The Alpine Club of Canada

Woodbury Cabin

Woodbury Cabin

The ACC operates the largest network of backcountry huts in North America. 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. See all of our huts here.

At A Glance

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: 49.8011° N, 117.1270° W
Lat / Long: –
Open: Summer Only

The Hut Experience

Staying in a backcountry hut is a shared, rustic experience. Sleeping, kitchen and living areas are communal. 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.

There are no transition days between bookings. Guests are responsible to sanitize before and after use of the huts.

Download our hut cleaning and sanitation guidelines here.


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.


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.


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.


Pricing is subject to change without notice.


Pricing is subject to change without notice.

This hut is closed for the winter season.
Open July 1st until Thanksgiving Monday.
Travel in the area at the beginning of July can be treacherous.


Sleeping Capacity: 8

Bedding: Mattress pads provided, bring your own sleeping bag

Cooking: Propane stovetops (propane supplied)

Bathroom: Outhouse

Lighting: Propane lighting – propane is supplied

Heat: Wood stove – firewood is provided

Water Source: Creek



  • Mountaineering
  • Scrambling
  • Trail Hiking

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.

Quick Description: 4 to 5 hour hike on good trails
Elevation Gain to Hut: 762 m
Approach Time: 4-5 hours
Approach Description: Printable PDF
Trail Conditions: BC Parks

Printable detailed approach description

We encourage all of our hut guests to purchase or renew their ACC membership prior to reserving their hut stay, this will save both of us some time!

We continue to monitor, and ask all of our hut users to abide by, all provincial health regulations. We do this in support of our government agencies, our health care system, local businesses and the collective health of our community.

We thank you for doing your part.

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