At a Glance
At the east end of Lake Lovely Water in the Tantalus Range, near Squamish, BC
92G/14 (Cheakamus River); Grid Reference 819146
1,173 metres (3,850 feet)
$15 members, $25 others
ACC Vancouver Section
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The Tantalus Hut is maintained and operated by the Vancouver Section of the ACC. Reservations are required as the hut is kept locked.
The hut is open from late May to early October (typically Victoria Day to Thanksgiving Day weekends).
Hut Custodian: Ron Royston
Climbing Hut on Lake Lovely Water
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 1,173 m / 3,850 ft) in the Tantalus Range in the Coast Mountains, approximately 64 km northwest of Vancouver. There are excellent mountaineering objectives and additional opportunities for swimming, canoeing and fishing.
The hut is a two-story wooden structure with a large kitchen / dining room on the main floor and a sleeping loft with foam mattresses for 20 people above. The kitchen is equipped with propane cooking as well as cooking and eating utensils. There is a dock nearby with two large rowboats and a canoe.
There is a wide variety of climbing opportunities of various grades. Classic alpine routes abound on such peaks as: Tantalus 2,603 m (8,540 ft); Dione 2,590 m (8,500 ft); Alpha 2,305 m (7,562 ft); Serratus 2,326 m (7,632 ft) 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.
Access to the Lake Lovely Water trail requires crossing the Squamish River. There are a number of options:
- Boat service is available; call 604-815-9647.
- Float plane access is available from Whistler, provided by Whistler Air (1-888-806-2299 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Helicopter access is available from Squamish, and can be arranged by contacting Blackcomb Aviation 604-898-1067 or Black Tusk Helicopters 604-898-4800.
|Propane lighting – propane is supplied|
|Wood stove – firewood is provided|