Tantalus Hut At Lake Lovely Water

Updates/Guidelines:

Effective Dec 5, 2021

The information here supersedes any other information on the website for the period of June 1 – Sept 30, 2022.

All other aspects on the website regarding huts apply, please refer to them.

An opening strategy for our Huts and a full cost modelling of different scenarios has been done to judge if we can meet our operational costs during this time and the best scenario is outlined below.

  • Decreased capacity, Max occupancy of 12
  • Exclusive whole hut booking
  • an increased cost
  • 3 nights minimum, set nights
  • Proof of Full COVID vaccination required

This model allows the section to keep the facility open during this difficult time.  If this model does not work, the Section may be forced to keep the huts closed until a potential reopening at a later date. Please read carefully and only book if you can meet what is outlined as there are no refunds.   Options to move within a prescribed timeframe depending on availability is described below but is limited. 

The Tantalus Hut is open from June 1, 2022, through to the end of Sept 2022. 

  • Exclusive whole hut single booking for a max group size of 12. (no sharing with unknown groups to fill the hut at this time)
  • A single person must be responsible for making the group booking
  • Fri/Sat/Sun 3 night or Mon/Tues/Wed (Weekend group check out on Monday is 11am, Monday group check in at 3pm) Outgoing and incoming groups leaving late or arriving early to take advantage of recreating for the day can work together to store items in the vestibule during transitions. 
  • Groups coming out must clean the hut following directions posted in the hut, and incoming groups must clean the hut following the same directions.  This will ensure a well sanitized hut under the supervision of each user group.
  • $2000 set price for the Fri/Sat/Sun nights and $1700 for Mon/Tues/Wed nights hut use.  See discount under Reservations for an all-ACC Vancouver Section group.  (Group members must be listed at the time of booking and memberships active)
  • If interested, the Thurs night can be added to your booking for a fee of $500 either on the weekend nights or the weekday nights booking.  Inquiries for the availability of this extra night should be made at the time of requesting your dates. 
  • A decrease in your group size does not warrant any partial refund as the booking is for the whole hut.  If a member of your group cannot go then a replacement can be found that is within your usual group and all information must be passed onto the booking agent through your original booking email at [email protected].  If your group is a full ACC Vancouver Section group receiving a discount then the replacement person must also be an active ACC Vancouver Section member. 
  • Full payment within 48hrs once accepted or booking is dropped.
  • No cancellation/refund (weather is not a consideration) – During the summer season, June 1 – Sept 30, 2022, you can move to another open spot.  This is for use if you could not get in on each day of your booking…ie, if you cannot get in the first day then you must try the second day etc.  This is not guaranteed as the number of bookings available is limited. There may be an up-charge if you are going from a weekday booking to a more expensive weekend booking.  No refund of difference for the reverse.
  • NO carry forward of any missed/cancelled bookings – no exceptions other than what is outlined above
  • All people in the booking must read and adhere to the ACC Vancouver Section, posted online and in the hut, COVID-19 Safety Plan and Fire suppression plan.  It is the responsibility of the person booking to ensure all people in the booking must read them prior to going in.
  • ACC Covid-19 Safety Plan – for the up to date form use the link – https://accvancouver.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/COVID_SP-Jan-9-22.pdf
  • The Person making the booking Must fill out and obtain from others in the booking, a signed ACC Health declaration form and send all as one attachment the day before they go in.  If this is not received the codes will not be released, therefore no access and there will be no refund. This is your responsibility.
  • ACC Declaration of Health – up to date form use the link – https://accvancouver.ca/resources/waivers/ 
  • If the booking is made by a guide,  ACC Health Declarations are still required. 
  • The booking form must be completed with all the information requested or the request will be discarded without notice.  (ie, all names, mobile number, and emails for each person going in) This information may be used for contact tracing or for Search and Rescue needs.
  • Proof of vaccinations must be supplied by the person booking for each member of your group.  This is to be provided once your booking is confirmed and must be sent all at once to the same email chain.  It will be verified.  Please make sure people’s names match their vaccination card. 
  • Expect a trip follow-up contact by the booking agent
  • The ACC Vancouver Section reserves the right to close the huts at any time if we cannot cover our operational costs.  If we must close them and your booking is cancelled, then a refund for your booking will take place.
  • Hut users MUST bring your own hand sanitizer and masks for use at the huts and for use on the Helicopters should you be flying in.
  • It is up to the Hut users to arrange their flights with the Helicopter company to confirm they can fly you before making your booking as there are no refunds for any reason.
  • NOTE: It is a legal requirement that proof of vaccination for air travel is provided. 
  • Reservations:   Required.  

Reservations:

A full ACC Vancouver Section Group may start booking on Jan 1, 2022 for the Tantalus Hut at Lake Lovely Water.  All requests will be held in cue and responded to accordingly.  

Full ACC Vancouver Section Groups receive a 10% discount.  All participants names, with active membership numbers must be on the reservation form. Not added after.

General Public bookings will open March 1, 2022

    The Tantalus hut was built by the ACC in 1961 as a base for mountaineering in the Tantalus Range. It is located at the outflow end of Lake Lovely Water (elevation 3850 feet) in the Tantalus Range in the Coast Mountains, approximately 64 km northwest of Vancouver. This site is located in Tantalus Provincial Park at GR 819146 on map 92G/14 (Cheakamus River).

    The Tantalus Hut is a two-storey wooden structure with a large kitchen/dining room on the main floor and a separate sleeping loft above with foam mattresses for 16 people. The hut is kept locked. To book your stay, please use the link below to read the Hut Use and Booking Guidelines Policy and to pay the overnight fees. While the Tantalus area offers limited hiking opportunities, the scenery at Lake Lovely Water alone is fabulous. In good weather, people enjoy swimming, boating and fishing. There is a wide variety of climbing opportunities of various grades. Classic alpine routes abound on such peaks as: Tantalus 2603m (8540′); Dione 2590m (8500′); Alpha 2305m (7562′); Serratus 2326m (7632′) and many others. Climbing in the area is covered in Climbing and Hiking in Southwestern B.C. by Bruce Fairley, and in Alpine Select by Kevin McLane.  This is not a party destination and Mountain Culture is expected with respect for the environment and for fellow Hut users and campers in the area.

    Season:
    June 1 to Sept 30

    Reservations:
    Required, the hut is locked and the code changed periodically

    Access on Foot
    Via the Lake Lovelywater Trail: Requires crossing the Squamish River.  The ACC Vancouver does not provide river crossing services.  Please go to the BC Parks website with the below link.  Read the information under “Facilities” and under the subtitle of “walk in/backcountry/camping” for information and search on line for available options BEFORE booking the hut. 

    Access by Helicopter:
    For transportation by air: Please see current list of providers at BC Parks website.

    Important note:

    Please read fully each section on your way through the links to the Bookings Form. If you are asking questions and they are in the pre read materials you will be referred back here to read. Fill the bookings form out completely to avoid delays. NOTE: Your booking will be cancelled and no refund given and no further use of the Huts should your booking have any deception associated with it. IE: taking in more people than what you booked for. Claiming member when your not. Accessing the Huts without permission. Before clicking on booking link below this, please read the rest of the material on this page.

    Thank you for inquiring about the ACC Vancouver Section Huts, we appreciate the bookings we receive as they support our huts for the ongoing maintenance and upkeep costs so we can continue to offer them to you.

    Please read through the information and follow the links.

    ACC events at the hut