MOUNT CAIN ALPINE PARK SOCIETY (MCAPS) RENTAL CABINS AND HOSTEL
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.
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:
. A Skype phone is available in the Mount Cain Ticket Booth during the ticket booth’s hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday) or in the case of an emergency. The cost is $5.00 per phone call.
When traveling from the south…
When traveling from the north...
The Mt. Cain turn-off is about 50 min south of Port McNeill and about 5 minutes (8 km or 5 miles) south of the Woss turn-off. Look for the blue Schoen Lake Provincial Park and Mt. Cain Turn-off highway signs on your right. Now you're on the access road, follow the signs to Mt. Cain.
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 double 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 (See also "Cabin Inventory") 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.
RENTAL CABIN INVENTORY Cabin guests must ensure the following items are in the cabin before departure.
basket - small for buns, etc.
beds - double
beds - single
mirror on the wall
mop - sponge type
broom and dustpan
paper towel holder
bucket for cleaning
butane lighter (for lamps)
PILLOWS NO LONGER SUPPLIED
chairs - living room type
clock - kitchen wall clock
colander - plastic
roasting pan (lasagna pan)
scissors - kitchen
dish cloths - J-cloth type
table and 4 benches
toaster (stove top camper style)
French press coffee maker
whisk - cooking
MCAPS CABINS DO NOT HAVE…
THE HOSTEL LODGE DOES HAVE:
THE HOSTEL LODGE DOES NOT HAVE:
Running water. Guests must carry water from the "Water room" in the lodge basement
Two composting toilets with sinks and cold running water are in a separate building right next door to the lodge.
KAPITANY LODGE DOES HAVE:
KAPITANY LODGE DOES NOT HAVE:
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.
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!
© 2010 Mount Cain Alpine Park Society