stay here.

Registration Board

Date: group of X VOCers and/or Y non-VOCers, name, contact information (please maintain chronological order!)

Remember - it's a registration not a reservation


2019 January 14th - Alastair White
The info email received a report that Garibaldi Lake is only 3/4 frozen and Sentinel and Sphinx bays are still open.
2018 November 12th - Krista Cawley and Piotr Forysinski
The hut is still snow-free. We visited for the weekend to do some maintenance on the outhouse, which does not look like it's been used in quite some time. The door now has additional wood to reinforce where the hinges are, as well as new hinges, and has been re-mounted and secured with a piece of string and a nail to keep it closed in the winter. The wood on the door jam is still OK and will likely last a little while longer. We also screwed the throne to the floor so it doesn't move, and closed up the back of the outhouse where it looks like an animal ripped the wood away. Likely, this is why the outhouse has been getting filled with snow; hopefully this year the lower level will stay snow-free. There's a piece of cedar 1x6, a few smaller blocks of wood, and some screws we left in the repair bin in the hut. The hut could use a new pen or pencil (there appears to be none there), but otherwise seems in good shape for the winter.
2018 June 24th - Jeff Mottershead
There's a thing on the hut registration (April 2nd Bulletin) that claims it's totally full and to bring sacks for poop. This isn't really true. The door of the outhouse is torn off and I can only assume that it was filled with a snow/poop aggregate. Spring has sprung. The poop has sunk. I wonder if once it stunk. The poop should find a loving home this summer, though, otherwise it will be really overflowing by this time next year. Another thing worth thinking about is putting the door back on. One hinge is bent, screws are rusted and busted and the wood that the screws used to screw into is punky, partially missing and not long for this world. If I was not useless I would have had a tape measure, but alas...
2018 April 2nd - George Hill
We have received reports that the outhouse at Burton is completely full. Until we can fix it we ask that anyone going to Burton Hut plan on bringing poop bags. Please do not poop in the snow. Additionally, we get water by melting snow at the Hut and we do not want to have people getting sick from poop contamination.
2018 February 21st - George Hill
Hut was nearly submerged in snow and only had about a meter poking above the surface. The orange marker sitting atop a pole strapped to the front was well attached and could have survived another half meter above the roof. The outhouse was about 90% submurged and was dug out once, but with high winds was quickly filled back in. The square hole at the top of the back side of the hut was letting an ample amount of snow and moisture into loft such that no one wished to sleep in the loft on that side. There used to be a small Styrofoam piece that would fit over top of the holes however the piece had broken. It might be worth considering how to improve this opening over the summer to reduce our reliance on fragile Styrofoam pieces. Both burners of the Coleman Stove worked well and combined with body heat of 8 people the Hut kept itself fairly warm despite -20 overnight lows and even colder winds blowing into the hut from the hole previously mentioned. Some Journals were brought up and the Journal list has now been updated here.
Archive:Hut Bulletins#Burton Hut

Harrison Hut Registration

Main article: Harrison Hut
Main article: Harrison Hut Trail

The Harrison Hut sleeps 10 comfortably and 15 is cozy. Getting to the hut is difficult but is getting easier. Read more here: Harrison Hut Trail. Road closures are frequent due to the landslide risk being high, or landslides actually occurring and blocking the road. Be sure to check the official road bulletin here [1] before going. Keep in mind the bulletin is not updated nearly as frequently as it should so sometimes the road re-opens before it is official posted on the bulletin. Check the bulletin below for the most recent VOC and user updates on both the road status and the Hut/Trail conditions.

