The pronunciation is simple: [Hi-SHIM-ya-wit]. This name was given to the 5040 Hut by the elders of the Ucluelet First Nation meaning “Gather Together”. Our route will take you from rainforests to snow covered peaks as you explore an awe-inspiring alpine environment. The walking is challenging but well balanced to allow time to relax and enjoy your remarkable surroundings. Staying at a local mountain hut, the trip is suitable for experienced hikers with a head for heights, ready to tackle the many stream crossings and boulder scrambles and accept the nature of changeable mountain weather. You do not need to carry heavy packs, food, camping equipment or tents; just your own personal items, and a sleeping bag.

Location – 5040 Peak, Sutton Pass

  • Alpine refuge accommodation provides for a lightweight pack
  • Hike and explore Vancouver Island's beautiful alpine
  • Views of the Pacific Ocean and beyond

Essential Information


  • Private transport from Tofino and return
  • All breakfasts, lunches, dinner and snacks
  • Use of telescope light walking sticks
  • Professional qualified guide
  • Accommodation in alpine hut
  • Water and snacks while trekking


  • Trip insurance that includes medical coverage
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, weather etc. (we recommend trip insurance coverage for these variables)
  • Clothes, rain gear, and appropriate footwear
  • Personal favourite snacks
  • Gratuity for guide (industry recommendation is $10-20 per day per person)


This multi-day backpacking tour features a variety of camping breakfasts, picnic lunches out on the trails and dinners prepared by your guide in the evenings. In addition, we provide you with an assortment of snacks to eat on the trail at your own discretion. While we can often accommodate special dietary requests, certain requests may require an additional fee.

You will be staying in a comfortable refuge hut built by the Alpine Club of Canada. 2 bedrooms with 3 bunk beds in each. This is a public hut so there may be others using the facilties.

1:3 – 1 Guide per 3 Guests are the maximum allowable ratios on this trip. If you have more questions about group size, please give us a call at 1-250-725-3320 and we’ll answer all your questions.


Upon booking, you will be provided with a suggested packing list.


We provide gear which includes the following:

  • Water bottles
  • Trekking poles

Rental options for additional gear include:

  • Backpack – $50
  • Sleeping Bag – $50

Private Groups

1-3 Guests
$900plus GST
  • 2 Day / 1 Night

Duration: 2 days

Distance: 10 km

Accommodation: Hut

Rating: Challenging*

Back-country Hut

Experience the real Vancouver Island and spend a night in a back-country hut built and operated by the Alpine Club of Canada. This hut is fitted with bunk beds, kitchen, toilets (mostly outdoor) and a communal area. The hut runs on solar, wood pellets and propane. Solar energy is stored in a bank of batteries that power the lighting, fans and auger in the wood pellet stove. There are several power outlets for charging personal devices. This is the only ACC backcountry hut that uses a high efficiency wood pellet stove for heating.

Expert Local Guides

Our guides are all expert naturalists, interpreters, and trained in risk management and advanced wilderness first aid. They will provide you with guidance, education, safety and camaraderie. With extensive local knowledge of the region, weather and wildlife going on a guided trekking tour can be a rewarding experience. 

+1 250 725 3320

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