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    Mount Cain Ski Chalet - Mount Cain Alpine Resort

    Vancouver Island & Southern Gulf Islands Listing No. 20018

    Chalet-style cabin located at Mount Cain Alpine Resort, considered a hidden gem steeped in Vancouver Island’s best powder—offering 21 runs with 1,499 vertical feet of terrain. Vancouver Island’s premier powder skiing destination.


    0.25 of an acre

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    Chalet-style ski cabin located on Mount Cain, Vancouver Island’s premier powder skiing destination. This 1,380 ft2 off-grid post and beam constructed cabin offers 3 spacious bedrooms, a nicely appointed kitchen and living area as well as a large covered deck.

    The Mount Cain Alpine Resort is considered a hidden gem steeped in Vancouver Island’s best powder during the ski season, offering 21 runs with 1,499 vertical feet of terrain. During the summer months the high alpine meadows and sweeping views attract hikers, wildlife enthusiasts and visitors from nearby Schoen Lake Provincial Park. Come and enjoy this wild Vancouver Island experience!


    Mount Cain - Vancouver Island, BC


    Mount Cain is located on Northern Vancouver Island, about 75 km northwest of Sayward (roughly half-way between Campbell River and Port McNeill). Mount Cain is easily accessed from Highway 19 and is located 8 km south of the Woss turnoff. It's a 16 kilometre drive on a gravel road from the Highway 19 turnoff to the lodge. The road is regularly maintained by the mountain's maintenance department.

    Directions From the South

    From Nanaimo, take the Inland highway north to Campbell River then continue northward on Highway 19. After passing Campbell River, in a little more than an hour, look for the blue highway signs signifying both Mount Cain and Schoen Lake Provincial Park (if you make it to Woss you've gone past the Mount Cain turnoff). Turn left onto a gravel road and follow the signs to Mount Cain.

    Directions From the North

    The Mount Cain turnoff is about a 50-minute drive south of Port McNeill and about 5 minutes (8 km) south of the Woss turnoff. Look for the blue Mount Cain and Schoen Lake Provincial Park highway signs on your right, then follow the access road signs to Mount Cain.

    Area Data

    Situated on the north end of Vancouver Island, Mount Cain offers a unique experience to skiers, snowboarders and backcountry skiers. At Mount Cain you'll find deep powder, 21 runs, with 1,499 vertical feet of terrain. Open three days a week (weekends and select Mondays) permits the powder to accumulate all week. Mount Cain has few lineups and the welcoming atmosphere of a family-oriented mountain.

    Mount Cain has the highest base elevation of any coastal ski hill in BC, Alaska and Washington State. The peak elevation is second only to Whistler. Mount Cain is located near Schoen Lake Provincial Park and is run by the non-profit Mount Cain Alpine Park Society, Vancouver Island's only community owned and operated ski hill!


    Alpine meadows.


    Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and hiking.


    Mount Cain Timeline

    1971 - Skiers from Woss, Port McNeill, Port Alice and Port Hardy form the North Island Ski Club, and began looking at locations around Mount Cain to develop a ski resort.

    1973 - The Regional District (RD) of Mount Waddington conducted a feasibility study, which recommended using the present location of Mount Cain.

    1977 - Mount Cain Alpine Park Society (MCAPS) was incorporated under the BC Societies Act.

    1979 - North Island Senior Secondary's shop class constructed a log cabin building which became the lodge at Mount Cain, where it remains today.

    1981 - Mount Cain resort opens with the lower T-bar completed; the controlled Recreation Area was established by the Province of BC and leased to the RD of Mount Waddington, and an operating agreement established between the RD and MCAPS.

    1986 - Mount Cain was granted a Licence of Occupation for a cabin area; 15 cabin lots were created, and the first five cabin sites were sold for $2,500 each.

    1988 - The upper T-bar was opened which permitted significantly increased skiing terrain. The upper T-bar reaches 5,800 feet.

    1992 - An additional 22 building lots were made available which brought the total cabin lots to 37.

    2007 - The fourth phase of cabin expansion occurred: Mt. Cain now has 52 cabins in the residential area. Significant upgrades occurred with the construction of a new machine shop, the Kapitany Lodge and improved machinery and groomers.

    2010 - Saw skier visits rise from 3,078 in 1991 to over 12,000 in 2011, which still averages out to less than 200 skiers per operational day.

    Map Reference

    50°13'11.17"N and 126°21'32.50"W


    Potential vacation rental.

    Tax Details

    $712.50 (2019)




    Crown Lease term: 15 years
    Renewal Date: March 31, 2027


    Block A, District Lot 2374, Rupert District
    Lease Number 346199

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    Our property descriptions and geographical information are taken from the BC Assessment Authority, Land Titles Office, government maps and other sources. While LandQuest® does not guarantee the information, we believe it to be accurate, but should not be relied upon without verification. This communication is not intended to cause or induce breach of an existing agency agreement.