PLEASE NOTE – Due to COVID-19, the Hollyburn Scout Cabin will be closed until further notice. We look forward to hosting you in the future!
Hollyburn Ridge is a remarkable wilderness area within minutes of the city. In every season is provides an excellent location for an outdoor weekend for any age group. The winter months provide opportunities for snowshoeing and tobogganing, as well as cross-country and down hill skiing in nearby Cypress Provincial Park. When the snow is gone, excellent hiking trails lead to numerous lakes and the peaks of three mountains. Wild flowers, berries, birds and small animals are around in rich variety.
The cabin is a three-story structure that will easily accommodate 30 people and still provide sufficient areas for activities.
The main features are:
- Kitchen – There are two propane stoves with four burners each, and two ovens. Pots, pans and cooking utensils are provided, but campers must bring their own eating utensils. The kitchen has cold running water.
- Eating – there are tables and benches to seat 30.
- Sleeping – the loft upstairs is covered with vinyl tile flooring and provides lots of floor space for 30. Each camper must bring his own sleeping pad.
- Leader’s Room – a separate room is located on the main level for the use of leaders. Leaders must also bring their own sleeping pads.
- Heating – is from an air-tight wood stove on the main level. Send an advance party to light the stove and warm the building before the main group goes in.
- Lighting – is provided by propane fueled mantle type lamps.
- Lavatories – consist of a two compartment pit toilet located south of the building.
Take the the Cypress Bowl Skiing exit from the Upper Levels Highway (Highway 1) in West Vancouver. Continue up the Cypress Park road and follow the signs to the Hollyburn cross-country ski area. Proceed to the far east end of the cross-country skiing parking lot where you will see a sign saying “Hiking trail to Hollyburn Lodge”. The hike to the cabin from the meeting spot is just over 1 kilometre and takes 30 to 45 minutes.
Construction of the cabin began in the summer of 1982 after eight years of planning and fundraising. All materials for the cabin were either airlifted by helicopter or carried in by hand. The official opening was held in September 1984. A pictorial history of the cabin is displayed in the foyer.
Standard of Care
The construction of the cabin required the investment of numerous volunteer hours. The maintenance is also almost entirely performed by volunteers. All users groups are expected to treat the cabin as they would treat their own property and to preserve the cabin for the future. A refundable security deposit is collected with your rental fee and will be returned if the cabin is left in satisfactory condition.
The cabin is built on land owned by the District of West Vancouver and leased to Scouts Properties (BC/Yukon) Ltd. The cabin is managed and maintained on behalf of the lessee by the Third West Vancouver Scout Group. http://www.3rdwestvanscouts.com/
Please note we only accept reservations from Scout, Guide, school, and other organized youth groups. Sorry – not available for the general public.
For reservations, please call Bob Coutts – 604.921.8948 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.