Harrison Hut is the VOC's most remote hut situated on the far north end of the Pemberton Icecap. Winter access requires up to 40km of travel on an unplowed forest service road, potentially a river crossing, and a 6km bushwack skin. Alternatively, it can be access through a multi-day traverse of the Pemberton Icecap from the Rutherford Emergency Shelter, or from Ring Lake in Callaghan Provincial Park. Due to the extremely remote and difficult nature of accessing the hut in winter, the VOC accepts entry and exit access by Helicopter. This is the ONLY INSTANCE of motorized access at ANY of the VOC huts which the VOC accepts and only if there are no non-motorized travelers in the time frame you wish to access the hut. If you intend to access the hut via Helicopter, you MUST register and accept that you are second in priority to any non-motorized travelers. Include the full details of how many are in your party, the dates and times of helicopter access, contact information, and the company you flying in with. In addition, please bring with you your own firewood. The firewood at the hut is collected from treeline alpine and is a very limited resource and by bringing in your own wood we can preserve the wood at the hut for non-motorized users and reduce our overall stress on the environment. If there are ANY conflicts as a result of motorized users willfully abstaining from the procedures set out herein, the VOC will not hesitate to revoke this policy.. Expect to pay ca $2k for the flight in and another $2k for the flight out.

Registration Board

(please maintain chronological order!) Remember - it's a registration not a reservation

  • 2019 December 26-Jan5: about 15-person mix of crusty VOCers and non-VOCers (full hut). caroline-dot-j-dot jung at g00gle e [email protected] (dots are periods)


2019 June 1st - John Howe
Active logging has started for the season and there will be hauling on the Lillooet South FSR and the Meager South roads within the next few days, continuing for a few weeks. The first half of the Harrison Hut Trail has sections where active falling is occuring and with cut-blocks being a serious safety hazard, the first half of the Trail is CLOSED. The second half of the trail is OPEN and can be reached by travelling along the Meager South Road to bypass the first half of the trail. VOC Note: The first half of the trail is somewhat redundant now anyways since the 23km gate prevents vehicle access to the trailhead. It is faster and easier to cycle the new road to the mid-way point of the trail and start from there. This also avoids the loggers as well.
2018 September 19th - John Howe
Pebble Creek Timber Co., the logging company with timber rights in the Meager Valley, is planning to start heli logging operations that will affect the Harrison Hut Trail that starts near Perkins Creek and goes into the Meager Creek watershed. For safety reasons, the trail will be closed 7 days a week for the next two months as of today until November 30th, 2018. Signs will be posted at the trailhead and on both sides of the effected sections.
2018 September 16th - George Hill
The Lillooet South FSR is closed, beginning at the 2km gate, to motorized vehicle traffic from September 16th to November 30th and from April 1st to June 15th annually to protect sensitive grizzly bear habitat. Non-motorized traffic, such as biking, skiing or hiking are still permitted. The gate is closed by the Sea to Sky Forest District and was implemented as a result of a 2018 report titled "Motorized Access Management: Recommendations to Protect Grizzly Bears in the Upper Lillooet River Area". The report cites the following as the reason for the implementation of the gates: "public recreation that is cause for concern, owing to the observations on the north side of the Lillooet River FSR, and activities in the Pebble Creek hot springs that frequently require action by Conservation Officers and FLNRORD Compliance and Enforcement personnel...Gates allow for continued industrial and First Nations use while restricting public recreational or other unauthorized use". For further information, contact the Sea to Sky Forest District.
2018 June 26th - Roland Burton
Hi, My name is Simon Getaz, I am in charge of the falling for logging purpose of cutblocks 170 and 171 up Perkins Main. Those two block are located at the start of the Harrison Hut trail. We noticed people walking and driving through those cutblocks to access the trail, so we would like to inform you of our active falling and logging operation. Signage will be in place. If any of your members were to do this hike, could they please get on the trail where it originally started and not through the new cutblocks. Safety is our priority and the trail can remain open if accessed this way. If we notice people going through our signage without care we might be forced to shut the trail access. Thank you for your understanding. Simon Getaz 604 6126404
2018 June 19th - Vincent Hanlon
The gate at 2km (on Lillooet South FSR) is open, but it may be closed periodically because of landslide risk if things get really hot. Incidentally, this sort of information about road access is available from the Sea to Sky Natural Resource district (Sea to Sky Resource Road Status and Information Page). They're especially helpful if you call and ask nicely (604 898-2100).
2017 September 24th - George Hill
After three workhikes this summer a new bridge has been installed to replace the broken Barr Creek Bridge and the Hut now has a it's main floor completely renovated inclusive of: a new floor; a new steel door and frame complete with weather stripping, a sweep and a door closer; new and re-used baseboards to complete the seal around the new floor; solar lighting that can provide light to the Hut for up to 8 hours on a full charge; the bench on the wall rebuilt and improved and; new and improved supports for the cooking table attached to the other wall. The Hut now looks nearly brand new. Things that can still be done include adding a layer of paint to the new floor and baseboards; rebuilding the movable bench to sit flat on the ground; new windows & frames; rebuilding the ladder to be more sturdy and; replacing the wooden solar panel frame with a more robust metal frame.
Archive:Hut Bulletins#Harrison Hut

