Woodbury Cabin

Hiking and Mountaineering Destination in Kokanee Glacier Park

Like its sister hut, Silver Spray Cabin , the Woodbury Cabin  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. The hut has propane cooking, lighting and a wood stove for heat. Cookware, dishes and cutlery are provided and 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 NAD27 490946 516311
Hut Elevation: 2,070 m (6,790 ft)
GPS: NAD27 490946 E 516311 N
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Rates
Open: Summer Only
Rates: $25 members, $25 others

Access
Quick Description: 4 to 5 hour hike on good trails
Elevation Gain to Hut: 762 m
Approach Time: 4-5 hours
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ACC Hut in BC Parks

The Woodbury 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

Connecting the Woodbury Cabin and the Silver Spray Cabin is a great one-day high level adventure for the experienced backcountry traveller.

Woodbury Cabin fact: The hut is uniquely designed to deflect avalanches, which is a good thing as it’s been hit twice in recent years.

Hut Bookings

  • Reservations arerequired at all ACC huts.
  • ACC membership is not required to book huts. ACC members and Non members can book 12 months 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 Child   $12.50

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Facilities

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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 Woodbury Cabin starts at the Woodbury trailhead off Highway 3A, 23 km north of the town of Balfour. 13 kilometres of logging road (high-clearance vehicle required for the last 2 km) is followed by a well-marked and maintained trail that follows the creek to the cabin above the Wolf Cascade. The hiking distance is 8 kilometres with 762 metres of elevation gain and will take most parties 4 to 5 hours.

In winter the Woodbury Cabin is closed due to avalanche hazard.

Printable detailed approach description

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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.