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.
In winter, Mount Washington receives a legendary 11 metres of annual snowfall. The resort is acknowledged as the home of Canada's deepest pile, however, it's not all about the snow! In summer, the mountain and surrounding resort community transforms itself into a major destination for hikers and summer alpine enthusiasts.
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.
Maps & Guides
Our Maps & Guides section, here you will find all our current trail maps, brochures, and guides.
Our Strathcona Park section, find out more about the oldest Provincial Park in British Columbia.
Our Environment & Eco-Initiatives
Mount Washington Alpine Resort and its staff are committed to responsible environmental management practices.
Learn more about Mount Washington safety and our Alpine Responsibility Code.
Wildlife on Mount Washington
Learn more about Wildlife on Mount Washington.
Jobs at Mount Washington
Mount Washington is an incredible place where island life mixes with outdoor adventure to create a friendly community. It’s that type of atmosphere that brings guests and employees alike back to the island, year after year. Our employees embody the island spirit and friendliness that has helped Mount Washington rank among the best places to work on Vancouver Island. And with plenty of opportunities to play, it’s easy to share your love for skiing and boarding with our guests.
Summer RV Parking -RV overnight parking for self-contained RV units on a first come, first serve basis. There is no water, sewer or power available and no charge to park. Maximum stay is 3 nights.
Camping at Vancouver Island Mountain Centre -Camping sites are available at VIMC $15 per night – managed by Vancouver Island Mountain Centre
Winter RV Parking - There is a location available at the Sunrise parking lot for those wishing to park overnight with self-contained RV units on a first come, first serve basis. There is no water, sewer or power available and no charge to park. Maximum stay is 3 nights. Please be aware snow clearing can occur day or night, all vehicles must be prepared to relocate when required.
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