Mount Cane Ski Resort (Downhill Skiing)


Mt. Cain Ski Resort, managed by the non-profit Mt. Cain Alpine Park Society, is located on the north of Vancouver Island in Schoen Lake Regional Park. This community-owned and operated ski and snowboard recreational area offers a wonderful experience for skiers, snowboarders and wilderness enthusiasts. The resort features 18 downhill runs, two T-Bar lifts and one Handle Tow for beginners. While the majority of the lower runs are groomed, most of the upper runs remain untouched for pure powder enjoyment. Furthermore, Mt Cane Resort offers great backcountry skiing and snowshoeing opportunities, welcoming friendly environment, and practically no lift line-ups.


P. O. Box 1225
Port McNeill, British Columbia
V0N 2R0

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Mountain Stats

  • Vertical Drop:        457 m / 1,499 ft
  • Longest run:        
  • Highest Elevation: 1,768 m / 5,800 ft.
  • Base Elevation:     1,311 m / 4,301 ft.
  • Annual Snowfall:    300 cm (9.8 ft.)
  • Skiable terrain:    
  • Lifts:                    3 (2 T-Bars, 1 Handle tow)
  • Lift Capacity:        
  • Runs:                   18
  • Run Difficulty:        20% 45% 35% (beg/int/adv)
  • Terrain Parks:       No
  • Night skiing:         No
  • Half Pipe:             No
  • Snow Making:       No
  • Cross Country:     Yes
  • Snowshoeing:       Yes

Services and Activities

  • Skiing & Snowboarding
  • Backcountry skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Restaurant
  • Ski Shop
  • Ski and Snowboard Rentals
  • Equipment and clothes renttals
  • Ski School


  • Hostel
  • Cabin Rentals

Operation Days

Open Saturday, Sunday and Mondays. On Mondays only the lower T-Bar and Handle Tow are operational.


Driving distance from:

  • Campbell River - 1.5 hours
  • Nanaimo - 3 hours

Driving Directions

Located in Northern Vancouver Island, about 75 km NW of Sayward.

NOTE: Chains are required at all times. Towing service is not available. After a heavy scowfall the road may be unpassible even with the chains.

  • Uphill/climbing traffic only from dawn until 1:00 p.m.
  • Downhill/descending traffic only from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

From Campbell River: Take the Highway 19 north. After about an hour, look for highway signs for Mt. Cain and Schoen Lake Provincial Park (if you make it to Woss you've gone past it).  Turn left onto a gravel road and follow the signs to Mt. Cain.

From Port McNeill: Take the Highway 19 south. In about 50 minutes, look for highway signs for Mt. Cain and Schoen Lake Provincial Park. Follow the signs to Mt Cane.

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