When you want to get away from it all and explore some of the most challenging and exciting terrain available, at one of the best kept secrets on Vancouver Island, a visit to Mount Cain is in order! Enjoy a friendly atmosphere surrounded by rustic cabins and outstanding terrain. Check out the many activities Mount Cain has to offer:
Skiing & Snowboarding: Open on weekends and select Mondays only, the untouched snowfall accumulates all week long leaving the slopes steeped in Vancouver Island’s best powder. Mount Cain's lifts include: two T-bars and one beginner’s handle tow, giving access to 21 runs and 457 metres of vertical drop.
Cross Country Skiing: There are many unmarked trails and logging access roads. Light touring equipment and a knowledge of the local area is recommended for sub-alpine trails. For the mountaineer, there are three 1,800m peaks within a 5km radius. Please note the area outside the Mount Cain ski area is not patrolled and may require self rescue.
Snowshoeing: Snowshoe the backcountry and discover alpine winter adventure. Trek around Mount Cain's meadows or explore the beauty of the forests. If you can walk, you can snowshoe! Please note snowshoeing at Mount Cain is in non patrolled wilderness areas and is done at your own risk, self rescue may be necessary.
Backcountry Skiing: The backcountry outside of the Mount Cain ski area offers a multitude of bowls and gladed areas from which to choose. Snow and avalanche conditions may vary. Avalanche gear and a knowledge of how to use this equipment are a must so that everyone can enjoy the powder and great turns. Please note that anyone skiing outside of the ski area's boundries does so at their own risk and self rescue may be necessary. The backcountry areas surrounding Mt Cain are NOT patrolled.
Summer Hiking: Once the winter snow recedes and spring opens up the alpine meadows, Mount Cain’s high alpine meadows, forests and lakes are excellent for hiking and wildlife viewing.
Fishing: The inland lakes around Mount Cain are great places to relax in the shade of a broad-brimmed hat while waiting for the trout to bite.
Summer Camping: Schoen Lake Provincial Park has lakeside hiking trails as well as a rough alpine route that leads to Mount Schoen’s wildflower meadows. Woss Lake, Lake Klaklakama and Anutz Lake all offer great campgrounds and ample wildlife viewing opportunities.
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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