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This Glacier Chalet In BC’s Backcountry Is Beyond Magical

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Escape into the backcountry to discover this magical hut in BC’s northwest. The glacier chalet is nestled near Smithers, a 12-hour road trip away from Vancouver that is well worth the drive.

Bear Mountaineering and the Burnie Glacier Chalet sleeps 11 guests, offers equipment rentals and also has a cedar sauna to warm up in. The chalet was originally built by a group of friends in 2001.

Glacier Chalet In BC




The mountain oasis has the most breathtaking backdrop—making it hard to ever want to leave. The chalet has running water and a small hydro turbine which is fed by the nearby springs.

The area is perfect for adventure seekers, with countless trails to explore by snowshoes or backcountry skis. There’s nothing quite like hiking through fresh powder while the snow falls down on you.

Bear Mountaineering offer courses in ice climbing, rock climbing, avalanche preparation and backcountry skiing.




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Immerse yourself in nature by visiting this hidden gem. Check out this epic clip featuring the rustic property in the middle of wilderness.


Burnie Glacier Chalet

Location: Box 4222 Smithers BC


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