PARK AND CABIN INFORMATION
Attention Tetrahedron Provincial Park Visitors
The cabins in the park will remain unlocked and may be used as emergency backcountry shelters.
The Tetrahedron Outdoor Club strongly recommends that Park visitors:
The cabins should be considered high-risk for Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) to spread among users.
The use of these cabins is at your own risk, and a risk to others if you are an unknowing carrier of the virus.
Tetrahedron Provincial Park
(Dogs, swimming, biking, and motorized access are NOT allowed in the park. Please see the BC Parks Website for more information.)
Distances and times are approximate, and will vary with conditions, gear, etc. Know your abilities and plan accordingly. Winter routes may be shorter if lakes are frozen, but use caution when crossing.
Check out the MAPS PAGE and a Google Earth package with GPS info from www.jason-ward.com/parks/tetrahedron/
Parking lot to Batchelor Cabin:
2.5 km, summer 45 min – 1.25 hrs, winter 1 – 2 hrs
Batchelor Cabin coordinates:
49.59264, -123.65441 49:35:33, -123:39:16 10U 452705 5493545
Parking lot to Edwards Cabin:
4.5 km, summer 1.5 - 2 hrs, winter 2.5 – 3 hrs
Edwards cabin coordinates:
49.59450, -123.62364 49:35:40, -123:37:25 10U 454931 5493733
Edwards Cabin to Mt. Steele Cabin:
3 km, summer 1.5 - 2 hrs, winter 2 – 3 hrs
Mt. Steele Cabin coordinates:
49.60907, -123.60884 49:36:33, -123:36:32 10U 456013 5495345
Edwards Cabin – McNair Cabin:
5 km, summer 1.5 – 2 hrs, winter 2 – 3 hrs
McNair Cabin coordinates:
49.57777, -123.58892 49:34:40, -123:35:20 10U 457425 5491854
(With thanks to Bivouac.com for elevation and coordinates data.)
The four cabins were built to accommodate 12, are always open, and are NOT reservable. On weekends and especially during holidays in the winter they are often VERY busy, but the summer sees fewer overnight visitors. They are located at Batchelor Lake, above Edwards Lake, between McNair and Chapman Lakes, and below the summit of Mt. Steele (see our MAPS PAGE).
Each cabin has:
You must bring:
Drinking water can be collected from creeks or lakes near all cabins most of the year. In the winter those creeks may be running but if not snow can be melted on the wood stove and boiled on your personal cooking stove. All water should be treated by chemicals or heat.
Cabin Fees and Payment Options
(more info: Membership & Cabin Payments)
Cabin fees are:
$15/person/night and $30/family/night for non-members
$10/person/night and $25/family/night for members.
These fees help offset the club's costs of providing firewood for the stoves, cabin maintenance and upgrades, and snow plowing of the access road. BC Parks does NOT provide firewood, cabin maintenance, or snow plowing of the access road.
Please pay your fee by:
The club has been gifted with a custom Google Earth package. Included is the driving route to the trailhead, all summer and winter routes and cabin locations in the park, a bird's eye tour option, and elevation profile feature. And there are detailed instructions on how to install and use the package in Google Earth. This was put together by former Gibsons resident and Tetrahedron backcountry lover Jason Ward. If you don't have Google Earth he provides the link, or you can use a scaled-down version of the map he created on his website www.jason-ward.com/parks/tetrahedron/.