Non-VOC Hut Registration

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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 (see below). 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.

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If you visit a non-VOC hut, please consider leaving a donation for the caretakers.Some huts may have an online donation page and most will have an box for cash donations at the hut.

Please update your registration if any details about your group change. Please be respectful of other user's and don't delete their registrations without their permission. For Non-VOC Huts, we do not keep track of the number of registrations.

For any help with registering, or if you have any questions, contact the VOC Hut Coordinator, Declan Taylor, or the VOC Access Coordinator, Haley Foladare at [email protected]

COVID icon.png COVID Guidelines

The VOC recommends against the recreational use of our huts this winter due to COVID. Use at your own risk; the VOC does not have the ability to regularly sanitize the huts or contact trace.


If you are headed to the area you should still register in case you end up needing to use our facilities; if you do unpredictably need to use the VOC backcountry facilities we suggest that you:

1) Follow the provincial health guidelines for socializing indoors

2) Sanitize your hands every time you enter/leave the hut (we do not provide hand sanitizer) in case you’ve come into contact with COVID on surfaces.

3) Consider leaving a hut donation (we still need to spend money on upkeep)!

There are many non-VOC huts out there that are similarly not locked, don't take reservations, and, are generally first come first serve. If you want to indicate that you will be using one of these huts anyways, you are welcome to do so on the Non-VOC Hut Registration Page. These huts were not built by the VOC and are not maintained by the VOC. Most users of these huts do not use this registration board so do not be surprised to arrive to a full cabin even if nothing is posted here. These huts were not built by the VOC and we do not maintain them. If you visit a non-VOC hut, please consider leaving a donation for the caretakers. If you are looking for the registration board for VOC huts, see the VOC Hut Registration Page.

Keith's Hut

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

Update: Hut is LOCKED for the foreseeable future!

This hut is very popular and regularly busy. 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!)
Example: *2000 July 29-Aug2: Group of 2 VOC and 3 non-VOC, John, johndoe at gmail.com
Remember - it's a registration not a reservation. Make a donation for your stay here, and please fill out this short survey to help us know how many people are using the hut.


Bulletins

2019 November 20 - George Hill
CLOSURE AREA REVISED: After advocacy by the backcountry community the province has amended the area of the conservancy closure to encompass only the landslide area. There is currently no trail to the hut, however, the hut is OPEN. There have been rumours of skiers touring to the hut just above the north-east side of the closure area, however, the route is not beginner friendly and crosses numerous avalanche run-out paths. If you do reach the hut via this method, please let the VOC know at [email protected] so that we can share more detailed information here.
2019 October 3 - Tam McTavish
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


Lizzie Creek Cabin

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

This is a rustic cabin in a beautiful area. The VOC sometimes helps maintain access to the cabin.

Registration Board

Date: Group of X VOCers and/or Y non-VOCers, name, contact information (please maintain chronological order!)
Example: *2000 July 29-Aug2: Group of 2 VOC and 3 non-VOC, John, johndoe at gmail.com
Remember - it's a registration not a reservation. Make a donation for your stay here, and please fill out this short survey to help us know how many people are using the hut.


Bulletins

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


Tenquille Lake Cabin

Main article: Tenquille Lake Cabin

The Cabin has space for about 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!)
Example: *2000 July 29-Aug2: Group of 2 VOC and 3 non-VOC, John, johndoe at gmail.com
Remember - it's a registration not a reservation. Make a donation for your stay here, and please fill out this short survey to help us know how many people are using the hut.


Bulletins


Snowspider Hut

Main article: Snowspider Hut

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!)
Example: *2000 July 29-Aug2: Group of 2 VOC and 3 non-VOC, John, johndoe at gmail.com
Remember - it's a registration not a reservation. Make a donation for your stay here, and please fill out this short survey to help us know how many people are using the hut.


Bulletins

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.


Sentinal Bay Glaciology Huts

These two small huts are relatively unused and have no amenities.

Registration Board

Date: Group of X VOCers and/or Y non-VOCers, name, contact information (please maintain chronological order!)
Example: *2000 July 29-Aug2: Group of 2 VOC and 3 non-VOC, John, johndoe at gmail.com
Remember - it's a registration not a reservation. Make a donation for your stay here, and please fill out this short survey to help us know how many people are using the hut.


Bulletins

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