Kokanee Glacier Park | Nelson B.C. Portfolio

The timber frame was cut in Hamill Creek’s workshop, and then flown in by helicopter to the top of Kokanee Glacier, where Hamill Creek’s timber frame crew erected the frame, by pulleys and hand. The cabin was then enclosed with stress skin panels on both the walls and roof. Dealing with mountain weather at high elevation, the crew succeeded in finishing the exterior before the snow set in.

Finishing the interior of the cabin included installing custom doors, wood plank flooring, stairs, plumbing and electrical systems. Hamill Creek was also given the privilege of supplying custom made furniture and the built in bunk beds.

Challenges abounded in the building of the cabin. With helicopter access only, and unpredictable mountain weather, the remoteness of the project was indeed a monumental task not found on any other project. And still the feelings of joy on completing such a project will remain in all of our hearts forever.

For more information on Kokanee Glacier Alpine Cabin, and booking accommodate, go to the Alpine Club of Canada’s website.

Nestled on the shores of Kaslo Lake, high above the treetops in Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park, sits the New Kokanee Glacier Alpine Cabin.

Designed in conjunction with Fairbanks Architects, Hamill Creek Timber Homes was awarded the contract to build this new alpine cabin, which was to replace the original century old Slocan Chief Cabin in the park. Funded by more than 500 private and corporate donors, the cabin was to be built as a memorial to all those who had lost their lives in the park over the years.

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