Mount Washington Alpine Resort is a privately owned resort community, open year round, located near the very popular Comox Valley. First opened in 1979, Mount Washington started as two double chairlifts and a rough road. Mount Washington has seen incredible growth in its short history. Fully serviced by the divided inland Island Highway to the base of the hill, a paved all season Strathcona Parkway brings skiers, hikers and alpine enthusiasts of all walks to the Resort area. Development plans for the coming years will help maintain Mount Washington's position in the ever growing tourism industry on Vancouver Island.
Mount Washington is home to one of the most spectacular coastal alpine settings in North America. With the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop on one side and scenic Strathcona Park bordering the other, Mount Washington offers a pristine environment for your next alpine or nordic adventure.
Getting to Mount Washington is easy! Our Getting Here section is divided into numerous areas of travel. Whether your traveling by air, land, or sea we have you covered along with hints and tips for first time visitors and travellers from around the globe. Road conditions and travel advisorys can be found here as well.
Maps & Guides
In support of the environment, Mount Washington Alpine Resort offers you the opportunity to view our brochures online rather than on paper. Browse and download brochures as PDFs from our collection of winter and summer guides and trail maps.
At Mount Washington Alpine Resort, your safety is our top priority. Please read through the information on our mountain safety web page completely before you arrive to ensure your visit is a great and safe one!
Mount Washington Alpine Resort and its staff are committed to responsible environmental management practices. These practices are to achieve balance between the operation and development of our resort and the sustainability of our natural environment.
Strathcona Provincial Park
Strathcona Provincial Park, designated in 1911, is the oldest provincial park in British Columbia. Located almost in the centre of Vancouver Island, Strathcona park is a rugged mountain wilderness comprising more than 250,000 hectares. Mountain peaks - some perpetually mantled with snow - dominate the park.
Wildlife at Mount Washington
Vancouver Island’s separation from mainland British Columbia by Johnstone and Georgia Straits means that many mammal species common to other parts of the province are not found on the Island. Species such as the Roosevelt elk, the currently-endangered Vancouver Island marmot, the Vancouver Island wolf, and the coastal black-tailed deer are different from their mainland relatives.