Our lodge is located in the South Chilcotin Mountains - renowned for its legendary dry snow and massive snowfall throughout winter.
• McGillivray Pass Lodge occupies a picturesque valley meadow at an elevation of 6100 feet (1860 meters) in McGillivray Pass, which lies between the Bendor and Cadwallader Ranges on the Southern edge of the Chilcotin Mountains.
• Map sheet: Birkenhead Lake 92 J 10
• Lodge @ U.T.M. grid ref: 303139
All trips to Whitecap Alpine start and end at Pemberton Airport, 3km east of Pemberton, BC off Hwy 99. To get to the airport: take a cab, or follow signs along the highway for direction.
The main routes to Pemberton are from Vancouver or from Kamloops and the Interior. Vancouver and Whistler are International destinations and easy to travel to. Please contact us for additional information.
It is mandatory for guests to arrive at Pemberton Airport at 7:30 am on the start date of their program (12:30 p.m. for Tuesday “Hooky Pass” travelers). This allows enough time to sign the required documentation and include a helicopter briefing. The first group will fly from the airport while the remaining participants shuttle to the exchange point at Anderson Lake (40 min east). Guests are requested to arrive at the airport, dressed ready to go skiing, including ski boots.
Vancouver – 2.5 hrs; Whistler – 30 min; Seattle – 4.5 hrs; Kamloops – 4 hrs
We suggest staying in either Whistler or Pemberton in order to allow time to arrive at the Pemberton Airport for your early Heli departure.
For accommodation in Pemberton, we recommend the Pemberton Valley Lodge or the Log House Bed and Breakfast. A local taxi can be arranged to the airport 3 km east of town. Whistler (pop. 10,000) is home to Whistler/Blackcomb ski resort and rated among the top destinations by major ski magazines for the past 15 years. Vancouver is Canada’s third largest city (pop. 2.6 million) and consistently ranks among the top five cities worldwide ‘quality of life’ rankings. For more information, visit www.tourismwhistler.com and www.tourismvancouver.com.