Brew Hut

Summer access: 4.5 hrs
Winter access: 7 hrs
Location: 50.04002, -123.19125
Hut fee: $10 per person per night

About Brew Hut
About Brew Hut

This hut was built in 2005 and sits at 1686 m on an exposed alpine ridge just south of Mt. Brew. It sleeps about 12 people comfortably, but it has fit as many as 20. The hut is open to non-motorized, non-commercial users.

The Brew area receives huge amounts of snow in winter and is a popular destination for backcountry skiing. In summer, hikers visit the heather meadows around Brew Lake, swim in the tarns, and walk up nearby Mt. Brew.

The hut has a wood stove (winter use only), a solar-powered light, and an outhouse. Firewood should be used sparingly, because it is carried in by volunteers. There are small tarns west of the hut for drinking water (no swimming!), although in winter it is sometimes necessary to melt snow. For more information, see the VOC Wiki.

How to get there

Turn onto Chance Creek FSR from Hwy 99 (1.8 km south of the Garibaldi Rubble Creek turnoff). The road is rough but passable for 2WD vehicles. In winter, park in the ploughed parking lot at km 1.6, shared with snowmobilers and Powder Mtn Catskiing. Continue up the road and keep right at major junctions. In summer, park at the new bridge over Roe Creek (km 5.9). For the next 2.5 km, the road is heavily deactivated and is slow travel on skis (but fine in summer). Stay right at major junctions until the trail leaves the road in a cutblock (50.00728, -123.18716; easy to miss). Walk through the forest to Brew Lake, then follow gentle slopes northwest then north to a col. The hut is just east of the col.

In winter, this route is 13.2 km and 1300 m elevation gain. In summer, it is 9.0 km and 990 m elevation. The last section of trail is in open subalpine terrain, is unmarked, and is covered by snow well into the summer. Whiteout conditions are common in every season, and you should have a GPS or be proficient navigating with a map and compass to reach the hut. In winter and spring, there are a few short sections of avalanche terrain.

2022 Brew GPS track

Last updated: Dec. 31, 2022

Conditions reports
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Money Box  Devlin Mottershead 

Money box is full, I replaced the pump for the white gas stove.
Sept. 23, 2023

Perfect trail, perfect destination  Joel T 

The hut was in good conditions and not much to take notes about. The only thing worth noting is the deteriorating road conditions on the way there. If you want to get closer to the trailhead you will probably need a 4WD with high clearance fairly soon.
Sept. 17, 2023

Didn't make it to the hut - 34 PEOPLE reserved :(  Anna W 

I booked this trip months ago for my friends 30th and the night before we went, I checked the reservation and 34 PEOPLE had signed up to the hut. Therefore we didn't even try and go up. There should be a cap on the reservation system as we didn't want to go all the way up not knowing if we could even stay there or not.

Extremely disappointed that we couldn't go. :(
Sept. 16, 2023

An overgrown adventure  Winston Talmon 

5 hours to the hut difficult hike my first time going up a Boulder field great times! Gorgeous little hut happy to play gutair and games at the top! Hut was in great condition
Aug. 28, 2023