Perched on a spectacular ridge at 1350m on 5040 Peak, the new ACC Vancouver Island hut provides access to extensive summer alpine hiking and superb winter and spring skiing. 5040 Peak’s location provides access to high alpine ridges that can be used to reach other peaks in the heart of Vancouver Island including Nahmint Mountain with its 200m high French Falls and Adder Peak which is speckled with sapphire blue lakes. When visiting this area please keep in mind the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation saying “His-shuk-nish-tsa-waak” which means “We Are All One”.
To find out how to book accommodation at the hut please visit the Alpine Club of Canada
Reservations are required for all stays at the hut
Membership: ACC membership is not required to book the hut, rates are $20 for members, $25 for non-members, half price for children.
Pets: NO dogs or other animals, except guide animals, are permitted in the hut.
Capacity: The hut sleeps 12, mattresses are provided, bring your own sleeping bag. Camping is available nearby, the camping fee includes use of the hut and outhouse.
The hut is open and proving very popular with many people already enjoying the facilities. However there are some teething issues and the fees don’t yet cover cover all our expenses so we are still accepting donations to ensure that the hut is kept is the best working order possible. To donate please follow this link to the Alpine Club of Canada donations page
Location: Lat/Long 49.18916667, -125.28750000
Quick Description: Summer: A 2.4km hike up the Cobalt Lake Trail. Winter: Up to 12km ski. Distance depends on the snow line on the Marion Creek Forest Service Road.
Elevation Gain to Hut: Summer: 700 m (2300 ft). Winter: up to 1175 m (3850 ft).
Approach Time: Summer: 2-3 hours. Winter: 4-8 hours.