Mount Cain Alpine PArk Society Rental Cabins and Hostel
Mount Cain Hours: OPEN WEEKENDS, Select Mondays, CHRISTMAS and SPRING BREAK.
Rate Per Night (plus GST)
For snow clearing purposes, overnight vehicles must park ONLY on the uphill side (the ski-lift side) of the parking lot. DO NOT PARK OVERNIGHT ON THE PARKING LOT’S LOWER SIDE. Make space by parking vehicles close together. Do not park in front of the entrances to the cabin roads or in front of the lower lift access ramp.
SHARING the WORK
Mount Cain is a volunteer-driven ski hill. Please share in the work to ensure Mount Cain’s ongoing community spirit and success as a North Island recreation destination. Feel free to shovel snow from stairs, walkways or the lodge deck, help park cars, take out trash, and/or bring in firewood, etc.
Groceries are not available. The Cain Café offers:
Emergency email messages can be sent for someone on the hill:
BEFORE DRIVING TO MOUNT CAIN
GETTING TO MOUNT CAIN
Approximate Distances and Driving Times
When traveling from the south…
When traveling from the north...
ARRIVING ON FRIDAYS
On Fridays, the Mount Cain access road will be cleared by 3:00 pm. Please do not drive up before this time.
Before the road is cleared, it is often not drivable, even with chains, due to accumulated snow. MCAPS equipment operators need to clear snow from the road and parking lot without the hazard of sharing the road with private vehicles. On any day when the ski lifts are operating, Uphill traffic is only permitted from dawn until 1:00 PM: Downhill traffic is only permitted from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Drive with HEADLIGHTS ON at all times. Drive SLOWLY around blind corners and in single lane sections. Be prepared to stop in case you meet another vehicle, and be prepared to start on a hill in the event you must stop on one.
CARRYING CHAINS IS MANDATORY!
You must have: chains that fit your vehicle, chains that you know how to use, chains that you intend to use! Chains may be required for going both up and down the access road. Vehicles without chains will be denied access. Make sure your chains are the right size for your vehicle and are in good repair. Actually putting tire-chains ON is often REQUIRED FOR ALL VEHICLES, including 4x4’s with good snow tires. Unprepared drivers put other drivers and their passengers at risk.
BRING A SHOVEL - You may need to dig your car out.
RENTAL CABIN INFORMATION
Equipped for 10 people per cabin: 1 double mattress in the downstairs private bedroom, and a common loft upstairs with foam mattresses: (1 queen mattress and 6 single mattresses). As you enter the parking lot, rental cabins are on the right. The name is on the front of each cabin. Your designated cabin should be unlocked. Check-in is not required.
MCAPS CABINS DO HAVE: Propane lighting, propane stove and oven, propane fireplace heating (please do not touch the fragile and expensive mantels in the propane lights.), a low flush toilet supplied by a small water tank and two water containers full upon your arrival.
MCAPS CABINS DO NOT HAVE: electricity, wood fireplaces, flashlights, running water (guests carry water from the day lodge, about 300 feet away), bedding, blankets, sheets, towels or pillows.
LODGE HOSTEL INFORMATION
THE HOSTEL LODGE DOES HAVE:
THE HOSTEL LODGE DOES NOT HAVE:
Two composting toilets with sinks and cold running water are in a separate building right next door to the lodge.
KAPITANY LODGE DOES HAVE: Electricity, bathrooms with flush toilets, sinks with hot and cold running water (2), pay shower, kitchen (fully equipped), boot drying racks, dry room, living room , dining area.
KAPITANY LODGE DOES NOT HAVE: bedding, blankets, bath towels, pillows
KAPITANY LODGE SUITE INFORMATION: Equipped for 12 people: 3 sets of twin over twin bunks in one bedroom and 2 sets of twin over double bunks in the other bedroom. Kapitany Lodge Suite is located within Kapitany Lodge on the left side of the parking lot. You want to park in front of it. There will be pylons set up with a line between them to keep you out of the danger zone for snow coming off the roof. Please park with either front or rear of vehicle up to the rope. Your entrance is on the far end of the building and opens directly into the suite. There is a covered area where you can stage your stuff before you enter so as not to track snow in.
KAPITANY SUITE DOES HAVE: Electricity, bathroom with flush toilet, sink with hot and cold running water, kitchen (fully equipped), boot drying rack, living room and dining area
KAPITANY SUITE DOES NOT HAVE: bedding, blankets, bath towels, pillows, refrigerator (there is an area just outside the door to store coolers)
Visitors to Mount Cain should know that private snowmobiles are not allowed on Mount Cain Alpine Park Society property, nor in the cabin area. In the cabin area, the only allowed snowmobiles are those owned by cabin-owners and these snowmobiles must have liability insurance through the Snowmobile Association of BC.
FOR ENQUIRIES NOT RELATED TO ACCOMMODATIONS, and NOT ANSWERED BY THE MOUNT CAIN WEBSITE, please visit the Contact Us page.
Rugged Mountain Motel - Located in Woss, a five minute drive north of the Mt. Cain cut-off, the Rugged Mountain Motel features spacious rooms and comfortable beds. A full service general store, pub (with great food), and gas station are just steps away. Call (250) 281-2280.
Mt. Cain Alpine Park Society
Box 1225, Port McNeill
British Columbia, Canada
Mt. Cain is located near Schoen Lake provincial park and is run by the Mt. Cain Alpine Park Society.
It is Vancouver Island's only community owned and operated ski-hill!
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