MCGILLIVRAY PASS LODGE (WHITECAP)
Remote log cabin for backcountry skiers looking to escape the crowds
Built in 1972, the McGillivray Pass Lodge is recorded as one of the earliest backcountry lodges in British Columbia, thanks to an adventurous couple from Austria who stumbled across the extensive backcountry terrain that now surrounds it. The remote lodge sleeps up to 15 people in its heated out-house and yurts, blending traditional cabin vibes with modern comforts. Expect hot showers, après beers from the honesty bar, a wood burning fireplace, sauna and WiFi (if you choose to connect).
The real highlight of McGillivray Pass Lodge is the mouth-watering food that is served throughout your stay. Breakfast, dinner, après appetizers and a bagged lunch to fuel your adventure, are all made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients — there’s certainly no chance of going hungry at McGillivray Pass Lodge (read Nickie Mabey’s blog if you don’t believe us!).
Set in the remote backcountry, less than 3 hours north of Vancouver, McGillivray Pass Lodge is accessed only by helicopter. It’s perfectly situated to bear the brunt of snow-loaded storms as they move inland from the Pacific Ocean to the Coast Range — meaning plenty of soft, deep powder days. And of course you have exclusive access to this mega playground.
The endless terrain is suitable for newer backcountry skiers looking for mellow runs all the way up to pro skiers on the hunt for steep spines, chutes and cliff drops.
- Three heated yurts offering sleeping arrangements for between 2 and 5 guests
- A wooden out-house with views over the neighboring mountains, fit with five private rooms and a toilet
- Located in the remote wilderness
- Heli-transfers to and from the lodge
- Mouth-watering, locally-sourced meals prepared by the chef
- Sauna for apres ski
- Honesty bar for local beers
- Warm and welcoming host