Tenquille Lake Cabin Registration

Main article: Tenquille Lake Cabin

Note that Tenquille Lake Cabin 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 if you find people at the hut who did not register here. The Hut has space for 15-20 people. The cabin belongs to the Provincial government, but is maintained and managed by volunteers from the Pemberton Wildlife Association (PWA). Remember - it's a registration not a reservation

Registration Board

Date: group of X VOCers and/or Y non-VOCers, name, contact information (please maintain chronological order!)


Keith's Hut Registration

Main article: Keith's Hut
Main article: Cerise Creek Trail

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 (on Saturday night and maybe Friday night) 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. Remember - it's a registration not a reservation

Registration Board

Date: group of X VOCers and/or Y non-VOCers, name, contact information (please maintain chronological order!)


2019 October 3 - Tam McTavish
UPDATE 2019: According to BC Parks: "This park will remain closed until further notice, however, conservancy visitors can still visit other provincial parks that remain unaffected. Please visit the BC Parks website (bcparks.ca) to explore alternative camping options, as well as the Discover Camping website (discovercamping.ca) to check for available camping with reservations. Closure Date: May 17, 2019". According to Parks Officials this is in effect for the winter as well and all access to the area is not allowed. Until further notice (as of September 2019) this means there is no access to the hut. All maintenance trips and access has to be permitted by BC Parks on a case by case basis. Despite the fact that the hut does not to appear to be at any risk, and it is possible to access from routes other than Cerise Creek, the whole area is closed.
2019 May 17 - Andrew Wong
Today, BC Parks closed the Nlhaxten/Cerise Creek Conservancy until further notice due to the Joffre Peak landslide. Visit the BC Parks webpage for details http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/cnsrvncy/nlhaxten-cerise-crk/. The landslide occurred on the NE aspect of Joffre Peak on May 12, 2019. The Cerise Creek summer trail was buried and destroyed by the debris. The winter route may have been spared damage but there are no on-the-ground assessments yet. No injuries or deaths from this event. Some news footage here https://globalnews.ca/video/5273224/landslide-at-joffre-peak-no-injuries-or-fatalities-reported
2016 December 26th - George Hill
Hut was very very quiet (we were the only ones there). Hut is in excellent shape with firewood and solar lighting.
2011 July 4th - Lommer
Party of three skinned in the winter route. The bridge over Cerise Creek was no longer snow-covered and was under water, requiring wet feet. Snow is melting rapidly up near the hut, and the higher portion of the winter trail along the creek will soon be difficult to navigate due to melting snow bridges.
2009 July 10th - Lommer
Party of 5 went in on Friday and out on Saturday. Halfway between the first and second bridges right near the parking area on the Duffey Lake Road there was some flagging that said the "second bridge" was out or unpassable at high water, and a note to follow a new flagging route up through the forest. Not sure if the "second bridge" was referring to the one immediately after the flagging or to the larger bridge much further up on the logging road segment before the old trailhead. Regardless, both bridges were perfectly serviceable and we crossed them with no difficulty whatsoever (for details see talk). Hut was clean, some snow patches remaining around the glacier, great time was had...
2009 June 27th - Bram Van Straaten
A BCMC party flagged a new route on the west side of Cerise Creek. Follow flagging on the right, a bit after the first bridge over Cayoosh Creek (right after the parking lot on Hwy 99). See ClubTread for more details.
2009 June 4th - Lommer
Took the newly flagged route up, about 1hr to the summer trailhead on the Cerise FSR. On the way back we waded Cerise creek (almost crotch high water) at the Cerise FSR and took the east side trail back. The latter option is much faster (~30mins), but you'll get wet feet.
Archive:Hut Bulletins#Keith's Hut

Snowspider Hut Registration

Note that Snowspider 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. The loft in the Hut can only sleep about 4 persons, but more can fit on the floor. With the limited space, registering your intentions here can help coordinate use so that you don't end up tenting by surprise. Keep in mind that, like Keith's, many may not be aware of this registration board and might not be registered below. Remember - it's a registration not a reservation.

