Peak 5040 Hut Grand Opening
Editor’s Note - This past weekend the ACC Vancouver Island Section celebrated the Grand Opening of our newest hut, the 5040 Peak Hut. The hut is located 35km west of Port Alberni, equipped with a large kitchen, solar panels and space to sleep 12, it’ll provide access to extensive summer alpine hiking and superb winter skiing in the area. The 5040 Peak Hut will be open for bookings starting Winter 2019.
All photos in this post are courtesy of Lawrence White.
Volunteers and members of the ACC Vancouver Island Section (and beyond) hiked up to the 5040 Peak Hut to celebrate its Grand Opening. The hut was a collaboration between many organizations including the ACC Vancouver Island Section, ACC National, the four First Nations in the surrounding area, the local municipalities, MEC and the Island Coastal Economic Trust.
With an organized team of over 100 generous volunteers, the 5040 Peak Hut began construction in Oct 2017 and was completed in just over a year - pretty darn quick considering how work was closed for the winter!
With the new 5040 Peak Hut, ACC’s hut network now spans to the western edge by more than 150km.
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Family-friend huts in the alpine meadows, backcountry powder paradises, remote climbers’ refuses and everything inbetween.
Browse our huts or call our reservation line at 403-678-3200 ext 0 between 8:30am and 9:30pm MT - we’d love to talk to you!
To see where all our huts are located, check out the great map on our website. The 5040 Peak Hut will be added soon!