Burton Hut

A hut located on Garibaldi Lake in Canada's British Columbia that provides access to great backcountry skiing a large basin above the hut.

about the hut

The Burton Hut accommodates about 10 people comfortably and up to 15 with a bit of squeezing although this limits your space for gear and cooking. Appliances present in the hut include a Coleman lamp, catalytic heater and a two-burner Coleman Stove. All run on white gas. There are fees for park access and hut usage.


Access to the hut is via Rubble Creek. From the winter trailhead it is about 10 miles with 3,700 feet of elevation gain. The last three miles of the approach are over the frozen Garibaldi Lake.

ski routes

Long glacier descents are easily accessible from the hut. It serves as a great base camp for fair weather skiing, but its location is not sheltered so it's best to avoid in bad weather or unstable conditions. Many use the hut as a stopover on the Garibaldi Neve Traverse.

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information for leaders

Considerations for international travel

  • Start by reviewing the latest regulations.
  • Everyone will need a passport or other valid ID such as a NEXUS card.
  • NEXUS cards can save a lot of time but only work if everyone in the car has one.
  • Make sure your vehicle insurance is valid for Canada.
  • Make sure your health insurance is valid for Canada.
  • Border crossing regulations are strict in both directions. Know what you’re allowed to take and declare everything to avoid problems.
  • You may be able to save time by checking alternate border crossings. Find apps that show updated times and other good tips.
  • Suitable Activities: Backcountry Skiing
  • Seasons: February, March, April, May
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: M2 Mountain 2 Ski
  • Length: 30.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,700 ft
  • Land Manager: Garibaldi Provincial Park
  • Parking Permit Required: National Park Entrance Fee
  • Recommended Party Size: 10
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
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