Registration Board

Date: group of X VOCers and/or Y non-VOCers, name, contact information (please maintain chronological order!)


2017 October 16th - Roland Burton
A VOC party drove up Twin One FSR for about 11 km and then navigated to the hut by GPS. See trip report here.
Archive:Hut Bulletins#Snowspider Hut

Sentinal Bay Glaciology Hut Registration

There is no registration for the Sentinal Bay Glaciology Huts.


2017 March 3rd - Brett Logan
Slept in the A-frame one this past Saturday and it was super cozy. There are some old foam mattresses and rusty nails and the door doesn't seal but with three of us inside it was super warm. Always windy in that area so shelters are free of snow.
2015 April 22nd - Steve Grant
The huts are in good condition, and seem to be getting little use. The west side of Sentinel Bay is now open water. It is possible to get ashore off the lake on the east side, but you have to navigate around the open creek outflow and the usual wet area along the fringe of the lake. One hot day will spell the end of adequate conditions. Nice beach at the east end of the bay. There's so little snow that approaching the hut once off the lake requires some dodging around or taking the skis off. The Sentinel Bay area of Lake Garibaldi melts out first, and conditions are marginal now for skiing. I'd advise against trying it with snowshoes. Despite that, everywhere on the lake I tried to dig a hole to get water, I ran into a hard thick layer of ice that could not be penetrated with an aluminum shovel.
2011 March 27th - user:Camshaft
Hut location 10 U 500456 5527329 -Larger hut, with smaller sleeping areas has broken window, snow building on bunks -smaller hut, with larger sleeping areas is ok, small snow drifts inside from leaks in walls
Archive:Hut Bulletins#Sentinal Bay Glaciology Huts

Lizzie Creek Cabin Registration

Main article: Lizzie Creek Cabin
Main article: Stein Valley Traverse

There is no registration for the Lizzie Creek Cabin.


2019 September 10th - Brian Sheffield
We did a BCMC hike with 9 people into Lizzie. We took loppers and a chain saw and cut all the dead fall from the parking lot to the cabin. Also took out a fair amount of the alder, but it is always growing in fast. It should be fine for winter this year. Cut a winters supply of relatively dry wood. There is a lantern and two stoves that all work.
2019 July 12th - Justine Clift
Encountered a bear in area of Lizzie Lake Cabin evening of July 9. Was likely habituated and not concerned despite use of deterrents. Please take care in this area.
2018 July 1st - Rob Szpak
Ran the to the cabin yesterday. Looks like it needs a good clean, the back window is missing, and the stove vent piping has fallen off.
2018 June 23rd - Kent Popjes
We received a report of a hiker that arrived at Lizzie Lake cabin tonight and encountered a bear in the cabin. Apparently the hiker pepper sprayed the bear, the bear was unaffected and remained inside the building. The solo hiker then left the area and planned to camp at Lizzie lake. Information was obtained 3rd hand through an in-reach device to a friend who was put in contact with the Conservation Officer Service. The bear may have accessed food in the cabin left from previous hikers.
2016 October 4th - George Hill
After a VOC work hike and the BC Government helping to clean up the trail, it is now completely clear and a beginner friendly trail. Work still needs to be done on the roof of the Hut, the floor of the Hut and the safety of the new one log bridge.
2010 July 27th - Piotr Forysinski
A VOC party visited it in the summer of 2010 after spending a day brushing out the access road. See for details 2010 July 24-25 Lizzie Creek Cabin Workhike
Archive:Hut Bulletins#Lizzie Creek Cabin