Silver Spray Cabin

Hiking and Mountaineering Destination in Kokanee Glacier Park

The Silver Spray Cabin was built in 1994 and is a great destination for strong hikers and mountaineers looking to explore this rugged and scenic corner of Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park. Kokanee Park is located in southeastern British Columbia’s Selkirk Mountains, a short distance north of Nelson. Sitting mostly above 1,800 metres in elevation, the park has three glaciers – Kokanee, Caribou, and Woodbury – which feed over 30 lakes and are the headwaters of many creeks.

The hut has propane cooking, lighting and heating. Cookware or dishware are provided. Sleeping is in the loft area on foam pads.

At A Glance

Location
General: In Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park, north of Nelson, BC
Map and Grid Reference: 82F/14 (Slocan); Grid Reference
Hut Elevation: 2,340 m (7,670 ft)
GPS: NAD27 493207 5518983
Lat / Long: 49° 49' 24" / -117° 05' 40"
Rates
Open: Summer Only
Rates: $25 members, $25 others

Access
Quick Description: 7km hike with 1,000 m elevation gain.
Elevation Gain to Hut: 1,000 m - 3,300 ft.
Approach Time: 4-6 hours
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ACC Hut in BC Parks

The Silver Spray Cabin is one of five huts operated by the ACC which reside in the BC Parks jurisdiction. ACC Membership is not required to advance book or receive a discounted rate at these huts.

Other Huts in the Area

The Woodbury Cabin is located to the southwest and can be reached via the Woodbury-Silver Spray Traverse.

Hut Bookings

  • Reservations arerequired at all ACC huts.
  • ACC membership is not required to book huts. ACC members can book 12 months in advance. Non-members can book 30 days in advance
  • Call 403-678-3200 ext 0 to make a booking. We are open 8:30 am to 9:30 pm daily.
  • Please read our cancellation policies and consider cancellation insurance for your trip.

Rates

Per Night Adult Member $25
Per Night Adult Non-Member $25
Per Night Family   $50.00
   

About rates

Facilities

10
Mattress pads provided, bring your own sleeping bag
Propane stovetops (propane supplied)
Outhouse
Propane lighting – propane is supplied
Wood stove – firewood is provided
Creek

Recreational Opportunities

Summer
  • Mountaineering
  • Scrambling
  • Trail Hiking

Access

Summertime access  to the Silver Spray Cabin begins at the Woodbury trailhead. At the town of Balfour, north of Nelson, Highway 3A meets Highway 31. From Balfour travel north on Hwy 31, for roughly 25 km. From Kaslo, drive south on 31 for roughly 11 km. At the sign for Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park, turn west on to the unpaved road. Your 7 km hike to the hut gains over 1,000 metres, and takes 4-6 hours.

Note: All roads in the park may not be suitable for low-clearance vehicles. Park visitors are recommended to protect their vehicle with chicken wire to deter porcupines from chewing on rubber hoses and tires.

In winter the Silver Spray Cabin is officially closed due to avalanche hazard.

Printable detailed approach description

References and Links

The Hut Experience

Staying in a backcountry hut is a shared, rustic experience. Sleeping, kitchen and living areas are communal, and foam mattresses, cooking and eating utensils are provided. Guests area expected to bring their own sleeping bags, food and personal items.

All of our huts are user-maintained, meaning that the custodial work of keeping the hut clean, chopping firewood and shovelling snow is done by the guests. The ACC provides major service and renovations to all of our huts each year to ensure they are in good repair.